Tag: reformation

The Last 100 Years of Christianity in Africa

Last week I came across a blog post that showed a few maps indicating how Christianity has grown in Africa in the last 100 years. I was fascinated by this and did some more searching, coming across much interesting material. Consider this first map of the make-up of Africa in 1910:          …

Taking a look at Lectio Divina

Perhaps you don’t know what Lectio Divinia is, and in a few moments you may be smelling the beginnings of a polemical argument over an abstract point of Theology, I encourage you not to stop reading, because even if you don’t grasp everything, you can still benefit from this article in a number of ways.…

Differences Between Luther and Calvin

Luther and Calvin were two men that God used mightily in the Protestant Reformation. Both men loved the Lord, both men held to the 5 Sola’s, Christ Alone, Faith alone, Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, and everything to The Glory of God Alone. But they did have their differences. Today’s post in a just a brief…

Luther’s Seal: A Reformation Day Remembrance

Since it is Reformation Day today, I thought I would highlight a small snippet of the history of the reformation that is not as well know, namely Luther’s Seal. In Luther’s day it was normal for prominent members of the community to have a personal seal or coat of arms. The symbolism found in the…

Why Celebration for the Reformation?

So, today was the day… 31 October 1517, Martin Luther challenged the tyrannical religo-political system of the Catholic Church. As I considered why I celebrated the fact that God raised a man up like Luther, I thought of the far reaching effects of the reformation on everyday life and modern civilization… Ideas have consequences and…