Reformation Roots

Reformation Roots

Reformation Roots

As introduction to the commemoration of 500 years of Reformation in 2017 Pastor Olaf leads a video study into the time when the Lutheran church emerged as a result of the protestant reformation.

We meet in the fellowship hall every Sunday at 11:15 am after worship.  The last Sunday class will be December 18th.

This class repeats every Thursday at 6:30 pm (through Dec. 22). If you can’t make it on Sunday, you can catch up on the following Thursday.

The following is an introduction to the course from the website. Check out the video trailer at the end of this post.

Do you ever wonder why we have so many Christian denominations and if there is really much difference between them? The answers to these questions lie in the dramatic and turbulent times of the Reformation. This high definition series brings to life the stories and struggles that still impact us today. Each session is 20-30 minutes long and is accompanied by a study guide designed for 50-60 minutes of class time.

Featured presenters

Martin Marty, Hans Wiersma, Phil Adamo, Mark Tranvik, Mickey Mattox, Victoria Christman, Darrell Jodock, Mickey McCormick, Ron Rittgers, Robert Christman, Laruel Carrington, Kirsi Stjerna, Euan Kerr Cameron, Mark Valeri, Eric Carlson, William Cahoy and Shawn Colberg.


Session 1: From Night to Dawn: the Stage is set for the Reformation
Session 2: From bondage to Freedom: Luther Rediscovers Grace
Session 3: From Scholar to Provocateur: Luther Takes on the Church
Session 4: From Priest to Outlaw
Session 5: From Heretic to Hero
Session 6: From Scholar to Father: The Domestic Luther
Session 7: From Simple to Complex: The New Church Finds Common Ground
Bonus Session 8: Luther’s Legacy
Session 9: Swiss Reformation: A Rationalist’s Revolt
Session 10: Radical Reformation: Revolution and Withdrawal
Session 11: English Reformation: The Political Reformation
Session 12: The Catholic Reformation: Reaction and Renewal

“Just a comment – The series ‘Reformation Roots’ was excellent; I presented it both in a Sunday morning adult learning setting (40 in attendance) and a Wednesday morning Bible study (30-35 in attendance) and it was very well received. Please keep series of this quality coming.”
William Hartfelder


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