It’s fast approaching. No, I‘m not talking about Halloween. October 31st is a very special day for Lutherans for a different reason. On All Hallow’s Eve (from which Halloween gets its name), in the year 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses in Wittenberg. This simple act quickly ignited what became known as the Reformation. This year, October 31st falls on a Sunday, at which time Our Saviour’s, along many other Lutheran congregations, will celebrate as Reformation Day.
I like to say that I’m a Lutheran by birth, and by choice. But it is was a Baptist who, twenty-five years ago, best summed up for me why Luther still matters. You can read for yourself what Timothy George had to say: