Perspectives: All history, the good and bad, can teach
Recently there was a religious service held in Germany, in the town of Wittenberg, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
In 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg’s All Saints’ Church. Martin Luther asserted that Christians could not buy or earn their way into heaven but only enter “by the grace of God.” Luther’s criticism led to a split with the Roman Catholic Church, and the birth of Protestantism.
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Germany marks 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s challenge
BERLIN (AP) — German leaders on Tuesday marked the 500th anniversary since the day Martin Luther is said to have nailed his theses challenging the Catholic Church to a church door, a starting point of the Reformation.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier took part in a service in the famous Castle Church in Wittenberg, where Luther supposedly posted his 95 Theses on Oct. 31, 1517.
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For 42 years, Garrison Keillor's deep, soothing voice brought a slice of Americana into our homes and cars through his show "A Prairie Home Companion."
Keillor, who ended his run as host earlier this month, , also brought a healthy dose of religion to the show.
For church people, the stories and songs had a familiar and humorous ring. They also transmitted a bit of education and an accurate portrayal of American Protestantism to the religiously...