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Your Moment of Reformation: Michael King Honors Martin Luther

It is no wonder when Michael King traveled to Germany and learned about Luther’s (95 theses) reformation, he felt not only a strong connection but reaffirming hope in a better tomorrow. In Martin Luther, Michael saw a Godly man whose love for God would not be compromised for social status. Inspired and honored by Martin Luther’s boldness, combativeness, and foremost faithfulness in God, Michael King change his name as well as his son’s name to Martin Luther King and Martin Luther King Jr. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Sola Gratia- What Gives?

I have a tattoo on my arm that says, “Sola Gratia”. Often times this has gotten me labeled a church nerd, Lutheran Groupie, or even crazy (by my grandmother).  While I can understand why some would think this was a poor decision in the long run as skin wrinkles and the words may not be legible, I continue to be content knowing that every time I look at my arm I am reminded of the gift that is God’s grace. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Lutherans and Education

Since the time of the Reformation, Lutherans have continued to create and support schools.  Here in Minnesota the first Lutheran elementary school, Trinity Lutheran School, was establish in St. Paul in 1861.  Lutheran colleges were also established along with other elementary and secondary schools. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Katie Luther and the Runaway Nuns

If ever there were a power behind the throne, none was stronger than Katharina von Bora, Luther’s wife. On Jan. 29, 1499, Katharina was born into a noble but poor family. By 16, she was a nun. In addition to her Latin lessons and sacred readings, she and her fellow nuns began reading other material: the writings of Luther.  Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Reconciliation in the Reformation

Martin Luther led an incredible yet complicated life on his journey to take on the formidable foe of the Catholic church. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Sinners, Saints, and Wonder Woman

What do you, Luther, and Wonder Woman all have in common? Find out in this week's Moment of Reformation. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: Indulge Yourself

The famous 95 theses that Martin Luther posted on the Wittenberg castle church doors on Oct. 31, 1517 mainly addressed one practice of the Catholic church that Luther vehemently opposed: the selling of indulgences. Read More

Your Moment of Reformation: An Introduction

As many of you know, Oct. 31, 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther posting his Ninety-Five Theses—which many count as the beginning of Lutheran Reformation. How will we observe and remember this anniversary? Read More

Lean In

Director of Small Group Ministry Melodee Rossi reflects on what it means to lean in to life, to God, and to connections with others. Read More

Top three reasons we’re reading "We Make the Road By Walking"

Some people have asked why we decided to do an All-Congregation Book Study—and why we chose this particular book to read together. Here are my top three reasons... Read More

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