Category: Reformation500

Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World

Dear Friends in Christ, Martin Luther triggered a seismic upheaval that shaped the course of Western Christianity for almost 500 years. Now, in a new movie created for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, your congregation can further explore Luther and the impact of his teachings. “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World” is …

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South Conference Reformation Fair – April 30

The congregations of the South Conference of the Northern Illinois Synod invite you to their Reformation Fair on Sunday, April 30 from 3-5pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 607 10th Avenue, Mendota. See Martin Luther Martin Luther will be present! Well, at least Roger Haeffner will be present at the Reformation Fair portraying the great reformer. Reformation …

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Free “Luther and the West” online course

A new Northwestern University Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)  is now available for free on the internet. The course is called “Luther and the West” and offers an educational resource for this year’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The course is taught by Christine Helmer, who is an internationally known Luther …

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Reformation 500 Observance – 2017

**New Resource List** Visit the ELCA Reformation Observance website at and the ELCA Reformation 500 Facebook page! Please use these new online spaces to share anything your congregation is doing to observe this anniversary and find other events to share with your congregation! You may share events and resources on the website under the “Post It!” tab, on the …

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