My sermon for the Third Sunday After Trinity, 3 July, 2022, at St. Luke's Anglican Church, Blue Ridge, GA. The sermon is about 20 minutes in, if you wish to view it.
Today is Oct 31, celebrated by Protestants as Reformation Day. It is the anniversary of the day that Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of Wittenburg Church. That event is said to be the start of the Protestant Reformation. Luther, however, was not trying to start a movement in the Church. He did not intend for his action to lead to the events that followed. He was actually following a common practice. If a professor at the university where he taught had a subject he wanted debated, he would go and post a set of theses on the subject for debate. It's just that by that time, there was a lot debate throughout Germany going on about the subjects he covered, and there was the printing press. Someone removed his 95 these, printed them, and one thing lead to another. The Reformation was, of course, a very complicated event that spread over many years. The result was a split in Western Christendom between the Roman Catholics and those called Protestants, of which ther