Did you know that Halloween (All Hallows’ Eve) is the same day as Reformation Day? On that day in 1517 Martin Luther posted his famous 95 Theses (or issues) against the church of his day. That’s because, on the next day, All Saints’ Day, a large collection of relics was going to be presented for the sale of indulgences that would go to help fund the building of St. Peter’s Basilica–it was exactly this system of indulgences that Martin Luther critiqued and rejected. So as an interesting twist in history, when we celebrate Halloween, we do it on a day that was one of the biggest turning points in church history.
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Race and the Gospel: Is Justice a Part of the Discussion? Originally appeared in Outreach Magazine Good news, like light, touches everything in the room.
Taken from Tamara’s favorite devotional, Bread For the Resistance, by our friend Donna Barber. Copyright (c) 2019 by Donna Marie Barber. Published by InterVarsity Press, Downers
The God of Justice “The Lord’s justice will dwell in the desert, his righteousness live in the fertile field.” Isaiah 32:16 The God of Disruptive
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