On October 31, 1517, a German monk challenged the Roman Catholic Church and ignited a reformation of what it meant to be "Christian." Martin Luther's claims - that it is by faith alone, not works, that Jesus saves us - may seem obvious today, but at the time, it was a radical and dangerous idea in the Roman Catholic world. The result? A return to Jesus' life giving message, a Bible available to people in every language, the toppling of idols, and millions of people who know the freedom of the Gospel.
On October 27, 2017, we'll begin our new series, "We Protest," as we reflect on half a millennium of protestant Christianity at the 500th anniversary of the reformation.