Big Trick, No Treat

Big Trick, No Treat

October 31 holds great significance for many Christians including Seventh-day Adventists. The anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of the Ninety-five Theses in Wittenberg, Germany is imminent. To say that this was a major pivot point in ecclesiastical alteration is a major understatement. Last year was the landmark quincentennial, and though 501

How Martin Luther Transformed Marriage

How Martin Luther Transformed Marriage

With my wedding, I have made the angels laugh and the devils weep. (Martin Luther) Marriages and families are facing increasing pressure, due of the stress of modern life. Divorce rates among Christians are comparable to those among secular couples. Christian homes are being broken and disrupted at an alarming rate. Marriage rates in America are at

Reformation: Personal from the Start

Reformation: Personal from the Start

Champions of Reformation During my days at the University of Ghana, I became the executive secretary of the Adventist student fellowship on campus. The doctrines and details of Adventism were rather new to me—not so much the Sabbath, although I had only recently grasped the biblical foundations of that doctrine. Rather, the greatest new realization

Imperfect Martin Luther: News Surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Imperfect Martin Luther: News Surrounding the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Imperfect Martin Luther As we continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, along with the many achievements resulting from it, it can be easy for us to forget that these men and women were far from perfect. Writing on Luther’s view of the Jews, Bernard Howard gave this candid view: Luther is to me both hero and anti-he

The Fundamentals of the Gospel (Lesson 3, Q4 2017)

The Fundamentals of the Gospel (Lesson 3, Q4 2017)

We have come to the first of this quarter’s lessons which actually takes up the study of the text itself. This week, we will be examining the first two chapters of Romans. The previous two weeks were introductory in nature, discussing context and historical background. As we begin a more direct study of the Word, let’s put on our seat belts and go

Celebrating the 500 Year Legacy of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is our God”

Celebrating the 500 Year Legacy of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is our God”

The famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven once said: “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.” Perhaps many, especially musicians, know this famous quote by one of the most illustrious composers of all time. However, over 200 years earlier, Martin Luther, a fellow German, a