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

The Compass Headlines 03-24-2017

The Compass Headlines 03-24-2017

Martin Luther: A Hero of Liberty and Freedom of Speech Championed by Martin Luther, October 31, 2017 will mark the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In recognition of his many contributions, Peter Stanford of The Guardian highlights two major areas—human liberty and freedom of speech. He writes, "For Luther championed conscience

“Sell All You Have”

“Sell All You Have”

"When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor… Then come and follow me.”  (Luke 18:22)   Some time ago in a theology class I was told that a certain Peter Waldo had grossly and foolishly misinterpreted Luke 18:22 when around 1160 he up and sold all he had and started a nondescr