Reformation Day Homily 2009

Homily by Associate Pastor Chris Tiews, 10/31/2009

As all of you know, today we are commemorating October 31, 1517—Reformation Day.

This was the day on which Martin Luther for the first time challenged the Roman papacy to clean up the abuses and false teachings that had been creeping into the Church for centuries.

This was the day on which Luther posted his famous Ninety-five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg.

But what was the fork in the road that led to that historic day?

What were the doubts that caused an obedient and subservient monk—who his whole life had followed all the rules of the Catholic Church, of his Augustinian Order to challenge the most mighty power in Western civilization?

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