October 31 is better known as Halloween, but it marks the date over 500 years ago when Martin Luther, a Catholic priest, presented his “Ninety-Five Theses.” It delineated his differences with the church, particularly on salvation by faith only and authority of Scripture alone, as well as cataloging the corrupt practices of the Roman Catholic Church at the time. This “Reformation” created the Protestant movement. (Reformation leaders also included John Calvin, John Huss, John Knox, William Tyndale and John Wycliffe.)
As a Protestant, however, I have much more in common with my Catholic friends in our love for Christ and his Church than I have differences . [Continue reading]
And there’s still time to check out our Halloween issue–if you dare!