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Reformation
October 28, 2018

Observing The Reformation

In 2004, Tilly Smith, a 10 year old school girl on a holiday with her family in Thailand, having just learnt 3 weeks earlier about tsunamis in her Geography lesson, recognised the situation she was seeing – the sea draining away far beyond low tide and the water streaked with bubbles – and without asking […]

October 25, 2015

Observing The Reformation

In thinking about the Reformation – as one does at this time – I think it can be easy to have a sense of triumphalism that Lutherans are right in their teachings and of course by implication … and it is easy, if we think in binary terms, to then say that non Lutherans are […]

October 26, 2014

Observing The Reformation

One of the first lectures I attended at university was in History. The course was an overview – from the Reformation to the modern day (then the 1970s). I recall the lecturer beginning with Luther and describing him as ‘the right man in the right place at the right time’. The thesis was simple. Had […]

October 27, 2013

The Festival of The Reformation

The topic of promises and oaths has been part of my world over the last few months. Invariably it has been to do with organisations such as the Sea Cadets, Guides, or Scouts which have oaths or promises in which God is mentioned and whether ‘God should remain’. There are a variety of issues to […]