Monday, October 31, 2005

Reformation Day

Today, our family celebrates one of our favorite holidays. Every October 31, we celebrate Reformation Day. In the year 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Castle Church door in Germany. Because of the printing press, the theses translated and distributed all over. Although sparks of reformation were appearing all over Europe, the distribution of the theses brought it fully to the attention of the world.
In our family, we watch an old video about Martin Luther (which is watched only once a year) and discuss the theology and various events and consequences of this brave man. This year, Jo and I looked for some German recipes for tonight's dinner.
Here are some suggestions you could do with your family:
  • Read Martin Luther's 95 theses. If you can't read Latin or German, here is a site with an English translation ;-)
  • Find some German foods to eat with dinner
  • Read about Martin Luther or one of the many other Protestant Reformers such as John Wycliffe or John Huss
  • Find some of the writings of the Reformers and discuss them.
That's just a few ideas to get you started.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!
We love you very very very much!!!
Jo and Kirk