The Wittenberg Project: An In-Depth Look at W...

October 26, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The city Around A.D. 1180, Flemish colonists fleeing persecution and overcrowding in Flanders settled in Eastern Germany along the River Elbe. Perhaps the wide and languid river proved a substantial source of fish while the land was fertile for harvesting and herding. For whatever reason they chose that particular spot, little could these farmers, traders, […]


John Frederick the Magnanimous: A Book Review...

May 15, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

In January 2018, Concordia Publishing House published a first: John Frederick the Magnanimous: Defender of Martin Luther and Hero of the Reformation. This is the first biography in English of the champion of the Reformation. The German version of the book appeared in 1903, written by Georg Mentz, a professor in Jena, on the 400th […]


Cheers to 534 Years: A Tribute to Martin Luth...

November 10, 2017 | Posted by Jeni Miller

It’s always a bit awkward to celebrate someone who truly doesn’t want to be celebrated. Yet, we do it anyway. Martin Luther was one of those don’t-look-at-me types. Like John the Baptist or Saint Paul, he would much rather see the spotlight shining brightly on Christ, while he himself fades into the background. Today, on […]


Why Being Lutheran Still Matters

October 31, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

That we live in a consumer culture is an understatement. We have all the choices in the world. We are mobile and aware of what is going on—not just in the town down the highway—but in Houston, Lisbon, Caracas or Hanoi any time of the day. It doesn’t matter if we live in Portland or […]


10 Ways to Celebrate Reformation 500

October 25, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

October 31, 2017, is fast approaching. Do you have plans to celebrate this monumental event? If you don’t, here are 10 interesting ideas. 1. Read the Bible every day One of the greatest legacies we enjoy from the Reformation is the ability to read and study the Bible on our own. Let’s not take that […]


The Reformation Explained in Plain Language

October 18, 2017 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

What is it about an obscure 16th century Augustinian monk in a small German town that deserves international attention, celebration and recognition? After all, the Roman Catholic Church called Dr. Martin Luther a “wild boar in the church’s vineyard.” The town of Wittenberg, on the other hand, looks more favorably upon the monk. Wittenberg is […]