On December 10, 1520, Luther burned the papal bull threatening his excommunication if he did not recant his teachings. It was the end of a dramatic year. Luther’s writings that year outlined his differences with the Roman church and created a blueprint for the Reformation to come.
In January of 1521, Pope Leo X issued the official excommunication. In April 1521 Luther stood before the Diet at Worms and made one of the most important speeches in history, not just for Lutherans but also for all people.
How did Luther’s 1520 blueprint change the church?
What made Luther so certain he was right?
Why is the Reformation still important to us today?
October 8, 2017
7:00 pm Luther High School (Onalaska, WI)
Discussion and Refreshments to follow
Presenter: Pastor John A. Braun is Chairman of the WELS Reformation 500 Committee, author of Luther’s Protest: From 95 Theses to Reformation, contributor to A Return to Grace (Luther Film), and Executive Editor of Forward in Christ.