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Reformation 500 – Article 9

by Pat Howell

I have so enjoyed this series that Matthew French has provided to us that I hate to think it might end.  Thanks Matthew! ARTICLE 9 As we near the end of our look into key figures of the Reformation, we turn our gaze back to England to consider the life of William Tyndale, the man […]

Reformation 500 – Article 8

by Pat Howell

I am very appreciative of Matt French’s work on these articles.  Thanks, Matt! ARTICLE 8 Yesterday was the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. As I have been attempting to show, the Reformation did not really begin in 1517 with Martin Luther, but his nailing of the 95 Theses is commonly observed as the official […]

Reformation 500 – Article 7

by Pat Howell

Because today is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we get a double dose of Matthew French’s reformation articles.  Enjoy! Today we will consider my personal favorite Reformer. He is a man who, it was said at his funeral, “neither flattered nor feared any flesh.” He was known as the “Thundering Scot”, despite his non-intimidating, […]

Reformation 500 – Article 6

by Pat Howell

Here is the latest article from Matthew French educating us on some of the great people of the Protestant Reformation. ARTICLE 6 We will skip ahead a bit for these next few entries, to the middle of the 16th century, a bit after the Reformation had officially begun. In this entry, we will look at […]

Reformation 500 – Article 5

by Pat Howell

Matthew French is doing a series of articles on the Reformation as we look forward to the 500th anniversary on October 31.    Today we turn our gaze to Jan Hus (more commonly known as John Hus or John Huss), a Czech priest and dean of Charles University in Prague, part of what was then […]

Reformation 500 – Article 4

by Pat Howell

We continue looking at figures leading up to the Reformation by examining the life and impact of John Wycliffe, also known as the morning star of the Reformation. John Wycliffe was born sometime in the 1320s in Yorkshire, England (the exact year is unknown) and died at the very end of 1384 in Leicestershire, England. […]

Reformation 500 – Article 3

by Pat Howell

ARTICLE 3 We now turn our attention to historical figures and events that led up to the Reformation, which will provide some background, insight, and context to the time in which Martin Luther found himself on October 31st, 1517. We will start by looking at some of the key figures and events that led up […]

Reformation 500 – Article 2

by Pat Howell

This is the second in our own Matt French’s articles preparing us for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. ARTICLE 2 Continuing to answer the question of “Why does it matter what a bunch of dead guys did 500 years ago”, we turn our attention to what may be the most important impact the Reformation […]

500th Anniversary of the Reformation!

by Pat Howell

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is October 31st.   Many have heard of the Reformation but may not know much about it.  Matthew French will be writing a series of brief articles to help us understand and appreciate this big event in our faith heritage.   ARTICLE 1 This October 31st (Halloween) is the 500th […]

Give to help hurricane Irma victims.

by Pat Howell

If you are looking to give to help the victims of Irma then we recommend the Florida Baptist Disaster Relief ministry.  The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief ministry is one of the best in the USA with over 95,000 trained volunteers.  Because SBC churches cover the overhead, 100% of what is given goes to help victims! Disaster […]