Cross Lutheran Church ELCA

Reformation 500

On October 31, 2017, it will have been 500 years since The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses for debate. Renewal, division, death, and salvation are all part of the story of the Reformation. 

Beginning in the fall of 2016, we'll be exploring what the Reformation means to us.

 

Topics of exploration:

What are the core beliefs and practices at the center of our Lutheran faith tradition?

What is the Reformation?

How are we a Church that is still reforming today?

The Reformation led to divisions in the church. Is division the only answer? How is God drawing us together into one Church?

What does it mean to be Lutheran today?

How might our unique witness as Lutherans be needed in the world today?

Why are there so many types of Lutherans? Why do we in the ELCA have closer relationships with those outside the Lutheran tradition than those within?

 

Events:

ELCA Grace Gathering

Travel to Germany: May 9-19, 2017. Learn more here. Register here

 

Resources:

Claimed, Gathered, Sent: Conversation Guide on Being Church Together

Freed and Renewed in Christ- ELCA: 500 Years of Evangelical Reformation

Declaration on the Way: Church, Ministry, and Eucharist This publication of the Lutheran-Catholic dialog shows how we've come together for common understanding. 

From Conflict to Communion Study Guide Exploring our unity as Christians from Lutheran and Catholic traditions

Reformation Basics from Fortress Press

Cross is very excited to be hosting a Reformation Book Fair now through the end of September! This will be a great opportunity to order books for upcoming classes and for your own enjoyment- at half off the list price! Anyone is welcome to order from the book fair. Orders will be available for pick up from Cross in October. Book list and prices are below: