Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Reformation!

Lots of other events have taken place on October 31 besides Halloween. In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg. This, of course, is often cited as the start of the Protestant Reformation. In honor of this, let's take a quick look at what it might be like if Frank Miller (Sin City, 300, Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One) made a comic about Luther.

Would I read that?

Yeah, I would read that.

On a related note, I have a question. Many evangelical churches dislike Halloween to some extent and put on alternative activities, usually taking the form of "harvest parties." But why don't we ever use it as an opportunity to remember or celebrate one of the most significant events in church history?  I would totally go to a 95 Theses Party.

Or maybe Martin Luther was really just a trick or treater that didn't understand the concept all that well.

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