Happy Reformation Day!

Desiderius Erasmus, 1466-1536, Rotterdam Renai...

Desiderius Erasmus, 1466-1536, Rotterdam Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest and theologian, by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1523. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is one of my facebook statuses from Sunday, as I reflected on Reformation Sunday/Day, yes, I posted it while I was in church. But I quickly turned off my iPhone after this burst of inspiration:

I just wanted to take the time to wish everyone a blessed Reformation Sunday. When I think of Reformation Sunday, I don’t think of division or chaos. I think of renewal. With every era, the Christian faith demands not “revival” (emotionally driven, culturally hegemonic change) but wholeness and renewal guided by the Holy Spirit, and tested by the Word of God (Jesus+Scripture).

The renewal of the Reformation gave us witnesses from Bartolome de la Casas to Erasmus to the Anabaptists to John Knox and John Calvin, as well as many women. Let us praise the Triune God for these testimonies and continue to pray for renewal.

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