These resources can be used for personal or group education and discussion.

Articles for Discussion

Calvin Theological Seminary Forum - Sola articles

Commemorating the Reformation for the 500th Time - A Compelling Pastoral and Discipleship Opportunity, by John D. Witvliet. This article includes discussion questions that can be used by a small group, class, or adult education group.

Echoes of the Reformation - This Bible study examines the five core truths that came from the Reformation, now referred to as the solas. Includes study books and video sessions.

Our 95 Theses: Hispanic Perspectives on the Protestant Reformation, by Joan Huyser-Honig, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship

How Luther Went Viral - story from The Economist

The Banner - Sola articles and discussion questions
Sola Scriptura
Sola Fide
Sola Christo
Sola Gratia


Salvation: Five Insights from the Reformation, podcasts from Reframe Media. Find out why these historic events are still significant for your personal faith journey today. In this Groundwork series, we'll be celebrating this anniversary and honoring the efforts of the Reformers by studying the scriptures that led them to define what Christians believe about salvation with these five phrases: faith alonescripture alone, grace alone, in Christ alone, and glory to God alone.

Study Guides

Grace Alone Study Guide - downloadable from Reformation@500

Faith Alone Study Guide - downloadable from Reformation@500

Scripture Alone Study Guide - downloadable from Reformation@500

Luther and the Reformation: by R.C. Sproul video series with discussion guide

Lesson Plan: Introduction to the Reformation - prepared for 9th Grade, by Liz Bierling-Power

The Protestant Reformations, Being Reformed Series, Leader's guide and Participant book available. 

The Reformation for Today - Today daily devotional for October 2017 from ReFrame Media (subscribe here)


500 Years Later: Why the Reformation Still Matters. Listen to Karin Maag in this presentation to the 2017 Calvin January Series

This Changed Everything: 500 Years of the Reformation, a newly released major video production. DVD can be rented, streamed or downloaded. Produced by the Christian History Institute.

Preparing to Remember the Reformation. This 2 hour Vimeo presentation includes a handout along with discussion moderated by John D. Witvliet with participants Karin Maag, Peter Choi, Robert J. Batastini, David W. McNutt, Mark A. Noll, Lisa Weaver, Joyce Ann Zimmerman.

The Protestant Reformation: Part 1 and Part 2

Martin Luther: PBS documentary

After Darkness...Light: Through a short biography of John Calvin in Geneva, John Piper exhorts pastors not to forget the primacy of preaching in every age.

Luther and the Reformation: by R.C. Sproul video series with discussion guide

A Thumbnail History of the Reformation

纪念宗教改革500周年 - Reformation 500 - 国语动画 from Back to God Ministries International Chinese Ministry, in collaboration with several leading Chinese ministries from Mainland China.

For Children and Teens

Growing in Grace & Gratitude - for ages 5-10 - The 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Luther Learns from Paul. Free session for children & youth.

Luther: summary in rap

Luther and the Protestant Reformation: Crash Course World History #218 (Great video, but there is a word some may find offensive in the introduction.  If so, simply skip that intro.)

The Protestant Reformation Explained: World History Review

Lesson Plan: Introduction to the Reformation - prepared for 9th Grade, by Liz Bierling-Power

A Children’s Message

Downloadable Timeline from Christian History Institute