Refo Thursday from Christian History magazine. For the next year, culminating in October 2017 to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses, we’re going to share Refo Thursday blog posts. “We are beggars: that’s the truth” - blog on Martin Luthers’ last recorded words.

Reformed and Always Reforming...Even 499 Years Later, by Chris Gehrz.

Articles (print and online)

From Conflict to Communion | Lutheran-Catholic Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017. This downloadable report of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity is available in English, Finnish, French, German, Polish, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, and Hungarian

Scholars Suggest How to Remember the Reformation Seven scholars, pastors, and musicians discuss how Protestants and Catholics can and should together observe the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017. From the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.

Commemorating the Reformation for the 500th Time A Compelling Pastoral and Discipleship Opportunity by John D. Witvliet

Our 95 Theses: Hispanic Perspectives on the Protestant Reformation, interview and a new book by Latino and Latina Protestants, Catholics and Pentecostals explores that legacy.


Christian History Magazine is doing a four-issue series on the Reformation.  The newly-printed third in the series on "Calvin, Councils, and Churches" can be seen here.

The Banner has done a Study Series on the 500th Reformation and the Five Solas. Included are these newly written studies - Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Sola Christo, Sola Gratia, Sola Deo Gloria.


Anniversary Resources for Congregations - Reformation 500, from Augsburg Fortress.

Does the Reformation Still Matter? By Karin Maag, from the Calvin College Press

Devotions for Lent - Free Indeed - pocket edition ($2.00) - or Large print - This devotional takes you through Lent with daily readings from Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Free Indeed invites you to reflect on Martin Luther’s guide to the basics of Christian faith during the Lenten season, and within the observance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Forty Day Journey with Martin Luther, drawing from the vast collection of Luther's sermons and other works, this includes a short introduction to Luther's life, journal-writing exercises and daily prayers. A rich resource for personal meditation or small group discussion.

Lifting Hearts to the Lord: Worship with John Calvin in Sixteenth-Century Geneva, by Karin Maag. A print publication that brings together a wealth of primary sources to examine worship as it was taught and practiced in John Calvin’s Geneva. (Eerdmans Publication, 2016)

Our 95 Theses: Hispanic Perspectives on the Protestant Reformation, a new book by Latino and Latina Protestants, Catholics and Pentecostals explores that legacy.

Reformation Anniversary, highlighting events around the world

Reformation Questions, Reformation Answers, 95 Key Events, People, and Issues, by Donald K. McKim. Published in time for the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, this new resource will help readers understand a critical moment in Christian history that still deeply affects who the church is today.