500 years ago, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his “blog” to the door of the local church. The words and concepts have since been shared millions of times, and began what is now called The Reformation.
But are his rebellious writings still relevant?
Often reading through the Old Testament feels like an endless list of casualty records – like reading about America’s Civil War – only much worse. Lot’s of killing. Big battles. Non-stop bloodshed.
(Read Joshua and Judges for some stories “Rated R for Intense Violence.”)
What’s the reason for all this death? And why, all of the sudden, does the killing campaign end as we enter the New Testament?
I have four kids, and my office is at home. They call on me often, but I don’t always answer. Most of the time it’s not really important, so I don’t respond.
It’s not me who determines what’s important. They do…