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?
My wife and I have four children, with our oldest in college and youngest in elementary school.
Helping them develop their own walk with God is on our minds—a lot! So are questions about why so many young people are walking away from faith, and why parents often have a distant relationship with God.
I kept coming back to an answer that was so obvious… I almost missed it.