Faces of the Reformation Series

Explore the past through the people who lived it! Meet 25 men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. Download reproducible bulletin inserts, biographical handouts, and Bible studies for each unforgettable face of the Reformation era.

The Holy Innocents

Holy Innocents is the often-overlooked feast day of the church calendar on December 28th that commemorates the slaughter of the infants in Bethlehem following the birth of Jesus.

Where Does God Reveal Himself?

It’s good for us to meditate on what the church believes, teaches, and confesses about how God reveals himself to his creatures.

Luther on the Incarnation

Our Lord Jesus has two natures, divine and human, in one undivided person. He is fully divine, the eternally begotten Son of God, and fully man, born of the Virgin Mary. And for our justification to be accomplished, He must be both.

Reformation Theology of Missions

From its beginning, the Reformation was missional; it called forth evangelists to carry the message of the Gospel throughout the world.

What Did The Reformers Say About Angels?

As Western Christians celebrate the church festival of St. Michael and All Angels (also known as Michaelmas) during this season, it is fitting to explore the topics of interest regarding angels that occupied the thoughts of the Reformers—namely, their existence and how they intervene on God’s behalf in the lives of Christians—and examine what the Church actually confesses concerning these creatures as taught from Holy Scripture.

A Reformation Timeline

This timeline confirms what we know by experience: change will take place. But in changing times God’s Word reminds us that He is always faithful to His people. With hearty confidence and trust we can say with King David, “My times are in Your hands” (Psalm 31:15).

Reformation A-Z Coloring Book

Reformation A-Z is a booklet of activities that will help educators teach specific parts of the Reformation in the classroom, or help families engage in Reformation learning at home!

Treasures of the Reformation

Using pieces from “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation”, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod teaches interesting and important facts about the Reformation in this series of short videos.

Reformation maps: Wittenberg and Europe

Get acquainted with the Wittenberg and Europe that Luther experienced! Learn about Wittenberg’s important landmarks and the geography of Luther’s time, and discover how they might have affected the Reformation.

Indulgences Then and Now

The events of October 31st 1517, the day that Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, were not set in motion by a man’s ambitious vision to revolutionize the spirituality of the west. Nor were they set in motion by Luther’s iconoclastic vainglory that sought to topple the ancient powers of tradition and the papacy. Rather, Luther swung his hammer as a pastor. He cared for the eternal welfare of his flock.

The Luther Seal: Summary of the Gospel

The most enduring symbol of the Lutheran Reformation is the seal that Luther himself designed to represent his theology. By the early 1520s, this seal begins to appear on the title page of Luther’s works.

Lutheran Advent Traditions
The Advent wreath on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, at Church of the Reformation – Lutheran (Reformation Lutheran Church), Affton, Mo. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Lutheran Advent Traditions

There is so much beauty and rich tradition during the season of Advent to prepare Christians for the coming of Jesus, the babe of Bethlehem.