Salvation — not for sale.
Human beings — not for sale.
Creation — not for sale.
In October 2017, the worldwide Lutheran church commemorates the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, which started when the German monk Martin Luther posted 95 proposals for reform in the Roman Catholic church on the doors of Castle Church in Wittenberg. The reforms were grounded in the biblical witness to the freedom that comes from God’s grace and love for human beings and all creation.
The commemoration is not only a time to learn about the theological and societal reforms of the 1600s, but also an opportunity to acknowledge the shortcomings of the church throughout history, to invite Christian denominations to continue to find common ground and seek to reform, and to celebrate the reformations emerging in the church today.