Honestly, when it comes to the Reformation, I have a love-hate relationship with it. One of my biggest problems is how churches celebrate the Reformation as “Reformation Day” instead of Halloween.
It is just a personal matter.
Martin Luther did what needed to be done. I’m grateful for his ability to stand up to his peers and authorities for the sake of unleashing the church to be all she could be. Today, we are in the middle of this yet again. The church must be unleashed to be the church. The Reformation was a great beginning, but the work is not finished.
I am not a Calvinist, nor am I a part of the Reformed tradition. However, I do have a deep appreciation for this movement and their heart to preach Christ alone.
Shane Hipps, today at the Fuller Theological Seminary chapel, sums up my thoughts with this quote: “What I love about the Reformed tradition, is that at it’s heart, the church should always be reforming.”
Our churches are not perfect. We need to keep seeking to be authentic expressions of the Kingdom in our world. This excites me.
Thank you for starting the revolution Martin Luther; may we continue to walk in your revolutionary footsteps.