Behind the Music

This past Sunday was Reformation Sunday. Reformation Sunday is traditionally the Sunday that Protestant Churches celebrate the beginnings guessed it... the Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the to Wittenberg's castle church door. These theses most specifically addressed the sale of indulgences. Indulgences were purchased for forgiveness of sins and the ability to skip purgatory and go straight to heaven. Yet these theses were the catalyst that spurred other reformers into the fight for the gospel.

Luther was also passionate about bringing the churches teaching into the vernacular of the common man. This included music. Luther loved music and had a strong desire that the church would sing together and with understanding. Luther's most famous hymn A Mighty Fortress was what we used to kick off our Reformation Sunday. 


A Mighty Fortress | Martin Luther

Rock of Ages – Augustus M. Toplady, 1776. @2013 Mars Hill Music under exclusive license to BEC Recordings | Buy it on Amazon

How Long | from The River, released 22 July 2012 | Copyright: All Rights Reserved | Amazon Link

Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech Copyright 1993 Hillsong Publishing | Amazon Link

Sometimes | Author: David Crowder | Copyright
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