500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, when a stubborn monk named Martin Luther published his "95 theses", or complaints against the Catholic church, by literally nailing them to a church door.
This event, widely thought to have happened on October 31, 1517, is commemorated by Reformed churches (of which Presbyterians are a part) for the way in which it launched a religious revolution.
Burke Presbyterian Church will be commemorating this anniversary in several ways throughout the month of October:
  • a sermon series, beginning October 8
  • three guest speakers, all of whom will be speaking Sundays at 10:15 a.m. Jon Wood, a member of the company of teachers at the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington, is speaking October 8. His theme: "Called to Serve: Re-Imagining Priesthood and the Christian Life.” Our own John Turner, who is on the faculty at George Mason University, will discuss whether the Reformation was “necessity, tragedy, or triumph” on October 22. And on Reformation Sunday, October 29, the director of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington, Bruce Douglass, will address: “What Really Happened in the Protestant Reformation and Why It Still Matters.”
Wondering about the walk 500 years reference? Its a play on the song Im Gonna Be (500 Miles) by the band The Proclaimers, released in 1988. Check it out!