Here’s to the Change Agents

Martin Luther

Today, I say, “Here’s to the change agents!” Today isn’t just Halloween. It’s Reformation Day–the day many in the the Church at-large celebrate Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 theses to the door at All Saints Church in Wittenberg.

For those who’ve grown up in the Restoration Movement, as I have, the Protestant Reformation hasn’t always been given it’s due. Despite their own roots in the Stone-Campbell tradition of changing the Church through primitivism, many in the Restoration Movement have used “change agent” as a slur. This isn’t to say Restoration churches never change. Actually–I am sort of saying that. I’d also suggest change agents (there’s that dirty moniker again) have a hard time surviving in our particular tribe. This, despite the fact that Barton Stone and Alexander Campbell were change agents in their own right.

Well…

Where Have all the Luthers Gone?

You’ve gotta love a Martin Luther pumpkin. Why? Because today isn’t just Halloween. It’s Reformation Day! So today, let’s not just hand out the candy. Let’s ask a poignant question.¬†Where have all the Luthers gone–those who have enough courage to stand up to power, conventional wisdom, and heresy? I know there are some Luthers around. […]