The Reformation 500
The Reformers of the 16th century, led by Martin Luther, were guided by the conviction that the church of their day had drifted away from the essential, original teachings of Christianity, especially regarding what it was teaching about salvation—how people can be forgiven of sin through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and receive eternal life with God. The Reformation sought to re-orient Christianity on the original message of Jesus and the early church.
Throughout 2017, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, people throughout the world have begun a year-long celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. From our mid-week Lenten services focusing on the Five Reformation Solae (or Latin slogans; pronounced so-lay) that emerged during the Reformation that summarize the reformers’ theological convictions about the essentials of Christianity, to our Reformation 500 Bookstore, and numerous Concordia University videos and events, we celebrate the Reformation with our community and believers around the world.