Today is Reformation Day—the 491st anniversary of the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg’s Schlosskirke. That small act triggered a series of events that forever changed the world. It stands as one of the most important events in all of history—though an event that has been largely forgotten. Today we remember that day and express our gratitude to God for raising up men such as Martin Luther.
I have invited other bloggers to post their own reflections on this day and I am collecting them here in this symposium. If you would like to add your own, simply send me an email or add a comment and I’ll add your contribution to the list.
This is the last batch I’ll be posting. Feel free to keep adding new ones in the comments section.
Dave Bish  reflects on the book of Genesis.
Church Ethos  wishes Happy Halloween to Martin Luther.
Per Caliginem  writes about sola scriptura and the Reformed confessions.
Renewing Minds  covers Luther’s theology of the cross.
Monergism Books  announces the release of a new five solas sweatshirt.
Nick Bogardus  says, “If one wanted an image of what obedience in Christianity looked like, we might simply say, ‘A hammer and nails.’”
Ray Van Neste  writes about two chapel messages delivered this week at Union University.
Word Pictures  discusses “Reformation and Election … but not the kind you’re thinking.”
Stephen Lay  uses that great Reformation phrase “After darkness light.”
Barry Wallace  writes about reformation with a little r.
The Spyglass  offers “Ecclesia reformata semper reformanda secundum verbum Dei ”
Th’eternal Promise  offers a three-part article on Christianity vs Calvinism.
Ron Man  in his worship notes (PDF) says that Reformation Sunday is not just for Lutherans.
Gairney Bridge  writes about the audacity of the pope.
Justin Pearson  says that the Reformation continues, even in 2008.
James Grant  looks at “The Beginnings of the Reformed Tradition: Calvin, Bucer, Vermigli, & Bullinger.”
Dispatches from the Valley of the Shadow of Death  shares his Reformation Day address.
Ray Rhodes  writes about Luther and prayer.
Stay, Stay at Home My Heart  shares her idea for a Reformation Day party.
Martin Downes  offers a Reformation Day challenge.
Then Face to Face  images a world without Luther.
Jared Wilson  offers five solas for evangelicalism today.
Strengthened by Grace  celebrates with a look at solus christus.
Boaly  asks for ideas for celebrating Reformation Day.
Listening to the Wind  reflects on what God has done for us.
Relentless Grace  writes about a love for reformational theology.
The Merrie Theologian  takes a light-hearted look at a few of Luther’s lesser-known resolutions.
Daniel Hames  writes about “the dangerous thing about faith.”
Stephen Macasil  gives “Analysis of John Knox’s Argument That the RC Mass is Idolatry Before the Bishop of Durham (1550).”
Rebecca Stark  says that the Reformation was all about the gospel.
A Second Reformation  writes, “Here in Qubec city we are celebrating the 20th bay of the glise rforme du Qubec (The Reformed Church of Qubec)this year and tomorrow my little local church is hosting a big party for the entire province.”
SynerJACK  writes about Roger Williams, the American Reformer and looks at one of the many social extensions of the Reformation.
Gospel Centered Musings  compares Rob Bell to the Wild Boar.
D.J. Williams  warns against the temptation to take our Bibles for granted.
Darryl Dash  follows Luther in saying “the whole life of believers should be repentance.”
Doug Smith  looks at the implications of sola scriptura in planning worship services.
Detours and Devotions  thanks God for continued reformation.
Nephos  takes a brief look at the story of James Guthrie, a Reformation martyr.
Boston Bible Geeks  looks at the Reformation’s impact on the Bible.
Ligonier Ministries  looks to some of the Reformation heroes.
Crossway Life  has written a whole series on the Reformation solas.
168 Hours  offers a profile of the Huguenot Marie Durand.
Writings of a Woman  offers a few of her thoughts on Reformation Day.
I thought today would be a good day to make you aware of a new book designed to help you celebrate the Reformation Season. From Ray Rhodes and Solid Ground Christian Books comes Family Worship for the Reformation Season . It offers daily Scriptures, reflections and activities that can be done in the days leading up to Reformation Day (or any other time).
Ligon Duncan says, “Imagine, leading your family in daily worship in the home, reading the Scriptures, singing and praying, but simultaneously introducing them to the history, leading figures and theology of the great sixteenth-century Reformation - all this in a fresh and interesting way, in just about a quarter of an hour each day. ‘That would be great,’ you say, ‘but it would take me hours and days to put that together. I could never do it.’ Well, Ray Rhodes has done it for you in Family Worship for the Reformation Season. Use this book with joy. It will inspire, inform and instruct you and your family. The studies are simple but meaty. The Scriptures passages are helpfully chosen. And most of the lessons can be completed in fifteen minutes. Employ and be edified!”