Also, if you haven’t been able to check it out, come take a look at our Creations Art Show on Forgiveness. This show has a wonderful unity, and some of the stories that come with the pieces are very moving.
Then, this Sunday, join us for Reformation Sunday!
Christians have been fighting among themselves ever since they started following Jesus. And there is a danger in the celebrating the Reformation if we celebrate it as an identity, as if to say, “Look how great we Reformed christians are! So much better than our patriarchal Catholic cousins! Look, our priests can marry!” Anything we do that elevates our identity over God’s grace and God’s call demeans the gift God gives to us.
We can celebrate the Reformation as we celebrate confession and forgiveness, as a way to draw closer to God, as a way that the truth of our faith returns to us after we lose our way. The Reformation put Christ at the center of our days and our deeds, rather than at the end of them. Christ became the source, rather than the goal, and so many other wonderful things came from that: the scriptures in the vernacular, worship in the vernacular, married priests, and so on. But Christ is proclaimed with these things or without them.
So, on Sunday we celebrate our Lord Jesus, and his rescuing of us from sin and death. It’s going to be great. Won’t you join us?