Five hundred years ago, the course of church history took a major shift initiated by a then-Roman Catholic priest, Martin Luther.
The shift for the whole church was pushed by almost all the major forces of the time: economic, political, technological, sociological, etc. However, the push that moved Martin Luther (who primed the pump for all those major forces) was really quite simple and hushed, like the voice of God in the sheer silence that Elijah is said to have experienced in 1 Kings.
Read Pastor Zach Harris’ complete column here.
(Editor’s Note: Pastor Zach Harris has been an ordained minister for 25 years and currently serves Ascension Lutheran Church in Wilson. His column, “Through a Lutheran Lens: A Pastor’s Perspective,” will appear regularly in the Wilson Times.)