Monday Oct 24, 2022

Martin Luther and the Children in His Life

On October 31, 1517, a German friar named Martin Luther nailed 95 propositions to the door of the local church. Some were questions he had been considering for a while. For example, why did some bishops sell pieces of paper that granted forgiveness of sins? He didn't mean to rebel against his authorities. He just wanted to have a discussion. But the bishops, and even the pope, refused to take him seriously. Soon, his propositions were published in many languages—today, we would say they went viral! Many people believe that was the start of the Protestant Reformation. 

As you remember that day, listen to Lucy, Mina, and Trinity talk to Dr. Robert Kolb, professor emeritus of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, about a part of Luther's life few people mention: his love for children.

We are giving away a copy of Simonetta's book Martin Luther - Christian Biographies For Young Readers, courtesy of Reformation Heritage Books. Enter here for an opportunity to win a copy.

Show Notes

Read Luther's Small Catechism

You can purchase Simonetta's book on Martin Luther at

Read Simonetta's article From Gardens to Shoes – Being a Father During the Reformation

Read Martin Luther's Letter to his Son Johannes

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