Noonday Light: Reformation Day

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
– Colossians 3:2 –


Yesterday, most of America (and beyond) celebrated Halloween. But for Bible-toting, Bible-quoting Protestants, there was another more significant ‘holiday’: Reformation Day.

On this day (October 31) in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg Castle Door. In lieu of that great day, here are a handful of links to spur on your love for God’s word and to give thanks to God for the ‘monk with a mallet.’

October 31, 1517. Here’s a synopsis of what happened on the day now called “Reformation Day” 496 years ago. (History Channel)

Luther’s 95 Theses. Here are Martin Luther’s ninety-theses condemning the errors of the Roman Catholic Church. (

An Interview with Carl Trueman on Luther’s 95 Theses.  Carl Trueman answers a number key questions about Martin Luther, the 95 Theses, indulgences, and the Protestant Reformation. (Justin Taylor)

Finally, here is a scene from the movie Luther which depicts Luther’s bold stand against Rome. It captures Luther’s famous line stand:

Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scriptures or by clear reason (for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they have often erred and contradicted themselves), I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen

Soli Deo Gloria, dss