Luther promoted singing lessons for children. He wrote, “Children must … sing and learn music together with mathematics.” Luther knew that songs enter straight into the soul and convey biblical truth to children even before they’re able to read.
Every day in October 2017, Dr. Stephen Nichols will podcast about the Reformation on 5 Minutes in Church History. Many of the episodes were recorded on location throughout Europe. Because these podcasts are short, it would be easy for you to “catch up.”
Martin Luther was recognized as a gifted singer and accomplished lutist. He was even referred to as the The Wittenberg Nightingale. (Also, watch a video reenacting Luther playing the lute and his wife, Katie, singing.)
A new “way of doing evil” fell through the Las Vegas sky, and hundreds of families are affected. We must acknowledge who God is and stop trying to live life independently of Him. We‘re desperately wicked apart from the grace of Christ, but praise be to God that grace is available!
Luther’s thoughts on music and the Word of God. (Also, listen to his hymn: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice.)
The world is not ending tomorrow. Yes, God will some day judge the world through Jesus and that judgment will be terrible, but Jesus made it clear in Matthew 24:36 that only God knows the day and the hour. Harold Camping (or anyone else) cannot claim to know the day or the hour when the word will end.
“Protect your church, Father, from callous thoughts about calamities that leave millions destitute, and protect her also from cowing to critics, like Job’s wife, who cannot trust the wisdom and power and goodness of Christ in the midst of inexplicable misery.”