Comments on: Chancellor Merkel urges German churches to agree on Luther anniversary Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: quintessential1 Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:48:23 +0000 Whilst I may not carry the Lutheran label, celebrating a moment that resulted in the message of the Christ being unveiled and moving from the keep of latin-reading authorities to the wider population is doubtless a worthy effort and it is therefore similarly both fitting and heartening that there are efforts to ensure access to this celebration is likewise unveiled and open to all, though sensitivity and selectiveness in organisation will be required. For those minded to master the matter, and as it is at the heart of much of the history of the events at the time, it is worth noting the underlying text from which things began to emerge; two short and famous chapters (five & six) in the book of Romans which announce that a human can be free from the chains of an apparent drive to do wrong because of the One (the Christ) who’s promised death freed us from those wrongs, though a proper understanding in context will require reading that shocking book called the Acts of the Apostles.