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By Pastor Mark Squire
Zion Emmanuel Lutheran Church 

Pastor's Corner

A Word for All Time

Series: Pastors | Story 4

Last updated 10/20/2017 at 3:10pm

500 years is a long time. 500 years ago, the “New World” really was new, having only been known to Europeans for some 20 years. The printing press was just beginning to reach its widespread impact after being invented in 1440. And the United States of America was still 260 years from declaring itself a sovereign nation. And yet, what happened 500 years ago is still studied, debated and celebrated today. On October 31, 1517, a monk and professor named Martin Luther shared with the world words that changed the course of history.

Normally, we would think an obscure debate – a theologica...

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