Just a month ago we celebrated the 241st anniversary of our nation’s independence. And so I considered speaking on something related to that topic, as I have done in the past–what makes a nation great?, the separation of church and state, and similar themes. But as important as these themes are, there’s actually what I would consider an even more important anniversary than celebrating the birth of this nation, that is coming up later this year. And that is the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 31st, 2017.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” (Mt 28:18-20)