A little story about the Reformation in Orbe that introduces us to a new Reformer and the fateful year of 1531 that almost ends the Reformation gets underway.
Can we disagree? We walk through Basel and the singing in the church services help bring to light a difference in the Swiss Reformation, and how it was handled. Some lessons about disagreements and degrees of disagreement are made.
Sometimes it is good to get an up-close look at an incident to see a little more how the Reformation looked. It wasn’t all Institutes and Sausage Affairs. Sometimes it was a little rough around the edges. Take a close look as we walk through Basel in 1530.
We take a quick look at some of the responses to the rejection at Augsburg from the perspective of the Strasbourg pastors. Their letters and their actions after shine a helpful light on things for us and how we should respond today to a culture that is hostile to our faith.
In our walk today we examine the letter of Zwingli to Emperor Charles V, better known as the Fidei Ratio. We see Zwingli expounding Christ to a man who was enthralled by the lies of the Roman Church, and we take a lesson from such an activity.
Sometimes when you walk, you stop and take in the scenery. We stop for a moment to take a closer look at the Confession of Four Cities, and what it teaches us about the early Reformation.
Walking in Germany takes us to Speyer and then to Augsburg as we begin to follow the Lord’s Supper Controversy into Germany. This sets up the major things in the years to come in Strasbourg.