Archive for May, 2017

What Luther Expects

May 31, 2017
In a short text from 1522, Martin Luther told his readers what to expect to read when they read the Gospels. Now, this was an important moment in Luther’s life. In April 1521, Luther appeared before the Diet at Worms and had his famous “Here I stand!” moment. In

Look, There’s the Kingdom

May 24, 2017
Leo Tolstoy is best known as a novelist. He authored War and Peace in 1869 and Anna Karenina in 1877. But in 1894, he wrote a fascinating book called The Kingdom of God Is within You. It contains a very false but interesting idea, one that would go on

Dear Khan,

May 17, 2017
In the 1230s and 1240s, the Mongol armies were raiding Russian towns and cities. These armies even made their way into modern-day Poland and Hungary. They did more raiding than occupying territory—they would come and take what they could and leave a lot of death and carnage in their

Engraver of the Reformation

May 10, 2017
Albrecht Dürer was born in Nuremberg, Germany, on May 21, 1471. The Anglicized version of his name would be Albert, and his last name means “door.” Albert the Door was quite an artist. His father was a goldsmith, and as a very young man, Albert started learning the family
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