I’ve been hearing all year about Reformation 500. And I hear people ask, “What does Reformation 2.0 look like?” “What’s the next 500 look like?” But I’ve not seen many yet that even get to the point other than to rehearse that Martin Luther stood before this council. Who applies it today? It’s got to be applied!
When I look back on the reformation, I don’t just see theological books and titles. I see men’s lives and societies changed, businesses transformed, technology invented—because people believed these things.
It’s not our understanding of Martin Luther that needs to expand. It’s our view of all the callings and all the spheres of life that needs to expand.
This talk is the second in a series of three, delivered last month at the Biblical Worldview Academy in Hobart, Tasmania. Together they essentially make one long presentation in three installments, urging us to look at the broader social implications of Sola Scriptura (authority), Sola Gratia (Grace and work), and Soli Deo Gloria (mediatorship), each for every area of life.
There is one thing I can assure you: you have probably never heard the Reformation taught like this before.