It’s fall y’all! Monday was the first day of autumn so I will now officially quit complaining about pumpkin spice, falling leaves and s’mores posts on Facebook and Twitter. My wife finished crocheting my Dr Who scarf just in time. (Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor, Google it.) It’s still in the 90’s here so it’s more fashion statement that useful right now. Btw, the best thing about fall is candy corn. Shout out to the haters! Continue reading
We hope everyone enjoyed the Spooky Monday post earlier this week. It was a little bit of a gamble but several factors were considered; Happy Monday is a funny, uplifting thing never meant to be taken too seriously, there were Christian themed images/cartoons included, and those without a sense of humor probably don’t visit this site.
The only thing stopping us from calling it “Spooky Monday” was the Martin Luther meme. It was necessary to acknowledge Reformation Day. There is another image, both creative and brilliant, that I can’t believe was left out. So on this All Saints Day please accept this October 31st 95 Theses inspired project. I can’t believe this was somehow overlooked.
A young man inherited everything in his grandfather’s library, but did not share his grandfather’s love of books. His friend dropped by as he was boxing up loads of old books for the garbage. “Some of this stuff could be worth something. You should check up on the stuff you’re throwing out” his friend warned. “All of this is junk” the young man insisted. “Take this for instance. It’s a weird German Bible by some Gutenberg character.” “Oh my God!” his friend exclaimed. “A Gutenberg Bible! There are only 46 of those known to exist. You can’t throw that away. Do you have any idea?” “No, no, no” he protested. “This one is all worn out, and wouldn’t be worth nothing anyway. Some guy named Martin Luther done scribbled in it.”
There is a serious post coming on the Protestant Reformation and Church History, I just can’t write it tonight. It’s after 11:30 already. UPDATE: Here it is.
Over the years, PBS has produced a series of programs on the history of empires. In 2003, they made 2 special episodes on Martin Luther. (Liam Neeson provides the narration.) Thanks to Hulu, these are available for your viewing pleasure at any time.
UPDATE: These were available for a very long time but have finally been removed from Hulu’s library. 3/31/14
The PBS website for the the films is still up at this address for the time being. I don’t know about getting the video but there is plenty to read.