Skip to comments.Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Martin Luther" (1953)
Posted on 10/28/2012 1:00:53 PM PDT by ReformationFan
In honor of today being Reformation Sunday, this week's feature is "Martin Luther" (1953), an independent film produced by the Lutheran Church about the founder of the Reformation.
I am not a member of a Reformed church, nor do I believe in Reformed theology. But I love you and our Reformed brethren. God bless you. We will all join one day at the feet of Jesus regardless of who is right.
Where’s the movie on The Council of Trent, that resolved all of Luther’s complaints, only 45 years later?
One of my favorite movies. I have seen it many, many times. I even own a copy.
I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said “Stop! don’t do it!” “Why shouldn’t I?” he said. I said, “Well, there’s so much to live for!” He said, “Like what?” I said, “Well...are you religious or atheist?” He said, “Religious.” I said, “Me too! Are you Christian or Buddhist?” He said, “Christian.” I said, “Me too! Are you catholic or protestant?” He said, “Protestant.” I said, “Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?” He said, “Baptist!” I said,”Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or baptist church of the lord?” He said, “Baptist church of god!” I said, “Me too! Are you original baptist church of god, or are you reformed baptist church of god?” He said,”Reformed Baptist church of god!” I said, “Me too! Are you reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1879, or reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915?” He said, “Reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915!” I said, “Die, heretic scum”, and pushed him off.
— Emo Phillips
A hymn for Reformation Day:
A lonely monk, now long ago,
Nailed truth upon a door;
The echoes of that hammer blow
Rang out to many more.
And when he spoke his Here I stand,
Although he could be slain,
Throughout the realm a growing band
Soon followed in his train.
Confessors, princes, duty bound,
To Augsburg bold they came;
Before the king they stood their ground
And were not put to shame.
Their good confession made that day
Proved not to be in vain;
Gird us their sons, Lord, that we may
Still follow in their train.
With confidence in Christ alone,
Our faith we will confess;
For Jesus death made us His own,
And now He lives to bless.
Our Savior leads us heavenward,
Eternal life to gain;
Confessing truth that we have heard,
We follow in His train!
Text: Charles Henrickson, © 2012
Tune: All Saints New (LSB 661, 678)
Nobody remembers it because sequels always stink.
“You shall fear and love God....” :)
Luther broke the monopoly of papist tyranny and made the case for the Protestant Reformation which gave us the America we love.
Imagine if the Catholics had conquered North America like they did South and Central America...our nation would also be a basket case like those to our South....
MLK is, in a way, the first American hero.
I heard the same joke from the preacher at my friends’ LCMS church I visited today except instead of being 1915 he was ELCA.
“Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn’t oblige them.”
Very good! Thanks for sharing.
I think you can lose the "K." ;^)
We're talking about the more important "Martin Luther" here.
think I need an editor more than a spellcheck sometimes;)
Nial McGinnis as i recall
Some countries banned film....French Canada
This is one of the loveliest posts I have seen on FR (and I've been posting for one year, lurking for four). May God richly bless you.
You wrote the lyrics? What about the music?
What about the music?
It's an existing hymn tune called "All Saints New." That tune is used for the hymn "The Son of God Goes Forth to War" (the theme of which also give me the idea for this hymn). You can hear the tune by clicking the link at the title of the hymn.
Got the DVD of it.
Tour incorporation of the origninal hymns's final phrase "follow in His train" in each of the stanzas is what makes this your finest "piggyback" yet and a true masterpiece.
Well done, good and faithful servant of the Word!
Wishing a Blessed Reformation & Hallowtide!
Can someone refer me to a good source of info regarding the origins of the observance of the Eve of all Hallows, and how it came to associated with evil spirits in various forms (e.g., black cats, anguished spirits flying about, etc.)? I have a sense that the weird aspects stem from ancient Roman Catholic teachings regarding restless spirits of the dead that failed to be rescued from mythical purgatory (due in part to the refusal/failure of their surviving kin to “pay the piper,” the coffers of Rome) and rose from their graves on the eve of this observance to make known their anguish.
We used to have a retired pastor who would do a skit every Reformation Sunday. He dressed up in a costume similar to what Martin Luther wore in his day along with a triangular hat. He used a cane anyway, so it seemed like an aged monk.
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