October 31st – It’s not just about Halloween

***Warning! This blog post does NOT contain any affiliate links. Why? Because I didn’t feel like it. In fact, I’m not even home right now. I’m out trick-or-treating with my kids. This whole thing is a scheduled recording. Leave a message at the beep.****

My husband and I aren’t the best when it comes to going to church. I go more often than he does but not by much. The only time I ask him to go is when it’s an A-List church event like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Super Football Sunday. October 29th was the day that Lutheran churches were celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation that took place on October 31, 1517. The anniversary of the Reformation is definitely an A-List event and inspired the following conversation.

Me: Honey?

Husband: Yes?

Me: We need to go to church on Sunday.

Husband: Okay? Any particular reason?

Me: Yeah. It’s the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Husband: The what?

***My husband wasn’t raised Lutheran so this is all new to him.****

Me: The Reformation. It’s why I’m Lutheran. It’s a huuuge deal.

Husband: Why?

Me: Why what?

Husband: Why is the Reformation a big deal?

Me: (silent)

Husband: What is the Reformation?

Me:Um….well….Um……Well crap! I don’t know. Let me Google it.

Husband: What do you mean you don’t know? (Begins mocking me.) It’s a huuuuuuuggggge deal. It’s why you’re a Lutheran. How do you not know?

Me: Listen jerk-face! I said I was Lutheran. I never said I was a well-educated Lutheran.

Husband (chuckling): Fair enough. What does Google say about the Reformation.

Me: That Martin Luther called out the Catholic church by stating that people couldn’t buy forgiveness for their sins.

***I’ll spare you the rest of the details regarding the Reformation. If you’d like to learn more about it than I encourage you to check out the video below. It’s the story of the Reformation sung to the tune of “Manic Monday.”***


And, because someone at my church thought it was a good idea to put me in charge of the church’s Facebook page, here are some memes I put together in honor of this event.

***Sending out thoughts and prayers for the victims of the NYC terror attack***

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4 thoughts on “October 31st – It’s not just about Halloween

  1. Having been raised Lutheran and attending a Lutheran college for two years before going to a state school, I know far more than i wanted about the Reformation. I loved the song, by the way. Very creative!

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