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Reformation 500 Documentary

Oct 25

Written by: Del Meyer
10/25/2017 5:32 AM 

October 31, 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.

A lone monk’s actions 500 years ago continue to have a great impact. Hear from some of the world’s greatest scholars on Martin Luther and the significance of the Reformation for our modern world in “500: The Impact of the Reformation Today,” a documentary that reveals how the Reformation surrounds us more than we realize through religion, politics and our society.

This thought-provoking documentary delves beyond the history of the Reformation, showing how its events and leaders left lasting effects on almost every aspect of modern-day life. Four years in the making, portions were shot on location throughout Germany where the actual Reformation events occurred. The documentary is hosted by St. Louis Fox News Anchor Sandy Miller. 

Congregations and schools are encouraged to share the video in whatever version works best for their purposes.

The documentary is available in a variety of versions:

  • A multipart topical series: This free version provides 20 short videos in three topical playlists — “Religion,” “Political” and “Social.”
  • An hour-long documentary: This free version offers insights about the Reformation in a single video.
  • A feature-length documentary: This version will be available for purchase in fall 2017 from Vision Video at

For more information, contact or 800-822-5287.

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is not about Martin Luther, whom God used to reform His Church. Rather, it’s about Jesus Christ, who forgave Luther—and forgives you! —by grace through faith.

In Luther’s time, people spent countless hours giving honor to saints because they believed that doing so would lessen their time in purgatory on their way to heaven. But by studying God’s Word, Luther realized that it is not our works that save us. It is God’s grace. Because the Bible tells us, “by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8–9 ESV).

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, invites you to join in the celebration and the confession of salvation through Jesus Christ alone. Because even 500 years after the Reformation, it’s still all about Jesus.


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