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The Idea That Changed The World

Save the Date: a evening performance viewing of “The Idea that Changed the World.” Tuesday night, October 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm here at Good Sam along with Trinity Lutheran Church.  Join in this fun, inspiring, educational docu-drama about Martin Luther and the Reformation as we celebrate 500 years of reformation tradition. Take this opportunity to learn more about Martin Luther and the Reformation as well as, to visit with the folks from Trinity Lutheran. We will have an intermission with goodies supplied by Trinity.

Martin Luther remains one of the most important and influential people in the western world. The year 2017 will see both scholarship and popular media reflect and comment on Martin Luther and his legacy—sometimes negatively. His reform of the church, his translation of the Bible, and his reshaping of Christian life changed the religious, social, and political face of Europe. These reverberations are still felt today—even here in far-away America, where Christianity and even the nation itself would look very different were it not for Martin Luther.

But who was Martin Luther? What was his world like? And, most importantly, what is the significance of his message today? Trying to imagine this 500 years later is not easy; trying to visualize and verbalize it through film is both an opportunity and a challenge. In this film, in addition to accurately representing historical details like clothing, architecture, sounds, and attitudes, the most important work is to communicate Luther’s ideas to a modern audience.