These days there are many "Christian voices" in our public who don't speak for me and whose values don't match my Christian values.
As much as giving their agendas a voice distorts the general secular view of our American Christian community, I hope this documentary helps balance that by illustrating — in a viewable and accessible way — the reasons why we as Lutherans are proud of our progressive Christian values and how they are rooted in our Reformation heritage.
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age.
In this one-hour special — filmed on location in Europe — Rick Steves tells the story of a humble monk who lived a dramatic life.
Rick visits key sites relating to the Reformation (including Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Rome) and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe — from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation.
It's a story of power, rebellion, and faith that you'll never forget.
magazine about the reasons why he decided to produce his TV special, "Rick Steves' Luther and the Reformation," how he arrived at certain decisions, and what he learned from the experience.
What do you most hope Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) members and congregations take away from this special?
How did you decide what you most wanted to focus on in this special?
I wanted to make it interesting and appealing to non-Christians and non-Lutheran Christians alike.