This year, Augustana College students, teachers, and friends will celebrate Martin Luther and the effect he had on the protestant reformation.
WVIK's Michelle O'Neill reports it's been 500 years since the priest nailed his 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.
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In addition, the college and Rock Island library Frieze lecture series will explore the protestant reformation of 1517.
Dr. Jason Mahn is an Assistant Professor of Religion at the college in Rock Island. He's also the director of its new Faith and Learning Center. He says Augustana is hosting a series of public events called, "Relevant Reformation."
One highlight will the Sunday morning's church service in Ascension Chapel featuring the Augustana College Chamber Singers, a brass ensemble, and other musicians.
Starting next month, Augustana will hold discussions about Mahn's book, "Radical Lutherans, Lutheran Radicals." And in January, Reverend Nadia Bolz Weber will be a keynote speaker on symposium day. One of her books is called, "Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People."
Faculty, staff, and local residents will also continue to discuss Luther's sermon, "The Freedom of a Christian" during lunch next Wednesday.