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PDF icon Bulletin Insert ‒ Reformation: 501 Years and Counting
October 28, 2018, is the 501st anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This bulletin insert celebrates John Calvin's role in the Reformation and in the church we are today...
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On October 31, 2017, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. What would YOU reform in the church today?
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September 5, 2019

Reformers were conflicted about the cross. They disagreed about whether to reject or use the crucifix, to adopt an unadorned cross, or to discard the symbol altogether. Most Protestant churches today tend to be less ornate and our crosses bare—a direct reflection of the Reformation call to integrity.

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September 5, 2019

October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, an important date in the history of the United Church and for Reformed Churches around the world. To commemorate the occasion, we are publishing a series of blog posts by Trisha Elliott on "What Makes Us Protestant...

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September 5, 2019

Most of the reformers left it up to individual Christians to decide whether signing was an appropriate expression of faith, but there were some who condemned it as a form of idolatry. Gradually, it fell out of favour with the majority of Protestants.

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September 5, 2019

For the first thousand years of Christianity, and particularly since the Council of Ephesus in 431, Mary has held a special place in Christian faith as Theotokos, or “Bearer of God.” But for just as long, there has been debate about how “special” that place ought to be.

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September 5, 2019

October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, an important date in the history of the United Church and for Reformed Churches around the world. To commemorate the occasion, we are publishing a series of blog posts by Trisha Elliott on "What Makes Us Protestant...

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