Martin Luther and Ethiopian Christianity: Historical Traces - Sightings (David Daniels)
While many congregations commemorated Reformation Sunday, and with it the 500th anniversary of the event we tend to use as the marker of the spark that ignited the Reformation, we do so today. I am not preaching today because we have with us at Central Woodward Christian Church Dr. Deanna Thompson, a Luther scholar. Deanna is with us as our speaker for the 2017 Perry Gresham Bible Lectures. Since I'm not preaching and therefore can't share my sermon (as I normally do on Sunday), I am sharing this essay by David Daniels concerning Martin Luther's interest in the Ethiopian Church. Apparently Luther saw that church as a precursor of reform, or at least the existence of a church that didn't follow the Roman Catholic trajectory. Dr. Daniels helpfully introduces us to interactions between Luther and an Ethiopian cleric. It's an intriguing article, which I commend to you.