When Super Bowl XLIX takes place Sunday evening, millions of fans across the country will sit down with their gluttonous Super Bowl snacks and watch the Patriots battle the Seahawks for the right to look into the camera and proclaim, “I’m going to Disney World!”
I find it highly ironic that my brother in the ministry, the Rev. Henry Idema, would use Dr. Martin Luther in his Tribune article of Jan. 21 — to even introduce, much less attempt to legitimize, his thoughts on “change” in religions; for Dr. Luther did not seek to bring “new” change to the Christian Church in Rome in the way that brother Idema suggests.
Every now and then, I find myself paging through a copy of Reminisce in someone’s office waiting room. It’s a magazine full of nostalgia with the byline, “The magazine that brings back the Good Times.”
Islam emerged into history in the seventh century, which makes the religion roughly 1,400 years old. What saved Christianity, in my view, was a Reformation which took place when Christianity was roughly 1,500 years old.