Don’t Miss These Reformation Events

October 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm

500 years ago, Martin Luther – without meaning to – changed the world forever.

Scholars and religious leaders from the Spartanburg community have planned “Reformation 500” a slate of events, both on and off campus, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. All of the events are free and open to the public.

Don’t miss these upcoming lectures:

Oct. 22: Sermon “Sola Christus”

  • First Presbyterian Church, 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m.

Oct. 22: Combined choir concert: “Bach’s Reformation Cantata”

  • First Presbyterian Church, 6 p.m.

Oct. 23: “Luther and the Question of Women”

  • Dr. Carol Loar, Professor of History, USC Upstate
  • St. John’s Lutheran, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 27 “Martin Luther, Judaism, and the Holocaust”

  • Dr. Rob McCormick, Professor of History, USC Upstate
  • Temple B’nai Israel, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 28-29: Reformation weekend – multiple churches:

Oct. 29 Sermon: “Soli Deo Gloria”

  • First Presbyterian Church, 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m.

Oct. 29: American Guild of Organists: Reformation Recital

  • St. John’s Lutheran, 4 p.m.

Oct. 30: “The Radical Reformation: Coexistence, Persecution, and Martyrdom”

  • Dr. Timothy Fehler, Professor of History, Furman University
  • USC Upstate, CLC Ballroom, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 6:  “The Great Awakening and the American Revolution in the South”

  • Michael Scoggins, Research Director, Southern Revolutionary War Institute, York, SC
  • USC Upstate, 7 p.m. (in partnership with the Revolutionary War Roundtable of the Backcountry)

Nov. 14: “What’s next for the Reformation?

  • Panel discussion: Bishop Herman Yoos, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Rev. Gordan Raynal, Senior Presbyter, Foothills Presbytery; Bishop Andrew Waldo, Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC; Fr. Jay Scott Newman, St. Mary’s Catholic Church
  • St. John’s Lutheran, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 16: A Reformation Concert

  • Spartanburg Festival Chorus; Converse Symphony Orchestra
  • Converse College, Twichell Auditorium 7:30 p.m.