In recognition of the 500th Anniversary
Reformation Seminar on Saturday, October 21, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Family Life Center
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"The Word Did Everything: Reflections on the Reformation Five Centuries Later."
Presented by Steven Tyra, MA, Th. MN.
Seminar is Free


“I did nothing; the Word did everything.”  So Martin Luther modestly characterized his role in a movement that would transform all of Christendom forever, a movement that came to be known as the Reformation.  The events that followed Luther’s action on the fateful day of October 31, 1517 continue to have a profound impact on our present day worship, view of Scripture, and other critical aspects of our faith.  This seminar will focus on the major events of the Reformation both in Luther’s Germany and in John Calvin’s Geneva.  The seminar also will provide insight into why the Reformation continues to have significance for us today.
Steven William Tyra, MA, Th. MN.  did his undergraduate work at UC Davis, receiving a BA in English in 2008.  He received his MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2011 and his Th.M. in Church History from Fuller in 2012.  Steven was ordained as a Pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in 2013 and served in ministry for four years at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Kent, Washington.  Steven currently is working on his Ph.D. in Church History at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  His doctoral work focuses on the Reformation with an emphasis on the life, works, and theology of Martin Luther. Steven’s publications include, When Considering Creation, Simply Follow the Rule (of Faith): Patristic Exegesis of Romans 8:19-22 and the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, Journal of Theological Interpretation 8.2 (Fall 2014): 251-273 and All Creatures are Martyrs: Martin Luther’s Cruciform Exegesis of Romans 8:19-22, Westminster Theological Journal 76.1 (Spring 2014): 27-53.