Rev. Kraus shares about Martin Luther.

Reformation 500th Anniversary Colloquium Engages Participants

Ohio Christian University celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on Oct. 31.  Over 125 students and guests attended this illuminating event in Melvin and Laura Maxwell Library.

The special anniversary colloquium quickly filled available seating and overflowed onto a nearby stairwell.  Attendees arriving last listened from vantage points between library stacks. Regardless of tight quarters, once assembled, the gathering evinced an atmosphere of warm community and intense interest.

Circleville Trinity Lutheran Church’s Rev. Gerhard Kraus gave an engaging presentation that reviewed Reformation history and framed Martin Luther in an historical context  that students and guests easily appreciated.  Listeners who are studying early Church history found this presentation especially enlightening.

Following the keynote, a panel formed for a Q&A session.  Students Abby Adams and Marcus Chong joined Rev. Kraus and Prof. Ben Williamson in the lively discussion. President Jon Kulaga concluded the celebration with a prayer.

This special colloquium included bound papers by Church History students available for attendees. Crossroads Community Church provided “Candy Care Packages” for students, and refreshments were provided for all.

Ohio Christian thanks its SS 401 Church History class for their academic work, assistance in creating this celebration, and thanks everyone for participating in making it a great success!

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