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Worthwhile Recognition

While the rest of the world may celebrate the Halloween holiday, the faculty, staff, and students at Clearwater Christian College paused to acknowledge a different event on Monday, October 31. Mr. Robert Carver, Associate Professor of Greek and Bible, fulfilled his yearly tradition of nailing a copy of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses to his office door.

“October 31 is one of the most important days on our calendar,” he said. “Unfortunately, most people (Christians included) associate it with pumpkins,  ghosts, goblins, witches, and worse—even the gruesome and demonic. The importance of October 31 is far greater than that. It is associated with an event that changed the course of the history of the church.”

Monday marked the 494th anniversary of the nailing of Luther’s 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, on October 31, 1517. “This was a bold act by a 33 year old Augustinian monk named Martin Luther,” said Mr. Carver.“ The ringing blows of that hammer marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.”

Accompanying Mr. Carver’s presentation, students will find a Reformation-themed display located in the Easter Library. This display will be available for viewing for the week.