Reformation Big Event Lectures

In October 1517, a German Priest named Martin Luther, a professor at the University of Wittenburg in Germany, challenged the status quo of the church by daring to speak out about the scandals, abuses and errors propagated by those in power. His deepest desire was to draw the people of God back to the simple, pure message of God’s grace in Jesus Christ.


Luther’s challenge changed the face of Europe and the world. His ideas were championed from England to Hungary, and shaped the thinking of John Calvin and those who planted the seeds of the Presbyterian Church.


First Presbyterian Church is celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by hosting a special series of big events on Wednesday Evenings in October:

Click HERE to Listen/Download the podcasts. Videos and Podcasts of the upcoming Reformation events will also be available on this page.



Dr. Chris Scruggs, retired Pastor of Advent Presbyterian Church (EPC), Memphis, Tennessee, presents “How John Calvin Helped Create Our World.” The movement that rose from Luther’s “protest” (the “protestant” reformation) not only changed the practice of Christianity, it also changed the economic and political climate of the time and set the foundations for our modern world.



Dr. David Green. Pastor, FPC Conroe, Texas connects the reformation ideas to our own history in his presentation, “McCullough, Bunting and the Pioneer Presbyterians of Texas,” how the protestant reformation moved west.



Tom Dooling and Jae Ha present “The Music of the Reformation.” Join us for this opportunity to learn, sing, and hear some of the music that was inspired by the Protestant Reformation, and performances of selections of the J.S. Bach Cantata “Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott–A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”


Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of the Archdiocese of San Antonio presents a Roman Catholic View of the Reformation, 500 years later.

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