Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Rick Steves, travel journalist and host of the PBS show Rick Steves’ Europe, and the public radio show Travel with Rick Steves, sat down with Christian and Amy in Washington DC to talk about the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Is the Reformation still significant 500 years later? Was it really as revolutionary as everyone makes it out to be? How do you claim grace over works, yet compel good works? What do we say to people who say they don’t need the church? Do we make a case for church? What is the role of corporate worship?
Plus, hear bishop Eaton and Rick talk about why they are Lutheran, what Lutheranism has to offer, about faith, doubt, and coming back to faith, embodiment and incarnation, the material versus the spiritual, and what it means to be in the world but not of it.
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