On Saturday, June 3rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., we will have Dr. Paul Maier with us to take us through a very informative and exciting Reformation Seminar! Cost for this seminar is only $20.00 to defray the cost of snacks and lunch. You may sign up at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings or call the church office at 713.224.0684 and talk to Rollin Cattau during the week.
The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century was the great gateway between the Medieval and Modern worlds. It was a spiritual revolution that affects us dramatically to the present day, a time of violence and yet spiritual peace, of barbaric intolerance and yet cultural progress, all of which set the stage for what we enjoy today.
The topics to be covered by Dr. Maier in this seminar include: Reformers before the Reformation, The Young Luther, One Man Against the World, and The Spread of the Reformation.
Here’s more about Dr. Maier’s teaching, ministry, writing and life serving our Lord Jesus Christ:
Dr. Paul L. Maier is Professor of Ancient History (em.) at Western Michigan University, a four-term Vice President of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and a much-published author of both scholarly and popular works. His novels include two historical documentaries: Pontius Pilate and The Flames of Rome, as well as a theological thriller that became #1 national bestseller in religious fiction, A Skeleton in God’s Closet. The sequels, More Than a Skeleton and The Constantine Codex completed the trilogy.
His non-fiction works include In the Fullness of Time, a book that correlates sacred with secular evidence from the ancient world impinging on Jesus and early Christianity; Josephus—The Essential Works, a new translation/commentary on writings of the first-century Jewish historian; and Eusebius—The Church History, a similar book on the first Christian historian. Maier’s latest work is a new edition of Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, the famed best-seller of the Reformation Era. More than five million Maier books are now in print in twenty languages, as well as over 300 scholarly articles and reviews in professional journals.
Dr. Maier lectures widely, appears frequently in national radio, television, and newspaper interviews, and has received numerous awards. He has also penned seven children’s books, and hosted six video series dealing with Jesus, St. Paul, the early church, the Bible, and current Christianity.
He married his wife, Joan, in 1967, and they have four daughters, all of whom live in southwestern Michigan.
We look forward to Dr. Maier’s return visit with another exciting seminar as he makes Reformation history come alive in his presentations.