Since I've been sick Keegan has had a vacation from school mostly. Poor kid...ha ha.
Well, today Dave brought home a previously viewed DVD that he got for only $5.00 at the local grocery store. We don't go out to many movies because of the expense and we had never heard of this movie before. It looked pretty good... Joseph Fiennes who played William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (1998) starred in it, so I was excited! (What a cutie!) Many of you may know the movie I'm talking about even if I was clueless.
It is Luther (2003 version), the story of Martin Luther, the 16th century Catholic monk who led the Christian Reformation.
I was raised Catholic but I am now a Non-Denominational Christian. If you don't know what that means, hey, I'll tell ya!
To me, if a person believes in the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) of God and have asked Jesus to save them from their sins, then they are a Christian. I wouldn't say no to attending a Catholic, Protestant, Lutheran, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist or any other Christian church.
Right now I'm a member of a Southern Baptist church (not a Bible thumping "burn in hell" kind but a wonderful Jesus loving one).
Well, I spent about 2 1/2 years in Bible College (San Jose Bible College and BIOLA University) and that is where I learned the history of the church. So, I had a fairly good knowledge of the Reformation and Martin Luther. I was excited to see that Hollywood actually made a movie about it. Although, I was cautious because, well, it was Hollywood, I decided to make it a school lesson. Keegan and I sat down to watch it; all 2 hours and 4 minutes of it.
Immediately I was captivated. It was so real, so honest, and such a GREAT depiction of the time and life of Luther. I related to the confusion that Martin Luther had about purgatory and saints and relics and purchasing time for dead relatives from purgatory. I cheered when he posted his views about it all on the door of the church.
Keegan (10) was enthralled. He loved it and we discussed all his questions. What a great learning time we had.
If you have never seen this movie, go do so. It is so worth the time. You'll probably end up purchasing it (I bet). Heck it is worth it even if it is just to look at Joseph Fiennes! Hee hee. But it is awesome and well told.
For once I can truly say, "Horray for Hollywood!"