Luther’s Furry Friend
A fun fact about Luther is that he had a dog named Tolpel, and he wrote about it.
Many people do not know that he was, in fact, quite a lonely guy. I didn’t know that before I started reading all of his letters. He was lonely, and he discovered it by seeing that a lot of people reacted differently to his messages. Younger colleagues didn't involve him because of the way he was sometimes troublesome.
Luther's loneliness is a little-known but interesting fact about the man.
Famous, Yet Not Heroic
Also, he did not die as a hero. You would expect the most famous man in Europe to be in a central place when he passed away—in Paris, Munich, Vienna, or even, Rome. But, he died in the little town of Eisleben, where he was born.
There was not much press about it. He died while trying to solve a discussion between two brothers, and not on the world’s stage. I think that's a remarkable end that many people don't know.
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The way Martin Luther spoke about women is controversial and complicated: in some ways he valued them and in some ways he did not.
As the Word is preached, the Christian is torn down by the law and built up in the gospel.