The Reformation Takes Christians on a Mission
I think the most lasting impact of the Reformation is gospel-centered mission. So the Reformation—with its return to the gospel—unleashed a movement that continues today as Christians everywhere take the good news to the entire world.
It involves leaving your family, leaving your friends, leaving your country. It involves learning a new language and a new culture. It means contextualizing yourself and your church in order to announce the gospel in a way that other people understand.
It involves Christians going to reach Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists—learning a different religious context. It entails learning different worldviews, like the honor/shame culture, rather than our guilt/innocence culture. It involves great contextualization of who we are and what we engage in as we announce the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The global missional movement began with the Reformation.
- Does the Reformation Still Matter? (Stephen J. Nichols)
- 10 Things You Should Know about the Reformation (Tim Chester)
- Be Inspired by the Lives of Key Reformation Figures