This coming Sunday, October 26, is Reformation Day. What was the Reformation? On October 31st, 1517, the German monk and professor Martin Luther posted a list of 95 theses that sought to reform the beliefs and practices of the medieval Catholic Church according to the teachings of the Bible. Luther’s ideas for reforming the church encouraged Christians all over Europe to seek major revival and purification of the church from traditions that distorted and corrupted the faith and pattern of life passed on to the church by Jesus through his apostles. Reformation Day is a holiday celebrated on October 31st or the last weekend in October in remembrance of the Protestant Reformation.