Reformation Tour & Passion Play

May 27 - June 6, 2022

Led by Erik Thoennes
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Trip Blog Posts

Day 08 - A Retrospective on the GTI/Pathfinders Reformation Tour

posted on Monday June 06 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

The Reformation. A seminal event in church history. Because it happened so long ago, we as Protestants living in the 21st century may not appreciate just what a monumental event that was, and how much we owe to our forebears who worked tirelessly to bring it to fruition. Nine days ago, 24 of...

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Day 07 - Munich

posted on Saturday June 04 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

We had a great day today doing a city tour of Munich. We got a broad overview as we went by bus around the bustling city hearing about historical and modern city features. We spent time sharing thoughts about the trip and how to put what we’ve learned into action when we get home. Then we finished...

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Day 06 - Rottenburg & Nuremberg

posted on Saturday June 04 2022 at 12:00 am UTC

Guten Abend, So we end another fabulous day on this great journey of discovery that we are all on. I can’t imagine being on this journey with a better group of people. I knew not one of you before this trip and had a wee bit of trepidation being on my own since my hubby had both hips replaced...

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Day 05 - Worms, Rhine River Cruise, Rudesheim, Mainz

posted on Thursday June 02 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

We got on the bus super early this morning! Our eyes barely open we gobbled down a good breakfast in less than 1/2 hour, but it was hot! On the bus Erik shared Galatian’s one, where we could see why this would have been Luther’s favorite book as he likely had the experiences Paul had...

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Day 04 - Coburg Fortress

posted on Wednesday June 01 2022 at 7:00 pm UTC

Today we had a beautiful drive from Erfurt to Coburg that included sweeping views of the countryside as well as long tunnels through forested mountains. Coburg Fortress is a medieval fortress in the Bavarian area of Germany. We had a chance to wander through the castle/fortress and enjoy the art,...

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Day 03 - Tue May 31

posted on Tuesday May 31 2022 at 10:00 pm UTC

Tuesday, May 31st, after loading up the bus to depart, we sang together (which is a favorite part of the day for me) the hymn, "Sing Praises to God Whom Reigns" by Johann Jakob Schütz. The hymn reminds me of the Five Solas that Martin Luther professed; Sola Deo Gloria, Sola Scriptura, Sola Fida,...

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Day 02 - Wittenberg / Leipzig

posted on Monday May 30 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Today we intertwined theology with music. Theologically speaking we started our day with Dr. Thoennes reminding us that Luther wanted the people to “Let God be God.” It was his aim to have God put in His proper place. It was Copernican thinking that revolutionized theology in that everything...

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Day 01 - Berlin / Wittenberg

posted on Sunday May 29 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Berlin, the capital of Germany, a city steeped in history both ancient and modern. This is where we began our journey. We stayed in the Berlin-Moabit district, a district named by the French Huguenots who settled there. These refugees named the district after the region of Moab in the Old Testament. As...

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Day 00 - We Have Arrived in Germany!

posted on Saturday May 28 2022 at 10:00 pm UTC

Hey everyone, we wanted to let you know that we all arrived here in Berlin! A majority of us flew over from Los Angeles and met up with the rest of the group that made their way from the East Coast. We are all looking forward to a good night's sleep as we get ready to explore Berlin and dive into studying...

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Preparing for Germany

posted on Friday April 29 2022 at 4:35 pm UTC

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