The 95 Theses
Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place. Therefore he asks that those who cannot be present and dispute with him orally shall do so in their absence by letter. In the name of Christ, Amen.
- When Jesus Christ said, “Repent” (Mt 4:17), he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.
The story of a black reverend pastor in 19th century England. Dramatized by the BBC in their seminal series Great Wyrley – The ‘Great Wyrley Outrages’ A true case of a wrongful conviction of a pastor’s son because of his race and religion.
Also featured in Arthur Conan Doyle’s novella, “His Last Bow.”
Shondha malothi jobae when evening meets the arrangement of clouds phulo bonae jhurae blossoms cover the earth and all of its inhabitants. Kae aashi bajalae bashi bhoirobee shurae, Who comes with a melodious flute playing the raag bhairavi (morning)? Shajer purno chaandae oruno bhabhiya, the dressed up moon believes it is born again. Papiya probhathi shurae uthilo gahiya , the songbird wakes up singing pleasingly. Bhorer komol bhaebae, believing it to be morning its yearning shaajer shapla phulae, descends on the bejewelled Shapla flower. Kunjore bhromor dhurae dhurae, In the gardens, the bumble bee spreads the Shapla flower’s scent far and wide. Shaajer shopna kunjonae, with pregnant dreams bikaler shaadher dhaka, the evening orders what must be fulfilled chilo bono bhumi, the safety of our homes among forests. Shokaler mollika phutailae thumi, You who have raised morning’s plume rangilo shaadh rongae of bright red ghodhuli logono, brought about auspicious times shonaalae ashaar bani of hope’s story biroho bidhurae for the forlorn everywhere.