On Saturday 5th November, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry was open to the public (link ) . The Albrecht group welcomed hundreds of guests to our lab throughout the day, with a number of enjoyable demonstrations and hands-on experiments to both educate and entertain people of all ages. Our theme for the open day was "Zaubern mit Metal" ("Magic with Metals") and we were able to intrigue people with the colour changes of transition metal ions when reacted with different ligands, as well as the classic "Silver mirror experiment", which gave children (of all ages) something to bring home with them from the day.
Martin Luther is one of the most influential figures in Western history. His writings were responsible for fractionalizing the Catholic Church and sparking the Protestant Reformation. His central teachings, that the Bible is the central source of religious authority and that salvation is reached through faith and not deeds, shaped the core of Protestantism. Although Luther was critical of the Catholic Church, he distanced himself from the radical successors who took up his mantle. Luther is remembered as a controversial figure, not only because his writings led to significant religious reform and division, but also because in later life he took on radical positions on other questions, including his pronouncements against Jews, which some have said may have portended German anti-Semitism; others dismiss them as just one man’s vitriol that did not gain a following. Some of Luther’s most significant contributions to theological history, however, such as his insistence that as the sole source of religious authority the Bible be translated and made available to everyone, were truly revolutionary in his day.
Dr. Nichols: I have enjoyed your books,especially the little yellow covered book, The Reformation. I am enjoying your 5 minutes of church history. I am a loyal listener of the Ligonier presentations of Dr. Sproul and the TableTalk magazine. I also have enjoyed the books of Dr. Steven Lawson which I have purchased and read through the Ligonier program. I would like to receive your 5 minutes of church history to my online email. George J. Sweeney, . Lincoln, NE = @ . Thank you for your devotion to our Savior, Jesus.