LESSON ONE - MARTIN LUTHER. NOT A GIRLY MAN.
So who is this Martin Luther guy? Why are we starting with him? Well, he did start a whole bunch of stuff.
Martin Luther led a movement to reform the church in the 1520's. He is not to be confused with Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader of the 1960's. Though it is pretty cool that Martin Luther King Jr.'s father was named after Martin Luther, and hence he was too.
The legend goes that Luther, while studying to become a lawyer, became frightened walking home one night during a thunderstorm. He prayed to St. Anne for his safety, and vowed that if he were kept safe he would become a monk. And he became an Augustinian. Eventually Luther started studying the bible...