Reformations & Resentments:
Why it matters to remember the Reformation rightly
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and Martin Luther's 95 Theses. This talk will explore the myths and message associated with the Protestant Reformation and offer a critique about its enduring legacy (both good and bad) on Christianity in the present. This class will be taught by Dr. Jon Lemmond, Pastor at Montecito Covenant Church.
Jon Lemmond is Pastor for Congregational Life at Montecito Covenant Church and has been on staff since 2008. He has an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he focused on the German Reformation. His dissertation studied domestic abuse and gender constructions in the first Protestant city of Nuremberg. He has lived in Santa Barbara since 1999 and is married to Marianne Robins, a History Professor at Westmont College. They have four children: Jeremie, Emma, Jordan, and Lea. Jon loves the rough and tumble of a pastor's life, is a bit of a foodie, and geeks-out often about rock climbing.