The story of humanity is woven with epochs of the courage, foresight, fortitude, and commitment of men and women who chose to challenge the established norms of their day. Whether it be in science, art, business, religion, politics, or any other human endeavor, they seized the moment, turned the rudder of their time, and changed the course of history.
|Martin Luther defending his faith before the church of Rome|
One such champion was an obscure monk on the vast continent of Europe. In the sixteenth century, Martin Luther dared to challenge the most powerful institution of his day. The fruit of his unmitigated boldness has touched, for the better, the lives of virtually every member of the civilized world. Sadly, too many today are turning his ship back to the port from whence it came. But why?