On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses. These theses rocked the religious, social, and political establishment of his day. He did not come to his reformation on his own. In fact, it wasn't even his reformation. It was God's reformation won from Luther's deep, heartfelt encounter with the Word of God.

We believe that we need world-shaking encounters with the Word of God like that...again. In this project, two twins, who also happen to be Lutheran pastors, will take listeners on the same journey that Luther once took.  These will not be sermons.  These will not be devotions. They will be a deep-dive into the Word of God.  

Project 1517 will produce audio content covering books of the Bible from start to finish until we have finished the whole Bible. Then, we will start over again. Click on the project's logo above or right here to access content. Project 1517 content is also posted regularly here. The project is underway, with Jude now the second book being discussed.


Pastor Timothy Bourman

Pastor Timothy Bourman was called to serve as pastor of Sure Foundation in Queens, NY in May of 2008. He studied for the pastoral ministry at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN (class of 2004), where he received a Bachelor of Arts in the pastoral ministry. He attended graduate school at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2008. Rev. Bourman is studying for his Doctor of Ministry degree in Homiletics. 

Pastor Jonathan Bourman

Pastor Jonathan Bourman was called as the planting pastor of Peace in Aiken, SC in September of 2013. He studied for the pastoral ministry at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN (class of 2004), where he received a Bachelor of Arts in the pastoral ministry. He attended graduate school at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. He graduated with a Masters of Divinity in 2008.  Rev. Bourman is studying for his second masters degree.