The Story of Martin Luther

Stop motion animation that uses Playmobil to tell the story of Martin Luther, and the Reformation.

Who lived disguised in a castle, smuggled nuns to safety in barrels and gave such interesting Bible lectures that locals crowded in with the students to hear? In this video over 4,000 individual photos animate scenes from the life of Martin Luther.

See the castle where he hid as an outlaw, Wittenberg where he taught, the monastery where he was first gripped by the Bible, and the Imperial Council at Worms as you’ve never seen them before, translated into Playmobil.

To see how the video was produced watch the behind the scenes.

Possible Discussion Questions

  • What did Luther say that was so radical? Why was the Pope so angry?
  • Why is the reformation still so important for the church today? How does it change the way we approach the Bible?



Produced by Go Chatter

Go Chatter has created a number of evangelistic videos linked to current events or trending topics, videos with a seasonal emphasis and others that feature someone’s life-story.

Animation by Dan Rackham

Dan Rackham has been creating evangelistic videos online for 5 years, his videos have been watched just over 4 million times. Previously Dan served as an evangelist and community worker at a church in Liverpool and before that worked in Corporate Banking at RBS.

Narrated by Mike Reeves

Mike Reeves is the President and Professor of Theology at Union School of Theology. He oversees the work of Union, and teaches in the areas of systematic and historical theology and also on preaching and spiritual formation.