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It’s 1520. Martin Luther has been declared a heretic by Pope Leo X, and his books are being burned. How much longer before Luther himself is thrown into the fire?

Enter the German Reformer’s dramatic story with Luther: In Real Time. First released 500 years after the events described, this podcast allows you to walk in Martin Luther’s footsteps from his heresy charges to his famous stand for the authority of God’s Word at the Diet of Worms. Share this podcast with people of all ages so they can hear—in Luther’s own words—what Protestants are protesting and why it still matters today.

Luther: In Real Time Ligonier Ministries

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 41 Ratings

It’s 1520. Martin Luther has been declared a heretic by Pope Leo X, and his books are being burned. How much longer before Luther himself is thrown into the fire?

Enter the German Reformer’s dramatic story with Luther: In Real Time. First released 500 years after the events described, this podcast allows you to walk in Martin Luther’s footsteps from his heresy charges to his famous stand for the authority of God’s Word at the Diet of Worms. Share this podcast with people of all ages so they can hear—in Luther’s own words—what Protestants are protesting and why it still matters today.

    Introducing Season 2

    Introducing Season 2

    Walk again with Martin Luther to hear how God used the conviction of a lone German monk to spark reformation in the church and change the world forever. Every Friday, listen to the high points from the original series or experience Luther's gripping story for the first time.

    Season 2 launches October 8. Subscribe today and share the podcast with people of all ages so they can hear--in Luther's own words--what Protestants are protesting and why it still matters today.
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1438/luther-in-real-time
    If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:
    Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/
    5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/
    Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast
    Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/
    Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/
    The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

    • 1 min
    October 10, 1520: Damnable Heretic [Rebroadcast]

    October 10, 1520: Damnable Heretic [Rebroadcast]

    It's been three years since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg. Now the pope's envoy is knocking on Luther's door, and the message is dire. As season 2 of the podcast begins today, travel back to 1520 to witness why Luther was called to recant his teachings and what was at stake if he refused.
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1438/luther-in-real-time
    If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:
    Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/
    5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/
    Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast
    Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/
    Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/
    The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

    • 12 min
    October 16, 1520: The Wild Boar [Rebroadcast]

    October 16, 1520: The Wild Boar [Rebroadcast]

    In the eyes of Pope Leo X, Martin Luther is a boar running wild in his vineyard, and this pest must be hunted down. Today, Leo turns to Luther's patron, Frederick, to help him take the rebel captive.
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1438/luther-in-real-time
    If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:
    Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/
    5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/
    Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast
    Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/
    Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/
    The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

    • 8 min
    November 10, 1520: The Lost Boy [Rebroadcast]

    November 10, 1520: The Lost Boy [Rebroadcast]

    On his 37th birthday, Martin Luther's thoughts turn to his troubled past. For most of his life, he was driven by fear, striving to earn God's favor and escape the torments of hell. But today, Luther has true peace with God through faith alone in Christ alone--the very peace that Pope Leo X seeks to steal away.
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1438/luther-in-real-time
    If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:
    Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/
    5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/
    Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast
    Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/
    Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/
    The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

    • 9 min
    November 28, 1520: The Articles of Antichrist [Rebroadcast]

    November 28, 1520: The Articles of Antichrist [Rebroadcast]

    If Martin Luther is right about the Bible's message of salvation, then the Roman Catholic Church must reform itself--radically. Today, the monk's books are being burned in the streets, but this only drives Luther to write more boldly in defense of the gospel.
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1438/luther-in-real-time
    If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:
    Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/
    5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/
    Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast
    Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/
    Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/
    The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

    • 11 min
    December 10, 1520: Time’s Up [Rebroadcast]

    December 10, 1520: Time’s Up [Rebroadcast]

    Martin Luther has put up a good fight against Pope Leo X. But if the monk does not renounce his teachings now, there can be no turning back. Today, join Luther on the day of reckoning in the snowy streets of Wittenberg.
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1438/luther-in-real-time
    If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:
    Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/
    5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/
    Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast
    Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/
    Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/
    The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Deckstar88 ,

Hoping for the continuation of the story

This has been great to listen to with my kids. We’ve loved the dramatisation of the events of Luther’s life. The repetition of the gospel message has been brillant for all of us.

Fdant ,

Fantastic

Brilliant overview of Luther’s life and the incredible legacy he has had

stef4551Aus ,

Fantastic

No other words!

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