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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 dramatic story at the dawn of the Reformation. Each episode is released 500 years to the day after the events described, allowing you to walk in Luther’s footsteps from his heresy charges to his famous stand for God’s Word. Hear, in Luther’s own words, what Protestants are protesting and why it still matters today.

Luther: In Real Time Ligonier Ministries

    • Religion & Spirituality
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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 dramatic story at the dawn of the Reformation. Each episode is released 500 years to the day after the events described, allowing you to walk in Luther’s footsteps from his heresy charges to his famous stand for God’s Word. Hear, in Luther’s own words, what Protestants are protesting and why it still matters today.

    May 5, 1521: The End of Luther

    May 5, 1521: The End of Luther

    As Martin Luther makes his escape from Worms, he knows there may be nowhere left for him to go. Suddenly, armed horsemen surround the wagon, and Luther is taken captive. Today, our journey with the German Reformer, 500 years to the day, comes to an end.
    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
    April 26, 1521: Judgment Day

    April 26, 1521: Judgment Day

    Martin Luther has taken his stand at the Diet of Worms, and the council has made its deliberations. What will be done to the man who refused to compromise God's Word? Today, Luther's destiny is made clear.
    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
    April 18, 1521: Here I Stand

    April 18, 1521: Here I Stand

    The day has come at last. Martin Luther stands trial at the Diet of Worms. How will he respond when he is called to recant his teaching and reject God's Word? Five hundred years ago today, the German monk makes history.
    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
    April 16, 1521: Bundschuh

    April 16, 1521: Bundschuh

    Nine days after leaving Erfurt, Martin Luther arrives in the city of Worms. Today, the cries of revolt rise, reminding Luther that he will soon be standing before the most powerful individual in all Europe--alone.
    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/

    • 7 min
    April 7, 1521: The Road to Erfurt

    April 7, 1521: The Road to Erfurt

    As Martin Luther arrives at Erfurt, the thought comes to him: his journey to Worms had really begun here, in Erfurt, 16 years ago. Today, Luther preaches to more than 2,000 listeners, reminding them of the truth 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
    April 2, 1521: Departure

    April 2, 1521: Departure

    It's April 2, and the herald has arrived to escort Luther from Wittenberg to the Diet at Worms. Today, Martin Luther begins the 250-mile journey, leaving the relative safety of Saxony far behind.
    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

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