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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

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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.

    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
    March 26, 1521: No Such Thing as Fortune

    March 26, 1521: No Such Thing as Fortune

    Hundreds of miles from Wittenberg, a boy named John Calvin schools his schoolmaster on the nature of God's providence. Meanwhile, Martin Luther is teaching his own students today when an awaited messenger approaches.
    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
    March 17, 1521: The Portrait

    March 17, 1521: The Portrait

    What will happen to Martin Luther's students if their professor leaves for Worms and does not return alive? Who will care for his congregation? Today, a close friend creates a portrait of Luther. Will it be his last?
    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
    March 10, 1521: The Goose and the Swan

    March 10, 1521: The Goose and the Swan

    A message from the city of Worms has just arrived in Wittenberg. If the rumor is true, then what Martin Luther has most hoped--and most feared--is finally happening. Today, Luther prepares to be summoned to stand before the emperor--and likely his executioner.
    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
    March 3, 1521: Meanwhile, in Zurich

    March 3, 1521: Meanwhile, in Zurich

    A survivor of war and the plague, Ulrich Zwingli stands in defiance against a pope who cares more about the state of his wealth than the state of men's souls. Today, Zwingli stands with Luther in protest from 400 miles 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/

    • 10 min

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