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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

March 3, 1521: Meanwhile, in Zurich

3/3/2021
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...

Duration:00:10:49

February 19, 1521: Splendid Sins

2/19/2021
One of Martin Luther's most trusted friends is buckling under pressure from the pope. Today, Staupitz urges Luther to be cautious in his teaching on God's grace, and Luther exhorts his father confessor to be bold for Christ. 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...

Duration:00:09:44

February 13, 1521: Luther against the World

2/13/2021
Enemies of Martin Luther are appearing in more places than Germany and Rome. With empires arrayed against him, how can the monk continue his protest for the truth? Today, Luther faces the cost of standing against the world. 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...

Duration:00:07:29

February 3, 1521: The Gate to Paradise

2/3/2021
As his students gather around him, Martin Luther answers their questions and plays along with their goading. But when the professor starts to tell of his miraculous conversion, the room is marked by an awed silence. Listen along today--500 years later. 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:...

Duration:00:09:49

January 27, 1521: Under the Open Sky

1/27/2021
Frederick, the elector of Saxony, is enduring pressure from Pope Leo X to banish Martin Luther from his lands. But Frederick's sympathies toward Luther leave him agonized. Today, he finds himself in the same room as the pope's allies. 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...

Duration:00:08:34

January 21, 1521: Black Earth and First Mass

1/21/2021
When Martin Luther had officiated his first Mass, he was seized with terror at the holiness of God, like a condemned man ascending the pyre for his own burning. Today, Luther relives that memory in a conversation with his colleague, Philip Melanchthon. All the while, another "pyre" is being prepared for Luther in Worms. 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...

Duration:00:10:40

January 12, 1521: The Promise of Hell

1/12/2021
If it weren't for Martin Luther's father confessor, Luther might not have survived his years in the Augustinian monastery. Today, Luther thinks back to his long hours in the confessional and how the Lord led him to the true gospel of grace. 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...

Duration:00:08:54

January 3, 1521: Excommunication

1/3/2021
Indignant with Martin Luther's defiance, Pope Leo X is preparing to exercise the full force of his authority to bring his enemy to nothing. Today, enter the pope's luxuriant chambers as he dictates an official decree. 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:...

Duration:00:09:43

December 26, 1520: Revoked

12/26/2020
When Martin Luther received an invitation to defend his case before Emperor Charles V, he knew his defense of the gospel might result in his demise. On this day 500 years ago, Luther reads a second imperial letter that has arrived -- and his heart sinks. 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:...

Duration:00:08:57

December 16, 1520: No Saint Can Help Us

12/16/2020
Through his undaunted preaching, Martin Luther is training even the humblest townspeople of Wittenberg to stand courageously against the pope's false teaching. But today, Leo X has something in store for Luther that will change his life forever. 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...

Duration:00:11:13

December 10, 1520: Time's Up

12/10/2020
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:...

Duration:00:10:01

December 2, 1520: A Deceiver and a Wolf

12/2/2020
With just over a week left to recant, Martin Luther preaches an Advent sermon in Wittenberg. He is not too timid to decry the false teachings of the Roman Catholic Church from the pulpit as he boldly proclaims the truth. Today, travel back 500 years and sit under Luther's fearless preaching. 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...

Duration:00:07:30

November 28, 1520: The Articles of Antichrist

11/28/2020
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:...

Duration:00:12:31

November 24, 1520: Dinner with Luther

11/24/2020
Students are flocking to the university in Wittenberg to learn under Martin Luther, and he takes delight in freeing them from the Roman Catholic superstitions that once held him captive. Today, sit with Luther and one of his pupils at the dinner table for an animated discussion. 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:...

Duration:00:09:08

November 17, 1520: The Re-Sacrifice of Christ

11/17/2020
In teaching that Christ is re-sacrificed in holy communion and that receiving the Mass is a good work, the Roman Catholic Church is keeping souls captive to a false gospel. On this day 500 years ago, Martin Luther's criticism of this doctrine is being printed far and wide. Will his words be his undoing? 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...

Duration:00:09:17

November 10, 1520: The Lost Boy

11/10/2020
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...

Duration:00:09:45

November 4, 1520: Am I Alone Wise?

11/4/2020
Is the whole church in error, except for Martin Luther? Standing alone on the authority of Scripture, Luther asks Christian dukes and princes to take their stand with him against the pope. Today, go back to November 4, 1520, to hear how Emperor Charles V responds to Luther's appeal. 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...

Duration:00:09:14

October 31, 1520: All Hallows' Eve

10/31/2020
On the third anniversary of his 95 Theses, Martin Luther is more resolute than ever in his opposition to the corrupt sale of indulgences. Christ, not the pope, holds the keys to a secure salvation. But is Luther willing to burn for this belief? Today, travel back to All Hallows' Eve, 1520. 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...

Duration:00:10:52

October 23, 1520: Luther vs. Eck

10/23/2020
Two weeks have passed since Martin Luther was called to renounce his teachings. Remembering his debate with Germany's leading theologian, Luther knows that backing down now would mean surrendering the truth of Scripture. Today, Luther writes his response, and he doesn't mince words. 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...

Duration:00:10:57

October 16, 1520: The Wild Boar

10/16/2020
In the eyes of Pope Leo X, Martin Luther is a boar running wild in his vineyard, and this pest needs to 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:...

Duration:00:07:59