Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Seventeen

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Sixteen ] In lecture 17, Dr. Trueman continues his lecture on Ulrich Zwingli. The Reformation leaders met for debate at Marburg Castle in 1529 because Philip of Hesse desired to unite the Protestant states in a political alliance. The Reformers were able to agree on 14 out of 15 items, […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Sixteen

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Fifteen ] In lecture 16, Dr. Trueman continues discussion of Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation. However, the main emphasis is on the Lord’s Supper and the contrast of views among the reformers. Trueman spends much of the time explaining the context in which these men lived and its bearing on […]

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Katharina Luther: Nun, Rebel, Wife in Review

Would it be too much to say that part of being human is to love a good story? I believe we were created with the ability to learn significant truths from the stories we read and hear, often times unaware that anything at all has transpired. But then the bits and pieces come together over […]

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Dipping into the Community Pool: September 18

There’s a lot to share this week, from the Protestant Reformation to Sally Quinn’s shocking admission that she’s an occultist. A short and sweet account of how the Protestant Reformation began. In the same vein, here’s an interesting article on Tetzel and his views on purgatory. “Don’t Be Caught Without a Confession” by Michael Reeves […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Fifteen

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Fourteen ] In lecture 15, Dr. Trueman discusses the The Bondage of the Will. Part of this discussion includes the contrast between Augustine and Luther, Augustine focusing on the fall, Luther on the nature of our being (ontology). Luther believed Erasmus destroyed the Gospel because he made it something man can […]

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The Beauty & Glory of the Reformation: Day Three

[ The Beauty & Glory of the Reformation: Day Two ] We woke up Saturday morning and asked each other, “Can this really be the final day of the conference? It seems as if we’re just getting started!” After a quick breakfast, we found our seats and again were transported back to the 16th century. Dr. Haykin […]

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The Beauty & Glory of the Reformation: Day Two

[  The Beauty & Glory of the Reformation:  Day One ] Have you even been so captivated by a speaker that time seemed non-existent and the space you occupied faded from your conciousness? That has been our experience at the Prince Center the past few days. We walk into the conference room, take our seats, and […]

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The Beauty & Glory of the Reformation

I rolled out of bed this morning, slipped on my running shoes, and walked outside where cool air greeted me for the first time since last winter. How wonderful it is to be in Grand Rapids! We actually arrived yesterday and spent the afternoon hiking through the woods on the campus of Calvin College. The […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Fourteen

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Thirteen] In lecture 14, Dr. Trueman discusses the famous humanist Desiderius Erasmus. Humanism looked back to the glory of the classics, with a belief that classical studies improved a person. Out of this arose a reforming zeal but no consensus as to how this should be accomplished. Erasmus, the […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Thirteen

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation:  Part Twelve ] In lecture 13, Dr. Trueman continues his analysis of Luther and his influence in Reformation history. Most of this lecture deals with the complexities of the Peasants’ War and Luther’s response. Europe went through tremendous changes socially and economically during this period as people moved away […]

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