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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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Twelve

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation:  Part Eleven ] In lecture twelve, Dr. Trueman discusses Luther’s writing of On Secular Authority (1523). This has been an important document for Lutherans in view of Nazi Germany and the Lutheran response. Dr. Trueman reminds us that we must be careful when interpreting the past from the mindset […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Eleven

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Ten ] In lecture 11, Dr. Trueman completes his discussion of Luther at the Diet of Worms. Luther stands behind his writings and refuses to recant. The Spanish delegates demand that he be burned at the stake, but Luther is immediately whisked away, leaving the room in chaos. Luther now begins […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Ten

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Nine ] In lecture ten, Dr. Trueman discusses Luther’s growing popularity and its implications for the Roman Church’s hierarchy as well as state rulers and even the new emperor himself, Charles V. Erasmus is also introduced, with interesting facts about his meeting with Frederick and his influence on the reformers. […]

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Community Pool: April 21

This week’s collection includes quite a variety of interesting and important topics.  We hope you find them helpful and informative.  Make sure you check out the new documentary on Martin Luther at the bottom of this page.  Nancy and I ordered it this morning after watching the trailer. Here is a nice list of Reformed […]

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Community Pool: A Weekly Collection April 7

First, an article by our pastor, Dr. Bill Barcley. The Bible Commands Christians to Tithe Dr. Barcley writes, “Does the Bible command Christians to tithe and, if so, is the baseline 10 percent as expressed in the Old Testament? I believe the answer is yes. The tithe is essential for holiness, vital for the ongoing […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Nine

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Eight ] In lecture nine, Dr. Trueman discusses the third treatise of Luther, “The Appeal to the German Nobility.” Here Luther answers the question regarding what a reformed church should look like. The Roman Catholic Church had appropriated powers that we would consider the purview of the state. Luther believed […]

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The Next 500 Years

Ligonier has made their The Next 500 Years: 2017 National Conference available free online. The content includes main sessions—twelve altogether— by Derek Thomas, Sinclair Ferguson, Alistair Begg, Al Mohler, John MacArthur, Michael Reeves, Steven Lawson, W. Robert Godfrey, Michael Horton, Stephen Nichols, Stephen Tong, and Augustus N. Lopes. There are also Q&A panel sessions as well […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part Eight

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part 7 ] In lecture eight, Dr. Trueman delves into Martin Luther’s treatise The Freedom of the Christian Man. This is a very important lecture for understanding the third use of the Law. Luther gave straightforward answers to ethical questions in this treatise, but his answers would gradually evolve because they […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part 7

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation, Part 6 ] In lecture 7, Dr. Trueman continues discussing Luther’s treatise On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church. The treatise reveals Luther’s comprehensive vision for the church. Within the treatise, Luther reduces the sacraments from seven down to three, and then in the conclusion, down to two. Luther is work […]

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