TC Apologetics








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Recording date: 2018-01-28

A continuation of the immediate aftermath of Luther's actions. This week we look at The Leipzig Debate, Leo X's Exsurge Domine, and Luther's tract "To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation".

1519-20 AD.

Direct download: Reform15.mp3
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Recording date: 2018-01-21 

Today we very briefly reviewed the events and players central to the conflict at issue in Luther's 95 Theses. Then, with that stage set, we look at the immediate aftermath. Specifically, The Heidelberg Disputation and The Augsburg Discussions.

1518 AD.

Direct download: Reform14.mp3
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Recording date: 2018-01-14

In today's class we discuss Luther's "Tower Experience" in which he first resolves what Paul (and Habakkuk) meant by the phrase "the just shall live by faith". Also discussed is the mistaken translation (and therefore the misunderstanding) of the biblical word "justification".

Roughly 1519 AD.

Direct download: Reform13.mp3
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Recording date: 2017-12-17

Last week we saw the religious climate that Luther would react to, but there is more to the story. This week we talk about the discipline of higher criticism that led Erasmus to write what would become the Textus Receptus. In turn, this would spur Luther to find a significant translation error in the bible most widely used at the time. This discovery, along with abuses in the Roman Church, would prompt Luther to write The 95 Theses. We look at some of the specific theses in this class.

Roughly 1517 AD

Direct download: Reform12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm EST

Recording date: 2017-12-10

Want to know about Luther's involvement with The Reformation? This is where we start digging in. In this class we talk about Luther's return to Wittenberg for his first class, his rejection of the medieval approach to interpreting scripture, the antics of Albert of Brendenburg, his hiring of Johann Tetzel, Frederick's dislike of competition, and how Luther felt about it all.

Roughly 1513 - 1517 AD.

Direct download: Reform11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Recording date: 2017-12-03

Why is there a swan next to Luther all the time? What early events were formative in making Luther the man he would become?

Roughly 1510-1513 AD.

Direct download: Reform10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

Recording date: 2017-11-26

Finally - The Reformation! We talk about some popes, the Sistine Chapel, Christopher Columbus, and Michelangelo, then dip our toes into understanding Martin Luther's early days.

Roughly 1450 - 1506 AD.

Direct download: Reform09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm EST

Recording date: 2017-11-19

Our last class setting the stage for the formal Reformation. Topics include John Wycliffe, John Huss, the Council of Constance, and a very brief overview of the Reformation.

Roughly 1350 - 1450 AD.

Direct download: Reform08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm EST

Recording date: 2017-11-05

A review of the church's actions which inspired a backlash that would build a foundation that Luther would soon draw upon. Topics include the Avignon Papacy, the Great Plague, the Great Western Schism, the 100 Year War, and an introduction to John Wycliffe.

Roughly 1300 - 1400 AD.

Direct download: Reform07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Recording date: 2017-10-22

Overview of the High Middle Ages. Topics include Scholasticism, Infallibility, Monastic Orders, Popes Innocent III and Boniface VIII, and the relationship between followers of Christ and the church.

Roughly 1100 - 1300 AD.

Direct download: Reform06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm EST