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Syndication

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Recording date: 2017-10-15

Continuation of Early Middle Ages. Topics include the "Rule of the Harlots", Monastic Reform, Vikings and the Crusades.

Roughly 800 - 1100 AD.

Direct download: Reform05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

Recording date: 2017-10-08

Overview of the early Medieval church. Topics include Pope Gregory the Great, sacerdotalism, rise of Islam, continuing development of transubstantiation, and the birth of the Holy Roman Empire.

Roughly 590 - 800 AD.

Direct download: Reform04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

Recording date: 2017-10-01

Thoughts on Constantine's impact on the church, then continued historical overview from Augustine to dawn of the Medieval church.

Roughly 400 - 590 AD.

Direct download: Reform03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41pm EDT

Recording date: 2017-09-24

Discussion about the earliest record of the title "Pope" and the development of the doctrine of papal primacy, followed by historical review.

Roughly 300 - 410 AD.

Direct download: Reform02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

Recording date: 2017-09-17

Intro to topic. Historical review

Roughly pre-Christ to 300AD

Direct download: Reform01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT

This is part 10 in my current Sunday School class called “What is God Like?” (If you’d like to learn more about the series, check this post on our website.)

This week we wrap up our discussion of God's immutability, and move on to impassibility. What is impassibility, is it universally accepted, and what are the reasons given to accept or reject it.

The handout for this class is available here.

Direct download: Attributes_of_God_class10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT

Christmas Myths, pt 5

The stories we think of when reflecting on Christmas are inspired more by folklore than they are history.

According to Ben Witherington, "The Christmas portions of the gospel are, perhaps, the most beloved, and the most belabored, texts in the New Testament. Like works of art that have been lacquered with coat after coat of varnish, the original stories are hardly visible anymore."

In our meeting (divided here into 5 parts), we explored which are true, which are false, and what we really know about the time around Jesus' birth.

Direct download: ChristmasMyths-5of5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am EDT