A New Podcast from Ligonier Ministries Allows Listeners to Experience the Life of Martin Luther 500 Years to the Day

SANFORD, FL — Ligonier Ministries will release the first episode of a new podcast, Luther: In Real Time, on October 10. As its title suggests, the dramatic podcast enables listeners to walk in Martin Luther’s footsteps five hundred years to the day, from his heresy charges on October 10, 1520, to his famous stand for God’s Word at the Diet of Worms in April 1521. Listeners should subscribe to the podcast soon in order to receive each episode exactly five centuries after every twist and turn. More information is available at LutherInRealTime.com.

The podcast enables listeners to walk in Martin Luther footsteps five hundred years to the day, from his heresy charges on October 10, 1520Written by Douglas Bond, Director for the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class, and presented by Barry Cooper, supervising producer at Ligonier Ministries and host of the Simply Put podcast, Luther: In Real Time brings to life the drama at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. Taking place three years after Luther has hammered his Ninety-Five Theses to the Castle Church door at Wittenberg, the first episode begins with the envoy of Pope Leo X knocking on Luther’s door with a dire message from the most powerful man on earth. This sets in motion events that God will use to change the world.

As the podcast was created to provide a real-time experience of Luther’s journey from an anguished Augustinian monk to the great German Reformer, each new episode will be released on the five-hundredth anniversary of important moments in Luther’s life. This means that new episodes will be released on varying days of the week, though listeners can expect to hear a new episode every week beginning October 10.

Chris Larson, President, and CEO of Ligonier Ministries, said:

Our founder, Dr. R.C. Sproul, often reminded us of a lesson he learned from Martin Luther: every generation must declare with boldness and clarity the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the supreme authority of the Bible. This new podcast, Luther: In Real Time, is unlike anything Ligonier has produced to date. Carefully researched, each episode draws listeners into the action of Luther’s life five centuries to the day. This production is not mere entertainment; it is a close look into defining moments for the Protestant Reformation.

Church history provides vivid reminders of God’s faithfulness to His church, and this short period in Luther’s life was particularly full of dramatic twists and turns. We encourage Christians to listen with their families and to share this podcast with people of all ages so that as many people as possible can hear—in Luther’s own words—what Protestants are protesting and why it still matters today.

A preview of the podcast is now available at LutherInRealTime.com. Beginning October 10, listeners can hear new episodes on Amazon Music, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pandora, RefNet, RSS, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn.

About Ligonier Ministries

Ligonier Ministries exists to proclaim, teach, and defend the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible. To that end, Ligonier’s outreach today is manifold and worldwide. Founded by Dr. R.C. Sproul in 1971, Ligonier’s teaching fellowship consists of theologians, pastors, and scholars. Ligonier publishes Renewing Your Mind broadcasts, the Reformation Study Bible, Tabletalk magazine, books through Reformation Trust, and hundreds of teaching series. The ministry also offers an undergraduate degree program through Reformation Bible College. In addition, Ligonier hosts national and regional conferences, provides an online learning community through Ligonier Connect, streams 24-hour Christian Internet radio through RefNet, answers biblical and theological questions with Ask Ligonier, pursues numerous translation efforts in other countries, and makes available thousands of unique educational resources online at Ligonier.org.

CONTACT: Deborah Finnamore, Publicity Manager, 407-333-4244 ext. 1158, definnamore@ligonier.org

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