Talking about the Things that Matter Most on September 21, 2017
4:00 – How the Reformation Rebelled Against Luther
For 500 years Marin Luther has been revered as an outspoken and fearless icon of change who led the modern world out of the darkness of the Middle Ages. But he never intended to start a revolution and certainly never imagined how his actions would shape the next five centuries. Brad Gregory joins us with a look at his inadvertent role in starting the reformation and the changes that followed.
5:00 – Kresta Comments: The Reformation and the Need for Christian Unity
5:20 – Social Order in the Medieval Age
One of the biggest challenges in studying history is our inability to fully understand the people, culture, politics and experiences as they existed at the time. Scholars today criticize the Medieval world for its allegedly close ties between the Church and the State in the “dark ages” before the Enlightenment. But the leading thinkers of the time didn’t see a “problem” of Church and State. The spiritual and political powers existed, but they were not in competition. We’ll take a look with Andrew Jones.