Here We Stand show

Here We Stand

Summary: Martin Luther didn’t stand alone 500 years ago. Nor does he stand alone today. To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we’ve created a 31-day journey introducing you to the many heroes of the Reformation, just 5–7 minutes each day.

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 Here He Stood: Martin Luther (1483–1546) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:01

Luther stood not on the pronouncements of popes, or the decisions of councils, or the winds of popular opinion, but on “that word above all earthly powers.”

 The Runaway Nun: Katharina von Bora (1499–1552) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:06

Katharina married Martin Luther to survive as a runaway nun, but their marriage proved to be a model in a time when “pastor’s wife” was a new role.

 The Administrative Pastor: Johannes Bugenhagen (1485–1558) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:31

The Reformation required more than theological giants. It also demanded organizational geniuses.

 The Happy Professor: Zacharius Ursinus (1534–1583) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:17

He took the lead role in writing the Heidelberg Catechism, one of the most ringing affirmations of faith in all of Christian history.

 The First Calvinist: Theodore Beza (1519–1605) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:15

Theodore Beza gave form to what we now call Calvinism by explaining and defending the biblical doctrines Calvin had rediscovered.

 The Teenage Martyr: Lady Jane Grey (c. 1537–1554) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:02

Lady Jane Grey was a teenage victim of social and political conspiracy, beheaded at seventeen for her faith. But her life is far from a tragedy.

 The Smile of the Reformation: Pierre Viret (1511–1571) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:06

Pierre Viret knew how to contend for the truth of God’s word with theological rigor and courage. He also knew how to do it with a smile.

 The Ink: Robert Estienne (1503–1559) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:37

Robert Estienne was the premier printer of the Protestant cause. He put Reformation doctrine and the Bible itself into the hands of ordinary people.

 The Genius of Geneva: John Calvin (1509–1564) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:50

The key to John Calvin’s life: he recovered and embodied a passion for the absolute reality and majesty of God.

 The Champion of the Kirk: John Knox (c. 1513–1572) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:11

John Knox feared the face of no man, which equipped him to bring reform to his homeland in the Highlands.

 The Radical Reformer: Conrad Grebel (c. 1498–1526) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:35

Conrad Grebel is known as a “radical Reformer” — a leader who took the movement one step further by insisting on separating church from state.

 The Majestic Beard of Zurich: Heinrich Bullinger (1504–1575) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:15

Without Zwingli there would have been no Reformation in Zurich. Without Heinrich Bullinger it would not have lasted.

 The Ordinary Virgin Mary: Hellen Stirke (Died 1543) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:20

Hellen Stirke did not debate theology, write a treatise, or preach to hundreds. She just staked her soul on Scripture — and paid for it with her life.

 The Accidental Reformer: Hans Gooseflesh (c. 1400–1468) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:17

He never preached a sermon and never authored a theological treatise. He was a Reformer by accident — or, better, by common grace.

 The Swiss Giant: Ulrich Zwingli (1484–1531) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:01

Ulrich Zwingli brought the people of Zurich away from pomp, hypocrisy, and idolatry and back to the Bible, the gospel, and Jesus Christ.


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