Christine Helmer returns to the podcast to talk about Martin Luther’s influence on the West. This being the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, what better time to think and reflect on his life, thought and legacy.

In this conversation we talk about not just freedom, which is a concept Luther pioneers, but also the way he shapes politics, anti-Judaism and how it shaped the West and Christianity, and what kind of questions the 500th anniversary hands back to us. Using Luther as a case study for how we navigate faith and politics today, Christine also shares the ways Luther pushes back against our contemporary theological discussions.

Christine is also running an online course on Luther: Luther and the West. So if you lead a group or congregation and want to get these resources, they are completely free! There are 36 lectures each between 4-6 minutes in length, perfect for a small group. You can register for her free class here.


We just launched a special give away for Youth Ministers as we anticipate seeing everyone at Progressive YouthMinistry next month in Asheville, NC! Plus, if you use the code HBC you will get $50 off.

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