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An Oral History of the Church

"An Oral History of the Christian Church," by Adam Christman and Jonathan McCormick, is a conversational history podcast organized by "volume" (season). Check out our companion podcast, "Saints Gone Before"!
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Jul 21, 2017

Ah, the lights. The music! The acting! Film connects us with its subjects in a special way. We're still celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Thus, this time around, Jonathan and Adam talk about representations of Martin Luther's story in film, especially focused on the Joseph Fiennes movie "Luther" from 2003. The guys discuss their merits and suggested audiences for any viewing you may host for them.

The 3rd episode of this volume releases on August 4th. It will feature a conversation about the origin story of Martin Luther... Luther Begins! ("DO I LOOK LIKE A COP?!?") Look for episode 3, "Martin Luther's Youth and Conversion," in 2 weeks.

And because we just enjoy it so much, I'll mention it again: we produce a podcast that serves as a companion to this one called "Saints Gone Before." As of the release of this episode of An Oral History of the Church, we've already begun our latest text, Martin Luther's On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church. It's an exciting text filled with accusations, biblical arguments, insults, biblical arguments, sarcasm, and more biblical arguments! We're having a good time, and hope you join us over there for Lutheran texts and many others with new episodes every Monday morning.

An Oral History of the Church is co-hosted by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman. It is edited and produced by Adam Christman.

Jul 7, 2017

The boys are back in...recording mode as we launch volume 3 of An Oral History of the Church! If you're new to us, we have prepared a conversational church history podcast for our listeners. This time around, we're celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a volume devoted to a look at the Lutheran wing of the Reformation.

Episode 1 features a discussion of the four major wings of the Reformation, their significant thinkers, geographical locations, and distinct contributions to the period. In this way, we hope to paint a background in which we can set the Lutheran Reformation for the rest of this volume.On July 21st, episode 2 features a discussion of the Lutheran Reformation in film. That conversation is primarily centered around the 2003 film Luther, which we mistakenly attributed to actor Ralph Fiennes when we recorded episode 1. It actually stars his brother Joseph Fiennes. It was very late at night when we recorded this! Insert other excuses here.

We're still producing and promoting our companion podcast "Saints Gone Before"! With new episodes every Monday morning, you get a commute-length episode of one of us reading a text from Christian history past. We're finishing up a lengthy essay by BB Warfield this Monday, but the following week begins a distinctly Lutheran series in which we read The Babylonian Captivity of the Church. That, and many more texts, are already available wherever you download An Oral History of the Church if you search for "Saints Gone Before."

An Oral History of the Church is co-hosted by Jonathan McCormick and Adam Christman. It is edited and produced by Adam Christman.

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