The French Reformed Church suffers persecution, but still press on to hold a Synod in 1559 where they pass a confession written by John Calvin. Listen to see what is in this confession and what we might take away from it.
The Academy at Geneva gets under way and Theodore Beza arrives. Listen and get reminded of the importance Biblical education of pastors.
Taking a quick peek back at England to see Bloody Mary burning Latimer and Ridley, and taking a bit of a look at Bishop Ridley, the forgotten burned man. Of course we never forget to see what this says about ourselves.
Let’s all hope that this one works! Because the story of Dona Isabella needs to be heard and might be an encouragement to your soul. Give it a listen and see for yourself.
In 1555 the Interim ended with the passing of the Peace of Augsburg by the Diet of Germany. Lutheranism and Catholicism were allowed, the Reformed faith was not. What does it all mean, how did it play out, and what lesson can we learn? Take a listen.
October 25, 1555 Charles V shocked the world by stepping down. Publicly done in front of the people of the Netherlands, we get a good view of how the kingdom of man changes, but the kingdom of God lasts forever.
During the trouble over Servetus in Switzerland, England switches hands as well as religions. Enter onto the scene Bloody Mary, the new Queen of England.
Basel reacts against Calvin after Servetus, but why? What changed to make the church in Basel begin to drift? We examine it and discover a few principles for our churches today.
The burning of the heretic Servetus is a major talking point for opponents of Calvin today. But what about during his own day? How did this work fit into what was going on in Basel and what does it teach us?
Simon Sulzer is back and so too is a man named Castillio. Trouble is brewing and you need to get the beginning of it here. Don’t miss out on the beginning of an internal struggle in the Reformed Church that will last decades!