Highlights from Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dave Barnes will be on the show tomorrow. Meantime, here's a little somethin' to get you ready:

WATCH   Here's Dave Barnes acting goofy.

WATCH   Here is the song and video of "God Gave Me You." 

Have you downloaded the "Couch to 5K" app? Carmen did, and she got busy with it yesterday?

LISTEN   The battle is in the mind and, well, in the shoes!

LISTEN   Carmen says she needs motivation and incentive: maybe Jillian can provide it! 

Sometimes inspiration comes in unexpected places:

LISTEN   We caught up with David Crowder to see if the LOST finale was inspiring to him. 

LISTEN   You might not expect to get inspiration from a car dealership, yet Carmen's friend got an unexpected gift.

From Bill:  Carmen blogged about a vignette from the life of Protestant Reformer Martin Luther and his wife, Kate. When she asked me to explain the Reformation (in 30 seconds or less!), I didn't do a very good job. If you, like Carmen, would like to know something about this turning point in Western history, check out some of the links below.

Disclaimer: Though the Reformation represents a pulling-away from the Roman Catholic church, both Catholic and Protestant scholars agree that the church in the High Middle Ages was full of corruption and needed reform. Still, tensions remain over issues of salvation by faith alone, church government, and other matters. Thankfully, in today's world we can talk-through these issues and learn from our disagreements, rather than their being a threat to our political or national identity, which was the case in Europe for hundreds of years.

WATCH   See from this video clip of a PBS special why Bill likes Luther as a person. (Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Luther as Hero.)

READ   Here's a short but sweet introduction to Luther's life and work.

READ   Here's an overview of Luther's life and the signficance of his theology from a Protestant perspective.