I spent much of my weekend getting to know Thomas Cranmer. What impressed me most was his patience perseverance. Someone described him as a man who “moved slowly with haste!”
In my opinion he is the unsung hero of the reformation. If you want to listen to some terrific audio that details his life story, as well as some discipleship lessons for us as Christians today, check out the links below:
- Thomas Cranmer: reforming archbishop and martyr by Rudi Heinze. Rudi’s main focus in this lecture is to answer the question: “Given that Cranmer faced incredible opposition, how did he do it? How did he persevere”
- Contending for the faith III: Thomas Cranmer by Revd Gordon Murray. Gordon’s lecture does some history, but is mostly focused on Cranmer’s theology. He addresses Cranmer’s concern to instill in the church of England a deep understanding of the proclamation of justification by faith alone.
- Thomas Cranmer and the Heart of Anglicanism by Lionel Windsor. This is a biographical sermon, which is a helpful but a little short. Unless you are really strapped for time, choose either of the two lectures above.
If you happen to know of any other good audio on Cranmer, be sure to let us know in the comments!
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