Medieval Preachers Podcast

Medieval Preachers Podcast

Embark on a captivating journey through time with The Sermon Project’s Medieval Preachers Podcast. Immerse yourself in sermons from the 4th to the 15th century, featuring powerful orators from Augustine and Aelfric to Wulfstan and Wyclif. We’ve revitalized the language to modern English, offering scripture introductions where relevant. Get ready to be pleasantly surprised (or shocked) as timeless issues are unveiled in a contemporary light. Join us as we breathe new life into the old!

Episodes

July 2, 2024 21 mins

BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX – The Soul Seeking God

1090-1153

Song of Songs Cant. 3:1

 

In this 3rd and final sermon from Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153) he passionately asserts that, “The soul that loves has nothing to fear.”  For Bernard, grace precedes grace, and we love because we are first l...

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BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX - Three Ways In Which We Love God

1090-1153

Song of Songs Cant. 8:6

 

In the following sermon, Three Ways In Which We Love God, we continue listening to Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153) and hear him cry out to the Lord, pleading for him to take his remaining years and ...

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Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153) was a French abbot, theologian, and leader of the Cistercian reform who mediated between church and state, and whose theology of divine love influenced Reformation leaders and Dante's portrayal of mystical union with God in The Divine Comedy. In his work On Loving God, Bernard describes the ecstasy of divine love as surpassing all earthly joy. The following sermon, The G...

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Augustine – Feed my sheep – 354-430 AD

John 21:16

In this short sermon to the newly baptised, Augustine Bishop of Hippo, reveals what it means to follow the shepherd, and how beautiful it is to love the Lord.

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In this sermon – Listen and Do Good, Augustine of Hippo says it is safer to hear the Word of God than to preach it. If you have ever had a pastor (or heard of one) that preached one thing but did another, what was your responsibility to them?

Based on James 1:19-22

The Sermon Project’s Medieval Preachers Podcast features sermons from the 4th to the 15th century with preachers from Augustine and Aelfr...

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April 15, 2024 12 mins

The Creed is a summary of what the Church teaches, what Christians together believe, and what binds Christians together as a believing community across different traditions and practices. In this sermon - On the Tradition of the Creed - Augustine of Hippo, refers to the creed as The Symbol.

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April 8, 2024 13 mins

Are we in the End-times?

It is an undeniable truth that we are closer to the end-times than we have ever been. Listen to Anslem of Canterbury in the 11thC discuss what this means for us today.

“Each person's recurring sin is like a tempest. When you love God, you walk on water, with the world's upheavals beneath your feet. But if you love the world, it engulfs you, as it tends to devour, not support, its enthusiasts.”

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Does God’s love abide in you?

Atto of Vercelli throws down the gauntlet when quoting John and suggests if we’re not materially helping our brethren, we don’t actually have the love of God in us. In this very short, but challenging sermon for Palm Sunday about love, charity, justice and the spiritual disciplines, Atto of Vercelli, preaches big ideas with a lot of love.

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Let your light shine...but don't!

Are there paradoxes and contradictions within the Bible, and even within the words of Jesus himself? The Bible is undeniably a complex collection of diverse writings and styles, but what do we do when Jesus, the very One we follow, instructs us to do seemingly opposite things? Join us on a profound journey as Augustine, the great Bishop of Hippo, guides us through this challenging question of recon...

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Pastoral Virtues

Explore the essence of pastoral virtues in this episode. What defines the genuine role of a bishop, pastor, or teacher? Are you searching for a framework to evaluate your own ministry or analyze your pastor? Aelfric, with humility and love, provides a guide to the essentials of these roles. Join us as we delve into the art of measurement in fulfilling these significant responsibilities.

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In The Beginning God Made The Heaven And The Earth

In an era dominated by AI, Google, and a surplus of information, the quest for genuine understanding seems more challenging than ever. How do we avoid drowning in our own ingenuity? Join us as we journey back to the 4th century with Basil of Cesarea, who offers a unique lens to navigate the complexities of our incredible world.

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The Preacher and The Listener

Dive into the discourse on what holds greater significance: Preaching or The Lord's Supper? Bernardine provides a specific answer, and we get a glimpse into his feelings when someone dozes off during his sermon. Join us for an insightful exploration of the dynamics between the preacher and the listener.

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