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March 5, 2024 26 mins

In this episode of The Altar and the Eagle, host Reverend Steven D. Martin delves into the complex and controversial topic of baptism, exploring its historical and contemporary significance. With the voices of Robert Ericksen and Hartmut Lehmann, the focus is on baptism's misuse by the Nazi regime. The episode delves into the deep connections between baptism, politics, and race, shedding light on the chilling power of propaganda and the long-lasting impact of its usage. The discussion also touches on the resistance of the church to the Nazis and their attempt to co-opt Christianity for their political agenda, as well as the Barman Declaration and its nuanced stance.

Through this exploration, listeners are called to reflect on the blurred lines of morality, the challenging decisions faced by individuals during times of crisis, and the ongoing relevance of these historical lessons in navigating the complexities of the present day.

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