Monday, January 18, 2010

A New Listening Opportunity: Reformation Underground Radio

If you’d like to get in on the ground floor of a soon-to-be burgeoning internet radio operation, check out the freshly minted confessional show Reformation Underground Radio, which is the voice of Reformation Underground: Dead Theologians Society.

The Co-Hosts of the show, David Appold and T. Emmett Bramwell, both exhibit the singular trait of being in varying degrees of preparation for entrance to Concordia Theological Seminary – but we won’t hold that against them. Dave holds a BS from Concordia University – Ann Arbor, and Ty is currently studying theology in the same venue.

To quote from their website, “Reformation Underground Radio is a must listen to program that walks through history, trampling on butterflies (thank you, Ray Bradbury) in order to affect the way Christians today receive the waves of information bombarding them in the name of Christ. Basically, if people know what theologians have said about God in years gone by they will be better equipped to discern what people are saying about Him today. The hour long show is an on-air RUDTS meeting where David and Ty talk through the details of various theological works as well as analyze what they mean for Christians today.”

I listened to the maiden voyage of their show, which airs on (you can download the podcast), and was both informed and entertained. They spent a few minutes explaining what their show is going to be about, offered us a serving of audacious audible atrocities added to annoy and alert (which actually was pretty entertaining), and spent a fair amount of time “exhuminating” Melanchthon’s "Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope."

They’ve obviously done their homework, with a really nice website complete with articles, contact form, links, even apparel, as well as facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages. Best of all, they’re on iTunes for your downloading on-demand convenience. I’m looking forward to hearing more, as they exhuminate a few more dead theologians so that our faith may be “grounded” in the truth.

Reformation Underground Radio – Examining the dead, to better understand the living.

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