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This weekly podcast provides an informal and informative look at church history. Join us each week as we take a brief break from the present to go exploring the past. Travel back in time as we look at the people, events, and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity. Each episode offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations and how this can encourage us today. This is our story—our family history.

5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols Ligonier Ministries

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

This weekly podcast provides an informal and informative look at church history. Join us each week as we take a brief break from the present to go exploring the past. Travel back in time as we look at the people, events, and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity. Each episode offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations and how this can encourage us today. This is our story—our family history.

    A Most Intriguing Figure with Derek Thomas

    A Most Intriguing Figure with Derek Thomas

    The preaching of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones had an enormous impact on evangelical Christians in the 20th-century English-speaking world. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Derek Thomas joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to describe the influence Dr. Lloyd-Jones had on his life.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/a-most-intriguing-figure-with-derek-thomas/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Charlemagne’s Chapel

    Charlemagne’s Chapel

    Soon after he was crowned the Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne oversaw the completion of an impressive church at his royal residence. On this episode of 5 Minutes of Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols guides us through the Palatine Chapel, where emperors would be crowned for centuries to come.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/charlemagnes-chapel/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Church History Makers with Ken Mbugua

    Church History Makers with Ken Mbugua

    By God's grace, biblical preaching and theological book publishing are on the rise in the African continent. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Rev. Ken Mbugua joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to share why he is hopeful about the future of the church in Africa.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/church-history-makers-with-ken-mbugua/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    A Most Intriguing Event with Ken Mbugua

    A Most Intriguing Event with Ken Mbugua

    God did not give us His Word so it would be known only by elite scholars. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Rev. Ken Mbugua joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to remember the foundational efforts made during the Reformation to translate the Bible into the languages of everyday people.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/a-most-intriguing-event-with-ken-mbugua/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Deserted Island with Ken Mbugua

    Deserted Island with Ken Mbugua

    Good, gospel-saturated books help us better understand our own hearts, our relationships, and the life of the local church. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Rev. Ken Mbugua joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to discuss five books he would want with him on a deserted island.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/deserted-island-with-ken-mbugua/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    My First Anchor

    My First Anchor

    From his deathbed, John Knox told his wife Margaret, "Go where I cast my first anchor." She immediately opened her Bible to John 17. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols surveys the life and death of the great Scottish Reformer.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/my-first-anchor/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

YoyoMendez ,

Wonderful

An excellent way to learn more from church history. It’s fun, enlightening, and encouraging.

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Informative

This podcast is quite informative and offers a good summary of important history facts.

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