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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 • 92 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.

    174. Fort Caroline

    174. Fort Caroline

    Contrary to popular belief, the first Thanksgiving likely did not take place in New England. Today on our journey back through the archives, Dr. Stephen Nichols takes us further south.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/174-fort-caroline/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    361. Thanksgiving

    361. Thanksgiving

    The first Thanksgiving was not a family meal but three days of entertainment and feasting. In today's journey back through the archives, Dr. Stephen Nichols describes these events from 1621.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/361-thanksgiving/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    76. Augustine on Friendship

    76. Augustine on Friendship

    True friends are a gift from God. In today's journey back through the archives, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to several of Augustine's close friends and discusses his view on friendship.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/76-augustine-on-friendship/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    172. The Three Cappadocians

    172. The Three Cappadocians

    Who were the Cappadocian Fathers? In today's journey back through the archives, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to three ancient defenders of the doctrine of the Trinity.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/172-the-three-cappadocians/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    98. Calvin on Prayer

    98. Calvin on Prayer

    Prayer is an unmerited privilege and a glorious gift that God gives to His people. In today's journey back through the archives, Dr. Stephen Nichols outlines John Calvin's view on prayer as it appears in the Institutes of the Christian Religion.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/98-calvin-on-prayer/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    252. The 95 Theses, Part 2

    252. The 95 Theses, Part 2

    What did Martin Luther say to those who taught that salvation could be obtained through the merits of the saints? Today on our journey back through the archives, Dr. Stephen Nichols explains Luther's gospel-centered response.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/252-the-95-theses-part-2/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Missing61 ,

Great

This is a great podcast. I learn a lot from listening. The new series on Augustine is excellent.

MattCanads Pei ,

Great podcast

This is a great podcast. Each episode is very interesting with lots of details about different times and people in church history. Definitely encourages further study.

Big Tree 7 ,

Excellent Show!

I love listening to this show every week. I’ve listened ever since the first Wednesday it came out, and I’m so pleased every time it shows up in my feed. If you are a Christian and you don’t have hours to dedicate to studying Church History, this is an excellent starting point. I will warn you though, you may find an urge to study Church History more and more, as you listen to this podcast.

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