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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
    • 4.9 • 113 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.

    5 Things Everyone Should Know about John Owen

    5 Things Everyone Should Know about John Owen

    In his lifetime, John Owen wrote more than eight million words. Today, special guest John Tweeddale joins Stephen Nichols to discuss the life of this prolific writer and renowned Puritan theologian.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/5-things-everyone-should-know-about-john-owen/
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    • 5 min
    5 Books for Summer Reading

    5 Books for Summer Reading

    The summer months can be a great time to catch up on reading. Today, John Tweeddale, vice president of academics at Reformation Bible College, joins Stephen Nichols to share several book recommendations.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/5-books-for-summer-reading/
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    • 5 min
    Owen’s Two Catechisms

    Owen’s Two Catechisms

    When political unrest drove John Owen to a small English village, he began ministering at the local church. Today, Stephen Nichols tells us about the two catechisms that Owen wrote to serve Christians of all ages in his congregation.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/owens-two-catechisms/
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    • 5 min
    5 Cites in Calvin’s Institutes

    5 Cites in Calvin’s Institutes

    John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion have been cherished by students of theology for centuries. Today, Stephen Nichols opens the Institutes and points us to five portions of this influential book.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/5-cites-in-calvins-institutes/
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    • 5 min
    5 Sites in Calvin’s Geneva

    5 Sites in Calvin’s Geneva

    What sites should you visit if you were to take a trip to Geneva, Switzerland? Today, Stephen Nichols points out five landmarks from this city filled with a treasury of history from John Calvin's life.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/5-sites-in-calvins-geneva/
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    • 5 min
    Travels with Anselm

    Travels with Anselm

    Over the course of his life, Anselm took five important journeys. Today, Stephen Nichols takes us on the road with Anselm, pointing out notable events from this medieval theologian's travels.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/travels-with-anselm/
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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

gdh1957 ,

Thanks for great work

This is a great high quality podcast. I listen to it with great enthusiasm. I learn a lot from you without going college.
Great podcast and may God visit the church with His mighty awakening of the Holy Spirit.
I sincerely appreciate your service, the voice is clear and great and the podcast is short and concise.
Thanks for your commitment. God bless

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.

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