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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
    • 4.7 • 7 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.

    Eleazer Wheelock

    Eleazer Wheelock

    In 1754, Eleazar Wheelock founded a school to train Native American Christians to become missionaries among their own tribes. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols talks about Wheelock's involvement in the Great Awakening in colonial New England.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/eleazer-wheelock/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    A Most Intriguing Event with Derek Thomas

    A Most Intriguing Event with Derek Thomas

    In 451, leaders in the early church gathered at the city of Chalcedon to defend the Bible's teaching about the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Derek Thomas joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to discuss the Chalcedonian Creed.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/a-most-intriguing-event-with-derek-thomas/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Thankful for Shoes

    Thankful for Shoes

    Every time we look down and see shoes on our feet, we should be reminded of our Father's care for us. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols considers the wonderful ways in which Martin Luther taught children about God in his Small Catechism.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/thankful-for-shoes/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    The Puritans 101

    The Puritans 101

    Who were the English and American Puritans? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to the keen minds and passionate hearts of those who sought to apply the biblical truths of the Reformation to all of life.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/the-puritans-101/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Resolutions with Edwards

    Resolutions with Edwards

    When Jonathan Edwards wrote 70 resolutions for life, he was careful to remind himself of his reliance on God's grace to live for His glory. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols draws principles from Edwards to help us begin the new year with intentionality.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/resolutions-with-edwards/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Christmas with Spurgeon

    Christmas with Spurgeon

    Exactly 166 years ago this week, Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon about the child who was born a King. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols explores the rich insights of Spurgeon's Christmas sermon.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/christmas-with-spurgeon/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min

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