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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

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    • 4.8 • 951 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.

    Handel

    Handel

    From the prophecies of the coming Christ to the day of judgment when He comes in glory, Handel's Messiah reflects on the promises and person of Jesus. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols offers a synopsis of what might be considered Handel's magnum opus.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/handel/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Troublechurch Browne

    Troublechurch Browne

    Meet "Troublechurch" Browne, the man who was arrested for his views 32 times over the course of his ministry. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols surveys the life and work of this English separatist.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/troublechurch-browne/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Martin Micronius

    Martin Micronius

    Who was Martin Micronius, and why was he important? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols offers a brief synopsis of this sixteenth-century Dutch Reformer who was intent on carefully ministering the Word of God.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/martin-micronius/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Alexander of Hales

    Alexander of Hales

    From his beginnings in a remote English valley, Alexander of Hales went on to field theological questions for three straight days at the University of Paris. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols surveys the history of the medieval scholar who would become known as "The Irrefutable Teacher."
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/alexander-of-hales/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    History of Atheism

    History of Atheism

    We are witnessing a rise of professing atheists and practical atheism in the 21st century. Where did all this unbelief come from? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols outlines the development of atheistic thinking in the modern world.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/history-of-atheism/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Luther and Difficult Times

    Luther and Difficult Times

    In 1524, German peasants began a massive revolt against the lords and princes of the land, and the Roman Catholic Church blamed Martin Luther. How did he respond? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols tells the gripping story.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/luther-and-difficult-times/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
951 Ratings

951 Ratings

Russ153 ,

Sound teaching

It’s refreshing to hear sound teaching. God bless you and Ligonier ministries.

Norms sutton ,

10% fantastic!

It’s telling when a podcast that claims to cover Church history spends 90% of its time and efforts focusing on the most recent 500 years of church history, and almost all of that is Protestant. That is to say, 75% of the history of the Christian Church is almost completely ignored, and that which is covered is done pretty myopically. If they only knew what the Cappadocian Fathers or John of Damascus would have thought about Calvinism.

Museum Mama ,

Inspiring and Succinct

This is my favorite podcast. I can always find five minutes to enrich my day.

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