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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 • 1.3K 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.

    Newton on Handel’s Messiah

    Newton on Handel’s Messiah

    John Newton is famously known for writing the hymn "Amazing Grace." On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols recounts how Newton's love of both music and God's Word prompted him to preach 50 sermons on Handel's Messiah.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/newton-on-handels-messiah/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Hodge’s Systematic Theology

    Hodge’s Systematic Theology

    Before English textbooks were common in American higher education, many were written in Latin. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols describes how Charles Hodge responded to linguistic shifts at Princeton by writing a three-volume work for his students.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/hodges-systematic-theology/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    John Witherspoon

    John Witherspoon

    Do you know the story of the only clergyman whose signature is on the Declaration of Independence? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols presents John Witherspoon: university president, esteemed preacher, and American patriot.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/john-witherspoon/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    F.F. Bruce

    F.F. Bruce

    F.F. Bruce was a biblical scholar who traversed the secular academy with devotion to the truth of the gospel. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces a theologian who was marked by his love of God's Word.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ff-bruce/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Louis Berkhof

    Louis Berkhof

    In his fervent study of God's truth, Louis Berkhof spent years crafting and refining his systematic theology. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols presents this theologian's life and work.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/louis-berkhof/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Deserted Island with Michael Reeves

    Deserted Island with Michael Reeves

    Do you find it challenging to choose a favorite book? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols invites special guest Dr. Michael Reeves to share which five books he would take with him on a deserted island and why.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/deserted-island-with-michael-reeves/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

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John Witherspoon

Seems like a great man of God and citizen leader. Brief history makes me want to learn more. Thank you for info.

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Great podcast

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