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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 • 1.4K 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.

    American Church History in 5 Movements

    American Church History in 5 Movements

    While history is composed of accounts about specific people and events, overarching themes also emerge when we look at the big picture. Today, Dr. Stephen Nichols divides American church history into five movements.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/american-church-history-in-5-movements/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Julian the Apostate

    Julian the Apostate

    Though educated by the leading theologians of his day, Julian the Apostate did not think that Rome would benefit from embracing Christianity. Today, Dr. Stephen Nichols describes the shift toward paganism that occurred under the rule of this emperor.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/julian-the-apostate/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Charnock on Providence

    Charnock on Providence

    When a shifting political landscape forced him to go into hiding, Stephen Charnock continued to faithfully minister to God's people. Today, Dr. Stephen Nichols discusses how this Puritan's life and work bore witness to the providence of God.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/charnock-on-providence/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    Amazing Grace 250th

    Amazing Grace 250th

    Christians around the world have been singing John Newton's hymn Amazing Grace for hundreds of years. Today, Dr. Stephen Nichols tells us about the very first time this hymn was ever sung.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/amazing-grace-250th/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    7. T Is for Trinity (and Tertullian)

    7. T Is for Trinity (and Tertullian)

    Terms like "Old and New Testament" and "Trinity" are common in modern theological discourse. Who originally coined these terms? Today on our journey back through the archives, Dr. Stephen Nichols helps us get to know the early church father Tertullian.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/7-t-is-for-trinity-and-tertullian/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min
    313. Theologians Who Love Christmas

    313. Theologians Who Love Christmas

    What do Charles Spurgeon, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and R.C. Sproul have in common? Today on our journey back through the archives, Dr. Stephen Nichols explains the love for Christmas that these gifted theologians shared.
    Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/313-theologians-who-love-christmas/
    A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

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Connect the dots of History

Not only Church history but ALL history is difficult to understand in both context and chronology. These 5-minutes fill in the blanks with people, their fascinating stories and also connect the dots from IN THE BEGINNING B.C. to this year of our Lord 2023.

Stephen Nichol’s 5 Minutes in Church History should be a requirement for every Christian who wants to know the foundation of Christ’s saints of our past,

Colossians 1:26 (LSB)
that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints

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I am not a Christian or Catholic or anything but I still want to learn about God this is the perfect podcast for me to do that in just 5 minutes thank you!

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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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