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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.
 
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In his book All Things for Good, Thomas Watson calls us to love and trust in the Lord whose ways are above our ways. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols looks at the final parts of Watson's book and the important doctrines they uncover. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/watson-again/ Throug…
 
The Puritans were a people committed to the deep study of the Word of God. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to All Things for Good, Thomas Watson's meditation and application of Romans 8:28. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/thomas-watson-at-the-beach/ Throughout the month …
 
Why read the Puritans--and why read them "again and again, as old friends"? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols speaks with Dr. Sinclair Ferguson on the richness and nourishment he gleans from the old Puritan writers. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/puritans-at-the-beach-with-sinclair-fer…
 
Just three years before Anne Bradstreet's death, this weary Puritan penned verses describing a longing for eternity and escape from the cares of this world. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols reads from his wife's book on Bradstreet, America's first published poet. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhi…
 
Jerome of Prague, like the Reformers who would come a century later, believed that the teachings of the Bible should be directly studied and obeyed by every Christian. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols looks at this 15th-century martyr. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/jerome-of-prague/ …
 
Does Jesus have one will since He is one person? Or does He have two wills because He is truly God and truly man? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols describes an ancient heresy that was a challenge to Christ's humanity. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/monothelitism/ A donor-supported out…
 
C.H. Spurgeon once said of a man, ";He cannot speak without quoting a text, for his very soul is full of the Word of God." On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols looks at this man whose "blood is bibline." Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/bibline/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Minist…
 
During World War II, C.S. Lewis addressed the student body at Oxford University to answer the question, "Should we learn in wartime?" On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols looks at how learning in the midst of crisis can be a way to remind us of the divine reality of heaven. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinc…
 
During the reign of Queen Elizabeth, one non-conformist, exiled Puritan drew up an important Reformation text, instructing ministers to lead their congregation through the entire Word of God. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols explores the history of Thomas Cartwright and his Middleburg Liturgy. Read the transcript:…
 
Unlike the Great Awakening of the 18th century, the revivalist preaching of the so-called "Second Great Awakening" left many people disillusioned with Christianity. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols takes us to a region in New York that still bears scars from the 19th century. Read the transcript: https://www.5minu…
 
Nearly fifty years ago, R.C. Sproul penned The Symbol, expositing phrases from the Apostles' Creed to articulate truths about our holy God and His work in our lives. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols surveys the purpose, contents, and even humor embedded in Dr. Sproul's first published book. Read the transcript: ht…
 
Founder of a newspaper, a radio program, and several Christian organizations, Carl McIntire was incredibly influential in the 20th-century fundamentalist movement. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols tells the story of this colorful figure. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/the-christian-ad…
 
If we study the Bible without ever considering the collective wisdom of Christians who came before us, we are impoverishing ourselves of a wealth of insight. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols examines J. Gresham Machen's thoughts on reading Scripture in light of church history. Read the transcript: https://www.5min…
 
Although the seminary at Finkenwalde was shut down by the Nazis in 1937, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued to work and write in order to help Christians understand the life and ministry of the church in this world. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols analyzes Bonhoeffer's classic book Life Together. Read the transcript: …
 
After the national church in Germany endorsed the Nazi party, Dietrich Bonhoeffer began an underground seminary to train ministers to defend the truth of God's Word. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols describes the challenges that this small school faced under Nazi suppression. Read the transcript: https://www.5minu…
 
As his body grew frail and the great city of Rome burned, Augustine laid his hope in "the city that has foundations" (Heb. 11:10). On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols examines Augustine's written masterpiece The City of God. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/augustine-kingdom-without-end/ A…
 
Augustine fervently defended the truth of God's grace against distortions. In fact, his whole life was a testimony to the triumph of grace. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols considers Augustine's famous controversy with Pelagius. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/augustine-the-triumph-of-…
 
As a bishop, Augustine counseled people from all walks of life, including the Roman general Boniface. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols considers how their correspondence gives us great insight into the way Augustine cared for souls. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/augustine-the-bishop-…
 
Augustine was installed as bishop of Hippo Regius when he was 41 years old, and he held this position until his dying day. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols offers a glimpse into what comprised Augustine's service and ministry. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/augustine-bishop/ A donor-s…
 
Augustine had published books before his conversion. But in AD 386, he began a whole new writing career. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols examines several of these early, influential works. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/augustine-teacher/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Minist…
 
At first, Augustine had no real interest in Christianity. Then he heard the preaching of Ambrose. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols examines how the Lord brought about the conversion of this influential figure. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/augustine-a-garden-in-milan/ A donor-support…
 
Augustine the brilliant student went on to become Augustine the teacher, and his fame was on the rise. But something was missing. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols reveals what Augustine was searching for that ultimately led him to Rome. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/augustine-voyage-…
 
Where did the famous church father Augustine come from? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols paints a picture of Augustine's early life in the North African village of Thagaste. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/augustine-africa/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: htt…
 
The writings of Augustine overflow with God's grace and power in the lives of His people. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols begins to closely examine the life of Augustine of Hippo. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/augustine-why/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate:…
 
King James I was opposed to religious dissenters, fearing they would divide the Church of England. Consequently, the Puritans advocated for a total, 3,000-mile separation. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols describes the tumultuous journey of the Mayflower from England to the New World. Read the transcript: https://…
 
On Christmas Day AD 800, Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne as the Holy Roman Emperor. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols explains how this crucial moment directed the shape of Christian civilization for the next 700 years. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/christmas-800/ A donor-supported o…
 
A key witness of the First Great Awakening, Aaron Burr Sr. made a lasting impact on the American colonies in the 18th century. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols traces the life of this notable minister, author, educator, and Princeton University co-founder. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.c…
 
History is being made in Central America as the Lord builds up His church in the biblical doctrines of the historic Christian faith. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Pastor Sugel Michelén joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to discuss the encouraging future of the Spanish-speaking church. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistor…
 
How should we contend for the truth claims of Christianity? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols continues his discussion of apologetic methods in the 20th century. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/20th-century-apologetics-presuppositions-and-evidence/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier…
 
At the start of the 20th century, the church began to face new challenges to Christianity. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols explains several of the methods Christians used to defend their faith in a changing world. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/20th-century-apologetics-addressing-mod…
 
Though European colonies appeared throughout the New World in the 16th century, the Reformation did not take hold in Latin America for centuries. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Pastor Sugel Michelén joins Dr. Stephen Nichols again to consider how the Spanish Bible finally crossed the Atlantic. Read the transcript: https://www.5minu…
 
Despite fearsome opposition during the Spanish Inquisition, Protestants worked diligently to translate God's Word for Spanish readers. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Pastor Sugel Michelén joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to outline the history of the Spanish Bible. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/history-of-th…
 
In the 16th century, a German-made printing press was shipped across the sea to Iceland, and the first book printed on it was an Icelandic New Testament. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols explains how the Reformation reached this North Atlantic nation. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/th…
 
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/ha…
 
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 Ligon…
 
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…
 
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:…
 
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 d…
 
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 do…
 
In the first half the 20th century, no tent revival meeting was complete without an invitation to "hit the sawdust trail." On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols paints a vivid picture of this memorable era. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/sawdust/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Mini…
 
What was the most important book of the 12th century? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols reveals his answer: a collection of annotations and commentaries that became the standard text in biblical studies for 600 years. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/glossa-ordinaria/ A donor-supported o…
 
What guides the direction of history? Fate? Random chance? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols evaluates how one Princetonian scholar went about answering this age-old question. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/what-governs-history/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate…
 
Early in the 20th century, 1,200 Protestants gathered in Scotland to discuss the global need of evangelism and missions. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols probes into five important features of this 10-day conference. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/1910-edinburgh-missionary-conference/…
 
As he sought to bring back the glory days of the Roman Empire through conquest, lawmaking, and building projects, Justinian I was faced with the first pandemic of recorded history. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols looks into the life of an emperor who survived the bubonic plague. Read the transcript: https://www.5…
 
Augustine's beloved son, Adeodatus, died as a teenager. A year earlier, they worked together on a book. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols examines their insightful volume and the relationship Augustine shared with his son. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/augustines-teenage-coauthor/ A d…
 
Writing of God's redeeming grace, Christina Rossetti described herself as a "broken bowl" that had been remolded into "a royal cup for Him, my King." On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols examines the works of this Victorian-era poet. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/christina-rossetti/ A do…
 
Second only to Rome within the empire, the city of Carthage was the site of many significant and foundational events in ancient church history. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols provides an overview of this Mediterranean harbor city and its influence. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/car…
 
The Reformation was characterized by a desire to deliver the truth of God's Word out of the hands of a privileged few and into the minds of everyday people. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Stephen Nichols examines how Martin Luther embodied this principle by using the printing press to publish his writings in German. Read the transc…
 
From the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology to the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, James Montgomery Boice partnered with R.C. Sproul and others to defend the gospel and build up the church. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols takes a look at the life and legacy of Dr. Boice. Read the transcript…
 
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