5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols podcast

5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols

Ligonier Ministries

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.

468 Episodes

  • 5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols podcast

    Buchanan’s Book

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    In the 19th century, Scottish theologian James Buchanan wrote, “Nothing could well be more new than the old theology of the Reformation.” What did he mean? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols opens Buchanan’s classic book on justification. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/buchanans-book/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/
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    James Buchanan

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    When hundreds of ministers broke away from the Church of Scotland in the Disruption of 1843, a pastor named James Buchanan became the first moderator of the Free Church. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to this noteworthy theologian. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/james-buchanan/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/
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    History Makers: Conrad Mbewe

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    The church of Jesus Christ is growing by leaps and bounds on the continent of Africa. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Conrad Mbewe returns to tell Dr. Stephen Nichols what hopes, concerns, and prayers he has for the African church. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/history-makers-conrad-mbewe/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/
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    Spurgeon in Africa

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    The ministry of C.H. Spurgeon has much to teach the church today, not only in the West but also in Africa and around the world. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Conrad Mbewe joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to discuss the influence of Spurgeon's doctrinally rich preaching. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/spurgeon-in-africa/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/
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    Edwards’ First Letter

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    Jonathan Edwards was a prolific letter writer, and his surviving letters give a fascinating glimpse into life in colonial America. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols looks at the earliest letter we have from Edwards, written to his sister Mary when he was 12 years old. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/edwards-first-letter/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/
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    A Most Intriguing Figure with Derek Thomas

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    The preaching of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones had an enormous impact on evangelical Christians in the 20th-century English-speaking world. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Derek Thomas joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to describe the influence Dr. Lloyd-Jones had on his life. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/a-most-intriguing-figure-with-derek-thomas/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/
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    Charlemagne’s Chapel

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    Soon after he was crowned the Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne oversaw the completion of an impressive church at his royal residence. On this episode of 5 Minutes of Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols guides us through the Palatine Chapel, where emperors would be crowned for centuries to come. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/charlemagnes-chapel/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/
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    Church History Makers with Ken Mbugua

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    By God's grace, biblical preaching and theological book publishing are on the rise in the African continent. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Rev. Ken Mbugua joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to share why he is hopeful about the future of the church in Africa. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/church-history-makers-with-ken-mbugua/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/
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    A Most Intriguing Event with Ken Mbugua

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    God did not give us His Word so it would be known only by elite scholars. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Rev. Ken Mbugua joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to remember the foundational efforts made during the Reformation to translate the Bible into the languages of everyday people. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/a-most-intriguing-event-with-ken-mbugua/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/
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    Deserted Island with Ken Mbugua

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    Good, gospel-saturated books help us better understand our own hearts, our relationships, and the life of the local church. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Rev. Ken Mbugua joins Dr. Stephen Nichols to discuss five books he would want with him on a deserted island. Read the transcript: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/deserted-island-with-ken-mbugua/ A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/donate/

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