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5 Minutes in Church History, hosted by Dr. Stephen Nichols, is a weekly podcast that 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 podcast 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, hosted by Dr. Stephen Nichols, is a weekly podcast that 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 podcast 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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5 Minutes in Church History, hosted by Dr. Stephen Nichols, is a weekly podcast that 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 podcast 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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Episodes

Deserted Island Top 5: Kevin DeYoung

8/15/2018
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On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History recorded live at Ligonier’s 2018 National Conference, Dr. Stephen Nichols asks Dr. Kevin DeYoung to share what five books he would want on a deserted island. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

Bonnie Banks and Communion Tokens

8/8/2018
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What is a “communion token”? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols explains why church members in Scotland had to present these little metal coins to take the Lord’s Supper. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

The Letters of John Newton

8/1/2018
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John Newton wrote hundreds of pastoral letters. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols looks at Newton’s letters to his adopted daughter Betsy. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

The Life of John Newton

7/25/2018
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Amazing Grace is perhaps one of the most famous hymns. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to its author: John Newton. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

Henry VIII's Last Wife

7/18/2018
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Being the wife of King Henry VIII was no simple task. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to Catherine Parr, Henry’s sixth and final wife. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

The Life of Bunyan

7/11/2018
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When we think of John Bunyan, we usually think of The Pilgrim’s Progress. But he actually wrote many books. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols looks at the life of this tinkerer, pastor, and author. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

The Writings of the Angelic Doctor

7/4/2018
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On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. James Dolezal joins Dr. Stephen Nichols in the studio to discuss the breadth and depth of Thomas Aquinas’ writings. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

William Cowper

6/27/2018
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On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to William Cowper, a man whose sensitive spirit and familiarity with suffering led him to create some of the most beautiful hymns. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

The Venerable Bede

6/20/2018
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On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to one of the first church historians: the Venerable Bede. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

History Makers: Tim Keesee

6/13/2018
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Church history is being written today as the gospel advances in hard-to-reach places. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Tim Keesee joins Dr. Stephen Nichols in the studio to discuss the 25th anniversary of Frontline Missions International. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

The History of the Doctrine of God, Part 2

6/6/2018
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God is simple but not simplistic. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. James Dolezal joins Dr. Stephen Nichols in the studio to discuss the simplicity of God. Read the transcript.

Duration:00:04:59

The History of the Doctrine of God (Part 1)

5/30/2018
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God is infinite, transcendent, and unfathomable. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. James Dolezal joins Dr. Stephen Nichols in the studio to discuss the greatness of God.

Duration:00:05:00

Augustus Caesar

5/23/2018
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On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols considers why early Christians graffitied a statue of Augustus Caesar.

Duration:00:04:59

Adoniram Judson

5/16/2018
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On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols takes us from Calcutta to Burma as he chronicles the five journeys of Adoniram Judson, America’s pioneer Baptist missionary.

Duration:00:04:59

Daniel Payne

5/9/2018
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During the years surrounding the Civil War, Daniel Payne devoted his life to educating African-American ministers. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols takes us back to 1830 when Payne founded his first school.

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The Most Important Thing to the Reformers (Part 2)

5/2/2018
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Worship should be God-centered and Word-centered. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols continues his discussion with Jonathan Gibson and Mark Earngey, coauthors of Reformation Worship.

Duration:00:04:59

The Most Important Thing to the Reformers (Part 1)

4/25/2018
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What is the role of liturgy in worship? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols is joined in the studio by Jonathan Gibson and Mark Earngey, coauthors of Reformation Worship.

Duration:00:04:59

Bonhoeffer In London

4/4/2018
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What is the only question a church should ask its pastor? Dr. Stephen Nichols considers Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s answer on today’s episode of 5 Minutes in Church History.

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

3/28/2018
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On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols considers the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian who was martyred as a direct order by Hitler himself.

Duration:00:04:59

The 60 Pound Commentary

3/21/2018
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On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols tells us about a commentary not for the faint of heart—weighing 60 pounds and almost 12 inches thick.

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