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5 Minutes in Church History

By Ligonier Ministries

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.

  1. 1.
    Charles Spurgeon, Part 212/05/2018
    5:00
  2. 2.
    Charles Spurgeon, Part 111/28/2018
    5:00
  3. 3.
    The 400th Anniversary of Dort11/21/2018
    5:00
  4. 4.
    The Synod of Dort11/14/2018
    5:00
  5. 5.
    Philip Schaff11/07/2018
    5:00
  6. 6.
    The Reformers and the Bible10/31/2018
    5:00
  7. 7.
    John Williamson Nevin10/24/2018
    5:00
  8. 8.
    Church History in Stained Glass10/17/2018
    5:00
  1. 9.
    Philadelphia Museum of Art Miscellany10/10/2018
    5:00
  2. 10.
    Constantine in Threads10/03/2018
    5:00
  3. 11.
    Sixth Century Scotland09/26/2018
    5:00
  4. 12.
    A.D. with S.F.09/19/2018
    5:00
  5. 13.
    Medieval Art09/12/2018
    5:00
  6. 14.
    Primož Trubar09/05/2018
    5:00
  7. 15.
    A Divine & Supernatural Light08/29/2018
    5:00
  8. 16.
    Memoir & Remains of Robert Murray M'Cheyne08/22/2018
    5:00
  9. 17.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Kevin DeYoung08/15/2018
    5:00
  10. 18.
    Bonnie Banks and Communion Tokens08/08/2018
    5:00
  11. 19.
    The Letters of John Newton08/01/2018
    5:00
  12. 20.
    The Life of John Newton07/25/2018
    5:00
  13. 21.
    Henry VIII's Last Wife07/18/2018
    5:00
  14. 22.
    The Life of Bunyan07/11/2018
    5:00
  15. 23.
    The Writings of the Angelic Doctor07/04/2018
    5:00
  16. 24.
    William Cowper06/27/2018
    5:00
  17. 25.
    The Venerable Bede06/20/2018
    5:00
  18. 26.
    History Makers: Tim Keesee06/13/2018
    5:00
  19. 27.
    The History of the Doctrine of God, Part 206/06/2018
    5:00
  20. 28.
    The History of the Doctrine of God, Part 105/30/2018
    5:00
  21. 29.
    Augustus Caesar05/23/2018
    5:00
  22. 30.
    Adoniram Judson05/16/2018
    5:00
  23. 31.
    Daniel Payne05/09/2018
    5:00
  24. 32.
    The Most Important Thing to the Reformers (Part 2)05/02/2018
    5:00
  25. 33.
    The Most Important Thing to the Reformers (Part 1)04/25/2018
    5:00
  26. 34.
    William Farel04/18/2018
    5:00
  27. 35.
    The Minister, a Book, and a Controversy04/11/2018
    5:00
  28. 36.
    Bonhoeffer In London04/04/2018
    5:00
  29. 37.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer03/28/2018
    5:00
  30. 38.
    The 60 Pound Commentary03/21/2018
    5:00
  31. 39.
    Tacitus03/14/2018
    5:00
  32. 40.
    Francis Grimké03/07/2018
    5:00
  33. 41.
    The Moral Argument02/28/2018
    5:00
  34. 42.
    181202/21/2018
    5:00
  35. 43.
    Macrina02/14/2018
    5:00
  36. 44.
    Peter Lombard02/07/2018
    5:00
  37. 45.
    The Abbey of St. Victor, Paris01/31/2018
    5:00
  38. 46.
    The Tyger and the Lamb01/24/2018
    5:00
  39. 47.
    5 Responses to Modernism01/17/2018
    5:00
  40. 48.
    Just War01/10/2018
    5:00
  41. 49.
    Esther Edwards Burr01/03/2018
    5:00
  42. 50.
    Tyndale's Only Surviving Letter12/27/2017
    5:00
  43. 51.
    Remembering R.C. Sproul12/20/2017
    5:00
  44. 52.
    Johann Sebastian Bach: JJ12/13/2017
    5:00
  45. 53.
    On the Church12/06/2017
    5:00
  46. 54.
    Trending in the 14th Century11/29/2017
    5:00
  47. 55.
    Shakespeare's Bible11/22/2017
    5:00
  48. 56.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Burk Parsons11/15/2017
    5:00
  49. 57.
    The Baptist Catechism of 169311/08/2017
    5:00
  50. 58.
    The Next Day11/01/2017
    5:00
  51. 59.
    The 95 Theses, Part 210/31/2017
    5:00
  52. 60.
    The 95 Theses, Part 110/30/2017
    5:00
  53. 61.
    Repent10/29/2017
    5:00
  54. 62.
    R.C. Sproul & Luther10/28/2017
    5:00
  55. 63.
    Legacy of Luther10/27/2017
    5:00
  56. 64.
    February 18, 154610/26/2017
    5:00
  57. 65.
    Last 4 Sermons10/25/2017
    5:00
  58. 66.
    January 154610/24/2017
    5:00
  59. 67.
    Martin & Katie10/23/2017
    5:00
  60. 68.
    Luther & the Bible10/22/2017
    5:00
  61. 69.
    Luther on Psalm 11810/21/2017
    5:00
  62. 70.
    The Bondage of the Will10/20/2017
    5:00
  63. 71.
    Table Talk10/19/2017
    5:00
  64. 72.
    Hymns10/18/2017
    5:00
  65. 73.
    Catechism10/17/2017
    5:00
  66. 74.
    3 Treatises10/16/2017
    5:00
  67. 75.
    2 Kinds of Righteousness10/15/2017
    5:00
  68. 76.
    Luther & Germany Today10/14/2017
    5:00
  69. 77.
    Melanchthon10/13/2017
    5:00
  70. 78.
    The Wittenberg 510/12/2017
    5:00
  71. 79.
    Junker Jorg10/11/2017
    5:00
  72. 80.
    Worms10/10/2017
    5:00
  73. 81.
    Heidelberg10/09/2017
    5:00
  74. 82.
    A Tale of 2 Churches10/08/2017
    5:00
  75. 83.
    2 Princes10/07/2017
    5:00
  76. 84.
    Luther & Bach10/06/2017
    5:00
  77. 85.
    The Gates of Paradise10/05/2017
    5:00
  78. 86.
    The Goose & the Swan10/04/2017
    5:00
  79. 87.
    5 Things at Erfurt10/03/2017
    5:00
  80. 88.
    November 10, 148310/02/2017
    5:00
  81. 89.
    31 Days with Luther10/01/2017
    5:00
  82. 90.
    The Adventurous Life of John Knox09/27/2017
    5:00
  83. 91.
    Useful for These Times09/20/2017
    5:00
  84. 92.
    The Reformation in Spain09/13/2017
    5:00
  85. 93.
    29 Years of Age (Part 2)09/06/2017
    5:00
  86. 94.
    29 Years of Age (Part 1)08/30/2017
    5:00
  87. 95.
    A Little Book08/23/2017
    5:00
  88. 96.
    B.B. & Annie08/16/2017
    5:00
  89. 97.
    Luther on Vocation: Michael Horton08/09/2017
    5:00
  90. 98.
    William Ellery Channing08/02/2017
    5:00
  91. 99.
    What Happened to the Puritans07/26/2017
    5:00
  92. 100.
    On the Canon07/19/2017
    5:00
  93. 101.
    Calvin & Missions07/12/2017
    5:00
  94. 102.
    8 Women You Should Know07/05/2017
    5:00
  95. 103.
    The 100th Anniversary06/28/2017
    5:00
  96. 104.
    The $14 MIllion Book06/21/2017
    5:00
  97. 105.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Michael Horton06/14/2017
    5:00
  98. 106.
    The Welsh Revivals06/07/2017
    5:00
  99. 107.
    What Luther Expects05/31/2017
    5:00
  100. 108.
    Look, There's the Kingdom05/24/2017
    5:00
  101. 109.
    Dear Khan,05/17/2017
    5:00
  102. 110.
    Engraver of the Reformation05/10/2017
    5:00
  103. 111.
    The 200th Episode with a Special Guest05/03/2017
    5:00
  104. 112.
    Philip Melanchthon04/26/2017
    5:00
  105. 113.
    Joan of Arc04/19/2017
    5:00
  106. 114.
    Cruce, Libro, et Atro04/12/2017
    5:00
  107. 115.
    17th Century Theological Poets04/05/2017
    5:00
  108. 116.
    John Knox's Bible03/29/2017
    5:00
  109. 117.
    The Ghent Alterpiece03/22/2017
    5:00
  110. 118.
    Marcion03/15/2017
    5:00
  111. 119.
    Three British Martyrs: Chaplain Bradford03/08/2017
    5:00
  112. 120.
    Three British Martyrs: Bishop Hooper03/01/2017
    5:00
  113. 121.
    Three British Martyrs: Dr. Taylor02/22/2017
    5:00
  114. 122.
    Rio 155802/15/2017
    5:00
  115. 123.
    The Divinity School Address02/08/2017
    5:00
  116. 124.
    Feathery Christians02/01/2017
    5:00
  117. 125.
    The Ten Theses of Berne01/25/2017
    5:00
  118. 126.
    Augustine's Handbook for Life01/18/2017
    5:00
  119. 127.
    As He Spoke from the Pulpit01/11/2017
    5:00
  120. 128.
    The Enduring Problem01/04/2017
    5:00
  121. 129.
    Bishop Ussher12/28/2016
    5:00
  122. 130.
    Forgotten Founder: Cotton Mather12/21/2016
    5:00
  123. 131.
    500th Anniversary of 151612/14/2016
    4:59
  124. 132.
    The Song of Roland12/07/2016
    5:00
  125. 133.
    Thesis #3711/30/2016
    5:00
  126. 134.
    Augustine on the Psalms11/23/2016
    5:00
  127. 135.
    Cane Ridge, KY11/16/2016
    5:00
  128. 136.
    Machen on 11/1111/09/2016
    5:00
  129. 137.
    Fort Caroline11/02/2016
    5:00
  130. 138.
    What Is Reformation Day?10/26/2016
    5:00
  131. 139.
    The Three Cappadocians10/19/2016
    5:00
  132. 140.
    Seeing Is Believing with Tim Challies10/12/2016
    5:00
  133. 141.
    Happy Birthday, Rev. Edwards10/05/2016
    5:00
  134. 142.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Tim Challies09/28/2016
    5:00
  135. 143.
    Calvin on Civil Government09/21/2016
    5:00
  136. 144.
    Clement, Again09/14/2016
    5:00
  137. 145.
    Clement09/07/2016
    5:00
  138. 146.
    The Hungarian Reformed Bishops (with a special guest)08/31/2016
    5:00
  139. 147.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Miguel Núñez, Part 208/24/2016
    5:00
  140. 148.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Miguel Núñez, Part 108/17/2016
    5:00
  141. 149.
    Trending in the 12th Century08/10/2016
    4:59
  142. 150.
    Machen & the Meaning of Missions08/03/2016
    5:00
  143. 151.
    Trending in the 10th Century07/27/2016
    5:00
  144. 152.
    Ambrose of Milan07/20/2016
    5:00
  145. 153.
    History Makers: Miguel Núñez07/13/2016
    5:00
  146. 154.
    The Doctor: D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Part 207/06/2016
    5:00
  147. 155.
    The Doctor: D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Part 106/29/2016
    4:59
  148. 156.
    The Baseball Evangelist06/22/2016
    4:59
  149. 157.
    67 Walloons06/15/2016
    5:00
  150. 158.
    The Evangel, a Yacht06/08/2016
    5:00
  151. 159.
    My 5 Favorite Baptists: Mark Dever06/01/2016
    5:00
  152. 160.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Mark Dever05/25/2016
    5:00
  153. 161.
    How Samuel Rutherford Changed My Life05/18/2016
    5:00
  154. 162.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Guy Richard05/11/2016
    5:00
  155. 163.
    According to Webster's05/04/2016
    5:00
  156. 164.
    Leipzig04/27/2016
    5:00
  157. 165.
    First Century Moments04/20/2016
    5:00
  158. 166.
    History Makers: Lordship Controversy with John MacArthur04/13/2016
    5:00
  159. 167.
    Deborah Hatheway04/06/2016
    5:00
  160. 168.
    Phoebe Bartlett03/30/2016
    5:00
  161. 169.
    Bishop Latimer03/23/2016
    5:00
  162. 170.
    Martyrs' Memorial, Oxford03/16/2016
    5:00
  163. 171.
    An Eight-Syllable Heresy03/09/2016
    5:00
  164. 172.
    John Colet03/02/2016
    5:00
  165. 173.
    Boston's Fourfold State02/24/2016
    5:00
  166. 174.
    Martin Bucer02/17/2016
    5:00
  167. 175.
    Communion Controversy02/10/2016
    5:00
  168. 176.
    Know a Good River?02/03/2016
    5:00
  169. 177.
    Deserted Island Top 5: John MacArthur01/27/2016
    5:00
  170. 178.
    The Council of Trent01/20/2016
    5:00
  171. 179.
    Apostle to the Indians01/13/2016
    5:00
  172. 180.
    Three Bible Firsts01/06/2016
    5:00
  173. 181.
    Calvin on Slippery Forgetfulness12/30/2015
    5:00
  174. 182.
    Twentieth Century Martyrs12/23/2015
    5:00
  175. 183.
    History Makers: The New Perspective on Paul with Dr. Guy Waters12/16/2015
    5:00
  176. 184.
    John Murray12/09/2015
    5:00
  177. 185.
    The Poet of Paradise12/02/2015
    5:00
  178. 186.
    Blues Man? Preacher?11/25/2015
    5:00
  179. 187.
    The Thirty Years' War11/18/2015
    5:00
  180. 188.
    Mrs. Luther11/11/2015
    5:00
  181. 189.
    Top 5 of the 95: Take Two11/04/2015
    5:00
  182. 190.
    What Is Reformation Day?10/28/2015
    5:00
  183. 191.
    B.B.'s Book Reviews10/21/2015
    5:00
  184. 192.
    March 28, 175410/14/2015
    5:00
  185. 193.
    Luke the Historian10/07/2015
    5:00
  186. 194.
    Fanny Crosby09/30/2015
    5:00
  187. 195.
    Caesarea Maritima09/23/2015
    5:00
  188. 196.
    Jerome09/16/2015
    5:00
  189. 197.
    Stockbridge Statements of Faith09/09/2015
    5:00
  190. 198.
    The Sermon at the Treaty09/02/2015
    5:00
  191. 199.
    Robinson Crusoe's Conversion08/26/2015
    5:00
  192. 200.
    The Catacombs08/19/2015
    5:00

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