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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.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Kevin DeYoung15 August 2018
    5:00
  2. 2.
    Bonnie Banks and Communion Tokens8 August 2018
    5:00
  3. 3.
    The Letters of John Newton1 August 2018
    5:00
  4. 4.
    The Life of John Newton25 July 2018
    5:00
  5. 5.
    Henry VIII's Last Wife18 July 2018
    5:00
  6. 6.
    The Life of Bunyan11 July 2018
    5:00
  7. 7.
    The Writings of the Angelic Doctor4 July 2018
    5:00
  8. 8.
    William Cowper27 June 2018
    5:00
  1. 9.
    The Venerable Bede20 June 2018
    5:00
  2. 10.
    History Makers: Tim Keesee13 June 2018
    5:00
  3. 11.
    The History of the Doctrine of God, Part 26 June 2018
    5:00
  4. 12.
    The History of the Doctrine of God, Part 130 May 2018
    5:00
  5. 13.
    Augustus Caesar23 May 2018
    5:00
  6. 14.
    Adoniram Judson16 May 2018
    5:00
  7. 15.
    Daniel Payne9 May 2018
    5:00
  8. 16.
    The Most Important Thing to the Reformers (Part 2)2 May 2018
    5:00
  9. 17.
    The Most Important Thing to the Reformers (Part 1)25 April 2018
    5:00
  10. 18.
    William Farel18 April 2018
    5:00
  11. 19.
    The Minister, a Book, and a Controversy11 April 2018
    5:00
  12. 20.
    Bonhoeffer In London4 April 2018
    5:00
  13. 21.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer28 March 2018
    5:00
  14. 22.
    The 60 Pound Commentary21 March 2018
    5:00
  15. 23.
    Tacitus14 March 2018
    5:00
  16. 24.
    Francis Grimké7 March 2018
    5:00
  17. 25.
    The Moral Argument28 February 2018
    5:00
  18. 26.
    181221 February 2018
    5:00
  19. 27.
    Macrina14 February 2018
    5:00
  20. 28.
    Peter Lombard7 February 2018
    5:00
  21. 29.
    The Abbey of St. Victor, Paris31 January 2018
    5:00
  22. 30.
    The Tyger and the Lamb24 January 2018
    5:00
  23. 31.
    5 Responses to Modernism17 January 2018
    5:00
  24. 32.
    Just War10 January 2018
    5:00
  25. 33.
    Esther Edwards Burr3 January 2018
    5:00
  26. 34.
    Tyndale's Only Surviving Letter27 December 2017
    5:00
  27. 35.
    Remembering R.C. Sproul20 December 2017
    5:00
  28. 36.
    Johann Sebastian Bach: JJ13 December 2017
    5:00
  29. 37.
    On the Church6 December 2017
    5:00
  30. 38.
    Trending in the 14th Century29 November 2017
    5:00
  31. 39.
    Shakespeare's Bible22 November 2017
    5:00
  32. 40.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Burk Parsons15 November 2017
    5:00
  33. 41.
    The Baptist Catechism of 16938 November 2017
    5:00
  34. 42.
    The Next Day1 November 2017
    5:00
  35. 43.
    The 95 Theses, Part 231 October 2017
    5:00
  36. 44.
    The 95 Theses, Part 130 October 2017
    5:00
  37. 45.
    Repent29 October 2017
    5:00
  38. 46.
    R.C. Sproul & Luther28 October 2017
    5:00
  39. 47.
    Legacy of Luther27 October 2017
    5:00
  40. 48.
    February 18, 154626 October 2017
    5:00
  41. 49.
    Last 4 Sermons25 October 2017
    5:00
  42. 50.
    January 154624 October 2017
    5:00
  43. 51.
    Martin & Katie23 October 2017
    5:00
  44. 52.
    Luther & the Bible22 October 2017
    5:00
  45. 53.
    Luther on Psalm 11821 October 2017
    5:00
  46. 54.
    The Bondage of the Will20 October 2017
    5:00
  47. 55.
    Table Talk19 October 2017
    5:00
  48. 56.
    Hymns18 October 2017
    5:00
  49. 57.
    Catechism17 October 2017
    5:00
  50. 58.
    3 Treatises16 October 2017
    5:00
  51. 59.
    2 Kinds of Righteousness15 October 2017
    5:00
  52. 60.
    Luther & Germany Today14 October 2017
    5:00
  53. 61.
    Melanchthon13 October 2017
    5:00
  54. 62.
    The Wittenberg 512 October 2017
    5:00
  55. 63.
    Junker Jorg11 October 2017
    5:00
  56. 64.
    Worms10 October 2017
    5:00
  57. 65.
    Heidelberg9 October 2017
    5:00
  58. 66.
    A Tale of 2 Churches8 October 2017
    5:00
  59. 67.
    2 Princes7 October 2017
    5:00
  60. 68.
    Luther & Bach6 October 2017
    5:00
  61. 69.
    The Gates of Paradise5 October 2017
    5:00
  62. 70.
    The Goose & the Swan4 October 2017
    5:00
  63. 71.
    5 Things at Erfurt3 October 2017
    5:00
  64. 72.
    November 10, 14832 October 2017
    5:00
  65. 73.
    31 Days with Luther1 October 2017
    5:00
  66. 74.
    The Adventurous Life of John Knox27 September 2017
    5:00
  67. 75.
    Useful for These Times20 September 2017
    5:00
  68. 76.
    The Reformation in Spain13 September 2017
    5:00
  69. 77.
    29 Years of Age (Part 2)6 September 2017
    5:00
  70. 78.
    29 Years of Age (Part 1)30 August 2017
    5:00
  71. 79.
    A Little Book23 August 2017
    5:00
  72. 80.
    B.B. & Annie16 August 2017
    5:00
  73. 81.
    Luther on Vocation: Michael Horton9 August 2017
    5:00
  74. 82.
    William Ellery Channing2 August 2017
    5:00
  75. 83.
    What Happened to the Puritans26 July 2017
    5:00
  76. 84.
    On the Canon19 July 2017
    5:00
  77. 85.
    Calvin & Missions12 July 2017
    5:00
  78. 86.
    8 Women You Should Know5 July 2017
    5:00
  79. 87.
    The 100th Anniversary28 June 2017
    5:00
  80. 88.
    The $14 MIllion Book21 June 2017
    5:00
  81. 89.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Michael Horton14 June 2017
    5:00
  82. 90.
    The Welsh Revivals7 June 2017
    5:00
  83. 91.
    What Luther Expects31 May 2017
    5:00
  84. 92.
    Look, There's the Kingdom24 May 2017
    5:00
  85. 93.
    Dear Khan,17 May 2017
    5:00
  86. 94.
    Engraver of the Reformation10 May 2017
    5:00
  87. 95.
    The 200th Episode with a Special Guest3 May 2017
    5:00
  88. 96.
    Philip Melanchthon26 April 2017
    5:00
  89. 97.
    Joan of Arc19 April 2017
    5:00
  90. 98.
    Cruce, Libro, et Atro12 April 2017
    5:00
  91. 99.
    17th Century Theological Poets5 April 2017
    5:00
  92. 100.
    John Knox's Bible29 March 2017
    5:00
  93. 101.
    The Ghent Alterpiece22 March 2017
    5:00
  94. 102.
    Marcion15 March 2017
    5:00
  95. 103.
    Three British Martyrs: Chaplain Bradford8 March 2017
    5:00
  96. 104.
    Three British Martyrs: Bishop Hooper1 March 2017
    5:00
  97. 105.
    Three British Martyrs: Dr. Taylor22 February 2017
    5:00
  98. 106.
    Rio 155815 February 2017
    5:00
  99. 107.
    The Divinity School Address8 February 2017
    5:00
  100. 108.
    Feathery Christians1 February 2017
    5:00
  101. 109.
    The Ten Theses of Berne25 January 2017
    5:00
  102. 110.
    Augustine's Handbook for Life18 January 2017
    5:00
  103. 111.
    As He Spoke from the Pulpit11 January 2017
    5:00
  104. 112.
    The Enduring Problem4 January 2017
    5:00
  105. 113.
    Bishop Ussher28 December 2016
    5:00
  106. 114.
    Forgotten Founder: Cotton Mather21 December 2016
    5:00
  107. 115.
    500th Anniversary of 151614 December 2016
    4:59
  108. 116.
    The Song of Roland7 December 2016
    5:00
  109. 117.
    Thesis #3730 November 2016
    5:00
  110. 118.
    Augustine on the Psalms23 November 2016
    5:00
  111. 119.
    Cane Ridge, KY16 November 2016
    5:00
  112. 120.
    Machen on 11/119 November 2016
    5:00
  113. 121.
    Fort Caroline2 November 2016
    5:00
  114. 122.
    What Is Reformation Day?26 October 2016
    5:00
  115. 123.
    The Three Cappadocians19 October 2016
    5:00
  116. 124.
    Seeing Is Believing with Tim Challies12 October 2016
    5:00
  117. 125.
    Happy Birthday, Rev. Edwards5 October 2016
    5:00
  118. 126.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Tim Challies28 September 2016
    5:00
  119. 127.
    Calvin on Civil Government21 September 2016
    5:00
  120. 128.
    Clement, Again14 September 2016
    5:00
  121. 129.
    Clement7 September 2016
    5:00
  122. 130.
    The Hungarian Reformed Bishops (with a special guest)31 August 2016
    5:00
  123. 131.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Miguel Núñez, Part 224 August 2016
    5:00
  124. 132.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Miguel Núñez, Part 117 August 2016
    5:00
  125. 133.
    Trending in the 12th Century10 August 2016
    4:59
  126. 134.
    Machen & the Meaning of Missions3 August 2016
    5:00
  127. 135.
    Trending in the 10th Century27 July 2016
    5:00
  128. 136.
    Ambrose of Milan20 July 2016
    5:00
  129. 137.
    History Makers: Miguel Núñez13 July 2016
    5:00
  130. 138.
    The Doctor: D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Part 26 July 2016
    5:00
  131. 139.
    The Doctor: D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Part 129 June 2016
    4:59
  132. 140.
    The Baseball Evangelist22 June 2016
    4:59
  133. 141.
    67 Walloons15 June 2016
    5:00
  134. 142.
    The Evangel, a Yacht8 June 2016
    5:00
  135. 143.
    My 5 Favorite Baptists: Mark Dever1 June 2016
    5:00
  136. 144.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Mark Dever25 May 2016
    5:00
  137. 145.
    How Samuel Rutherford Changed My Life18 May 2016
    5:00
  138. 146.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Guy Richard11 May 2016
    5:00
  139. 147.
    According to Webster's4 May 2016
    5:00
  140. 148.
    Leipzig27 April 2016
    5:00
  141. 149.
    First Century Moments20 April 2016
    5:00
  142. 150.
    History Makers: Lordship Controversy with John MacArthur13 April 2016
    5:00
  143. 151.
    Deborah Hatheway6 April 2016
    5:00
  144. 152.
    Phoebe Bartlett30 March 2016
    5:00
  145. 153.
    Bishop Latimer23 March 2016
    5:00
  146. 154.
    Martyrs' Memorial, Oxford16 March 2016
    5:00
  147. 155.
    An Eight-Syllable Heresy9 March 2016
    5:00
  148. 156.
    John Colet2 March 2016
    5:00
  149. 157.
    Boston's Fourfold State24 February 2016
    5:00
  150. 158.
    Martin Bucer17 February 2016
    5:00
  151. 159.
    Communion Controversy10 February 2016
    5:00
  152. 160.
    Know a Good River?3 February 2016
    5:00
  153. 161.
    Deserted Island Top 5: John MacArthur27 January 2016
    5:00
  154. 162.
    The Council of Trent20 January 2016
    5:00
  155. 163.
    Apostle to the Indians13 January 2016
    5:00
  156. 164.
    Three Bible Firsts6 January 2016
    5:00
  157. 165.
    Calvin on Slippery Forgetfulness30 December 2015
    5:00
  158. 166.
    Twentieth Century Martyrs23 December 2015
    5:00
  159. 167.
    History Makers: The New Perspective on Paul with Dr. Guy Waters16 December 2015
    5:00
  160. 168.
    John Murray9 December 2015
    5:00
  161. 169.
    The Poet of Paradise2 December 2015
    5:00
  162. 170.
    Blues Man? Preacher?25 November 2015
    5:00
  163. 171.
    The Thirty Years' War18 November 2015
    5:00
  164. 172.
    Mrs. Luther11 November 2015
    5:00
  165. 173.
    Top 5 of the 95: Take Two4 November 2015
    5:00
  166. 174.
    What Is Reformation Day?28 October 2015
    5:00
  167. 175.
    B.B.'s Book Reviews21 October 2015
    5:00
  168. 176.
    March 28, 175414 October 2015
    5:00
  169. 177.
    Luke the Historian7 October 2015
    5:00
  170. 178.
    Fanny Crosby30 September 2015
    5:00
  171. 179.
    Caesarea Maritima23 September 2015
    5:00
  172. 180.
    Jerome16 September 2015
    5:00
  173. 181.
    Stockbridge Statements of Faith9 September 2015
    5:00
  174. 182.
    The Sermon at the Treaty2 September 2015
    5:00
  175. 183.
    Robinson Crusoe's Conversion26 August 2015
    5:00
  176. 184.
    The Catacombs19 August 2015
    5:00
  177. 185.
    Pliny the Younger12 August 2015
    5:00
  178. 186.
    LON to PHL5 August 2015
    5:00
  179. 187.
    The Cathedral29 July 2015
    5:00
  180. 188.
    The Greyfriars Kirkyard22 July 2015
    5:00
  181. 189.
    Lex Rex15 July 2015
    5:00
  182. 190.
    The Apostles' Creed8 July 2015
    5:00
  183. 191.
    5 Firsts in British Church History1 July 2015
    5:00
  184. 192.
    White Clay Creek, Delaware24 June 2015
    5:00
  185. 193.
    Peter Martyr Vermigli17 June 2015
    5:00
  186. 194.
    Deserted Island Top 5: Sinclair Ferguson10 June 2015
    5:00
  187. 195.
    Church History in 5 Minutes3 June 2015
    5:00
  188. 196.
    With a Name like That27 May 2015
    5:00
  189. 197.
    Calvin on Prayer20 May 2015
    5:00
  190. 198.
    Little Wolf's Bible13 May 2015
    5:00
  191. 199.
    The First Reformation Confession6 May 2015
    5:00
  192. 200.
    Borden of Yale29 April 2015
    5:00

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