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5 Minutes in Church History: 17th-Century Theological Poets

Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, John Milton, Ben Johnson, and George Herbert were 17th century theological poets who displayed God’s majesty in words

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5 Minutes in Church History: 17th-Century Theological Poets

Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, John Milton, Ben Johnson, and George Herbert were 17th century theological poets who displayed God’s majesty in words

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5 Minutes in Church History: John Knox’s Bible

Why should we care about the discovery of John Knox’s Bible? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols explains.

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5 Minutes in Church History: The Ghent Altarpiece

The Ghent Altarpiece artistically brings together theological themes in a gorgeous polyptych with a rich history of war, peace, theft and restoration.

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5 Minutes in Church History: Marcion

Stephen Nichols tells the tale of Marcion and Polycarp’s first meeting when Polycarp called Marcion the “firstborn son of the devil”.

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5 Minutes in Church History: Chaplain John Bradford, British Martyr

Stephen Nichols tells the story of the dishonest clerk who became a martyr, Chaplain John Bradford who died heroically for his faith

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5 Minutes in Church History: Bishop Hooper, British Martyr

Dr. Stephen Nichols discusses the Martyrdom of Bishop John Hooper, who was burned at the stake for faithfully baring witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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5 Minutes in Church History: Three British Martyrs: Dr. Rowland Taylor

In this installment, we are going to start a series called Three British Martyrs. These were all martyrs under Bloody Mary and all of their martyrdoms and the accounts of their lives are recorded for us in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. The first British martyr to consider is Dr. Rowland Taylor. An inscription says about him, […]

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5 Minutes in Church History: Rio 1558, the Guanabara Confession of Faith

Who were the 16th-century Calvinist missionaries of Brazil? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Stephen Nichols tells the fascinating history of the Guanabara Confession of Faith. The Summer Olympics were just held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. But I want to take us back to Rio in 1558. There is a […]

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5 Minutes in Church History: The Divinity School Address

What was wrong with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Christology? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols explores the legacy of Emerson. On July 15, 1838, Ralph Waldo Emerson gave the commencement address at Harvard Divinity School. The address has come to be seen as a significant essay, both in American literature […]

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5 Minutes in Church History: Feathery Christians

What is a “feathery Christian”? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Stephen Nichols explains the significance of the great Puritan pastor Thomas Watson. Have you ever heard of “feathery Christians”? It’s a line from a book by Thomas Watson. Here’s what Charles Haddon Spurgeon had to say about the book: “Thomas Watson’s Body […]

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