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5 Minutes in Church History: Augustine’s Handbook for Life

Did you know that Augustine wrote a catechism for a Roman tribune living in Africa? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols discusses Augustine’s 420 A.D. book, the Enchiridion. Augustine of Hippo wrote many books, including his Confessions and City of God. One of his somewhat lesser-known works is a […]

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5 Minutes in Church History: Augustine’s Handbook for Life

Did you know that Augustine wrote a catechism for a Roman tribune living in Africa? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols discusses Augustine’s 420 A.D. book, the Enchiridion. Augustine of Hippo wrote many books, including his Confessions and City of God. One of his somewhat lesser-known works is a […]

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5 Minutes in Church History: As John Calvin Spoke from the Pulpit

In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols discusses the lesser known pastoral side of John Calvin. John Calvin’s sermons on Ephesians are a wonderful text. In the introduction to the Banner of Truth Trust’s edition of these sermons, the editors note that as we think about Calvin’s writings, we have […]

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5 Minutes in Church History: The Enduring Problem

How does Christianity relate to culture? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols reviews H. Richard Niebuhr’s five models for understanding this relationship. The twentieth-century theologian H. Richard Niebuhr once put his finger on what he called “the enduring problem.” The phrase comes from his book Christ and Culture. He said, […]

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5 Minutes in Church History: Bishop James Ussher

In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to the Irish Bishop who helped continue the Reformation in the 17th century. Bishop James Ussher came from a very long line in Ireland. If you go way back in his family line, you will find that his ancestor was named […]

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5 Minutes in Church History: Calvin on Civil Government

John Calvin ends the Institutes of the Christian Religion with a discussion of civil government. In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols considers what Calvin wrote. Let’s return to our good friend [John] Calvin and see what he had to say about civil government. The fact is, he had a lot to […]

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5 Minutes in Church History: 500th Anniversary of 1516

Next year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his Ninety-Five Theses. In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols considers the 500th anniversary of 1516. The year 2017 marks the five-hundredth anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation, when Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on October […]

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5 Minutes in Church History: The Song of Roland

The medieval era was the era of epic poems. In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces us to The Song of Roland. The medieval era was the era of epic poems. The English have Beowulf and the Spanish have The Poem of the Cid. In France, there is The Song of Roland. This […]

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