Archive for October, 2016

What Is Reformation Day?

October 26, 2016
What is Reformation Day? To answer that question, let's ask another question. When is Reformation Day? It's October 31; it commemorates the events of October 31, 1517. On that day, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Now, why would Luther do that? To answer this

The Three Cappadocians

October 19, 2016
Who were the Cappadocian Fathers? Cappadocia is in Turkey, and the three Cappadocians were early Greek church fathers. Two of them were brothers, and all three of them were friends. The first was Basil of Caesarea. He was born in 330 and he lived to 379. And then we have his brother, Gregory of Nyssa. He

Seeing Is Believing with Tim Challies

October 12, 2016
Stephen Nichols: Some time ago, we had our good friend Tim Challies with us and we sent him off to the deserted island for him to read. Now we've rescued him and we've have brought him back. He looks quite rested and ready to go. Welcome back, Tim. Tim Challies: Thanks. It's good to be back. SN:

Happy Birthday, Rev. Edwards

October 5, 2016
October 5 is Jonathan Edwards' birthday. In 2016, he would have been 313 years old. Happy birthday, Jonathan Edwards, and in honor of your 313rd birthday, I thought we'd revisit you and talk a little bit about your life. Edwards is no stranger to us at 5 Minutes in Church History. We've talked about him numerous