Modern Age

A Very Long Word

What is disestablishmentarianism? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols surveys the relationship between church and state throughout the centuries.

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Augustus Toplady

As a brand-new pastor just out of college, Augustus Toplady wrote those memorable words, “Nothing in my hand I bring; simply to Thy cross I cling.” On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols retells the short life of this London pastor and poet.

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Blaise Pascal

“Pascal,” the name of a programming language and a unit for measuring internal pressure, were both named after Blaise Pascal. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols discusses this French mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and theologian.

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The Cambridge Seven

In 1885, seven British aristocrats committed themselves to delivering the gospel to the ends of the earth. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols presents the men who have been called the Dream Team of Missions.

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Sir William Ramsay

Through his study of Scripture and archeology, Sir William Ramsay stunned his liberal colleagues by concluding that the New Testament is reliable. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols introduces this biblical scholar from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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The Jesus People

From the birth of Christian rock to the rise of the Christian bookstore industry, American evangelicalism was significantly shaped by the Jesus People in the 1970s. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Stephen Nichols discusses this unique and influential movement.

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Resolutions with Jonathan Edwards

Prior to his twentieth birthday, Jonathan Edwards wrote 70 resolutions to guide and guard the direction of his life. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols analyzes some of Edwards’ resolutions related to time management, Bible reading, and growing in self-control.

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Three Christmas Hymns

Christmas comes with the reminiscent sound of carols and hymns. On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Stephen Nichols explores the intriguing history behind three classic Christmas hymns.

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Scriptorium: Spurgeon’s Letters

You can gain interesting glimpses into someone’s life by reading the mail he sends out. On location at the Scriptorium in Orlando, Florida, Stephen Nichols pages through the letters of C.H. Spurgeon on this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History.

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Thanksgiving

What was it like on the first Thanksgiving? On this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Dr. Stephen Nichols reads from Edward Winslow’s letter describing the festivities.

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