Archive for August, 2013


A Book in His Hand: Visiting the Grave of John Bunyan

August 28, 2013
Historians are rather curious people. They like to visit curious places. Like graveyards. Apparently, there's something about tombstones. When it comes to Great Britain, there are a number of places you can visit to pay your respects. Two in particular stand out. First, of course, is Westminster Abbey, the burial place of Kings . . .

Lost Letter to the Corinthians

August 21, 2013
A little known book on Calvin, John Calvin and the Printed Book by Jean Francios Gilmont, tells a rather intriguing story. But first, we need some background. Calvin, after he was kicked out of Geneva in 1538, went to Strasbourg. While there, he published his first commentary, on the Epistle to the Romans. It

Confessions Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Augustine’s Big Word

August 14, 2013
Welcome to our first edition of 5 Minutes in Church History. Let's start with one of the towering figures in church history, Augustine. Now, first things first. How do you pronounce his name? I had a church history professor in seminary who liked to say St. Augustine is in Florida, St. Augustine is in heaven.

Coming Soon

August 1, 2013
5 Minutes in Church History, hosted by Dr. Stephen Nichols, is a new weekly Christian 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