A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

As we count down the days to the 500th anniversary of the protestant reformation when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the castle church door in Wittenberg. Many reformed churches around the world are holding activities and studies to reconnect with this earth shaking revolution that came to the church.

Each Wednesday AGO is hosting a study called “This Changed Everything: 500 Years of the Reformation.” Please join us at 6:30 in the Westminster room.

And, don't miss a look back at the Reformation and a look at what it means to us today, as presented through the eyes of the First Presbyterian Youth Group. You'll get to meet Martin Luther and John Calvin, as well as Charles V and some great story narrators.  The youth will present this skit during worship on Sunday, Oct. 22nd. 

Another resource available is a series of podcast being posted each day up until Reformation Sunday by the 5 Minutes in Church History Ministry. Here Dr. Stephen Nichols narrates daily short audio podcast that can be listened to when it works best for you. You can enjoy while you’re at your computer or listen as you walk or drive just by downloading them into your phone or ipod.

Here is a link to their website:   http://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com

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About Dr. Nichols

Dr. Stephen Nichols combines a passion for church history with a love for the Reformed tradition, and he brings his expertise to our podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.

A specialist in American Christianity and systematic theology,

Dr. Nichols is president of Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Fla., chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries, and a Ligonier teaching fellow. He formerly served as research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pa. He is also a lecturer in church history at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Dr. Nichols earned his doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary, and he earned master’s degrees from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and from Westminster. His bachelor’s degree is from Philadelphia College of Bible (now Cairn University).

A prolific writer, Dr. Nichols has written, contributed to, or edited more than a dozen books on church history, biblical doctrine, and practical theology, including Bonhoeffer on the Christian LifeFor Us and For Our Salvation, and Jesus Made in America. He has also contributed many articles to publications such as Tabletalk and reformation21, and he is coeditor for the Theologians on the Christian Life series from Crossway.

Dr. Nichols chairs the Jonathan Edwards Study Group of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has traveled extensively for teaching and speaking engagements, including the prestigious Gheens Lectures for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

5 Minutes in Church History is an outreach of Ligonier.