The Interweb offers lots of things that can do great good or great harm to your soul. Among the good things, there is the Podcast. A Podcast is, for those who may not be up with the techie lingo, an audio file available for download.
Among the countless Podcasts that are available today, I have come across a few that have been helpful for my soul and mind. Now, in love, I offer you the following podcasts to help you in your walk with Christ.
Renewing Your Mind: R.C. Sproul’s radio program has been going strong since 1994 and is available for free download as a Podcast. Few have the ability of Sproul to take complex theological concepts and explain them with crystal clarity.
Grace to You: John MacArthur’s sermons offered free everyday. MacArthur walks through the Bible with faithfulness and clarity like a boss. If you want to know the Bible well, listen to him regularly.
Desiring God: If you have listened to John Piper before, then you know why this is good. If you haven’t heard John Piper preach before, listen to one sermon and see why you should listen to him regularly.
Mars Hill Church: I am very thankful for Driscoll’s preaching ministry and find myself often recommending young Christians to listen to his sermons.
Let My People Think: “Let My People Think with Ravi Zacharias is a 30-minute radio program from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries that powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics.”
Unbelievable: My favorite discussion/debate podcast. “‘Unbelievable?’ engages in fundamental questions on Christianity with the intention to openly discuss different opinions between Christians and non-believers.”
The Briefing: The day’s top headlines analyzed from a Christian worldview in 20 minutes. President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Albert Mohler, uses the Briefing to enable, “Christians to think biblically about the world by providing daily worldview analysis about the leading news headlines and cultural conversations.”
Stand to Reason: “This podcast rebroadcasts our weekly radio program. Our purpose is to help Christians think more clearly about their faith and to help them make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity.”
Theology Unplugged: This is a great way to get introduced to important theological truths. I am new to this program, but I have quickly grown fond of it. Four smart Christian guys of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries talk through various subjects of theology in a conversational and plain-language manner.
Ask Pastor John: Does suicide mean hell? Are there sports in heaven? How should I think of bikinis? This podcast has, “daily audio clips of John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.”
White Horse Inn: One of my favorite podcasts to listen to. A Presbyterian, a Lutheran, a Reformed pastor, and a Baptist all sit down to talk about important theological concepts they all agree upon. “How important is it for you to know what you believe and why you believe it? What you know matters more than what you feel. Listen to the weekly White Horse Inn podcast to ground your faith in unchanging biblical truth.”
That’s the list!
Where Do I Have Time for This?
I encourage you to download some of these and give a listen. If you aren’t into Podcasts and don’t know when you would have the time to listen to them, here are some of my favorite ways to listen even with my busy schedule. Plug them into your iPhone, iPod, Android, podcast playing device and…
- Listen while working out. I love to listen to them while I run or lift weights, but you can listen while you are doing any sort of physical exercise.
- Listen while working around the house. My wife loves to do her work at home while listening to sermons and the same can be done with Podcasts. Chores like weeding, mowing the lawn, cleaning the garage can become quite informative and stimulating.
- Listen during your commute. My 45 minute commute to school makes for some great time to sit back and listen.
There are more ways, but those should get you started. I hope you enjoy!