At the end our recently-completed two-year men’s training course at Grace Community Church, one of the guys asked if I could send them some recommendations for podcasts and other audio to listen to and continue to grow in their knowledge of the Scriptures.
Since these are largely all helpful for anyone seeking to know Christ in a greater way, I thought it would be good to make the list publicly available. Here it is:
This one is currently at the top of my list to listen to. This a a two-year cycle of men’s leadership and ministry lessons and they are just absolute gold. I cannot commend them too highly. You can also check out all of their sermon audio
as well – lots of good stuff here!
A ministry led by Mark Dever at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in D.C. They have interviews with a number of people dating back over a decade. They are baptistic and congregational, and sometimes don’t deal with texts as directly and in as much detail as I would like, but there is a ton of great thinking on how the church should function. The last four episodes (as of today) have been especially good. Be sure to search the interview archive to find interviews by name of the interviewee.
Many of you are no doubt familiar with John MacArthur’s preaching ministry. There are a number of feeds, including the radio broadcast version and the weekly pulpit podcast.
Alistair Begg – insightful, theological, practical, and easy to listen to. What else do you need?
Tom Pennington just started preaching through the book of Romans a not long ago and is wonderfully helpful and clear in his expository preaching.
Shane Koehler is the teaching pastor at this church in Woodstock, GA, where I have several good friends and have visited many times. He is masterful in explaining the biblical text in a concise way and going no further than what the Scripture says.
No Compromise Radio – Mike Abendroth
Just like what it sounds. A half-hour radio broadcast that focuses on applying the Bible to current trends and thinking in the larger Christian world. Very insightful and easy to listen to.
Mortification of Spin
Their podcast logo is John Owen photoshopped as listening to their podcast; you can pretty much guess what you’re getting here. They come from a Reformed/Presbyterian point of view and there is not much direct exposition of Scripture, but where they already understand Scripture rightly (and usually they do) there are some really good insights into the Bible’s application toward contemporary Christian culture. A sizable dose of sarcasm and humor is thrown in for good measure.
And, of course, the podcasts from the two churches involved in the Shepherds’ Institute:
What about you? Which podcasts have you found helpful? Are there any you could recommend to me to grow in my knowledge of, and obedience to, the Bible?