When confronted with the question about why we don’t read our Bibles every day, most of us react with a comment about “not having enough time.” While there is no substitute for spending time every day reading Scripture, technology has enabled us to turn our downtime into an opportunity to feed our spirits. Many Christian leaders have welcomed advances in technology which have allowed them to start sharing their teachings with millions of people.
Whether you spend hours a day in bumper-to-bumper traffic going to and from work, or you have 30-plus minutes in the pickup line at your children’s school, you can use those opportunities to build your faith. Here’s a look at some of the top Christian podcasts that you can listen to at home, on your drive, or anywhere that you have some free time.
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You can also check out Pastor Laurie’s podcasts directly on the Harvest Christian Fellowship website.
Our Favorite Episode: “The Gifts that Keep Giving”
This sermon focuses on the Gifts of the Spirit and what they look like in the lives of today’s believers
Elevation with Steven Furtick Podcast
If you’ve listened to Christian radio any time in the last few years, you’ve probably heard Elevation Worship. However, before they were a chart-topping worship band, Elevation Worship was leading worship at one of the fastest-growing churches in the United States. Under the leadership of Pastor Steven Furtick, Elevation Church has become a haven for those who need Scriptural encouragement and sound messages on how to tackle real-life issues that we’re all facing. With hundreds of episodes available, you can find Pastor Furtick’s messages, and messages from a variety of speakers including his wife, Holly on every podcast platform.
Our Favorite Episode: “My Future is My Focus”
This sermon focuses on how to overcome hurt from the past to fully embrace what your future looks like.
The Way Home with Dan Darling
Unlike the first two entries on our list, The Way Home with Dan Darling isn’t a podcast that’s built around recorded sermons. Instead, host, Dan Darling sits down and has conversations with prominent names in the world of modern Christianity to put out an interview-style podcast that has thought provoking conversation and some great insights. For instance, there is one episode where Darling and Phil Vischer, the man who invented VeggieTales discuss what it means to be a Christian parent.
While you can check out The Way Home with Dan Darling on iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify, you can also visit their website to find a full rundown of every episode.
Our Favorite Episode: “Patrick Schreiner on Studying the New Testament”
Schreiner joins host Dan Darling to discuss how to better understand the New Testament.
The Briefing with Albert Mohler
Albert Mohler currently serves as the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which is the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention. Much like the Dan Darling podcast we just discussed, Mohler takes a more conversational approach to his podcast. First of all, it’s worth noting that new episodes are uploaded every day, excluding weekends.
Secondly, Mohler discusses current events and how they relate to Scripture. This is one of our favorite podcasts, especially for people who are interested in how what’s going on in the world relates to prophecies in the Bible and other verses. Mohler’s podcast runs 30 minutes or less, so you don’t even have to clear a lot of time to make sure that you’re able to tune in.
You can subscribe to The Briefing with Albert Mohler on iTunes or RSS. You can also visit their website to sign up to receive the daily episodes in your inbox.
Our Favorite Episode: June 29, 2022
Dr. Mohler tackles the overturning of Roe v. Wade and some other hot topics that have been at the forefront of the news.
Pray the Word with David Platt
Christians have access to two wonderful sources of power in prayer and Scripture. When you learn to combine those two, you truly begin to live a life of victory. David Platt, who was once the youngest megachurch Pastor in the United States publishes a daily podcast that teaches listeners how to combine those two things. This is one of our favorite podcasts in part because of how easy it is to listen. Every episode is only four or five minutes, and Platt simply walks listeners through a topical prayer based on a certain passage of Scripture. This is great for listeners who want to start their morning with a quick spiritual pick-me-up.
Check out Pastor Platt’s podcast on iTunes, RSS, or Spotify. You can also swing by the Radical website to search for podcasts that pertain to certain topics or passages.
Our Favorite Episode: “Provision and Hope in God”
Based on Jeremiah 49:4, this episode helps you learn how to pray for God’s supernatural provision in the face of difficult times.
While you have professed that Jesus Christ is the Lord of your life, do you really know why you believe that way? If you struggle with apologetics (the study of why we believe what we believe), Knowing Faith is a great podcast for you. Hosted by JT English, Jen Wilkin, and Kyle Worley, Knowing Faith is a podcast that focuses on how our faith is built upon the truths found in God’s Word. It comes across pretty quickly that the hosts are friends away from the mic, which helps promote a sense of community while they tackle theological topics.
Knowing Faith is only available on iTunes and Spotify right now, so if you don’t use one of those podcast platforms, you will need to visit the Knowing Faith website.
Our Favorite Episode: Slaves to Righteousness
This episode breaks down what these verses mean in the context of our freedom in Christ.
The Bible Project
Hosts Tim Mackie and Jonathan Collins present Bible study in a way that helps you forget that you’re actually being taught something when you listen to The Bible Project. Trying to figure out how to study the Bible is one of the biggest problems facing new Christians and believers who have been following the Lord for decades. Occasionally, the hosts bring in a special guest to help them with a particular topic, but for the most part, you get Tim and Jon taking a step-by-step approach to Bible study.
You can download the podcast on iTunes, Google, and Spotify. However, if you want to get the most out of this podcast, be sure to visit The Bible Project website where you will find animated videos that go with every new episode of the podcast. These videos help you better understand the topic that has just been discussed on the podcast.
Our Favorite Episode: Is the Bible Trustworthy?
In this episode, Tim and Jon focus on why we can trust Scripture for accurate accounts of God, human history, and more.
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