Curiosity stalks me, so I think I would have enjoyed living in Ancient Athens: “Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.” (Acts 17:21). Today, all of Athens fits in my pocket in the form of podcasts, and here are a few of my favorites.
ESV: M’Cheyne Reading Plan: A daily audio Bible reading following the 4 or 5 chapter reading plan set out by Dundee pastor Robert M’Cheyne (1813-1843) that covers the Old Testament once annually and Psalms and the New Testament twice.
Help Me Teach the Bible: A weekly (or so) interview conducted by Nancy Guthrie with Bible teachers from all over the world about different books of the Bible and topics concerning accurate, interesting communication of the Scriptures. Worth listening to for Nancy’s humble interviewing prowess alone!
5 Minutes in Church History: President of Reformation Bible College and Chief Academic Officer of Ligonier Ministry (and my former college classmate), Steve Nichols, addresses one historical event, person, object, or place in church history. Especially enjoyable are occasional interviews in which Christian leaders think about what 5 books they would want if marooned on an island.
The Briefing with Al Mohler: A daily podcast from the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary examining significant news articles from a Christian Worldview.
Quantum – The Wee Flea: Similar in content to The Briefing listed above, David Robertson, former Dundee, Scotland pastor now residing in Sydney, Australia conducts a weekly analysis of news from around the world with musical bumps and audio clips of news stories.
The Art of Godliness: The short daily audio blog of pastor and blogger Tim Challies addressing a wide range of topics related to the Christian life, parenting, theology, and the church.
The Missions Podcast: A weekly (mostly) address of topics related to Missions including theological issues, trends, and interviews. Props to Scott and Alex for getting this name!!!!!
Signposts with Russell Moore: An occasional podcast with sermons, interviews, and current events from the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. I especially enjoy Dr. Moore’s appreciation for music and creativity in the Christian life.
Trader Joe’s (Inside): Everything you have ever wanted to know about how Trader Joe’s selects cheeses in France, or pasta in Italy, or the job titles of their staff positions. Food Geeks, gather here!