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Bible, theology, apologetics
- Ask Pastor John > John Piper answers tough theological, biblical and pastoral questions
- Theology in the Raw hosted by Preston Sprinkle. Recommended by Andy Gilbert. “This podcast tackles hot topics in Christian culture and discusses them in a very honest and transparent way. I think a good podcast can - almost like a good book - stretch you in ways that sometimes make you feel uncomfortable. Whether I agree or disagree with what's being said, I always walk away more informed and better prepared to discuss this topic with people, whether they are believers or unbelievers.”
- The History of Byzantium > a highly recommended podcast telling the story of the Roman Empire from 476 AD to 1453. Very helpful in understanding Eastern Orthodoxy.
- Revisionist History This is a podcast by Malcolm Gladwell, author of excellent books like David and Goliath and Outliers. Each week covers things from the past that have been overlooked or misunderstood. Challenging and enlightening, the tag line reads “Because sometimes the past deserves a second glance.”
Yes, podcasts can help you with language learning. Some podcasts are designed for language learners and use simple vocabulary. Some actually will speak slowly! Most podcast players will also allow you to slow down the podcast play speed, and repeat sections easily, so that also helps you catch things you missed at normal conversation speed. Podcasts can expand your comprehension of topics and vocabulary in areas which your friends and language helpers might not use.
- Lindsay does Languages: the Ultimate Collection of Language Learning Podcasts > recommended by Brogan Stillman. This long blog post lists podcasts in many different languages and analyzes their content and difficulty level.
- At the Table > Ken's new favourite podcast on leadership and management. By Patrick Lencioni, author of the Five Dysfunctions of a Team.
- The Global Leadership Summit > In this twice-monthly podcast, you will learn from the world’s top leadership experts as they share insight on topics such as self-leadership, vision and organizational growth. With fresh, actionable and inspiring content, the GLS Podcast is the perfect resource for leaders on-the-go. Ken Guenther highly recommends this podcast.
- Strengthening the Soul of your Leadership. This weekly podcast is hosted by Ruth Hayley Barton and is an excellent challenge to leaders to keep first things first and to build their leadership along with personal transformation. From their podcast description: “In each 30-minute episode you will discover how forging and maintaining a life-giving connection with God in the midst of leading is the best thing you bring to your leadership.”
- The Mission Matters Podcast > The Mission Matters is a place to talk about the importance of our Mission as Christians. Mission Matters is a partnership of Missio Nexus and Sixteen: Fifteen Missions Coaching, who have a shared passion to mobilize God’s people to be a part of His mission.
- Global Missions Podcast > A show for Christ-followers who want to participate more effectively in God’s work both at home and to the ends of the earth.
- Missio Nexus Member Podcast > We bring fresh updates from around the Great Commission community. Featuring interviews with Great Commission activists, trends affecting missiology, and the latest strategies behind the global Christian movement. Hosted by Missio Nexus President Ted Esler.
Partner Development (support-raising)
- Support-raising Solutions > Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned veteran, we’re devoted to bringing you thoughtful content through practical tips and real life stories to help you on your support raising journey. This is the organization where Steve Shadrach works. His book, “The God Ask” is highly recommended.