Your spiritual journey like any relationship can become sluggish and sometimes choosing God every day and following Jesus is no easy task. Among joining connect groups, bible studies or community outreaches, for those trying to squeeze extra time between day to day activities for their faith, podcasts may be the best way to go. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up the top Christian podcasts to help you embrace and challenge your spiritual understanding.
The Relevant Podcast
Relevant magazine is widely popular both in the U.S and internationally and for good reason. Relevant gives a fresh look at how our faith impacts everyday life and society in the modern world. The podcasts regularly features musicians, artists, sportspeople, comedians, pastors and various other influencers as they discuss their faith and culture, along with a bit of humour.
Soul City Church
Soul City Church is a vibrant church in Chicago. Founders and spouses Jeanne and Jarrett Stevens are also Soul City’s lead pastors who curate weekly teachings that capture passionate talks on the Bible and God inspired change that is possible in our lives.
The Liturgists Podcast have a rotating hosts with regulars Michael Gungor and Mike McHargue. This new season of the podcast also introduced two new co-hosts William Matthews and Hillary McBride, injecting fresh perspectives from a number of Christians about what it means to be Christians today.
The podcast takes on the uncomfortable and challenging conversations that intertwine religion and daily life. From marriage, women, lent and the media. By offering in-depth discussions can go past the hour mark which is needed to really to really process and discuss these topics.
Warning: there is adult language used during this podcast series.
Justin Brierley hosts the Unbelievable? Podcast that engages Christians and non-believers on topics of religion and their differing opinions in an open and interesting discussion. Hear both sides for a healthy discernment of your own faith.
Ask Pastor John with John Piper
“Answering tough theological and pastoral questions,” is the preamble to John Piper’s podcast. His latest podcast entitled: Do Reproductive Technologies Oppose God’s Design? With that it’s safe to say, get ready to delve deeper into pastoral discussions and matters of faith.
We Make the Road by Walking Podcast
We Make the Road by Walking is the latest book from acclaimed author Brian McLaren that acts a reintroduction to Christianity through a modern retelling of the biblical story. Pastor Keith Anderson leads the podcast described as a “community art project” where people sign up, read a chapter of the book and then record a 15 minute conversation with Pastor Keith. The end compilation is 52 plus episode podcast of different Christian perspectives on understanding the bible and Christian faith in the modern age.
It’s a great idea that you can get your congregation or bible study group can get involved with by either putting together your own podcast or listening along to Pastor Keith’s discussions.
Got a favourite podcast? Let us know in the comments.