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My Favorite Christian Podcasts

3 Jun

Whether riding the bus, walking on the treadmill, or doing housework, most of us have a few hours each week in which our brains are less than active.  Instead of just letting my thoughts wander, I like to plug in my headphones and listen to a few podcasts.  That’s why, this week, I’m featuring a few of my favorites in the hope that you’ll find them enjoyable as well!

Viewpoint on Mormonism  Produced by Mormonism Research Ministry (MRM), this podcast takes a 15 minute daily look at LDS teachings from a Christian perspective.  From analysis of current conference talks and “Ensign” articles to dialogue about the teachings of the prophets of the church, this podcast is sure to help you learn to better share your faith with LDS friends and family.

Persecution Podcast  In just a few minutes every week, Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) will bring you up to date on the latest persecution news from around the world.  Listen to the courageous stories of Christians in countries where the public expression of faith is not legal and learn how to better pray for both the persecuted and the persecutors.

Let My People Think  Ravi Zacharias has long been one of my favorite writers and speakers, so the opportunity to hear him preach each week is a genuine delight.  Listen as he and others from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) share about the relationship between Scripture, ethics, philosophy, and current events.  These messages are sure to speak to your heart.

Messianic Jewish Teachings: David Levine  If you’ve ever had the time to study Jewish history and culture, you’ve likely realized that a bit of context can go a long way towards adding to the richness of Scripture.  Each week, Rabbi Levine takes Christians on a distinctly Jewish journey through the Scriptures – helping us to see and understand them the way that the early (mostly Jewish) Christian church would have.  You’re sure to be both inspired and encouraged!

Stand to Reason  Instead of a single podcast, this is a family of programs dedicated to helping believers better defend their faith.  My favorites are the weekly video blog (a five minute apologetic tip) and the Please Convince Me podcast in which cold case detective and former atheist J. Warner Wallace examines the evidence in favor of the Christian world view.

There are, of course, many other great Christian podcasts available, but these five are the gems that I never miss.  Take a few minutes to listen to them and see if you don’t agree.  And, if you have a favorite or two of your own, please feel free to share them in the comment box below!

Mormonism Research Ministry

14 Jan

Established in 1979, Mormonism Research Ministry is dedicated to helping both Christians and non-Christians navigate the maze of LDS teaching.  MRM strives to present the LDS Church in an honest and truthful light, drawing from the actual publications of the LDS Church and the writings of its prophets.  The staff at MRM seeks to present the case against Mormonism in a way that expresses their genuine love for the LDS people.

Visit their site and you’ll discover a variety of resources ranging from an A-Z Introduction to Terms and Issues Related to Mormonism to an overview of the LDS Church and Culture. Learn more about the origins and history of the Book of Mormon and delve into LDS teaching concerning the Nature of God, The Plan of Salvation, and the purpose of Temples. Subscribe to the Free Newsletter to receive up-to-date commentary on current LDS news and teaching, listen to episodes of the Viewpoint on Mormonism Podcast where LDS doctrine is discussed in-depth, and check out the opinions of staff members and guest on the Mormon Coffee blog!

Want to better understand what is currently being taught in Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society Meetings?  Join your LDS friends in 2013 as they study “Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow”.  Then follow along as Eric Johnson shares his thoughts on the text through a progressive commentary.

Looking to share your faith more effectively?  Why not check out the MRM Store where you’ll find a variety of well-researched books, DVD’s, PDF’s and MP3’s?  Haven’t got any money to spend?  MRM offers a variety of Free Tracts to help you walk your Mormon friends through the doctrines of traditional Christianity in a way that shows both gentleness and respect.

And, if you’re LDS and are currently struggling with the teachings of former and current church leaders, there’s help here for you too.  Check out the list of support groups or take a moment to Contact MRM directly where friendly staff members will do their best to help.

Whatever your viewpoint or your level of knowledge concerning the LDS Church, you’re sure to find the resources on this site both interesting and informative!

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