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Six podcasts to keep your mind on things above

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Everyone has a podcast these days. Even the kids are doing it — my wife, Katie, and I helped the youths at our congregation create podcasts for this year’s Lads to Leaders competition.

And whether you’re looking for Bible study aids, ministry advice or just wholesome entertainment, you can find podcasts hosted by members of Churches of Christ. Once you’re caught up on the new Christian Chronicle Podcast, here are six more podcasts you can tune into to keep you connected with our fellowship and faith.

1. Dear Church

Chris McCurley, the preaching minister for the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Dickson, Tenn., addresses the whole body of Christ, not just his congregation, to discuss “deeper questions” facing all Christians, from mental health and marriage to church culture and faith and politics. In this down-to-earth podcast, McCurley also dissects familiar passages to offer practical applications and talks with preachers across the country about their lives and experiences.

2. The Authentic Christian

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In this podcast overseen by the well-known Gospel Broadcasting Network in Olive Branch, Miss., hosts Aaron Gallagher, Scott Ingram and Tucker Wallace cover a range of topics on everyday Christian life, from simple-but-tough subjects like sharing Jesus at a coffee shop and dealing with criticism to controversial subjects like homosexuality and abortion to more in-the-weeds subjects like legalism and Armageddon.

3. Sunday Lunch

Three friends and members of the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn. — Katie Culberson, Kerry Stiles and Amy Bowman — look to create human connections among themselves, their guests and their audience as you would around a Sunday lunch table. While this is not a directly Christianity-focused podcast, the trio often bring on guests from our fellowship and touch on faith and Christian life.

4. The B-Team


John Young, a Restoration Movement historian and professor based in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and producer Jordan Campbell host this podcast aimed at bivocational, part-time and volunteer ministers. Leaning on their own experiences with ministry and those of a swath of guests — from backgrounds including interim, youth, college, young adult, pulpit and other ministry roles — they offer insights for the many Christians engaged in ministry on the side.

5. Life on the West Side

Nathan Guy, preaching minister for the West Side Church of Christ in Searcy, Ark., and former president of Mars Hill Bible School in Florence, Ala., shares some of his sermons from the pulpit, interviews and study/research resources meant to inspire spiritual formation. Topics covered in the podcast range from Christian identity and the presence of the Holy Spirit to the depth of the Gospel and the worthiness of faith.

6. Minister in the Making

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B.T. Irwin, who now hosts our own podcast and is a member of the Rochester Church of Christ in Michigan, interviews one man over 37 episodes — his father, Travis — on his experiences as a Christian and preacher of nearly 50 years. The life story of this podcast begins with Travis’ childhood in the 1950s and continues until his death last year. While it’s no longer in production, the life lessons shared here are still well worth a listen.

CALVIN COCKRELL is media editor for The Christian Chronicle and the young adult minister for the North Tuscaloosa Church of Christ in Alabama. Contact [email protected].

Filed under: Authentic Christian B-Team B.T. Irwin bivocational ministry Brentwood Hills Church of Christ Chris McCurley Christian podcast Dear Church Features Gospel Broadcasting Network John Young Life on the West Side Minister in the Making Nathan Guy podcasting Reviews Sunday lunch Top Stories Walnut Street Church of Christ

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