Filed Under (General) by Rob on 25-05-2009

I love my iPod, it’s the best thing ever (even taking sliced bread into account!)


Of course the main purpose of an iPod is listening to music, but I recently discovered the fascinating world of the podcast; free downloads of all kinds.

Firstly, here are some Christian podcasts – or God-casts, if you’d rather, which I have on my iPod and have found both edifying and uplifting:

* Firstly, I love listening to Jim Morgan’s Morning Devotions. They’re upbeat, witty and challenging and only last 2 minutes each.

* Also, every Christian should download ‘A year in the New Testament’ from God’s iPod. Yes – it’s the ENTIRE New Testament of the Bible in audio form for your iPod, completely FREE!!! Amazing!

* I’ve really appreciated the HTB Sunday Talks, sermons from Holy Trinity Church in Brompton (the Alpha Course place). Some really sound and useful stuff here.

* When I’m on a L-o-o-o-o-n-g car journey, or have time to spare (ie rarely), I like listening to one of John Piper’s sermons. Deep, passionate and very long, they’re a great resource for Christians who want a more in-depth sermon to get their teeth into.

Secondly, as a linguist, I have enjoyed the following podcasts in other languages:

* Notes in Spanish, which has beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Great for keeping the Spanish up or preparing for a holiday in Spain!

* Meanwhile, to keep my German going, I listen to Sprachbar, which describes a certain word or phrase in German in some detail. There are other German podcasts on the same site.

Finally, if you like German and you’re a Christian (or even if you’re not), check out Helle Welle, professionally produced radio broadcasts from a German Christian station. Varied, informative and sehr interessant!

Well, there you go. Have a listen and let me know what you think! Happy pod-casting!

2 Comments posted on "Is God on your POD???"
thainamu on May 25th, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

I don’t have an iPod, nor does my daughter, but I ordered her a “Bible stick.” It is a dedicated mp3 player with the NT on it, from our friends at Faith Comes By Hearing. They have lots of Bible-related audio products, some for free.

Phil on May 26th, 2009 at 3:05 pm #

Other recommendations…

Friday Night Comedy from the BBC – just what it says on the tin really.
This American Life – A one hour long, public radio show, from the US, telling a story on a theme. Worth checking out their website.
Seize the Day – From Focus, the other charity I work with in Southampton. How to share God in the western world, basically.
Two churches I listen to sermons from, The Viallage Church (Texas), Mosaic (Los Angeles).

I’m now going to start checking out HTB and Morning Devotions.

Thanks for that!