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Christian apologists today live in a time of unprecedented free and accessible apologetics information. There was a time that learning required either a taking an in-class course or getting a book from a bookstore or library. Those are still important sources but there is so much more available today.
One of the resources that I appreciate is that of podcasts. When I am on a long commute, walking the dog or shovelling snow (I do live in Canada), I make sure to redeem the time with a podcast. I have a good selection of podcasts on my iPhone and listen to them regularly.
I believe strongly in listening to a wide variety of podcasts, not just apologetics and not just Christian. There is a good selection of philosophy and history on my play list. Currently I am only listening to two apologetics podcasts.
I recently posted this list of recommended podcasts.
But for the purposes of growing as an apologist, I will just talk about apologetics podcasts. What should you look for in an apologetics podcast? Again I would suggest variety. Listen to a mix of big name apologists and some that are less well known.
I would suggest subscribing to a number of apologetics podcasts and give them a couple of episodes to decide if they should stay. Don’t be afraid to unsubscribe.
I would also recommend that you listen to apologists who are different from you. If you only listen to people who believe and teach exactly what you believe and teach, you are less likely to learn. This does not mean you need to agree with them, but you can mentally interact with what the other person is saying.
There are many good apologetics podcasts out there. Here is a list of some of the ones I have listened to over the years and can recommend. It is good to talk to other people and find out what they are listening to.
- Reasonable Faith with William Lane Craig
- Unbelievable? with Justin Brierley
- Just Thinking with Ravi Zacharias
- Stand to Reason with Greg Koukl
- I Didn’t Know That! with Reasons to Believe
- ID the Future with the Discovery Institute
My challenge for you today is to find at least one good apologetics podcast to subscribe to. This may mean that you have to make the time to listen to it. That is okay as this type of learning is well worth the time.
I really believe that God expects us to be good stewards of the resources that have been made available to us. When it comes to apologetics resources, there is an embarrassment of riches. At this time in history there is no excuse for ignorance.
Find other posts in this series here.