I have become a podcast-listener, you guys. It used to be challenging for me to focus during an audio sermon or speech, but I have started down the road, and I’m digging it. So, as I listen to a variety of things, I want to share what speaks loud to me. They could be hilarious, or helpful, or inspiring, or encouraging. Hope anyone who finds these lists enjoys them also.
Olympic Spirituality: How Then Shall We Run? – John Piper
“God has not saved you to sit in the stands. God has not saved you to lie on the track. God has not saved you sit on the edge of the pool with your feet in the water. God has saved you to spend yourself for the glory of his Son (Philippians 1:20). “You are not your own. You were bought with a price. Glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20). The point of salvation is to make the glory of God visible in the universe.”
The Happy Hour #100 – Jamie Ivey Podcast
I’ve been listening to The Happy Hour Podcast for a couple of months and it’s gold. Jamie is authentic, funny, and a cheerleader of all her guests (which include Shauna Niequist, Jessica Robertson, Jen Hatmaker, Emily Freeman, etc). It’s a conversation between two girlfriends about life, books, adventures, family, love, challenges, etc. This is her 100th episode, and her husband Aaron interviews her. It will make you laugh, and it’s a fun episode to start with if you’ve never listened to this podcast before.
Our Emotions Do Not Equal Our Circumstances – The Lively Show
“This episode is perfect for anyone who is looking to have more positive feelings and less emotional reactivity to circumstances (or other people’s emotions) in their lives.” Jess Lively
Justice and Law Enforcement – Matt Chandler
This was a perspective changer for me. Matt talks about these past few weeks, and sheds fresh light on law enforcement — what they endure, how they are treated, what they strive for, etc. It was an interesting listen for sure.