Recommended Podcasts

An ongoing “discussion” (more like a friendly war, really) here at the Good News offices is Apple vs. Google / iPhone vs. Android. Whichever technology brand you are loyal to, make sure you’re using your smartphone to actually make you smarter by subscribing to one or more of the podcasts below.

Northpoint Community Church – Andy Stanley
Andy Stanley is the Senior Pastor of Northpoint Community Church near Atlanta, Georgia, and is the son of renowned pastor Charles Stanley. Known for his conversational teaching style, Stanley delivers sound biblical truth in a way that is relatable and applicable for the everyday Christian.

Paul Washer
Southern Baptist preacher Paul Washer is the Founder and Director of the HeartCry Missionary Society and served as a missionary in Peru for 10 years. Washer is movingly passionate about reaching the lost and calling Christians to live in light of the gospel. Download this podcast and prepare to be challenged.

Let My People Think – Ravi Zacharias
Ravi Zacharias is a Christian teacher for the thinking man and woman. An apologist (defender of the faith), philosopher, author and internationally renowned speaker, Zacharias’ teaching will equip you with the tools you need to make an intellectual and rational case for Christianity to even the most educated skeptic.

The Gospel Coalition – Various
The Gospel Coalition ( is a fellowship of evangelical churches working together to clearly communicate sound biblical doctrine and truth. With nearly 50,000 sermons available from many of today’s leading Bible teachers and preachers, TGC is a valuable resource for any Christian seeking to grow in their knowledge of God and his Word.

Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church – Tullian Tchividjian
With a passion for communicating the liberating power of the gospel, pastor and author Tullian Tchividjian delivers messages that are both theologically rich and easy to understand. If you’re unable to attend Tchividjian’s Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church here in Fort Lauderdale in person, be sure to add this valuable podcast to your regular listening list.

Searchlight – Jon Courson
Jon Courson has been pastoring Applegate Christian Fellowship in Jacksonville, Oregon for 35 years. Courson has also authored several books, including his own commentary on the entire Bible, and has the unique ability to communicate deep scriptural truths with a heart of genuine love for God’s people.

Redeemer Presbyterian Church – Tim Keller
Tim Keller is a New York Times bestselling author and the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Keller is one of the most highly respected teachers and theologians of our day. The combination of profound biblical knowledge, intellectual wit, and skillful engagement of modern culture found in his teaching make this podcast an absolute must have for any library.

The Village Church – Matt Chandler
Matt Chandler is the pastor of the Village Church near Dallas, Texas, and is the President of the Acts 29 church planting network. Chandler is also the author of The Explicit Gospel, released earlier this year, as well as a brain cancer survivor. His mix of humor and truth serves up compelling Bible teaching that is relevant to every believer.

Catalyst – Various
Catalyst was founded in 1999 by a group that included Andy Stanley (see above) as a leadership conference geared towards next-generation leaders. The movement has grown immensely over the last decade and now includes regular events around the U.S. that bring together many of the top names in modern Christianity to discuss topics relevant and critical to the advancement of the gospel. This a valuable podcast for any Christian involved in, or interested in, leadership at the local church level and beyond.

Mars Hill Church – Mark Driscoll
Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle is passionate, bold and not one to pull any punches when it comes to the truths of the Bible. While his aggressive style may be a little much for some, Driscoll’s teaching has proven to be a valuable resource in an age where many pulpits are serving up a watered-down version of Christianity in the name of being politically and socially correct. Driscoll delivers sound doctrine peppered with plenty of humor in his teachings.

On Christmas morning, as soon as you pull the plastic off of that shiny new Apple or Google device, be sure to get the podcasts downloading to gear up for a spiritually rich 2013!

Justin Young is the Staff Writer for the Good News. Follow him on Twitter at @thejustinyoung.

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