Podcasts have potential to help us practice reflection, tune our listening skills, hear different perspectives, learn from and understand others. Podcasts have the potential to initiate meaningful conversation with God, ourselves and others.
Listening to a podcast can be spiritual exercise. How could God be speaking to me through these words? Do my personal beliefs coincide or conflict? How does my personal experience compare – are there similarities or differences? Did anything I heard trouble, comfort or surprise me? Where did I hear joy, pain, etc. that echos my own? Did I learn something new? Did anything confuse me? How does or does it not coincide with my understanding of everyday life?
“Listen for God’s voice in everything you do and everywhere you go; He’s the one that will keep you on track.”Proverbs 3:6
I recently listened to and can recommend For People with Bishop Rob Wright, who serves as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. This podcast is a weekly conversation responding to tough questions of faith. The purpose at its core is to share with all people conversations of life and faith and where they intersect. Listen in to hear honest and fearless dialogue with Bishop Wright centered in faith and the understanding of our call to serve the world by sharing the Gospel of Jesus.
- For People with Bishop Rob Wright, who serves as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.
You might also enjoy
You might also like to look through the podcasts listed below. These speak mostly from an Episcopal perspective, but there are so many others that offer inspiration, encouragement, support and laughter! If you have a podcast to recommend – please do. Post it on the diocesan Facebook page along with your thoughts, maybe it’ll spark some conversation!
Forward Day by Day podcasts include:
- A Morning at the Office: includes all three readings as well as bonus prayers.
- An Evening at Prayer: Daily Evening Prayer according to The Book of Common Prayer.
- Daily Prayer: includes two readings and follows the same text as our app and website.
- ChurchNext: discussions on a variety of topics in the Episcopal and Christian scope. And,
- The Good Book Club Podcast: regular church-wide readings of selected books of the Bible.
Some other podcasts to try:
- Popping Collars talks about the intersection of faith and culture
- Interfaith Voices is a religion news magazine on public radio.
- Two Priests in a Pod. Two Priests. One Gospel. Zero Talent. And the limitless fruit of God’s Kingdom.
- In Good Faith is the place to hear stories and accounts from believers, told in their own words. Host Steven Kapp Perry talks with believers from all walks of faith–Catholic and Episcopalian, Buddhist and Baptist, Jewish and Hindu, Presbyterian and Seventh Day Adventist, Muslim and Mormon–in other words, human beings and believers, sharing their personal experience with the sacred and the divine.
- Research On Religion makes scholarly research on religion interesting, relevant and accessible to a broad audience in a conversational format designed to facilitate a jargon-free discussion of major topics within the social scientific study of religion.
- Notoriously Episcopalian podcast contains conversations, sermons, and reflections from a GenX Episcopal deacon in the Diocese of Alabama.
- Lectionary Lab offers snippets, thoughts, illustrations and the occasional sermon for texts of Scripture as arranged in the Revised Common Lectionary. It’s brought to us by The Rev’ds Dr. John Fairless and Dr. Delmer Chilton (aka “Two Bubbas and a Bible”).
Podcasts can be set up to automatically download to your computer or smartphone for listening at your convenience. And in case you did not pay attention the first time around, you can replay the podcast as many times as you like and search archives for previous podcasts that sound interesting.