By Elizabeth Prata
Yesterday was the watershed day for me. I try not to watch news, read news, or discuss news. A headline or two here and there just to see of the world is still spinning, and I’m good to go. Yesterday even the limited amounts of time I spent scrolling was too much. I came away with a darkened mood and a sad soul. So I decided that after today I’m going away from the current events for a while.
With that though, I know there are people, especially younger brothers and sisters, who have questions. They want to sort out what is happening. Their consciences are tender and their heart moves easily. Yet there is a quantity of material out there which is not edifying, and just adds to the clamor. There is also an encroaching wave of false liberal theologies infiltrating the church. So I put together a list of podcasts that in my opinion edifies and helps cut the Gordian knots of confusion and adds to one’s biblical understanding. The list below is intended to be helpful, and I hope it is.
I’ve listened to all of these myself and recommend them. The last podcast at the bottom is books only. It’s a new podcast from Westminster Books, a publishing outfit that sells solidly Christian books. I added that to bring this new podcast to your attention.
Lord willing, tomorrow I’ll return to some subjects I enjoy; theology, prophecy, encouragement. Shining the Light of truth. I hope you don’t mind. There are a bunch of people out there who do a better job than I do anyway of making coherent and relevant contributions to the current news scene, anyway.
CURRENT EVENTS PODCASTS
1. In a first-of-its-kind episode, Darrell Harrison and Virgil “Omaha” Walker get behind their respective microphones for a no-holds-barred, completely impromptu, unscheduled, and unscripted (no notes) discussion about how believers in Christ should respond to events surrounding the death of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minnesota. Buckle up.
George Floyd & the Gospel
2. Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore discuss the grievous death of George Floyd, the ongoing riots and how we need to get back to God’s word as our standard for dealing with this kind of lawlessness going on in our land.
America Needs A Dad | #GeorgeFloyd, Riots and Biblical Justice
3. Collin Hansen Justin Taylor Dr. Kevin DeYoung
Life and Books and Everything, Episode 6. We spend our time talking about the killing of George Floyd and trying to think through what makes our current moment so difficult.
Life and Books and Everything – Episode 6
4. Allie Beth Stuckey: Relatable- Gaslighting, virtue-signaling, and social justice make up the concoction of choice for the modern leftist ideology, and we’re seeing it imbibed daily. Today we discuss what these terms mean and look like, how they’re damaging, and why Christians should avoid them altogether.
5. Costi Hinn: This week Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) and I discussed “deconversion,” true Christianity, and what it looks like to leave false beliefs behind. Costi weighs in on the Hawk Nelson lead singer’s recent denial of his faith.
6. Voddie Baucham: Founders Ministries
Ethnic Gnosticism is a term crafted by Voddie Baucham to explain the phenomenon of people believing that somehow because of one’s ethnicity that one is able to know when something or someone is racist. In this sermon, Dr. Baucham sheds light on the way this ideology is undermining the gospel and compromising genuine christian relationships in the church today. Also addresses “social justice.” Video from March 2019 but strongly recommended as a companion to The Sword & The Trowel podcast on the same subject.
7. Westminster Books: The AfterWord
Dane and our host, Jonny Gibson will be chatting about a range of topics: from what makes a book worth reading, to addressing that overwhelming feeling of owning too many books that you haven’t finished and then finally, we’ll dig into Dane’s wonderful new release Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers. If you only read one book from 2020, make it this one–it’s that good.
The Afterword Episode 1 [Dane Ortlund]