Two New Resources for you! Short Podcasts To Enjoy

By Elizabeth Prata

Here are a couple of resources for you. I am not a huge fan of podcasts. I am not a fan of giggling and banter the production values are a distraction, which a lot of podcasts have. In addition, I figure if I'm going to listen to something for half an hour or more a sermon serves me better. But these are two podcasts are mini. There's no banter or giggling or foolishness, though one of the podcasts is lighthearted. Both are put out by Ligonier Ministry.

Simply Put

The episodes are between 6 1/2 and 7 minutes long.

Ligonier explains their new ministry through the podcast Simply Put:
As a new Christian, did you ever feel "stumped" by theology? Maybe you were listening to a sermon, and it seemed like the pastor was speaking another language. Or perhaps you picked up a study Bible and realized you may need a dictionary, too. From imputation to justification, theophany to theodicy, keeping all these concepts straight can be a challenge. 
Simply Put is a new weekly podcast to help you build your Christian vocabulary. Each episode explains a different theological term in clear, concise language and shares stories and illustrations that apply it to your life. 
Simply Put episodes so far -

Original Sin
Imputed Righteousness
Aseity of God
General Revelation
Canon of Scripture
Five Solas

Another one by Ligonier that produces short and sweet podcasts at between 8 and 9 minutes are called Open Book.

We all love books, we're readers, Christians are. We also love talking about books, and that is what this podcast is about.

Open Book is a weekly podcast about the power of books and the people they've shaped. In season one, host Stephen Nichols shares never-before-heard moments with R.C. Sproul in his home library, and now in season two, special guest John MacArthur tells the stories behind the books that left their mark on him and his more than fifty years of ministry. Join us each week as we hear amazing stories and insights they gleaned from the books on their shelves.

Episodes so far, are here.

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  1. I feel exactly the same about podcasts. I'm too busy to keep up with an hour or more of silliness, gossip and dumb stuff. I have saved several links on my home screen for sermons so if I do have that time, and don't feel like reading I can listen to a sermon. I love your blog. You are one smart woman! And prolofic! I can hardly keep up! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

    1. Wow thanks! A reader suggested another one I'd forgotten about, also by Ligonier . 5 minutes in Church History by Stephen Nichols. A very imformative 5 minutes. I know busy moms who either work in the home or out, don't often have lots of time to bask in long podcasts but this is a good way to get solid informaton in between baby naps or while folding laundry. Here is an overview of the Church History podcast


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