Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Podcast Recommendations

While searching for a (dead) theologian to study, I'm also looking for podcast recommendations. One of my goals last year was to work on improving my preaching. In these 50 Days of Focus, I'm listening to various speakers/communicators/preachers-- some with delivery styles similar to mine and others at NCC and some with very different approaches, theologies, and methodologies.

Here are a few on my iPod right now:
  • Craig Groeschel, Lifechurch.tv
  • Perry Noble, Newspring Church
  • Matt Chandler, Village Church
  • John Piper, Bethlehem Baptist
  • Clint Pressley, Dauphin Way Baptist Church
  • Andy Stanley, Northpoint Community Church
  • Joel Stockstill, Bethany World Prayer Center
  • Brian Wade, Belmont Church
Any other suggestions? Who are some people that might not be on the radar screen of Catalyst-attending, young adult-oriented, "innovative" National Community Church?


At 11:14 PM, Anonymous trey said...

Dead people to study: Leonard Ravenhill and FW Boreham for sure!

At 12:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

steven furtick at elevation church! for sure!

At 1:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How 'bout some old school? I'd guess 50s or 60s. Paris Reidhead's "Ten Shekels and a Shirt" is great sermon. It's got a slow start, but packs a punch in the end. Talks about humanism and how God deserves our lives even if he didn't offer us the reward of heaven.


I also listen to Francis Chan sometimes. He's probably on your radar though. http://www.cornerstonesimi.com/

At 9:10 AM, Anonymous trevor said...

bishop sherwood carthen from bayside of south sacramento. nails. start with his 8/24/08 message.

At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Paul Bowman said...

Well, he may be controversial to some, but he's a good communicator nonetheless - Mark Driscoll. I've also recently begun checking out James River Assembly's preaching team, Erwin McManus, and Greg Boyd.

One of my goals is to improve my preaching as well, so God's blessings to you!

At 10:21 AM, Anonymous Will Johnston said...

So, I don't have any recommendations, but I read the rest of the comments on the (dead) theologians post immediately before reading the first line of this one, and then I started laughing, nice opening line.

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

um, at the risk of stating the obvious... isn't a female preacher interested in hearing female preachers? Your tradition doesn't offer even one?

At 8:06 PM, Blogger Annie said...

Heather - My brother & sister-in-law Nate and Ashley Maines go to NCC and I have been following your sermons & blog online for sometime now. I would recommend checking out nlcf. It's a college church at Virginia Tech. Matt Rogers and Jim Pace both have unique and interesting speaking styles.

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Good suggestions, all! I really appreciate it. I'm going to check those out.

Will- yes, and I sure wish some of those dead guys had a podcast.

Annie- love Nate and Ashley! They are awesome!

Ruth- Oh yeah, there are some great women communicators- I don't care for Beth Moore's video teaching but her preaching is great. Nancy Ortberg and Nancy Beach are fantastic. But none of them have podcasts. I started listening to Kerri Weems last night. But honestly, there just aren't that many women that I'm aware of that rise to the level of excellence of those I've listed. :) (And for that comment, I'm sure I'll make some folks upset) :) But really, this post is about trying to get some recommendations of people OUTSIDE of the circles we tend to run in, anyway. So if you've got some suggestions, let me know!

At 9:14 PM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Clarification- I don't know of many women who rise to the level of excellence of those I mentioned and that podcast.


At 9:31 PM, Blogger Chris & Brenda said...

We would highly recommend Pastor Chris Hodges at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL - refreshing, life-giving messages. www.churchofthehighlands.com

At 3:17 PM, Blogger Elaine said...

I would recommend Ron Martoia. He's got a whole set of options at Velocity Culture. I just finished his online class, IIIText, and I'll be doing the next run with him. It is a knock-out syllabus of reading and discussion that ends with an IRL meeting that I just got back from. It will definitely challenge you!

At 3:17 PM, Blogger Elaine said...

PS - maybe YOU should be podcasting - be that woman of excellence!

At 3:41 PM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Thanks, Elaine! I love Ron Martoia. Great guy. I'll have to check out his site.

And I'm on the NCC podcast. Mark is insane enough to give up his pulpit to me about six times a year. CRAZY.

At 11:21 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

one that isn't on your list but probably on your radar is Scott Hodge at The Orchard in Aurora, IL. I like to listen to a diverse selection of styles, too. Ravi Zacharias is almost a polar opposite in style to Pastor Mark or Perry Noble, but very interesting.

I listen to the NCC podcasts weekly and have enjoyed each time I have heard you speak!

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Elaine said...

Oh my, you caught me out! I don't subscribe to any podcasts, which is why I was ignorant of your presence on the NCC one.


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