I love podcasts. Love. Love, love. My sister gave me air-pods for Christmas and I pretty much have one in my ear and listen to some kind of podcast or audiobook for 5-6 hours a day when I work. [to my boss: don't worry I promise it increases my productivity]
These are my top 8 favorite podcasts to tune into this year:
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Please note, this article was originally written by Carlie Tice Cleveland for Iridescent Women's website: https://iridescentwomen.com/
the happy hour with jamie ivey
If you've read any of my Friday Gems or favorite things posts, you know I super dig this podcast. The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey is an uplifting and fun podcast that often digs deep. Jamie Ivey hosts the Happy Hour and interviews authors, actors, Jesus loving people serving their communities, well known Bible teachers, etc. It feels like listening to a great conversation with your girlfriends, and is genuine and honest.
Equip and Empower with Christine Caine
Christine Caine is the founder of A21, a global anti-human trafficking organization, and Propel Women. She is self described as a “Holy Ghost Assassin”, and she consistently brings compelling, encouraging, doctrinally sound, Biblical truth in her messages.
The Love thy Neighborhood Podcast
Love thy Neighborhood is a completely fascinating, eye opening, and compelling podcast that dares to dig deep into cultural and social issues like abortion, racial reconciliation, sex work, etc. that are often controversial within the Christian community. They do an excellent job of interviewing Christians on both sides of the issues [as well as doctors, professors, professionals, etc.] and take a non-partisan, unbiased look into what we believe and why we believe it.
The Good Life with Stevie and Sazan
The Good Life is an encouraging podcast that is so much fun. Stevie and wife Sazan, who are known for social media influencing, vlogging, and their honest and hilarious Instagram videos, host this entertaining and touching podcast that talks about life, faith, family, and being a light for the Lord. It’s authentic, sweet, and enjoyable.
Unbelievable? Is hosted by highly educated apologist Justin Brierly who facilitates immensely captivating conversations and debates amongst some of the brightest minds in their fields.
Generally a controversial Christian topic is chosen [such as evolution, gay marriage in the Church, the validity of scripture, etc.] and two or more guests are chosen, on each side of the issue, to talk about their perspectives and beliefs.
Sometimes Justin invites two Christians on different sides of an issue, a Christian and atheist, or a Christian and someone of another belief system [etc.] and it is always an eye-opening and educational hour.
Living proof ministries: Beth Moore
If you’ve never been able to attend a Beth Moore Living Proof Love event, great news! This podcast is a recording of the sessions from Beth’s live ministry events, and is nothing short of encouraging and Word-filled.
leadership lean-in with chad veach
Chad Veach is a pastor and motivational speaker, and uses this podcast to share some practical leadership skills that can be applied in and out of ministry. On some episodes, Chad interviews Christian and secular leaders/influencers to share their wisdom and advice. This is a great podcast to keep in your learning toolbox!
cleaning up the mental mess with Dr. Caroline Leaf
Dr. Caroline leaf is a Christian author, cognitive neuroscientist, and mental health expert. This podcast is a very intriguing look into practical ways, backed by science and biology from Dr. Leaf and other health experts, to improve your mental, physical, and spiritual health.