It’s been almost 2 years since I listed out my definitive Top 10 Christian Podcasts and the landscape of Christian Podcasts has changed. Because podcasting remains an effective, relevant, and low barrier of entry to promote ideas, it’s almost impossible to keep up with new podcasts. Yet, the great ones remain a valuable asset to assist Christian edification. An update to our 2017 list is needed.
This year, I’ve expanded my list and added 5 more spots – creating a top 15. These rankings are based on personal opinion, sound theology, and some polling I conducted on social media. Links are provided for each podcast to give you information on how you can access their content. However, most can be found by searching whatever usual method you use to access your podcasts.
Without any further delay, here are the top 15 absolute best Christian Podcasts for 2019!
15) The Heidelcast
Kicking off our list is an extension of R. Scott Clark’s Heidelblog. This podcast is dedicated to recovering the reformed confession, theology, piety, and practice. They often include interviews, conference material, and lectures. It’s a fantastic podcast for seminarians and lay people alike.
14) Theology Gals
Although this podcast is geared towards a female audience and perspective, there is value here for all. They have some fantastic insight on current events, theology, and pop culture. Highly recommend this one – especially if you’re looking for a female perspective.
Ever since podcasting became a thing, I’ve periodically searched for a brief, yet strong, daily devotional. So, when I became aware that my favorite book devotional was now in podcast form – I was elated. This Podcast is simply the daily readings from Spurgeon’s classic daily devotional. With most episodes clocking in under 5 minutes, this is an easy podcast to add into your regular rotation.
12) Wretched Radio
I got a lot of heat for not having this Podcast on my previous list. The Wretched Radio team expands beyond podcasting and includes several other mediums. There is a ton of excellent content here for your consumption. Their three goals are: 1) preach the gospel 2) equip the saints to preach and defend the Gospel, and 3) strengthen the local church.
12) Cross Politic
CrossPolitic (Christ over politics) mixes the taboo formula of faith, culture, and politics to bring the clarity of the gospel into middle America. They’re a community of Christians who desire to see the Lordship of Christ in every corner of our culture, reigning over every politician, and changing every individual for our good and His glory.
11) White Horse Inn
Run by Michael Horton with the tagline “For a Modern Reformation,” this long-running podcast finds its roots in the 90’s with a radio show of the same name. There is enough thought-provoking material here to last you a long time. I also suggest you check out their publication, Modern Reformation Magazine.
This is our second female-focused podcast on the list. Since getting started in 2016, Summer Jaeger and Joy Temby have developed a very devoted following. They focus on filling the void many women in the Reformed Christian camps feel by discussing culture, politics, art, our attitudes, our relationships, and the “why” our whole lives need to be viewed through a comprehensive Christian worldview.
So, #9 isn’t exactly 1 podcast. Rather, it is a society of podcasts that all work together, and it’s constantly growing! There is something here for just about everyone. Some of my personal favorites are The Reformed Brotherhood, The Nerd Gospel Podcast, and The Reformed Pilgrims.
Produced with a strong pastoral emphasis, this podcast is mainly driven towards helping lay people wrestle through some common issues and “fables” so often present in the church today. The name comes from 1 Timothy 4:1 and 4:7, which reads: “The Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons…But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women…”
Often referred to by its acronym, MOS, this podcast features three hosts: Carl Trueman, Todd Pruitt, and Aimee Byrd. It’s a casual listen that intends (and succeeds!) in challenging its listeners with discussion over the ideas that the church faces today. It’s also highly recommended if you enjoy British accents.
Although he went to be the Lord in 2017, RC Sproul’s audio ministry is still planting seeds of truth. No other podcast on this list has been more influential on my personal faith than this one. You will not regret listening to a minute of what’s available at their website. I also highly recommend RC Sproul as an author, if you’re looking some new reading material.
This uber-popular podcast is hosted by Jeff Durbin, pastor of Apologia Church in Tempe, AZ. This podcast backs away from almost nothing – going head-to-head with important issues facing our church and culture today. Be sure to check out the TV show as well!
Although this podcast recently ended, the content is so good it remains high on our list. Les and Tanner discuss theology, craft beer, science, culture, and play an occasional game. They also have great taste in beer (if you are into that sort of thing) and looking for recommendations. Les is he same guy who produced the film Calvinist. You can read my review of his film here.
Hosted by Jimmy Fowler and Joe Thorn, this Christian podcast explores the Christian faith and practice from an experiential perspective. They are also never short on humor and/or wit.
A podcast hosted by James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries. This podcast/webcast is a fantastic resource for Christian/Reformed apologetics and discussion. This is a favorite among many Reformed Christians.
Hosted by the brilliant Dr. Albert Mohler, this podcast was just an honorable mention on my last list. Yet, over the past 2 years it has risen to the very top. I absolutely love this podcast. There are very few thinkers out there like Dr. Mohler. He is able to concisely and quickly offer christian worldview perspectives on current events, politics, morality, and theology. With new episodes produced every weekday, it’s a great podcast for a daily commute.