BLOg


  • College-Specific Podcasts

    Feb. 22, 2021 - UTD BSM STAFF


    Over the next few weeks, we're going to be sharing some of our favorite podcasts, whether they be college-specific or great ones related to walking with Jesus, Bible, theology, investing in our world, etc. You won't want to miss these great podcasts! 



    College Specific Podcasts


    Breakaway Ministry

    Apple Podcast

    Spotify


    • Breakaway is a non-denominational Bible study that exists to help any and every college student take either their first or next step with Jesus Christ. Every Tuesday night of the semester, thousands of college students gather to worship and hear God’s Word taught on the campus of Texas A&M University. Breakaway is in a unique position to reach the next generation of leaders worldwide with the truth and hope of Jesus.


    Views from the Porch

    Apple Podcast

    Spotify


    • Conversations about real life young adult stuff and what the Bible says about it. In this podcast, we share our view from The Porch - a weekly gathering of thousands of young adults in Dallas, Texas. We take questions, concerns, and challenges common for our generation and talk about how to overcome them (or at least say “us too”).


    Becoming Something by Jonathan Pokluda

    Apple Podcast

    Spotify


    • We’re all becoming something. What are you becoming? It's our goal for you to intentionally become the person God has called you to be. We'll release an episode each week with answers to real questions that college students and young adults are asking us. Listen in as Jonathan Pokluda, Nate Hilgenkamp, and Kathy Davidson help you navigate life in your 20's and 30's!


    Love Thy  Neighborhood by Jesse Eubanks 

    Podcast link

    - Our podcast is called Love Thy Neighborhood and most episodes feature stories from young adults. We have covered topics such as racial reconciliation, LGBTQ, pornography, politics, body image, singleness and more. It is a documentary storytelling podcast (if you baptized NPR, you’d get us). We are an urban missions organization for young adults ages 18-30 (like the Peace Corps with Bibles). 


    Podcast list by Christian Challenge at Chico State, CA 

    Podcast website 

    Apple Podcast

    Spotify


    • Podcast on evangelism, discipleship, equipping, etc. Really good stuff! 



    Up-In-Out

    Apple Podcast

    Spotify



    • A podcast for college students seeking to grow in their relationship with Jesus, or investigate a relationship with Jesus. By Foundation Ministry with FBC Texarkana.  


    Overflow Denton

    Apple Podcast


    • This podcast features sermons from Overflow, the college ministry of First Denton.


    Single, Dating, Engaged, Married by Ben Stuart, Breakaway Ministries

    Podcast website

    • Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age.


    Top 10 Dating Podcasts, by the Porch (Watermark Church)

    Podcast website


    • First Comes Love, our relationship series at The Porch, has officially come to an end. We know that relationship series' can be polarizing; either you love ‘em or you love to hate ‘em. Either way, there’s more where that came from. We tend to talk about all things love, dating, relationships, and marriage at least once a year at The Porch. For those of you who just can’t get enough, we’ve compiled the Top 10 most listened to dating messages of The Porch history. 


    Welcome to Adulting by Jonathon Pokluda, former leader of Watermark Community Church’s The Porch


    Podcast website

    • Author Jonathan “JP” Pokluda remembers his growth to adulthood and the many mistakes he made along the way. After chasing the American Dream, he tells how coming to Christ changed his perspective and his goals. He shares sound advice to parents of emerging adults.


  • Making your Spiritual Life a priority in 2021

    Dec. 18th, 2020 - UTD BSM STAFF



    We believe that being intentional with your relationship with Jesus or exploring a relationship with Jesus is THE BEST THING you can do in 2021. We’ve put a few free resources and ideas together to help you in this journey. Enjoy! 


    1. Make a plan for spiritual growth. If you don’t, not much will happen! A great starting point is this half page Discipleship Wheel and Goal Setting Guide. It will help you take stock of where you are and dream a little about what God could do in and through you as you set some spiritual goals for this semester. It's a great, practical starting point. 


    1. Spiritual growth was not meant to happen in isolation. It’s important to share your goals and intentions with someone who can encourage you and help hold you accountable to these goals. As you share with a friend, it can be helpful to have some intentional questions to ask each other on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Here are a few ideas on these types of questions.


    1. If you’ve never read the Bible before or haven’t had a consistent study, try using the Discovery Bible Study method. It’s a short list of questions to ask yourself as you read a passage. Pick a book of the Bible (we suggest the Book of John or the 7 Stories of Hope listed on the Bible study resource linked below) and read a chapter or story each day, going through these questions. You can find the Discovery Bible Study questions here.


    1. If you’ve been  reading your Bible pretty consistently for a while now, it might be a great idea to take on a Yearlong Chronological Bible Reading Plan. The Bible Recap has a great daily plan and a short accompanying daily podcast to help bring more insight into each passage you read. You can find the reading plan and options for podcast download here.


    1. As you dig into the Bible, you’ll have questions. We’re here to talk through these things with you (just reach out!). But you can also reference The Bible Project. There are high quality animation videos written by Christian theologians. It’s a creative way to continue learning about what you are reading in your daily Bible plans. You can find the Bible Project videos here



    If you have a good rhythm of spending time with Jesus each day, the next step for you might be to pick up a book that will help enhance your time with Jesus. We suggest these books:

    1. Multiply by Francis Chan

    2. Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster


    There are a myriad of options for being intentional with daily time with Jesus, but we thought these would get you started. The most important thing is just to set aside daily time to be with Jesus through the Word, prayer and meditation. Start each time by saying, “Jesus,  I’m here to meet with you and to learn from you. Do a work in me.” And then spend time with Him! 


    If you have other resources that have helped you, feel free to share them with us - bsm.utdallas@gmail.com. We’d love to hear what God is teaching you!