March 29th, 2021 - UTD BSM STAFF
Bible ReCap podcast by D-Group
Chronological Bible Reading plan: Have you ever closed your Bible and thought, “What did I just read?” Or maybe you've tried to read through the Bible in a year, but quit when it felt confusing or impersonal? Are you one of the many who has read through the book of Genesis approximately 20 times, but hasn't read anything beyond that? The Bible Recap is here to help! It’s a 5-minute daily podcast hosted by Tara-Leigh Cobble. This will be her 10th time reading through the Bible chronologically, and she’ll highlight and summarize that day’s Bible reading in a casual, easy to understand way. The Bible Recap will not only help you read scripture but help you love reading it!
The Bible Project (podcast & video)
The Bible is one unified story that leads to Jesus, but we don't always treat it that way. At BibleProject, we make animated videos that explore the books and themes of the Bible. Explore all of our free videos and resources by book, theme, or series here.
Knowing Faith, by The Village Church
The Christian faith is not mindless or irrational. Knowing Faith is a podcast exploring how our faith is founded upon Scripture. We believe the Bible is for everyone and are committed to helping the Church understand where their faith is rooted. Hosted by Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley, this podcast dives into Christian story, belief and practice in a way that is accessible to everyone.
Reasonable Faith Podcast
Reasonable Faith is a conversational program dealing with the most important apologetic questions of our day.
The Bible Binge
What if there was a podcast that used pop culture literacy to enhance your biblical literacy? All with the flair and authority of a movie review? What if you could listen to a recap of the Bible like a recap of your favorite TV show? Welcome to The Bible Binge.
Renewing Your Mind podcast by RC Sproul
Since 1994, this daily broadcast has provided accessible, in-depth Bible teaching to millions around the world. It instructs listeners in the life-changing truths of historic Christianity and has kept the church community informed about pertinent issues facing believers today.
The History of the Early Church by Terry Young
The Story of Christianity from 30 to 451 A.D. Covering the great stories of the Apostles, Bishops, Saints, Monks, and Martyrs from Pentecost to the Council of Chalcedon. historyoftheearlychurch.wordpress.com
Mar. 7, 2021 - UTD BSM STAFF
First15 is a daily devotional written and read by Craig Denison. Each day, the devotional features scripture, a devotional thought, guided prayer, and action steps. The music was written and produced by Craig Denison. For more information, please visit first15.org.
The Made for This Podcast, by Jennie Allen
Short, fun, truth. Real conversations about the struggles we face and the God that sets us free. Two episodes are released each week - one episode of Jennie teaching and one interview. This current season (SPring 2020), corresponds to her new book, “Get Out Of Your Head.”
Tim Keller Sermons
Classic sermons by Tim Keller, Pastor Emeritus of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and NY Times best-selling author of "The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism." For the latest sermons and additional resources, please visit https://www.GospelinLife.com
A Beautiful Design by Matt Chandler, the Village Church https://subsplash.com/thevillagechurch/lb/ms/+80f86b1 (Start at the bottom - first podcast called “In the Beginning.”
God created us to function according to His perfect design, and for all of human history, our world has been male and female. But our ever-changing culture faces challenges due to sin. More than ever the church needs to be a safe refuge for the gender confused, the sexually broken, the single, the married, and the divorced. In this 9-session study, pastor Matt Chandler gives evidence that God’s plan for man and woman is the ultimate design. And life lived within this beautiful and unchanging design leads to our greatest joy.
The Daily Article by The Denison Forum(Podcast or daily email format)
The Denison Forum exists to thoughtfully engage the issues of the day from a biblical perspective. Jim Denison speaks and writes on cultural and contemporary issues. He is a trusted author and subject matter expert in areas where faith and current events intersect. The Denison Forum provides leading insight for discerning today’s news differently, empowering believers to navigate current issues and share the timeless truth of God’s word with a changing culture.
Be The Bridge by Latasha Morrison
Latasha Morrison is a best-selling and award winning author, bridge-builder, reconciler, and a compelling voice in the fight for racial justice. Be the Bridge podcast is another step in cultivating conversations that will hopefully lead to real change.
The Place We Find Ourselves Podcast by Adam Young
The Place We Find Ourselves podcast features private practice therapist Adam Young (LCSW, MDiv) and interview guests as they discuss all things related to story, trauma, attachment, and interpersonal neurobiology. Listen in as Adam unpacks how trauma and abuse impact the heart and mind, as well as how to navigate the path toward healing, wholeness, and restoration. Interview episodes give you a sacred glimpse into the real-life stories of guests who have engaged their own experiences of trauma and abuse.
Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
A podcast where girlfriends gather to talk about the big things in life, the little things in life, and everything in between. Each week Jamie and a guest invite you into their conversation. You’ll be inspired, encouraged, and pointed to Jesus.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear what God is teaching you!