Recommended Podcasts For Bible Study

1) Denton Bible Church, Tommy Nelson – Pound for Pound, the best Bible preacher in America.  I love this guy and model my preaching and teaching style after him.  However, I am in significant theological disagreement with him on three secondary issues: Dispensationalism, Calvinism, and Anti-Charismatic movement.  I am, by contrast, a non-dispensationalist, Arminian, charismatic.

2) Heritage Park Baptist Church – Trent Henderson, My #2 favorite Bible preacher and one of my good friends and mentors in the faith.  I imitate Trent on most of what I try to do in ministry. He and I are at minimal theological odds only because he is a Calvinist.  But other than that, we are essentially of the same theology.

3) Desiring God – John Piper, my #3 favorite Bible preacher, who was highly influential in my early years of formation.  He is probably the best model of the Pastor/Theologian in America today (outside of me).  I take issue with his Calvinism.  But he is generally correct in almost everything he says.

4) Mars Hill Seattle – Mark Driscoll, my #4 favorite Bible preacher.  Donald Miller affectionately refers to him as Mark the cussing pastor in his hit book, “Blue Like Jazz.” Imagine a blue-collar raised, wicked smart, converted Catholic, UFC/MMA-loving pastor who ministers to the leftist leaning Seattle youth culture.  This is Mark Driscoll and this is Mars Hill.  Mark is also a Calvinist, but I agree with him in basically everything else.  He is charismatic, missional, theologically rich, and seeks to engage culture rather than retreat from it.

About Doug Hankins

Although not a Christian in his youth, Doug came to believe in Jesus during his teenage years. When not playing sports or pastoring Doug is probably spending time with his wife, reading a good book, or drinking some hot tea. Doug's first book Dawson Trotman: In His Own Words is available wherever books are sold. You can follow Doug on twitter.
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3 Responses to Recommended Podcasts For Bible Study

  1. Alfonso says:

    Cotton, .Glad you are ennjyiog Sonlight thus far, Susan. May you have many more years of growing and learning together .Michelle, yes, some very strong characters to learn from .Kate, I appreciate your heart, and I agree that the Bible is super important! However, throughout history people have read and interpreted the Bible to mean and say all sorts of things. There were many times in studying for my Bible classes that I would read commentaries that took the same passage of Scripture to say exactly the opposite things… which is problematic, to say the least . The point that I realized while writing this post was that while Scripture is the sounding-board/foundation for my theology, seeing how people live out their faith–which makes up a huge portion of Scripture as well–is what has shaped my theology and understanding of Scripture. They aren’t the main resource, per se, but rather a very effective lens for seeing reality… or starting to, at least . Out of curiosity, how do you determine the meaning of a highly debated passage of Scripture?Thanks, Jen and Angela! ~Luke

    • IDonut says:

      So true, so true!We just finished edirang William Carey, and to quote Cotton Blossom, “wowie wow!”I was particularly struck by his gentleness and compassion towards Dolly, the wife of his youth in spite of her mental health (or lack thereof). I found myself amazed at the way he loved her and cared for her in the midst of his heavy schedule, refusing to put her in an asylum.After edirang about it, my children and I discussed how difficult that must have been, and how he showed that love is a commitment, not just a feeling.A great ‘living’ example of a man living out his faith.And I would probably have never read it without Sonlight!~MichellePS – I can’t wait until the younger two and I read Gladys Aylward later this year – talk about a strong woman!!

    • Joneudi says:

      I would say the Bibles authority rest on this; you have no idea what Jesus thghout or was like, or Moses, David, Joseph, or any other figure from the Bible apart from the Bible. It’s my position that if you had one of these folks with you, that they would be better to get information concerning them than from the Bible. People that put the Bible on the highest pedestal forget that while Paul was alive, no one would turn him away because they had a letter from him and so wouldn’t need to here his inferior testimony. The Bible counts second in authority to the people it describes, be it Jesus, Moses, or God.Now it seems that a lot of the discussion on the inerrancy of the Bible rest on its being the Words of God . If a statement is the word of God then it’s true. I think if a statement is true then it is the word of God. I say this because we have no way of knowing if a person presents us with a statement that God inspired them. We have to test if the words are true first, then we know they are God’s. We can’t first test that they are God’s then know they are true. If we accept the words as true and of God without testing them then it must be because an authority as good as truth has spoken for them. Who is that?Our Bible collection was selected by a number of people and committees. Did these people have special powers to speak on behalf of God? How did that happen? Is only on selecting works for the faithful community that they spoke with the authority of God or on their other practices as well?Ignorance is no great sin. Knowledge must be sought and is not all laying out in plain site. I’m sure Jesus believed that the world was around 4,000 years old and tress proceeded animals in the ocean, and birds came before animals on the land. Why would he believe differently? it would, I suppose, take an intelligence far out side the human to make all the discoveries of 2000 years of science in a couple of decades. And there is no reason to believe God would let him know any more than he let the author of Genesis know. But when the truth is known, to hold on to ignorance transforms it into a lie. Bart Ehrman lost his faith because his faith was based on lies. That is why I feel it is so important for the Christian community to reject the foolishness of those like the Peace Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. If this is allowed to define Christianity then no Christlike person could ever consent to being Christian.

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