18 of the Best Christian Podcasts

A curated podcast list by
Morgan DeLisle
Creation Date June 15th, 2019
Updated Date Updated July 3rd, 2019
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These are some of the best Christian podcasts (that aren't just sermons reposted from Sunday). The categories include Lesson to Learn (podcasts that teach you something in a classroom format), Quick Looks (super short shows for learning on the go), Interviews You Want to Hear (still learning a lot, just in a different format), and Christian Parenting (for the moms and dads).

Lessons to Learn

The Bible Project
The creators of The Bible Project have in-depth conversations about biblical theology. A companion podcast to The Bible Project videos found at thebibleproject.com
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In this podcast, Tim Mackie and Jonathan Collins walk you through the Bible in a way that feels like a classroom with the professor you actually like. The two research different topics like how to read the Bible and the life of Jesus and present their findings over series in order to give plenty of time to each subject. They also interview other theologians and routinely offer Q&R episodes on which they respond to questions sent in to them by listeners. I appreciate that they tend to start episodes from the idea that the listener knows nothing about the Bible but they don’t talk to you like you’re a child. Plus, this podcast comes with the other Bible Project resources like videos and blogs to supplement your learning. Episodes average one hour in length.
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Truth's Table
“Midwives of culture for grace and truth.” Welcome to Truth’s Table with Michelle Higgins, Christina Edmondson, and Ekemini Uwan. We are Black Christian women who love truth and seek it out wherever it leads us. We will share our perspectives on race, politics, gender, current events, and pop culture that are filtered through our Christian faith. So pull up a chair and have a seat at the table with us. Learn more at TruthsTable.com
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This is one of my personal favorites, a place made “by black women, for black women,” where truth and honesty come in heavy doses and theology, culture, and politics crash into each other unapologetically. Michelle Higgins, Christina Edmondson, and Ekemini Uwan are all incredibly intelligent and capable and bring unique opinions to theology, film, policy, and activism all with a conversational tone and often with the input of an expert on the subject. I love everything about this show and think that it should be a first stop for folks looking to grasp theology in one hand and culture in the other in a practically livable way. Episodes average around an hour in length.
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The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast
The Stand to Reason “Please Convince Me” Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective and author of Cold-Case Christianity (A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels). We examine the case for the Christian Worldview from an evidential perspective and do our best to tell it like it is. With the rules of evidence clearly in mind, we examine the case for the existence of God, the reality of dualism, the reliability of the Biblical text, and the deity of Jesus. Along the way we also take a critical look at the nature of the Christian Church in America today. Why are so many young people leaving the church? Why are so many older Christians apathetic and unengaged? Why do so few Christians understand what they believe, and why do even fewer understand WHY they believe it? Join us each week as we sort through the evidence for the Christian Worldview and examine the life of the Church. Please visit our websites at www.STR.org and www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.
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Ever have a moment where someone offers an objection to Christianity or the Bible and you have absolutely no rebuttal? And you know that someone, somewhere has answered this question before but you haven’t heard it. Well, J. Warner Wallace is a homicide cold-case detective that is investigating all aspects of Christianity, including the most common objections people have to the Bible or those who believe in it, and sharing all his findings with you on this show. So the next time that conversation comes up, you’ll be prepared with the podcast and lots of other resources that come along with it. Wallace is conversational as he educates and the episodes are fun to listen to as you learn what you need to know to defend the faith. Episodes average around one hour in length.
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RZIM: Let My People Think Broadcasts
Half-hour programs heard weekly. The radio outreach of RZIM is a listener-supported ministry that powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics. The programs seek to explore issues such as life's meaning, the credibility of the Christian message and the Bible, the weakness of modern intellectual movements, and the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
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Ravi Zachrias is a dynamic speaker, scholar, and biblical apologist whose ministry has stretched nearly forty years. Born in India and serving in the US and Canada, Zacharias is focused on educating laypeople on how to defend their faith and think critically about Scripture as they walk through their Christian life. Let My People Think answers the big questions — who is God? What is truth? Where does the Bible fit in modernity? What is the meaning of life? — in ways that anyone can relate to, and Zacharias keeps things light without sacrificing the difficulty of the topics. He also keeps the show focused and moving quickly so that each episode stays under half an hour for convenient learning.
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Pass The Mic
Pass The Mic is the premier podcast of The Witness – A Black Christian Collective. Tune in every week for engaging discussions and high profile interviews addressing the core concerns of African Americans biblically. Learn more at TheWitnessBCC.com
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“Pass The Mic is the premier podcast of The Witness – A Black Christian Collective,” hosted by a variety of black men and women who are theologians, speakers, preachers and pastors pursuing Christ and speaking on the most pressing issues facing Christians in the US today. Unafraid of politics and unapologetically truth-centered, interviews and lessons alike move listeners toward justice as what the Bible commands. Recognizing that diversity in worship and inclusion of perspective are keys to a healthy church, this is the show where white privilege gets checked and Christ-centered living calls for action. I love the frankness, the constant pointing to Scripture, and the refusal to turn a blind eye to social issues in this show. Episodes average forty-two minutes in length.
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Daily Grace
Daily Grace exists to encourage and equip women to seek God in His Word. Our goal is for women to know that deep Bible study, sound doctrine, and rich theology are not just for the seminary student or pastor, but are accessible and transformational for all believers. We want to invite women to join us in our conversation about our great God, and be encouraged to seek a deeper knowledge of God that leads them to live their lives for God glory as they grow in love and awe in response to who He is. Daily Grace is a weekly podcast brought to you by The Daily Grace Co. and hosted by Joanna Kimbrel and Stefanie Boyles.
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Julianna and Stephanie are inviting you to understand theology well, even if seminary will never be your goal and leading a church will never be your profession. From what adoption and fostering looks like to hefty theological doctrine like salvation, these two women are here to learn with you and pass on what they’ve found in research and life experience alike. There is a pure joy in this podcast that’s truly tangible as this duo passes on their knowledge about God and revels in their friendship. I love the tone of humility and excitement in this show, because it makes it really fun to listen to. Episodes average one hour in length.
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Thirty Minutes with The Perrys
30 Minutes with The Perrys is a podcast with a whole lot of truth given in a short amount of time. Preston Perry and Jackie Hill Perry will bring their humor, honesty, and insight into conversations on everything from relationships, theology, politics, race, and parenting.
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If you have ever listened to or read anything by Jackie Hill-Perry or Preston Perry, you know that truth, honesty, and raw theology are present in everything from poetry to preaching. The married couple has now come to podcasting to let people in on what living life looks like after marriage, in the midst of ministry, and with a lot of the messiness that comes with being human. Unafraid of baring their personal and marital struggles as well as addressing the political and religious atmosphere of today, I have loved this couple for years and will always suggest them as the people to listen to if you want honesty and the Bible at the forefront of the conversation. The show is still new, so you can keep up with new episodes without feeling the need to catch up on the last few years of episodes. Episodes average twenty-nine minutes in length.
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The Christian Feminist Podcast
Three panelists discuss intersections of Christianity and feminist politics.
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Katie Grubbs, Kim Feldman, and Ilia Grubbs discuss everything from Captain Marvel to Emily Dickens from the perspective of Christian feminists. These smart, witty women bring a fresh perspective to the rising wave of female empowerment even as they keep a firm grip on the Bible. The women’s obvious friendship really drives the show for me, since it makes the podcast feel like the conversations I have with classmates and friends. Offering episodes on all things pop culture and historic, artistic and academic, you’ll walk away with a new view on what’s happening and several recommendations for TV shows, books, or music the hosts are really enjoying. Episodes average one hour in length.
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Quick Looks

5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols
This weekly podcast provides an informal and informative look at church history. Join us each week as we take a brief break from the present to go exploring the past. Travel back in time as we look at the people, events, and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity. Each episode offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations and how this can encourage us today. This is our story—our family history.
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Know your Bible but not very much about where the modern church really originated? Then this is the podcast for you. The episodes are literally five minutes a piece and quickly walk you through a place, person, movement, or group that is particularly significant in the history of the church. Crossing denominations and telling any story that falls under the heading of Christianity, this is the perfect way to easily learn about the people that built the churches that so many of us call home. Plus, the show has transcripts of every episode in case you prefer reading your history lessons.
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Whether reading through the Bible is a dream of yours that has never come true or if you’re starting in on your seventh time reading cover to cover, The Bible Recap is a great resource. Released almost daily, Tara-Leigh Cobble walks through portions of the Bible that correspond to a chronological reading of the text to provide insight and context to the reader. I love how conversational Cobble keeps the show, like the friend who is checking in to make sure you’re up to date on your reading plan and reminds you there’s always something new to discover. Also, the episodes are only eight minutes long, so they’re the perfect way to quickly reinforce what you’ve read.
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Interviews You Want to Hear

Theology in the Raw
In quick and dirty 20-25 minute episodes, Preston takes a fresh look at what the Bible really says, as he challenges opinions and traditions--yes, even his own. Homosexuality, sex, porn, drinking, immigration, racial tensions, violence, ISIS, Trump, guns, patriotism, you name it. If it's of interest, you can expect Preston to address it. Think of it as theology for the rest of us. If you have any questions you'd like him to address on the show, email them to chris@prestonsprinkle.com. Hate mail and tirades will be discarded or mocked.
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Preston Sprinkle is here to discuss everything that’s really easy for Christianity to ignore. Racism, intersexuality, feminism, the LGBT community, porn, sex, drugs, alcohol, ISIS, guns, politics, and more are all covered over the hundreds of episodes all through the interview format. While Sprinkle really knows his theology and comes to each conversation with obvious care and study, he comes to the podcast with the desire to let other people tell their story rather than just lecturing on what opinions you ought to have on these topics. Plus, the episodes usually stay under half an hour which is a lot shorter than most theology podcasts and is super convenient.
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Stand to Reason Weekly Podcast
This podcast rebroadcasts our weekly radio program. Our purpose is to help Christians think more clearly about their faith and to help them make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity. Released every Wednesday.
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Hosted by Greg Koukl, this is the official Stand To Reason weekly podcast created for the purpose of equipping believers to think clearly on the most pressing issues of our time. Episodes are sometimes huge names in Christianity interviewing authors and academics on various ideas or latest publications and sometimes Koukl answering direct questions from listeners and fellow Christians, all for the purpose of making sure that you have kind but decisive answers when people present questions to your beliefs. Episodes are released weekly and average one hour in length.
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That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs
Christian author and speaker Annie F. Downs shares with you some of her favorite things: new books, faith conversations, restaurants, travel stories, musicians not to miss, interviews with friends. Pretty much, if it sounds fun to Annie, you're gonna hear about it.
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Annie F. Downs is a phenomenal author whose blatant honesty and willingness to bare all to her readers has earned her a glowing reputation for those pursuing Christ as broken people. Her podcast maintains that honesty as she interviews people from music, television, Christian circles, and other authors and talks to them about living life as a Christian in whatever stage of life or career moment they are in. Making sure to ask all of them what sounds fun to them, Annie makes all the interviews feel like a conversation between old friends and shows you a different side to a lot of you favorite big names. Episodes average one hour in length.
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The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey
The Happy Hour Podcast is hosted by Jamie Ivey, and each week she brings a guest to the show. During the happy hour they will discuss anything and everything just as if you were around the table with your own girlfriends. Jamie loves to connect with women and encourage them as they journey through life. These conversations will make you laugh and cry all in one. The Happy Hour will be something you look forward to each week. You will be encouraged as you listen to other women talk about the simplest things in life to the grandest. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the conversation!
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Jamie Ivey wants to talk “about the big things in life, the little things in life, and all the things in between” with a new female friend every week and is inviting you along for the ride. These are women who love God and are working hard to look more like Jesus, and Jamie is working hard to help us learn from them and live with them as we seek to do the same. I love how Jamie really hands over the mic and lets people tell their story as she listens and learns along with us, making the podcast feel like a space for anyone and everyone. So be sure to find your favorite Christian women’s interview in Jamie’s hundreds of episodes and learn a little more about them! Episodes average one hour in length.
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Help Me Teach The Bible
Nancy Guthrie talks to some of the best teachers and preachers of our day to equip all kinds of Bible teachers to creatively teach through specific books of the Bible.
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There’s a difference between knowing the Bible, the people, stories, and places mentioned therein, and being able to teach all of that to those around you. Nancy Guthrie knows that crossing from one to the other is difficult and wants to help as much as possible by discussing major passages and doctrines with some of the best and biggest preachers and teachers of our day and revealing new and exciting ways to be teaching everything. I really love the way Nancy accepts that those she talks with are experts on the subject but never shies away from sharing her own experience with and knowledge of the texts, as well as redirecting the conversation always to tips on how to teach well. This is a great resource to check before you go to teach a lesson, because Nancy may have a few ways to help. Episodes average around one hour in length.
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For The Love With Jen Hatmaker Podcast
"For the love" of...People. Home. Stories. Shoes. Family. Jesus. Community. TV. Travel. Food. Culture. The hilarious best-selling author and star of HGTV’s “My Big Family Renovation” invites you to drop by and catch up with her friends as they laugh and chat about all the things we love.
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Jen Hatmaker is an author and speaker by trade but tells us this podcast exists to indulge her love of “talking to amazing people.” From nutritionists to sex experts, actors to musicians, journalists to good friends, Jen brings us exciting and insightful conversations on all sorts of topics that will lead us toward free and healthy living. A Christian who lives her life in ministry, Jen is never afraid to throw some Jesus into her conversations but also knows that lots of things beyond theology shape our lives, and she wants to have fun talking about all of those things as well. So sit down with a new best friend and enjoy the conversation. Episodes average about one hour in length.
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Christian Parenting

Risen Motherhood
A weekly podcast for moms. A space to remember we are not alone in our experiences, be challenged to have joy among the chaos, remember grace covers guilt, and seek the truth of the gospel above all else. This is a podcast for the imperfect mother, still learning, still growing and still fully recognizing she doesn’t have it all together - but comes everyday, to the base of the cross, to seek the one who does.
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If you’re looking for some encouragement in the messy glory that is parenthood, this is the place for you. Emily and Laura speak openly and honestly about the difficulties of being a mother in a no-judgement zone that is a lot of fun to listen to because they are such good friends. And while the challenges just keep rolling in, Emily and Laura are here to turn you back to hope and joy the Gospel promises for every season. The podcast is released weekly and is seasonal, with the women taking a break over the summer season to hang out with their kids. But don’t worry, the good times are evergreen and listening to old episodes will still be a lot of fun. Episodes average twenty-four minutes in length.
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Legacy-Dads Podcast
Real men with authentic faith. Legacy Dads is a community of Christian men focusing on issues such as marriage, parenting, and leadership. We equip men who are trying to balance faith, our modern lives, and leading our families to a lasting legacy.
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As terrifying as parenting is, Lance and Dante are here to walk through it with you. Of course, everything doesn’t revolve around you and your kid, so they are also intent on covering things like discipleship, multiplication, identity, and romance to make sure that your whole life is covered as they interview experts and good friends in this pursuit of knowledge and growth. I love the way the duo interview people because they ask the questions that I would want to ask and seem to learn from the answers alongside me. So if you need encouragement, knowledge, or just a little community, this is probably the podcast for you. Episodes average forty-three minutes in length.
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