Podcasts to grab your attention

YB-BC merge

Two newish and diverse podcasts are gathering dedicated listeners on the net, both of which are produced by well-known musicians. Each have found their way onto my iPod and are sure to grab the attention of Christians.

One podcast that is a must-listen-to is the Youngblood Podcast. YoungBlood Music Company presents the podcast which is hosted by Josh Clifton, frontman for the band Ravenhill. It look into the lives of people in and around the music industry. It endeavours to discover the music that inspired the musicians that inspire us today. YoungBlood Podcast broadcasts from The Gallery Studio in Spring Hill, TN, just outside Nashville, TN.

Weekly, Josh Clifton sits down with artists of all kinds and genres to discuss music, movies and events. They also talk about their lives in a raw and honest format unlike most other interviews. The Youngblood Podcast carries a relaxed and easygoing nature, much like old friends who gather to share thoughts after a long absence. The YoungBlood Podcast is an opportunity for listeners to peer into the moments and the music which have shaped the artists we now love.

The Youngblood Podcast is great way to look into the minds and souls of artists who create music.

Find the Youngblood Podcast on iTunes by clicking here.

While the Youngblood Podcast has a natural likability, the Bad Christian podcast is another animal altogether. The premise of the podcast is best described by the hosts, Matt and Toby from Emery, and Pastor Joey Svendsen.

Because of our careers in music and ministry we have spent the last twelve years in bars, churches, tour buses, counselling sessions, wild parties, prayer circles, and circles of people doing drugs. It’s given us a perspective that’s too interesting to keep to ourselves, so we write about it on this Blog, and talk about it on this Podcast

BadChristian exists to be open and honest about who we really are and to encourage you to do the same in your communities. 

We (you and I) seem a bit too concerned with managing our images and trying to be “good Christians”, whereas the Bible is honest and transparent about how messed up we really are. It is more accurate to call ourselves bad Christians that have a great Savior.

We do not like, justify, or “get away with” our sin because of grace, rather we feel called to expose our own sin and expose the fact that Christians everywhere are hiding their sin and giving modern Christianity a bad name, turning many away who label us as hypocrites and liars.

While striving to be “honest and open” the podcast often strays into anecdotes that the hosts feel are humorous. Trust me, I’m not a puritan and am open-minded when dealing with issues of faith and morality, but stories shared on the Bad Christian podcast seem to delve into “look at how bad I am, but Jesus still loves me”. Such drawn out anecdotes such as an errant condom and language issues seem to reflect a young teenager’s outlook, not adults.

Find the Bad Christian Podcast on iTunes by clicking here.

Check out both podcasts and leave me your comments.


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