I am always on the lookout for new ways to get good material, especially to help with my study of the Bible. Today, I want to share one that is both biblical and techie (but you don’t have to be techie to enjoy it).
The resource is called “The 66 Podcast,” and it is a production of the Ashville Road church of Christ in Leeds, Alabama. Currently, just 13 episodes of the program have been produced, so you are not “too far behind” to catch up and enjoy the new material.
The idea behind The 66 Podcast is that the cohosts, Drew Kizer and Andrew Kingsley, walk through a particular book of the Bible over the course of three or four episodes. In each program, they do three things:
1. Read. While they do not actually “read” the text aloud, they provide a helpful outline with the overall picture of the text.
2. Think. In this–my favorite section–the two share insights into the text. Sometimes, these are word studies, while at other times they are historical connections. Often, there are points of reference to other sections of Scripture, too. This section lives up to its name, and makes you think.
3. Apply. Usually brief, this section gives 2 or 3 practical, modern-day applications that can be gained from the text under consideration for that program.
The show is about an hour in length, but it is produced only when Kizer and Kingsley are able do it; thus, it is not an hour every week. Currently, the 13 episodes available cover Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. I have listened to the programs on Ezra and look forward to starting Nehemiah in the coming days.
My favorite thing about this program is that these are not just rehashed sermons. The co-hosts are able to share solid, in-depth Bible study in a very casual way that you can enjoy while running, driving, or doing something else. The goal of the co-hosts is to eventually cover all 66 books of the Bible, no matter how long it might take. I hope they do, because the material is outstanding!
While The 66 is a podcast, you do not have to be a tech-geek to get this information from the programs. Simply visit the website, choose an episode, and click play. However, if you are a podcast person, jump over to iTunes or another “podcatcher” and subscribe. You will not regret it.