Category Archives: Podcasts

Three of My Favorite Podcasts

I love to listen to podcasts when I workout in the mornings and as I go through the day (I usually have one going every time I get in the car by myself). Of the more than 3 dozen I subscribe to, here are 3 of my favorites:

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Your turn… What are some of your favorite podcasts to listen to?



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Three Podcasts You Should Subscribe To

Podcasts are one of my favorite ways to learn. I love that they are free and on demand (you can listen and learn any time you want to). Here are 3 you should check out:

  • Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast
    In this podcast, you’ll get timely insights from Craig and his guests to make the most of your leadership potential, you’ll learn to solve problems in new ways, and you’ll be empowered to take your next steps in leading others.
  • The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast
    Ever wish you could have a conversation with some of the top leaders in ministry today? Well, that’s what this leadership podcast is designed to bring you.
  • Building a Story Brand with Donald Miller
    This podcast will help you clarify your message and grow your business.

Your turn… What are some of your favorite podcasts?

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Three Podcasts that Will Help You Manage Money Well

If you’re looking for wisdom on how to better manage money, start listening to these podcasts on a regular basis (and practice what you learn):

  • The Dave Ramsey Show
    Millions listen to The Dave Ramsey Show every day for common-sense talk on money. Listeners are also tuning in to hear real callers share real stories about their lives and families. They call the show in desperate need of help. They call to celebrate. And if you listen closely enough, you’ll hear a story much like yours. Hope has a home on the radio—and now it has a home online. Tune in today!
  • Chris Brown’s True Stewardship
    Chris Brown’s True Stewardship is a daily call-in radio show and podcast hosted by Ramsey Personality Chris Brown. Chris provides biblical insight and expert advice to callers with questions related to handling money–including debt, wealth, retirement, and more.
  • Chris Hogan’s Retire Inspired Podcast
    Subscribe to stay motivated and learn how to create the retirement you have always dreamed of from America’s voice on retirement. Download free resources from each episode to help keep you on track.

Your turn… Let me know how these resources impact the way you handle money.

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Three Podcasts You Might Enjoy

Here are 3 podcasts I think you might enjoy:

  • The RobCast | Rob Bell
    As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t agree with everything Rob says but I do enjoy listening to him.
  • This Is Your Life | Michael Hyatt
    Here is a description of Michael’s podcast, “This Is Your Life™ is a weekly podcast dedicated to intentional leadership. My goal is to help you live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence.” As usual, Michael shares lots of practical knowledge.
  • Newsworthy with Norsworthy | Luke Norsworthy
    This is my new favorite podcast! Luke is a great interviewer who has some fun and insightful conversations with amazing people as he explores a lot of relevant topics (check his archives out).

Your turn… If you know someone who would be blessed by these resources, share them with them today and/or via Social Media.


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Three Forces That Shape Character by @MichaelHyatt

This will be my last post for a few weeks (I plan to resume after the Holidays but probably not until early February as I’ll be tied up with planning a big Men’s Conference with Donald Miller and Bob Goff). So, as I close out this year I thought you would be blessed with some thoughts from a recent Leadership Podcast by Michael Hyatt. This episode focuses on the 3 forces that shape character. I’ll mention them here and encourage you to go and check out the complete episode (by the way, if you don’t already follow Michael Hyatt; do yourself a favor and start today — he consistently provides great resources focusing on Intentional Leadership).

There are three forces that shape who we are at the core of our being:

  1. The input we consume.
  2. The relationships we pursue.
  3. The habits we acquire.

Your turn… You can listen to, watch, or read the transcript from this podcast here. What resonates with you from this podcast?

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Three Leadership Messages Every Leader Should Listen To via @AndyStanley

Leaders are learners… I believe every leader would benefit by regularly listening to Andy Stanley’s Leadership Podcast. Here are 3 messages every leader should listen to:

Your turn… Share your thoughts on these messages and/or on others you’ve heard Andy share.

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Three Sermon Series You Should Listen to or Watch

Here are 3 sermon series I’ve been listening to lately that I think you would enjoy:

What if there was a way to keep all your New Year’s resolutions? What if you didn’t have to wave the white flag of surrender to the giants in your life? If you’re tired of losing the same battles over and over again, our series Sticks and Stones will teach you five secrets to make your resolutions more than words.

Major resolutions and huge goals. We want big change and we want it now. But maybe taking life in a new direction has a lot more to do with the little things. Let’s learn how to embrace intentionality in Small Things, Big Difference.

This series focuses on the importance of God’s Word in our lives. Make sure you check out the 31 day devotional that goes along with the series, Gateway Devotions: It Is Written.

Your turn… What are some sermon series you’ve found helpful lately?


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Three APPS You Should Take a Look At

Here are 3 APPS I believe you would enjoy using:

SlideShark is the award-winning, free mobile app that enables businesses and individuals to show PowerPoint® presentations from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch the way they were meant to be seen—accurately and professionally every time—with animations, fonts, graphics, hyperlinks and videos intact.

Multiply exists to serve local churches by encouraging and equipping disciples who make disciples in all nations. We do this by providing biblical resources and hosting gatherings that prepare followers of Christ to go, baptize people, and teach them to obey everything Jesus commanded – including the call to make disciples.

Introducing the all-new Podcasts app, an amazing way to discover, subscribe to, and play your favorite podcasts. Explore hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts in the Featured tab, or browse Top Charts to see what’s hot right now. Add your favorite podcasts to personal stations that stay up to date when new episodes become available. You can sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want. iCloud keeps your subscriptions, stations, and play position in sync across all your devices, computers, and Apple TV.

Erich’s note: I recently started using SlideShark and love how it works. The Multiply APP makes it easier for you to access and use the discipleship resources and material available from The Multiply Movement. I use the Podcasts APP every day to listen to some great sermon podcasts.

Your turn… What are some other APPS you believe others would enjoy using?

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Three More Sermon Podcasts You Should Check Out

Back in July I shared Three Sermon Podcasts You Will Enjoy and listed several honorable mentions for people to consider. Today I am going to share 3 from that list that have been blessing me a lot recently (I think you will enjoy them too):

Erich’s note: Jonathan is the Preaching Minister at the Highland Church of Christ in Abilene. I’m really enjoying his series the Sequels series right now (it focuses on a new perspective on love, sex, marriage, and dating). He is a very creative communicator. You can follow Jonathan’s blog here.

Erich’s note: Dave is the Vision & Teaching Minister at Ethos Church. You can learn more about the story of Ethos Church here. I discovered him earlier this year when Rick Atchley recommended his podcast to me. He is a very authentic communicator (very transparent). Dave has been teaching through the Bible in 2013 so go back to the beginning of the year and enjoy).

Erich’s note: Robert is the Founding Senior Pastor of Gateway Church. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 26,000 active members. I have been listening to his sermons for a few years now and I’m always blessed, challenged, and encouraged by his messages. I believe you would really enjoy two of his most recent messages: The Star and The Plot (from the series The Show). UPDATE: Robert started a new series called Free Indeed on September 21 that’s going to be great. I listened to the first lesson today, Under The Influence.

Your turn… What are some sermon podcasts you enjoy listening to?


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Three GREAT Series by Rick Atchley

Today’s post is in honor of Rick Atchley, the Preaching Minister at The Hills Church where I work, because today is his birthday and he really is a great guy. During the past 3 years he has preached 3 series with an emphasis on GREAT (you can purchase the first 2 here and follow along with the 3rd one for free right now):

This series of lessons was preached during the Greater Things Capital Campaign for The Hills Church. The emphasis of the series is not on raising funds, but raising faith. The aim is not to produce bigger donors, but better disciples.

You can do nothing greater than determining what your greater than is.  This series explores God’s claim to be our perfect greater than.   It will examine the blessings of knowing God as greater than, and also the problems of living life with a shrunken God.

Every great theme in the Bible is found in Romans 8: sin, judgment, law, the Spirit, righteousness, death, resurrection, creation, transformation, prayer, hope and glory. This chapter ends declaring that nothing can separate us from God’s love; but, “no separation” is only a reality if “no condemnation” is a possibility.

Erich’s note: You can find daily devotionals and small group resources on the GREATNESS page.

Your turn… What are some other series by Rick Atchley that you’ve enjoyed?

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