Podcasts are audio recordings that you can subscribe to, so you can listen whenever a new episode is released. You can listen directly on a web site, but it’s often more convenient to use an app on your phone such as AntennaPod or Apple Podcasts.
Many people find podcasts a great way to learn, contemplate and grow in our faith, and on this page we want to recommend some podcasts that you may find helpful.
Disclaimer: St John’s welcomes open debate and questioning, and encourages you to listen to voices with many different perspectives. As such, we may recommend podcasts on this page which express a broad range of views, some of which we may disagree with!
Listen to Esther on Justice Worriers!
A real treat to hear some of our vicar Esther’s personal story in a special episode of the Justice Worriers podcast.
Andy, Jörg and Leah talk to Esther, who hears a song of Jesus’s approval even when other voices clamour to overwhelm her. She describes her journey of salvation through acceptance to repentance and being home, and discusses the forgiveness she is able to live out through her understanding of the fall.
Listen and subscribe to future episodes at Justice Worriers.
With a casual style, and deep theological roots, GodPod is inspired mostly to try and answer questions from listeners on the most searching questions in our faith.
GodPod is a podcast from St Paul’s Theological Centre in which theologians Graham Tomlin, Mike Lloyd, Jane Williams and guests discuss burning issues of God, theology, life and much more, over a supply of coffee and biscuits.
Sample an episode here:
GodPod: 149 (23/07/2020) In the light of the death of George Floyd, Jane and Graham are joined by Sharon Prentis, Intercultural Mission Enabler in the Anglican diocese of Birmingham UK, to discuss why Christians should care about the sin of racism, and why every church needs to be multicultural.
Created by members of our congregation at St John’s Egham, Justice Worriers attempts to provide a space to discuss our hopes, fears, doubt and faith about how we as Christians understand and confront justice and injustice in the world.
You can listen to the introductory episode here:
and listen and subscribe to future episodes at Justice Worriers.
The Bible Project
With the aim of “Helping people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus”, The Bible Project makes videos and study guides explaining Bible stories and ideas. The creators make a podcast where they talk about the videos they are working on, and explain the ideas in much more detail.
(You can subscribe by choosing “podcast” above, or copy this link: Bible Project RSS feed.)
We recommend the series called The Day of the Lord, which may help us to process the turbulent politics of our time with a longer-term perspective.The first episode of The Day of the Lord series is called “What’s The Deal With Babylon?”:
Reflections on the Gospel of Luke by members of the Guildford Diocese, created for each day of October 2020. You can listen to the introductory episode here:
and subscribe to all the episodes at Transforming Generosity.