Favorite Resources

APPS

With God Daily | SkyeJethani.com

SUMMARY: A Monday through Friday devotional that can be viewed through the With God Daily app, available on the Apple Store and Google Play, or a daily e-mail.

Each day’s devotional starts off with short commentary and an occasional doodle by author and pastor Skye Jethani then moves into scripture reading and finishes with a historical prayer.

WHY WE LIKE IT: Jethani always says With God Daily is the devotional for people who do not like daily devotionals and we agree – in the best way possible. If you are looking for a devotional that is challenging and insightful then this is it. Highly recommended.


Lectio 365 | 24-7prayer.com

SUMMARY: A daily, 8-10 minute step by step guided audible devotional based on the Lectio Divina practice of reading the Bible.

WHY WE LIKE IT: The calm, reflective ambiance of the audio helps us focus on the words and prayers while staying in tune with praying to God.

This is a fantastic way to start or end a day.


BOOKS

Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
By Tish Harrison Warren | Amazon | 170pg

SUMMARY: Between doing the dishes, getting up to go to work, taking care of kids or endless chores around the house life can be overwhelming. It is easy to wonder, does any of this matter to God? Tish Harrison Warren, a priest in the Anglican church, convinces us that the daily grind does matter — and it matters deeply to God.

WHY WE LIKE IT:   Readable and infinitely quotable Liturgy of the Ordinary provided us with a theological framework for our everyday tasks. It helped us realize that we didn’t need to be in a different country or on a street corner telling people about Jesus for our actions to matter. Especially powerful if you are depressed or frustrated with life.


Compassion (&) Conviction | andcampaign.org

SUMMARY: If you are wondering what it means to be involved in politics and a Christian then this is the book for you. If you are wondering how to partner with a non-Christian organization then this is the book for you. If you are wondering how to effectively communicate, then this is the book for you.

This isn’t a book that tells you who to vote for but how to approach, collaborate, and be involved in politics in a dinstinctlcy Christian manner

WHY WE LIKE IT: A practical, easy to understand handbook penned with grace and nuance that you will want to purchase to use as a reference to uniquely and faithfully engage in politics.


PODCASTS

The Holy Post | Weekly | 1h

SUMMARY: Phil Vischer (creator of Veggie Tales, author), Skye Jethani (author, pastor) and Christian Taylor (filmmaker) have a round table discussion about several headlines from the past week and how they relate to a Christian worldview.

The second half of the show consists of Jethani or Vischer interviewing a guest author, speaker, pastor, theologian, professor, etc.

WHY WE LIKE IT: The three hosts are very comfortable talking with each other and are only getting better at their craft. Vischer and Jethani can get goofy at times, which is part of the charm, but Taylor does an expert job of reeling them in. She also does a great job of asking the questions that most of us would like to ask.

Despite talking about serious issues the three do a fantastic job of addressing complex problems in a thoughtful, lighthearted manner.

After listening to an episode we are almost always challenged in our walk with God.


Church Politics Podcast | Weekly | 45m

SUMMARY: Attorney Justin Giboney and pastor Chris Butler breakdown policies and headlines through a Christian worldview without a party bias.

WHY WE LIKE IT: If you are disillusioned or without a political party then this is the podcast for you. It is nuanced, challenging, and a desperately needed point of view that is distinctly Christian, but not partisan.


WEBSITES

Christianity Today | ChristianityToday.com

SUMMARY: Blogs (Ed Setzer‘s is fantastic), current events, commentary, podcasts (Quick to Listen is our favorite), sermons – ChristianityToday.com has it all.

WHY WE LIKE IT: We appreciate the nuanced look that Christianity Today takes on current events and the decision to not indulge in sensational headlines.

We also are impressed that Christianity Today is not afraid to explore both sides of a story and gives voices to a vast number of individuals from a variety of denominations.

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