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Tools for the Modern Missionary: Podcasts

One of the greatest challenges in the life of a missionary is keeping yourself fed spiritually. Of course this is true in any ministry context, but the challenge is heightened when you take into consideration language differences and lack of resources.
For this reason, podcasts have become a daily companion for me.
Wikipedia defines a podcast as “a type of digital media consisting of an episodic series of files (either audio or video) subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device.”
What this means, in plain English, is that you can go into iTunes, under podcasts, search for the name of a particular preacher that you enjoy, and chances are good his messages will be available for free download.
Of course it’s not just messages. There are literally thousands of podcasts out there on every imaginable subject.
Because most of my “downtime” is while I am driving, I have a weekly ritual of downloading the latest files from my favorite podcasts, then transferring them to my portable drive and listening to them as I travel to and fro throughout São Luís.
I currently subscribe to four podcasts in three categories:
Truth for Life with Alistair Begg
Let My People Think with Ravi Zacharias
This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt
Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me NPR’s news-related quiz show.
Do you listen to any podcasts? Share your favorites with us in the comments secition.

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