I have been greatly encouraged in the past year by taking in preaching from other pastors, and reading good blogs. I would like to pass along a couple of resources that I regularly take advantage if with the hope that some of you will also benefit spiritually from the great stuff available for free on the web.
I subscribe to the Gospel Coalition Blog. There are tons of good blog entries available from a variety of gospel-centered authors.
The Resurgence is a resource from Mars Hill Church in Seattle that has given a lot of good and direct encouragement to continue walking with Christ.
Desiring God from John Piper is an excellent resource with encouraging and challenging content.
For Podcasts, the following are preachers that I listen to, often while I am running.
Tim Keller, from Redeemer Presbyterian in New York. Very academic, very gifted, and very passionate.
Mark Driscoll, from Mars Hill in Seattle. He loves to ruffle feathers, but says it like it is. I love his handle on the culture and on the text.
John Piper, from Bethlehem Baptist in Minneapolis. Amazing passion, amazing grasp on the Word. He is one of the best preachers in this generation.
Matt Chandler, from The Village Church in Dallas. Very direct, grace-centered preaching. He is not afraid to be serious, but has a great sense of humor.
Please let me know if you intend to listen in or check out any of these blogs. Do you have any to recommend to me in this new year?