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Blogs and Podcasts and Growing

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?

About Don Filcek

Don Filcek

I like mountain biking even where there are no mountains. I like to jog and call it running. I read books to learn stuff. My family is pretty much awesome. ReCAST is the church where I belong. Jesus is my Lord and Savior. I like the color yellow.

3 Responses

  1. Joe says:

    My childhood friend Steve has one, he is a pastor in California. Just google the desert chronicle then click life under the sun. Very insightful blog and he says he has meet you before. Hope all is well this week! Joe

    • Jay says:

      Thanks for the info! I was going to ask you again about the pastor in NY, whom I have not listened to! I also have been greatly encouraged by these resources this past year Driscolls real marriage was excellent. I also have enjoyed Ligon Duncan Pastor of 1st Presbyterian church in Jackson Mississippi. Prayed for you tonight with the girls also praying for your family. Love you brother Jay

  2. Don Don says:

    Jay: I loved Ligon Duncan at the conference last year but haven’t added him to my podcasts. Thanks for the reminder. I think you’ll love Tim Keller! Appreciate your prayers and know that they are coming back your way too.

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