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Monday Student Focus

I've been talking about summer reading in this space; how about summer listening instead?

I heard a podcast today with Dr. Mike Adams, a criminology professor at UNCW, on his book Letters To a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don’t Understand

Frank Turek is the interviewer, on his Cross-Examined radio program. You can hear their conversation here (mp3 file). I haven't read Mike's book yet, but you might see it showing up here later as another summer reading suggestion.

It’s a lively discussion, and it got me thinking about some of the other great podcasts out there. My friend Brian Auten has compiled a list of his sixteen favorites, and I couldn’t do much better than to steer you his way. If too much reading is too much reading, you can always listen!

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  1. I tend to get through a lot of podcasts on way to and from work.

    In no particular order (and some of these would be on Brian Auten’s list) I would recommend the following. (Please note that all of these can be found on iTunes)

    PODCASTS

    Apologetics315 interviews – Speaking of Brian, he runs a weekly(ish) program where he interviews a guest who is in some way connected with apologetics.

    Stand to Reason with Greg Koukl – a very wise and gracious man

    Unbelievable? with Justin Brierly – there has been some fantastic
    discussions on this program. Justin is very gracious and his even-handedness really helps foster interesting discussions between his guests.

    Apologetics.com radio show (make sure you put all that into iTunes) – admittedly this program can be hit and miss (depending on the hosts) but when the are on song it’s well worth tuning in. The show on Hume was a particular high point. (Only available to subscriber now, I think 🙁 )

    Issues etc. – I think they focus a little too much on the whole homosexuality thing for my liking. However, I make sure to tune in if any of the folks from http://www.getreligion.org are on. They always have a very fair critique on how the press (generally the US press) goes about reporting on religion.

    Reasonable Faith – This is the weekly podcast of William Lane Craig. I don’t always agree with him but it’s usually an interesting listen

    WEBSITES

    Veritas Forum – A fantastic collection of lectures, discussions and debates held on various US of college campuses. Possibly an older brother of Ratio Christi?

    Biola – I’m not from the US but even I know about this place. The extended lecture series by Scott Klusendorf on abortion is excellent.

    Faraday Institute – They run courses, publish papers and host lectures – all form an academic angle.

    Apologetics315 – Again, another mention for Brian Auten’s site. It’s a one stop shop.

    I particularly enjoyed this series on the NT by Ben Witherington.

    BLOGS

    I wont dwell on this two much but one person that people may not have heard of is Vinoth Ramachandra. While he can be controversial, I think that he speaks truth to power – http://vinothramachandra.wordpress.com/

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