I listen to a lot of podcasts. (I’ve caused a few students and staff to roll their eyes) I’ve tried to purposefully subscribe to a variety of voices, some I agree with, and some I don’t.
Humans are not at a loss for words. Estimates on the number of English speaking podcasts are around 150,000. And that’s just one platform.
Words surround us, a lot of them aren’t pleasant, and few reflect a Christian worldview. But do adding more words to the mix help? (Yes, the irony is not lost.)
The short answer is no. Here’s what I’ve learned from listening to podcasts: those in our culture who want to promote a non-Christian worldview have a stronger voice not because they use more words, but because they tell better stories. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to a podcast, completely disagree with the premise, but I’m moved by the story.
We aren’t going to affect culture with more words. We’re going to affect our communities when we learn to tell our stories, and share our experiences of faith.
Why not start with our kids? Join other parents at an event on August 4: Cultivating Conversation. Follow the link to learn more.
P.S. If you’re looking for some good podcasts, contact me and I’ll send some curated selections your way!
Philip S. Warner, administrator of Berks Christian School.