This is the first of what will be an ongoing series of podcast reviews. These reviews will focus on podcasts that we have discovered that offer something that we believe our readers will find useful, enriching, or at the very least, entertaining.
Podcasts, for those who are not aware, are essentially audio shows that can be listened to “on-demand” via most phones, tablets and computers. There are a vast number of different podcasts available covering just about any topic that can be imagined. The show that I would like to introduce you to today is called Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast.
The podcast is hosted by two Bible scholars, Garrick Bailey and Timothy Paul Jones. Bailey is completing his Ph.D. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jones is a professor at SBTS, a pastor and well-known author of over a dozen books, including How We Got the Bible and Christian History Made Easy. As a side note, our site founder, Richard, uses the latter book as a textbook for his Church History course at Sunset International Bible Institute. The show website states that in each episode the hosts “join with top scholars to wrestle with questions related to evidence for the truth of Christianity. Then, in the second half of the show, Garrick and Timothy take a theological look at a classic hit from the history of Rock and Roll.” This may seem like a strange combination, but in my opinion, they make it work quite well.
The hosts have an easy flowing conversation in each episode as they discuss apologetics, history and classic Rock and Roll. All of these things are woven together along with discussions of pop culture, movies and comic books. I come away feeling like I sat in on a conversation between friends that enjoy many of the same things that I enjoy and I also learn something new every time. Whether discussing the historical proofs for the resurrection of Jesus or the Biblical inspiration for Bob Dylan’s classic hit, “All Along the Watchtower,” you will surely find something interesting here. Three Chords and the Truth is a quirky, approachable and fun podcast that I can easily recommend. Search for it in iTunes Podcasts or whatever podcast player you have installed on your smartphone.
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