It certainly brings together more than a year’s worth of effort to sort out how God wanted Brad and I to fulfill an idea he put on our heart to communicate more effectively his life in the world. Many of you know we were approached about hosting a local radio show last year, but in the end we were asked to do things that in good conscience we couldn’t do. In the last few months we’ve seen a new way to take that show to the world and bypass the suits of Christian radio.
Webcasting via mp3 files has been done for some time and now it is launching a new industry called podcasting as people are downloading these audio files to their mp3 players and listening to the kind of radio they want to hear. The New York Times and USA Today have done articles on this phenomenon and Wired Magazine in its current issue calls podcasting and satellite radio the end of regular radio, as we have known it.
So much of the Christian media overtly and subtly reinforce only one view of church life that an increasing number of people are finding insufficient to fulfill their spiritual hungers or to help them discover the rich vitality of the body life they read about in the Scriptures. So do many conversations with other believers, championing human effort over God’s power, guilt over acceptance and the misguided priorities of our culture’s thirst for money, celebrity and achievement, rather than finding the joy in surrendering to Christ’s work in us. We felt it was time to add this resource to that conversation in a way that can encourage people who are thinking outside the box
Today we are releasing our first webcast and some additional material from our practice tapings. You can find them at The God Journey’s own website. We look forward to growing with you in this new endeavor and value your input and prayers as we explore what this might be able to do to encourage people in the life Jesus came to bring us.