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This is The Crossway Podcast, a show where we sit down with authors each week for thoughtful interviews about the Bible, theology, church history, and the Christian life.

This is The Crossway Podcast, a show where we sit down with authors each week for thoughtful interviews about the Bible, theology, church history, and the Christian life.


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This is The Crossway Podcast, a show where we sit down with authors each week for thoughtful interviews about the Bible, theology, church history, and the Christian life.






Tips for Leading an Effective Bible Study (Lydia Brownback)

Lydia Brownback discusses some of her tips for leading an effective, engaging Bible study. She reflects on what she has learned over the years from Bible studies she's been a part of, offers advice for keeping the conversation on track and getting through the occasional awkward silence, and discusses why a Bible study leader's own passion for the text is so important for the group as a whole.


New from Crossway: 30 Days in the Psalms with Kristyn Getty

Crossway is pleased to announce the launch of our newest podcast: 30 Days in the Psalms with Kristyn Getty.


Hymns and the Joy of Singing (Kristyn Getty)

Kristyn Getty discusses congregational singing, the power of music for teaching doctrine, and the foundational role of Scripture for the Christian life. She reflects on her career in the Christian music industry, explains why hymns still matter and are worth learning today, and shares how her family has been seeking to use music to serve others during this season of lockdown.


The Blessings and Burdens of Pastoral Ministry (Jeff Robinson)

Jeff Robinson discusses the unique blessings and burdens of pastoral ministry. He reflects on the challenging seasons in ministry from his own life, seasons when he contemplated leaving the pastorate altogether, highlights the importance of transparency and accountability in the life of a pastor, and he offers encouragement for the pastor who feels overwhelmed and exhausted right now.


How Confronting Death Helps Us Live (Matt McCullough)

Matthew McCullough discusses how thinking and being really honest about the reality of death can paradoxically free us to find hope and joy in God like never before. He reflects on our culture's strategies to avoid death at all costs, highlights how COVID-19 has brought our mortality to the forefront of our collective consciousness in a unique way right now, and discusses why the practice of intentionally remembering death finds support in both Scripture and church history.


The Life and Legacy of J. I. Packer (Sam Storms)

In this special episode, we want to remember J. I. Packer, who went home to be with the Lord yesterday.


Help! My Teen Is Struggling with Anxiety and Depression (David Murray)

David Murray discusses how parents can help teens who struggle with anxiety and depression. He reflects on the dramatic rise in teen anxiety and depression in the U.S. over the last few years, offers guidance for thinking through the different potential causes of depression and anxiety, and speaks to the parent wrestling with two questions: "Did I do something to cause this?" and "What do I do now?"


Learning from the Church Fathers (Michael Haykin)

Michael Haykin discusses what we can learn from the early church fathers today. He reflects on what we should make of the early church's allegorical reading of the Bible, the value of early Christian creeds for helping to define our faith today, and where to start if someone is interested in reading the church fathers for him or herself.


What If I Don't Feel Like Going to Church? (Gunner Gundersen)

Gunner Gundersen discusses what to do when you just don't feel like going to church. He explains why that might be the most important time to lean into corporate worship with other Christians, reflects on the hard work of bringing our emotions and affections in line with what we know to be right and good for us, and he offers advice for the person who feels hurt or betrayed by the church.


Thinking Biblically about Transgenderism (Denny Burk)

Denny Burk discusses how Christians should think about transgenderism. He walks through the Bible's countercultural teaching on gender and sexuality, offers timely advice for parents who want to be proactive about helping their kids navigate these issues, and answers two critical questions many of us have when it comes to the transgender movement: how did we get here, and what's next?


How to Pursue Meaningful Mentoring Relationships (Melissa Kruger)

Melissa Kruger discusses the importance of mentoring relationships for all Christians. She reflects on her own experiences learning life-changing lessons from older women, highlights some of the core aspects that should be in place in every mentoring relationship, and shares advice for overcoming the imposter syndrome that so many of us feel when it comes to helping others follow Christ.


Using Stories to Help Kids Understand Right and Wrong (Betsy Childs Howard)

Betsy Childs Howard discusses stories and the importance of moral formation for children. She talks about why stories are such a powerful tool for instilling deep, biblical truths in our kids, how the world catechizes our children everyday even in ways that might surprise us, and why intentional moral formation and an emphasis on the gospel of God's grace are not mutually exclusive.


A First Step toward Racial Reconciliation (Mark Vroegop)

Mark Vroegop discusses the challenge of racial reconciliation and how the biblical practice of lament offers Christians from different backgrounds a common language for productive, God-honoring conversation. He shares from his own experiences walking alongside and learning from minority culture Christians, recounted the time that God opened his eyes to his own blindness while sitting in the office of an African-American pastor, and offered a response to those who wonder if the evangelical...


Learning to Love the Local Church (Megan Hill)

Megan Hill discusses the importance of the local church for our lives as God's people. She reflects on the challenging season we've all been in due to COVID-19, explains why the local church is so essential for our spiritual growth as Christians, and offers three practical suggestions for cultivating deeper relationships with other church members.


Are Christians More Divided Now Than Ever? (Rhyne Putman)

Rhyne Putnam discusses how Christians should think about theological diversity and disagreement within the body of Christ. He highlights the importance of reading and assuming the best about those with whom we disagree, explains when it's appropriate to call something a gospel issue and when it's not, and suggests three questions to ask ourselves when evaluating whether or not a specific doctrinal position is worth fighting for.


New from Crossway: The Big Picture Story Bible Podcast

We're excited to announce the launch of a new podcast from Crossway created for the whole family: The Big Picture Story Bible podcast!


Understanding the World of the Bible through Archaeology (David Chapman)

David Chapman discusses what it's like to be an archaeologist. He shares from his experiences overseeing an excavation site in the Middle East, explains how archaeology can bolster our faith and enhance our understanding of the Bible, and reflects on the most exciting archaeological discovery of his career.


How to Create a Plan for Family Worship (David Murray)

David Murray discusses the why and how of family worship. He reflects on the impact regular family worship had on his own life as a child, shares practical advice for getting started for the first time, and highlights the three main reasons families most often fall off the bandwagon when it comes to staying consistent.


Where Is God in Suffering? (Ligon Duncan)

Ligon Duncan discusses how Christians can face profound life-changing suffering with their faith intact. He shares stories of severe suffering from his own ministry as a pastor, reflects on God's role in our suffering and how he often uses it to draw us closer to himself, and offers encouragement from God's word to listeners currently in the midst of a season of intense pain.


Rethinking Multiservice and Multisite Church (Jonathan Leeman)

Jonathan Leeman discusses his argument that multiservice and multisite models run counter to the pattern for the local church we see in the New Testament. He explores the irony of discussing church gatherings in the midst of a quarantine, lays out his biblical and practical reasons for believing this, explains how we define the Greek word for church ekklēsia is so important in this conversation, and reflects on pushback received from other pastors, such as the objection that it could harm...