I listen to talk radio. I used to listen to even more of it. Sometimes, music is just comparatively boring because talk keeps you engaged. Since you are constantly exposed to new topics, ideas, and current events and may or may not agree with the host, the guest, or the caller, you are required to be always evaluating, analyzing, and judging. It keeps your brain on. (Music also does, if you are conscious about it, but it’s different.)
Now, having had a Zune for a while, I can take my music with me. I love it. So of course, when I switched to digital music, I also made the very natural move to podcasting. There are a handful of podcasts I have discovered and whose new installments I always eagerly await. There are podcasts on nearly everything under the sun. If you’re interested in it, there is a podcast about it. One of my podcast addictions is The Dividing Line, hosted by Christian apologist Dr. James White.
I recommend subscribing to it, of course, but my point in this blog entry is to strongly recommend you listen to the first half hour of the June 24, 2010 installment, or, if you want to go the extra mile, listen to the first 43 minutes. In it, White speaks powerfully about the lordship of Christ in all things, including knowledge and facts. I cannot summarize what he said; you really must take the time and listen and allow Scripture to impact your thinking. The podcast can be played with any podcast reading software (such as Zune and iTunes, which are free) by using the feed on the link I provided above.