To Those Joining Mid-Year!
Now, if you've clicked on this page, that means that you're probably looking at joining us midyear. That's fantastic, welcome aboard!
But that being said, I have a couple of thoughts about joining in mid-year. For one thing, the Word of God is the unfolding of God's message to His people. While it's not exactly like a novel, the reality is that if we just helicopter into various passages here and there, we'll have a hard time truly understanding it's message. We might understand the words, but we might miss what God is truly saying.
And so, here's my recommendations... first, try to start back in Genesis to catch up. Maybe just listen to the podcasts on fast speed. I know, I know... it's going to sound super fast! But you'll be able to get through the episodes quicker, and you'll be able to see how the podcast builds towards it's conclusion.
BUT, I also recognize that listening to dozens, or hundreds of episodes is daunting, if not impossible. So if starting at the beginning is not feasible, then I recommend using two different podcast services and keeping them at different places in the episode order. Most podcast apps allow you to sort the episodes either with newest first, or oldest first. I recommend having one sort by newest, and another one by oldest, and then you click on whatever service is best in that moment.
For instance, you could use the Spotity service to listen to the current episodes as part of your daily time with the Lord; but then use a service like PlayerFM to just play the old episodes while you're out and about. You can listen to them on fast speed and catch up, while you're listening to the current episodes at normal speed.
As for which podcast apps to try, here's some ones that I use and think work pretty well (I think most of these apps have versions for both Andriod and Apple):
Spotify - One of the most popular podcast apps.
PlayerFM - probably my favorite app, and is virtually bug free.
Castbox - Another good, easy to use app.
Podcast Addict - a good app, but requires a bit more configuration from the use.
Stitcher - very popular, but I find it's just okay to use.