Voices For Christ is an online repository of approximately 50,000 audio sermons in mp3 audio format. All of the sermons are available for live streaming or download free of charge. The site offers messages from 1,175 of the Lord’s servants from our own generation, and prior generations as well. Some of the preachers from a prior generation include Alfred P. Gibbs, Harry A. Ironside, and Stephen Olford. Among the more contemporary preachers you will find Michael Attwood and Craig Shakarji.
The Voices For Christ homepage explains the purpose of the ministry:
Voices for Christ is an attempt to make Christ-centered ministry available to a wider audience. We are especially interested in helping those on the foreign field, those who have a sincere interest in the infallible Word of God, and any desiring to see the Lord Jesus Christ preeminent in His church.
Because of the large number of messages, and preachers featured on VFC it can be a little overwhelming the first few times you visit. However, it is well worth your time and effort to fully explore the site.
Where to begin?
From the homepage click the “voices” tab near the top center. This will take you to the Library page. Here you can scroll through the names of the preachers who are available. When you find a preacher of particular interest, simply click on his name to bring up a listing of available messages. The list can be resorted by clicking on any of the column titles.
If you are interested in a particular topic you can use the search tool located near the top right corner of the Voices’ Library page. Simply enter a keyword and click the “search now” button. When I entered “Hosea” the search resulted in a listing of 88 messages. “Genesis 22” resulted in 73 messages; however you should carefully review the list as not all 73 messages deal with Genesis chapter 22. This is because the search will also list messages about Genesis that just happen to be 22 minutes long, regardless you should still be able to find what you are looking for.
Two additional starting points are “the most recently added messages” link and the “top 25 downloads” link. Both are found on the Voices’ Library page as shown in the screen shot below.
Once you have identified a message that you would like to listen to, you may listen online by clicking the circular play button to the left of each message, download the mp3 file to your computer by clicking the title of the message, or order a custom made CD by clicking the check box to the far left and completing the order form at the bottom of the Voices’ Library page.
Finally, it is important to keep in mind that our only authoritative source of truth is the Bible. Resources like Voices For Christ should be used as a help in our study of God’s Word, but never as a replacement. Because of this the VFC Library page states:
While much of this can be helpful, none of this material is a substitute for your own personal study of the Word of God. God’s word alone is authoritative and you should carefully compare anything you find here with the scriptures (Acts 17:11).
Voices For Christ is a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about God’s Word. If you have been particularly blessed by one of the messages from VFC, let us know about it in the comments below.Read More
During the past decade New Atheist writers such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennett, and Sam Harris have waged war on theism in general and Christianity in particular. They contend that faith in God is unscientific, irrational, and down-right harmful to society.
Various Christians have eloquently and reasonably answered these critics by means of the spoken and written word. Among them is Dr. John Lennox, whose academic credentials give him an opening to weigh in on scientific questions, especially when they intersect issues of faith; he is described thus on the website’s biography page:
Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science, and Pastoral Advisor at Green Templeton College, Oxford. He is also an adjunct Lecturer at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University and at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and is a Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum. In addition, he teaches for the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme at the Executive Education Centre, Said Business School, Oxford University.
His website – www.johnlennox.org – is an especially useful tool, providing video and audio discussions on pertinent apologetics questions like “God and suffering,” “Axioms and Inferences: A Mathematician Thinks About Faith,” “Atheism and morality,” and “Limitations of science,” among many others. It also provides various treatments of brother Lennox in the mainstream media, including newspaper interviews and radio programs.
The site is well-organized, attractive, and user-friendly… a real boon for the sojourner who takes 1 Peter 3:15 seriously.Read More