Top 5 preachers/podcasts

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  1. Barnpreacher

    Barnpreacher Puritan Board Junior

    Let's say you could only listen to 5 preachers/podcasts for the rest of your life on your iPod. Which ones would they be? Let's exclude your own preacher, local preachers no one else would know, and anyone whose ministry was before the 20th century.

    And these don't have to be your favorite (as in you line up with everything they believe), but which preachers/podcasts could you not do without? I know questions like this have been discussed before, but it seems like it's been a while and there have been a lot of new faces join the PB in the last year or so.

    Mine would be:

    1. John Piper
    2. Tim Keller
    3. Ravi Zacharias
    4. Joel Beeke
    5. R.C. Sproul and White Horse Inn (tie)

    Honorable mention: Joseph Pipa, Alan Cairns, Alistair Begg, Al Mohler, Richard Bacon.
  2. raekwon

    raekwon Puritan Board Junior

    (sorry, didn't notice the "let's exclude your own preacher" bit)

    John Piper
    Mark Driscoll
    Mark Dever
    Alistair Begg
    Ligon Duncan
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  3. Robbie Schmidtberger

    Robbie Schmidtberger Puritan Board Freshman

    1. Alistair Begg
    2. Tim Keller
    3. Iain Duguid
    4. John Piper
    5. Sinclair Ferguson
  4. SolaGratia

    SolaGratia Puritan Board Junior

    Here are my top three:

    1. Cornelius Pronk
    2. Joel Beeke
    3. D Martyn Lloyd-Jones

    The rest are from my congregation
  5. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritanboard Amanuensis

    1. Dennis Prutow
    2. D. Martin Lloyd-Jones
    3. Alistair Begg
    4. James Boice
    5. Ian Paisley
  6. mvdm

    mvdm Puritan Board Junior

    1. David Wells

    2. Joel Beeke

    3. Ravi Zacharias

    4. Paul Washer

    5. R.C. Sproul
  7. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    The choices are most difficult, but here goes:

    1. John Piper
    2. Al Mohler
    3. Mark Dever
    4. Alistair Begg
    5. Ligon Duncan

    D. Martin Lloyd-Jones, John MacArthur and Joel Beeke as honorable mentions because, for whatever reason, I prefer to read them rather than listen to them.
  8. caoclan

    caoclan Puritan Board Freshman

    1) RC Sproul
    2) Ligon Duncan/Derek Thomas (1st Pres Jackson, MS)
    3) Mark Dever
    4) John MacArthur (except when he is preaching on eschatology)
    5) Gene Cook, Jr (of The Narrow Mind- his sermons are on Unchained Sermons Podcast, but he hasn't updated his new sermons in a while. He had a great sermon entitled I am Mephibosheth)
  9. ColdSilverMoon

    ColdSilverMoon Puritan Board Senior

    1. Tim Keller
    2. John MacArthur
    3. Ravi Zacharias
    4. R.C. Sproul
    5. Harry Reeder - pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian, my former church
  10. JonathanHunt

    JonathanHunt Puritan Board Senior

    1. Peter Masters
    2. Lloyd-Jones
    3. Jeff Lyle (
    4. Joel Beeke
    5. Paul Washer
  11. DeoOpt

    DeoOpt Puritan Board Freshman

    Cornelius Pronk
    Joel Beeke
    Alistair Begg
    Paul Washer
    Leonard Ravenhill
  12. InevitablyReformed

    InevitablyReformed Puritan Board Freshman

    Mark Dever
    RC Sproul
    John Piper
    John Frame
    Paul Washer (I really like this guy)
  13. christianyouth

    christianyouth Puritan Board Senior

    I want to listen to Tim Keller now, never heard him. Here are my top 5:

    1)Paul Washer
    2)Ligonier Pod cast
    3)White Horse Inn Pod cast
    4) podcast(apologetics)
    5)Al Mohler show
  14. Barnpreacher

    Barnpreacher Puritan Board Junior

    You can find a handful of Keller's sermons available for download here: Reformissionary: Tim Keller Resources

    Unfortunately if you go to his church site it is a subscription payment for MP3 downloads. I guess Piper has a lot of us spoiled on that one because it irks me when churches make you pay to download messages.
  15. Barnpreacher

    Barnpreacher Puritan Board Junior


    Why don't you work on this one for us hard working, middle class Keller fans that can't afford to pay for downloads??
  16. Virginia Marine

    Virginia Marine Puritan Board Freshman

    Here's what's on my iPod every day...
    1) Renewing Your Mind - RC Sproule
    2) The Dividing Line - Dr. James White
    3) Ravi Zacharias
    4) The White Horse Inn
    I also enjoy Alistair Begg & Sinclair Ferguson (the Scottish Brogue somehow makes even a marginal sermon more entertaining...)
  17. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    Aye! Don't it though!

    Makes Craig Ferguson dangerous! :lol: He's probably a little too over the top for me, but I still watch him from time to time.

    [I made my confession, now what is my pentience?]
  18. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder

    Wow, lots of good preachers in those lists above!

    Here are my somewhat hasty top 5:

    1) John Piper
    2) R.C. Sproul
    3) White Horse Inn podcast
    4) Tim Keller
    5) Sinclair Ferguson (gotta include a fellow ARP!)

    BTW, as an honorable mention, I would commend to all of you the preaching of Mark Ross, another ARP. He was an associate pastor at First ARP Columbia (Ferguson's current church) for many years. He now is a seminary prof and does not often preach, but I have heard him on several occasions and he is quite powerful and passionate.
  19. Scott1

    Scott1 Puritanboard Commissioner

    1) Jesus Christ


    2) RC Sproul
    3) John MacArthur
    4) John Piper
    5) Billy Graham
  20. jonmo

    jonmo Puritan Board Freshman

  21. christianyouth

    christianyouth Puritan Board Senior

    Ah, amen for people like Piper. I'm so glad he offers books/sermons for free.
  22. JohnGill

    JohnGill Puritan Board Senior

    1) Joel Beeke (P)
    2) Henry Krabbendam (P)
    3) Greg Bahnsen (P)
    4) Gregory Barkman (B)
    5) Douglas VanderMeulen (B)


    1) Albert Mohler (B)
    2) Paul Washer
    3) Foppe VanderZwaag (P)
    4) David Silversides (P)
    5) Alan Cairns (P)
    6) John Greer (P)

    (And yes, I'm still Baptist.)
  23. Romans922

    Romans922 Puritan Board Professor

  24. govols

    govols Puritan Board Junior

    Steven Lawson
  25. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Puritanboard Commissioner

    Top 5 (no order): RC Sproul, White Horse Inn, John Piper, Alistair Begg, Ligon Duncan

    Runners up (no order): Al Mohler, James White, John MacArthur, Ravi Zacharias, Mark Dever
  26. Gloria

    Gloria Puritan Board Sophomore

    I was waiting for someone to include James White. I love the Dividing Line. I'm so pumped that he's putting them on Youtube now.

    I don't have five, but here are three I listen to the most, in no particular order.

    1) White Horse Inn
    2) The Dividing Line
    3) Albert Mohler
    4) Gary Demar

    I also listen to The Way of the Master radio, sermons from my church (would be in those listed but no home churches allowed...). I was on Ligonier everyday when I first started looking into reformed theology. Paul Washer from Heartcry is also great. The one that impacted me the most is his wife's testimony. It ROCKED me. I highly recommend it for anyone who has time.
  27. 21st Century Calvinist

    21st Century Calvinist Puritan Board Junior

    Only 5? I guess I can trim my list. In no particular order:
    Alastair Begg
    Iain D Campbell (Back Free Church)
    Ravi Zacharias
    Tim Keller
    R C Sproul

    I am also a huge fan of the White Horse Inn.
  28. kvanlaan

    kvanlaan Puritan Board Doctor

    Top 5 (not in order):

    A hearty second to Foppe van der Zwaag (he used to be a Christian school teacher and principal and went into the ministry a relatively short time ago). I've heard him preach in person and thought he was great - also a nice guy to talk to.
    Joel Beeke
    Paul Washer
    Bartel Elshout (his "World's Hatred for the Church" sermon is a favorite of mine:
  29. Mindaboo

    Mindaboo Puritan Board Graduate

    I don't know if I can think of five, but here is my list:
    1. Donald Grey Barnhouse
    2. Bill Mencarow
    3. RC Sproul

    RC Sproul's voice usually puts me to sleep, it is so soothing. I have to be careful not to listen to him in the car!
  30. BaptisticFire2007

    BaptisticFire2007 Puritan Board Freshman

    My five favourite preachers (excluding my pastor):

    C.J. Mahaney
    John Piper
    Mark Driscoll
    John MacArthur
    R.C. Sproul
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