Podcasting is a method of publishing audio broadcasts via the Internet, allowing users to subscribe to a feed of new files (usually MP3s). It became popular in late 2004, largely due to automatic downloading of audio onto portable players or personal computers.

Podcasting is distinct from other types of online media delivery because of its subscription model, which uses a feed (such as RSS to deliver an enclosed file. Podcasting enables independent producers to create self-published, syndicated “radio shows,” and gives broadcast radio programs a new distribution method. Listeners may subscribe to feeds using “podcatching” software (a type of aggregator), which periodically checks for and downloads new content automatically. A lot of people subscribe to podcast sources through iTunes.

Any digital audio player or computer with audio-playing software can play podcasts, and all smartphones. The same technique can deliver video files, and by 2005 some aggregators could play video as well as audio. One of the better tools for creating Podcasts is Audiograbber.


CETA 2013

Discipleship in a Broken World

Leading from the Margins

The Leader as Listener

  • Part I “Silence Makes us Pilgrims”
  • Part II “Silence Guards the Fire Within”
  • Part III “Silence Makes us Pilgrims”
  • Part IV “Listening and Difference”
  • Part V “Listening and L’Avenir”
  • Part VI “Discernment and Identity”
  • Part VII “The Interpretive Moment”
  • Part VIII Conclusion

Please note that the music on this series is taken from Lianna Klassen, “The Guest”

Forty Years in a Narrow Space – The Liminal Journey

  • Part I “Maps and Mystery”
  • Part II “Outside the Comfort Zone”
  • Part III “Disciplines of Readiness”


4 Comments on Podcasts

  1. […] I was enjoying Len’s latest podcast in his series on “Leading From the Margins” on my way to work today.»? The message is titled Phase Transitions and Liminality and in it, Len mentions the term “Portfolio Church” that Ian Mobsby coined. This seems like an attractive and promising approach to church life for me. […]

  2. Pardip says:

    I really like this. Thanks for sharing (and good timing for me personally, too).It can be hard to sustain hope for greater things for the church but, it is easier when we’re remind of who God really is.

  3. dan unger (dorothy) says:

    We like your podcast Len….keep em coming bro. Great to have some “meat” to chew on

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