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Religious audio/video recordings for
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From time to time, we discover video and audio online courses, recordings of sermons, speeches, talks, etc. that are either free for the downloading, or can be obtained at relatively low cost. have a handy "Help and Frequently Asked Questions" section that may help bring you up to speed on downloading audio files, burning CDs and transferring files to a portable listening device like an Ipod. They have three videos online: one describes the download process; another is a guide to burning CDs.

Many websites and radio networks have a podcasting function. Itunes can be downloaded into your computer at no cost, and setup to automatically scan for new files and download them. See the podcast description at:

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bullet American Public Media has a weekly program called "On Being." It airs on more than 400 public radio stations across the U.S., and is distributed by American Public Media. Topics cover the: "big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit." Topics covered include: "... religion, meaning, ethics, and ideas." An incredible resource. Free MP3 downloads and Podcast. See:

bullet Answers in Genesis is a leading creationist organization headed by Ken Ham. They base their beliefs concerning matters as diverse the origin of species, the spread of language, the speed of light, etc. on a literal interpretation of the Bible's creation stories, including Noah's ark and tower of Babel stories. They have over 100 MP3 and video programs that you can download from their website at:

Audio books: list many web sites that supply religious audiobooks at low cost or free. Search using the search string:

audio books religion

bullet Dr. F. Kenton Beshore: He is the pastor of Mariners Church in New Port Beach, CA, one of the largest megachurches in the U.S. Dozens of lectures from an evangelical Christian viewpoint dealing mainly with biblical prophecy, Hell, Calvinism, End-times topics, etc. are available at:

bullet The Chautauqua Institution in upper New York state is internationally recognized as a major center for Education, the Arts, Religion, and Recreation. Chautauqua was founded in 1874 on the belief that everyone "has a right to be all that he [sic] can be -- to know all that he [sic] can know. " To further this role they have developed a comprehensive on-line library in order to allow everyone access to over 1,200 lectures and sermons. Their speakers have included: John Shelby Spong, Jane Goodall, Marcus Borg, Loretta LaRoche, Anthony Campolo, David Kozak, John Akers, Lynn Sherr, Alan Simpson, Patricia Schroeder, Jesse Jackson, Kenneth Starr, Jane Hirshfield, Roger Rosenblatt, Karen Armstrong, and Roger Wilkins. Their site allows subscribers to hear unlimited streaming of over 1,200 lectures and sermons, at reasonable cost. About 350 deal with religion. Other popular categories are business, education, ethics, family, religion and government, war and peace. See: Great Lecture Library

bullet Gaia, formerly called GaiamTV, streams over 7,000 titles on "yoga, meditation, and mind-expanding programs that provide a true alternative to mainstream media." They describe themselves as:

"... the curious seekers, the wondering wanderers, the ones on a mission to discover our best selves. Along the way, we will need the wisdom of masters, the guidance of mentors, and the support of a community. That’s what Gaia is here to offer—dedicated to finding and creating exclusive, informative, and enlightening programming not available through mainstream media, Gaia is the go-to place for those looking to expand their mind, body, and spirit."


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bullet The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion is based at St Edmund's College, Cambridge, UK. They provide transcripts of lectures and debates in text and sometimes in MP3 formats. See their multimedia section at:

bulletThe Global Vision Channel provides short video clips, typically from 2 to 5 minutes long on a wide variety of topics, from a fundamentalist Christian perspective. See:
bullet star Google provides search function that searches for videos. It works just like the regular Google search engine, except that it searches only for videos on the topic that you enter. See: Most of the videos are from YouTube. Some are:
bullet"Women in the Early Church,"  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA),
bullet"The life of the apostle Paul," ELCA, at:
bullet"Tour of the history of the Bible," at:
bullet"Carl Satan's COSMOS: Episode 13; Who speaks for Earth?, at:
bullet Harvard Divinity School has a series of online religious courses. One is "Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures." These are free online learning modules designed to educate and spark discussion of religion between people in a mindful way throughout the globe. The first course deals with Christianity, at: Other courses on Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam, are planned for the summer of 2018.
bullet Internet Archive: This website has a free Open Source collection -- an archive of donated audio recordings. They can be browsed by subject & keywords. See:

Their Spirituality and Religion section has over 100,000 entries! It includes many dozens of topics. Examples are:
bullet Tse Chen Link Buddhist lectures (757 recordings)
bullet Sermons and religious lectures (1519)
bullet The Bible Podcast (154)
bullet Christian Teachings (666)
bullet Austin Center for Spiritual Living's Audio Archive (455)
bullet St. Aidan's episcopal Church - audio collection (546)


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Additions to this list:

If you have any free or low cost audio or video recordings on religious and spiritual themes, please share them with us via Email. We will consider adding them to this list,

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Original posting: 2007-JAN-22
Latest update: 2018-JUN-17
Compiled by B.A. Robinson

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