8 Podcasts You Have To Check Out For Your Morning Commute
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8 Podcasts You Have To Check Out For Your Early Morning Commute

The only way I can stay awake while driving to my internship

8 Podcasts You Have To Check Out For Your Early Morning Commute

Typically, I'm a big music girl, no matter the time or place. Driving with the windows down in the car, blaring my favorite music has got to be a top ten best feeling. However, I am decidedly the worst morning person in the world and sometimes music just puts me to sleep, which is not good at 8:17 in the morning. So, I've begun to listen to more and more podcasts and these are my favorites so far.

My Favorite Murderer

I have listened to this non-stop for the past few weeks. Each episode delves into multiple murders and their stories as Karen and Georgia sit and discuss each one. People send in their own hometown murders that the two discuss as well. It's a surprisingly funny and light podcast that turns into story hour rather than a dark, depressing recounting of murders. If you are a true crime fan, this podcast is a must.

Confidently Insecure

Ex-Buzzfeed star Kelsey Darragh's new podcast is all about being 100% positive that you know nothing. She interviews different guests each week and talks about anything and everything such as the importance of your 20s and her open relationship with her boyfriend.

The Try Pod

If you're a fan of the Try Guys, check out their new podcast. The guys sit each week and tell stories and give behind the scenes secrets, as well as give advice to fan emails. They're just as funny as in their videos but all the more real and raw.


I will never stop talking about how much I love Serial. It was my first true crime podcast, following the murder of Hae Min Lee in 1999 and talks a lot about the questioned innocence of her then ex-boyfriend who has been arrested for her murder, which he claims he didn't commit. HBO just made a docu-series on the murder as well which is just as good.

Dirty John

Another crime podcast whoops. Personally, I have yet to listen to this one but it's on my list. It follows the relationship of John Meehan and Debra Newell and how he comes to psychologically manipulate her and her family.

Hannalyze This

Hannah Hart's podcast on all things mental health is equal parts interesting and compelling. It's honest and funny, and makes you feel like you're taking part in the conversation with both Hannah and her co-host, Hannah.

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Each week Dax sits down with a different celebrity guest and his partner Monica. They chat for about an hour or so about whatever it is they want and that at the end Monica goes through the conversation and fact checks Dax on everything he messed up in the conversation. Kristen Bell has already been a guest twice so I am in.

This American Life

I had to listen to an episode of this podcast for a psychology class and I was hooked. Each episode focuses on something else but typically is related to current events and can be both hilarious but also tragic, depending on the theme. It makes you feel like you're actually learning something each time you listen while also remaining entertained.

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Is God Reckless?

Exploring the controversy behind the popular worship song "Reckless Love"

Is God Reckless?

First things first I do not agree with people getting so caught up in the specific theology of a song that they forget who they are singing the song to. I normally don't pay attention to negative things that people say about worship music, but the things that people were saying caught my attention. For example, that the song was not biblical and should not be sung in churches. Worship was created to glorify God, and not to argue over what kind of theology the artist used to write the song. I was not made aware of the controversy surrounding the popular song "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury until about a week ago, but now that I am aware this is what I have concluded.The controversy surrounding the song is how the term reckless is used to describe God's love. This is the statement that Cory Asbury released after many people questioned his theology regarding his lyrics. I think that by trying to clarify what the song was saying he added to the confusion behind the controversy.This is what he had to say,
"Many have asked me for clarity on the phrase, "reckless love". Many have wondered why I'd use a "negative" word to describe God. I've taken some time to write out my thoughts here. I hope it brings answers to your questions. But more than that, I hope it brings you into an encounter with the wildness of His love.When I use the phrase, "the reckless love of God", I'm not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so. What I mean is this: He is utterly unconcerned with the consequences of His actions with regards to His own safety, comfort, and well-being. His love isn't crafty or slick. It's not cunning or shrewd. In fact, all things considered, it's quite childlike, and might I even suggest, sometimes downright ridiculous. His love bankrupted heaven for you. His love doesn't consider Himself first. His love isn't selfish or self-serving. He doesn't wonder what He'll gain or lose by putting Himself out there. He simply gives Himself away on the off-chance that one of us might look back at Him and offer ourselves in return.His love leaves the ninety-nine to find the one every time."
Some people are arguing that song is biblical because it makes reference to the scripture from Matthew 28:12-14 and Luke 15. Both of these scriptures talk about the parable of the lost sheep and the shepherd. The shepherd symbolizes God and the lost sheep are people that do not have a relationship with God. On the other hand some people are arguing that using the term reckless, referring to God's character is heretical and not biblical. I found two articles that discuss the controversy about the song.The first article is called, "Reckless Love" By Cory Asbury - "Song Meaning, Review, and Worship Leading Tips." The writer of the article, Jake Gosselin argues that people are "Making a mountain out of a molehill" and that the argument is foolish. The second article, "God's Love is not Reckless, Contrary to What You Might Sing" by author Andrew Gabriel argues that using the term reckless is irresponsible and that you cannot separate Gods character traits from God himself. For example, saying that God's love is reckless could also be argued that God himself is reckless. Reckless is typically not a word that someone would use to describe God and his love for us. The term reckless is defined as (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. However, Cory Asbury is not talking about a person, he is talking about God's passionate and relentless pursuit of the lost. While I would not have chosen the word reckless, I understand what he was trying to communicate through the song. Down below I have linked two articles that might be helpful if you are interested in reading more about the controversy.

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