What listeners think
“No one probes beneath the surface of modern culture as patiently, calmly, incisively, and theologically as Ken Myers. Of course, Ken will say his guests are the real stars of MARS HILL AUDIO, which is true mainly because Ken refuses to hog the mic or manipulate conversations toward his own opinions. That humility, too, is part of Ken's genius — his rare gift for attentive listening — that brings out the best in his guests. Ken Myers is a gift to the Church, and MARS HILL AUDIO a treasure.”
— Peter Leithart, President, Theopolis Institute for Biblical, Liturgical, & Cultural Studies, Birmingham, AL
“In the many years that I have been a subscriber to the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal, I have yet to receive a single issue that did not change my thinking in some permanent way. In every volume, without fail, there has been at least one interview that has opened up for me a new way to approach some fundamental matter regarding faith and culture, a new way to try to fashion a genuinely human existence in the world. MARS HILL AUDIO is “counter cultural” in the best sense of the phrase. The consistency of the quality of the people Ken Myers has on his program, and his ability to bring out the bright core of their thinking, whether by offering a summary account in his own well-chosen words or asking some penetrating question, is simply astonishing. Whenever I receive the announcement of a new volume, I experience the thrill of knowing not only that I have in store a couple of hours absolutely riveting listening, but that when the two hours are over, I will have been introduced to a whole new world of books and ideas to explore while I wait for the next volume.”
— D. C. Schindler, Professor of Metaphysics and Anthropology, The John Paul Institute at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
“One of the great challenges of the pastoral life is to keep learning. Perhaps for understandable reasons, too many of us allow our habits of mind (which in turn affect our gospel imagination as well as our virtue) to become stale; as a result, our preaching, our own sense of engagement with the good news, our pastoral care and leadership follow suit. Since the earliest days, MARS HILL AUDIO (then known as the MARS HILL Tapes) has been a primary source of encouragement for me, connecting orthodox Christian thinking with cultural matters in a way that honors the full Trinitarian vision of creation and what it means to be human in the image of God. My book budget is blown to smithereens as a result of Mr. Myers’s bi-monthly interviews; I am glad that the Journal isn’t published more often!”
— Allan Poole, Pastor, Blacknall Presbyterian Church, Durham, N.C.
“There are still, I’m certain, in some moving box that was never unpacked, copies of MARS HILL cassette tapes — listened to, listened to again, and again, and saved as valuables. I have for decades been an avid fan of Ken Myers’s thoughtful and thought-provoking programs. My only regret is that I haven’t the time to follow up on more than a fraction of the fascinating authors, books, and topics presented. In addition to being intellectually stimulating, MARS HILL AUDIO is a source of encouragement. While facing the difficulties of our troubling age forthrightly, Ken and his guests demonstrate the Christian virtue of hope, taking every thought captive to Christ who is Lord and King.”
— James Tonkowich, Director of Distance Learning, Wyoming Catholic College, Lander, WY
“My husband and I have enjoyed listening to MARS HILL AUDIO for over a decade. It has been valuable for pulling us out of the busyness of our lives, and encouraging us to think in new ways about cultural issues both past and present. For people like us, who don’t walk in academic circles but enjoy engaging in intellectual conversation with other believers, Ken is a guide who aids us in exploring the best thought and writing of our day.”
— Liz Horst, Violin Instructor, Studio Allegro and Rockbridge Academy, Crownsville, MD
“MARS HILL AUDIO has been a ministry partner for over two decades. The ideas conveyed, the books I have read, and the truths I have been exposed to have shaped me and have filtered through every place I have served and every church I have been involved with planting. Today, I run a global mission agency, and much of the core of my philosophy of ministry has been shaped and guided by MARS HILL AUDIO.”
— Stephen Leston, President/CEO, To Every Tribe, Los Fresnos, TX
“I have been a MARS HILL AUDIO listener since the ‘90s, and find this audio journal to be an indispensable part of my intellectual and spiritual life. MARS HILL AUDIO provides a unique resource for thoughtful Christians — and especially pastors — who seek to understand the complex nature of our culture. The range of topics covered, from music to medicine, viewed through the lens of historic Christianity, is not available anywhere else.”
— Gregory Edward Reynolds, Pastor Emeritus, Amoskeag Presbyterian Church (OPC), Manchester, NH