Into The Word is a podcast and radio program reading and commenting through whole books of the Bible, chapter by chapter and verse by verse using the ESV translation. We typically release new material following the schedule of the RMM Bible Reading plan. Radio episodes are released on the Sunday afternoon following their air date on Life 100.3.
We began with a "soft launch" in January 2017 which went far better than we had expected. We intended to use all of 2017 to figure out the format and the platform such that by January of 2018 we could launch a potentially useful resource, but by the grace of God, people from all over the world began accessing the podcast and making it part of their daily devotional routine. The podcast continued to grow and as of this update has already had over 3,350,000 episode plays total with over 1.7 million in the first 10 months of 2022 alone - praise the Lord!
All of the podcasts are available through iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, SoundCloud and directly through the Gospel Coalition Canada website. The easiest way to manage the entire body of content is through the Into The Word app which you can find on iTunes or on Google Play. You can also access our entire catalogue of episodes right here on the Into The Word library and blog site.
As of the end of 2022 we will have covered 461 chapters of the Bible, or roughly 39% of the total of 1189. We have also released a number of topical and excurses (going deeper into a particular issue) episodes inspired by the content of those chapters. In 2023 we anticipate releasing another roughly 60 chapter episodes – God willing.
We have a Facebook page that we use to build community and to post short encouragements and reflections that arise out of the readings. You can find that by entering “Into The Word” in the Facebook search bar. We will also post links there to all the new book series.
I receive a fair bit of correspondence from listeners either by email, or through the Facebook page and will do my best to respond, but I can’t guarantee that I will have the opportunity or the expertise to address all concerns. I do appreciate engaging though, so please continue to reach out.
Lastly, I’d love for you to pray for us. Pray for time management, help in the study and anointing behind the mic.
And may God alone be glorified.
Pastor Paul Carter
Paul is the happy husband of Shauna Lee and the proud papa of 5 beautiful children, Madison, Max, Mikayla, Peyton and Noa. He attended Moody Bible Institute and is a graduate of York University (B.A.) and McMaster Divinity College (MDiv). He has been in pastoral ministry since 1994, serving in both Fellowship and Canadian Baptist churches in Oakville, Mississauga and Orillia, Ontario Canada.
He presently serves as the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Orillia, a large multi-staff church with a passion for biblical preaching and local mission. He also serves on the Executive Council of the TGC Canada board.
Paul has written two books and is a frequent blogger on issues of Christian faith and living. He is the host and Bible teacher on the Into The Word podcast which you can find on iTunes. Connect with him on Twitter using @pastrpaulcarter.