"In the craziness that is our modern way of life, I find Ken Myers's commentary and interviews essential listening. Incisive, varied, rich, and seasoned, they never fail to stimulate and delight. He deserves to be heard by thousands more.
"In an era in which so much cant and just plain nonsense vies for our attention, the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal serves as a brisk antidote.
"Contemporary culture often looks like a disaster area. But amid the rubble there are also remnants of real civilization and flashes of new hope for the future. The MARS HILL AUDIO Journal takes the measure of it allthe heights and the depthsissue after issue. There is no more intelligent, comprehensive, lively, accessible, and just plain enjoyable window into the crucial currents in our culture.
"There is no substitute for hearing a voice, hearing the ebb and flow of hesitation, humor, passion, and stubbornness in grasping how a person thinks about what he or she is saying. Important ideas take on a whole new dimension of subtlety through these tapes.
"I have been a subscriber to Mars Hill Audio for more than a decade now, and my life has been greatly enriched as a result. May the Journal prosper!"
"Living and working in the capital of pop culture where commerce drives ideas and the latest starlet's rampage is legitimate news, I am often fatigued by the cynicism and absurdity of it all. Mars Hill Audio is a welcome antidote. These are insightful and entertaining discussions that encourage me to think Christianly. In its own way each Mars Hill dialogue follows a spiritual thread traveling through us and then woven into the fabric of the world to reveal the presence of God."
"Occasionally, I run into people who have never heard of Ken Myers and his Mars Hill Audio ministry. What a tragedy, I think. In case you happen to be one of the darkened multitude, Myers is one of the best-informed Christian cultural commentators of our time, and his audio magazine and other interviews provide some of the most insightful cultural analysis you can find."
"I only have the time to read or listen to a few extra things each month or two. One of the few things I can claim as my best treasure is the bi-monthly MARS HILL AUDIO Journal ... The depth of each issue of the MARS HILL AUDIO Journal sharpens my ability to think more clearly with a Biblical mind, and helps me to understand the cultural air I and my congregation are breathing."
"I have been a MHA listener since the nineties and find MHA an indispensable part of my intellectual life. You provide a unique resource for thoughtful Christians, and especially pastors, who seek to understand the complex nature of our culture.... The range of topics you cover, from music to medicine, viewed through the lens of historic Christianity, is not available anywhere else."
"When I recommend the best resources available today for thinking Christians (or for Christians whom I hope will start thinking or for thoughtful non-Christians whom I hope will start thinking about Christianity), I recommend Mars Hill Audio with great enthusiasm. The products offered by Ken Myers and his staff—the foundational bimonthly audio journals, plus the audio anthologies, books, conversations, reports, as well as their print offerings—are always impressive in their diversity of content and consistent quality. Over the years, I have learned so much from Myers's own reflections, his incisive interviews of distinguished guests, and from his self-professed 'ministry of bibliography' mediated through all of MHA's products: ideas, people, and books that otherwise I would have never noticed. Mars Hill Audio is an outstanding form of continuing education in and of itself. If ever an organization lived up to its mission, then Mars Hill Audio certainly does in helping all of us 'move from thoughtless consumption of contemporary culture to a vantage point of thoughtful engagement.' Bravo, Mars Hill Audio! And encore!"
"As a parish priest and subscriber, the Mars Hill Audio Journal has helped me understand much more deeply the modernist assumptions shaping the worldview of our congregation, as well as the challenges we all face in living as Christians in a post-Christian culture. Consequently, I hope I am a more effective and discerning preacher, teacher and pastor.... Ken Myers is a master conversationalist and, in my opinion, one of the most important voices today examining the relationship between Christ and culture. I eagerly look forward to the arrival of each volume."
"I have been a regular subscriber to Mars Hill Audio for more than a decade. More than any other printed, on-line or audio resource available to me, MHA provides me with thoughtful insight into the current social trends in the new millennium, and sign posts pointing to recent works that should be read by Christians interested in how Christianity can and should shape and influence culture. As a practicing attorney with 25 years in practice, I have found the ideas coming from the MHA interviews helpful to addressing the needs of my clients, my community and my church."
"As a pastor, I am bombarded with invitations, exhortations and appeals. Some of them are helpful, many are not. But nearly all of them share the common trait of promising to give me something that will help me in my ministry—the latest tool, the latest program, the latest insight into yet another presumed paradigm shift. It is the rare and exceptional journal, magazine, conference or book that simply invites me to think. The Mars Hill Audio Journal is one of these rare exceptions. ... As a result, of course, it is not only a pleasure to listen to, but also profoundly useful. I look forward to receiving each issue, and I pray that Myers will continue his important work for a long, long time."
"The MARS HILL AUDIO Journal is absolutely God-sent food for my soul as a pastor . . . short of miraculous intervention, the church here will require years of providence before some will grow to think critically at the level of MHAJ."
"Every time I receive a Mars Hill Audio tape in the mail, I open it immediately because I know once more I will hear from some fascinating people as they interact with our culture. As a pastor I find the interviews engaging, enlightening and enlivening. Invariably I am helped in better understanding the human condition and what a well ordered life might look like. Often I also order some of the books mentioned and find them likewise to be a great source of wisdom. Ken is a great blessing to the church and continually holds before us the shape of our cultural engagement. I passionately recommend the Mars Hill ministry."
"As an exchange student to Switzerland after high school, it was a passion of mine to make the pilgrimage to L'Abri and sit at the feet of my author-teacher, Dr. Francis Schaeffer. That week changed my life. From that time on I became driven to seek to understand our Western culture and its good, bad and ugly manifestations in a theologically informed manner.... Mars Hill Audio is my L'Abri on a disc. I can't wait for each issue to come, helping to stir my thinking and action as a disciple of Christ. I sincerely thank Ken Myers and the staff at MHA for their excellent work. May the Lord continue to bless your efforts as we seek to continually renew our minds and be better informed about the pressing issues and interests of our day from a Christian perspective."
"There have been a few prolonged resources that have stirred my thinking and clarity regarding Christianity. I never cease to find John Calvin's writings to be helpful. Spurgeon always brings faith. But when I want to reflect on the implications of being Christian in the modern world, I have listened for years to Mars Hill Audio.... I have found it to be such from the earliest tapes (1992). Ken is widely read and thoughtfully engages with many of the currents of thought in modern society—clearly he is committed to Orthodoxy, and finding some unusual sources for reflection. It was through these audio interviews that I was introduced to Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis. Ken also pointed me to books on sin, on modernity, on marriage and family, on the nature of higher education. The issues he addresses are not always the popular points of contention . . . but they have surprising value. ... Mars Hills Audio is sober-minded, uncontentious, critical and discerning—and has also fueled many conversations with people we know outside of Christ."
"It is hard for me to think of a broadcast or publication more crucial to helping intellectually engaged Christians understand modern culture than Mars Hill Audio Journal. Tonight I'm going to download the 100-minute series of audio essays about the meaning of place, which features a contribution by Wendell Berry. I was telling Julie yesterday that I keep going back to old Mars Hill interviews I've heard several times before because they're so rich and challenging. Ken Myers has a gift for finding vital ideas and thinkers who are overlooked by mainstream secular and Christian media, and for exploring the deep connections below modernity's surface. The MHAJ comes out every two months, and the only regret I have is that I didn't pay more attention lo, these many years ago, when an Evangelical friend told me how great they were. Of all the many media sources I consult for my personal and professional reading, MHAJ is without a doubt among the most important."