Mars Hill is the famous place in Athens where the Apostle Paul debated with and spoke to Greek philosophers as described in Acts 17. It is also the name of an audio journal produced by Ken Myers for more than 20 years. A couple years ago Andrew Ferguson at the Weekly Standard wrote a great piece about Myers that prompted me to start subscribing to Mars Hill Audio. Myers is definitely a high culture guy, so you won’t find any analysis of pop culture in the journal, but he always does thoughtful interviews that teach me things I didn’t know, and helps to expand my understanding of the world as a Christian.
Here from the about page on their website:
Christians often speak of engaging the culture, but engagement can easily result in captivity to contemporary culture, or, in Biblical terms, being conformed to the patterns of this world. Wise and faithful cultural engagement requires an understanding of what culture should do and be, amended by an attentiveness to how the divinely established structures of Creation and of human nature should shape our cultural lives.
Since 1993, MARS HILL AUDIO has been committed to assisting Christians who desire to move from thoughtless consumption of contemporary culture to a vantage point of thoughtful engagement.
We believe that fulfilling the commands to love God and neighbor requires that we pay careful attention to the neighborhood: that is, every sphere of human life where God is either glorified or despised, where neighbors are either edified or undermined. Therefore, living as disciples of Christ pertains not just to prayer, evangelism, and Bible study, but also to our enjoyment of literature and music, our use of tools and machines, our eating and drinking, our views on government and economics, and so on.
We endeavor to encourage sensibilities and habits of thoughtful cultural engagement through creative audio resources, produced at our studio in rural central Virginia.
You will find a “Free Download” link on the right menu to get a taste for his approach, and subscribe if you like it.