Name of Podcast: 矽谷生命河靈糧堂（Pin Yin:xī gǔ shēng mìng hé líng liáng táng）
What topics are covered?
The River Of Life Christian Church is a Christian church in Santa Clara, California. The podcast episodes are recordings of the church activities on a Sunday and include singing, worship and sermon sessions.
Why is it good to listen to?
The major participants in this podcast are the Chinese Christian community in Santa Clara. They all speak standard Mandarin, but many have Southern Chinese accents. The priest who gives the sermons speaks with a slight Cantonese/Taiwanese accent. From this podcast you can learn a lot of Christian vocabulary in Chinese.
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How often are the podcasts updated? The podcast is updated with two episodes every week.
Length of the podcast: The running time of each episode of the podcast is about 40 minutes.
Description of the podcast:
This podcast like many other church podcasts has two types of episode: worship (敬拜贊美) episodes and sermon (講道) episodes. In the worship episodes, the church band sings Christian hymns and in between songs, the lead singers give speeches to praise God for what he has done to their lives. The congregation also worship and pray with the band.
In the sermon episodes, a priest of The River Of Life Christian Church gives the sermon. Each sermon has a topic with which the priest teaches people and he also discusses some chapters of the Bible with a detailed explanations. The priest is trying as much as possible to make the sermon accessible to everyone. The priest also tells funny jokes and he wants people to repeat statements after him. The priest also talks about recent news and explain it using words from the Bible.
This is a Chinese Christian religion podcast which is good for learning religious terminology in Chinese.