Here are 16 of the best Bible, theology, sermon, and apologetics apps for Christians to add to their tablets and smartphones.
This is a simple Bible that provides the text of the Old and New Testaments in several versions. It also has several high-quality audio Bibles that you can listen to while traveling, during your work day, or anytime you would like to hear the Word. With a user-friendly interface, you can easily navigate to specific books, chapters, and verses, making this an excellent tool for both deep study and devotional reading. The app is an extension of the ministry Faith Comes by Hearing.
With this app you have access to thoughtful, Biblical responses to more than 5,000 questions – the entire question and answer database. It is organized by topic, has a built-in search, and you can bookmark articles for quick access. This is a website I visit often, and the app is an even handier resource. In fact, you can use the app even when you’re not connected to the internet.
In addition to the Biblical text, Blue Letter Bible offers lexicon tools, the ability to view parallel translations, commentaries, dictionaries, and daily reading plans and organizational tools. It contains over 8,000 text commentaries by over 40 different authors, a note taking feature that lets take notes and organize them into notebooks, and a lot more.
Quickly access a large and growing library of trusted Christian discipleship resources from OnePassion Ministries, the preaching and teaching ministry of Dr. Steven J. Lawson.
This app includes hundreds of resources from over three decades of pastoral ministry from Dr. Steven J. Lawson. All dedicated to developing Christian disciples and training men in the form of biblical expository preaching. I especially recommend the short Steadfast Hope podcast and the weekly Bible study audio and video.
Alistair Begg is a tremendously gifted preacher of God’s Word. In addition to access to a library of Pastor Begg’s sermons, this app has daily readings from C.H. Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening devotionals and blog posts from TruthForLife.org. The app also includes a store where you can purchase books and other resources to deepen your understanding of the Bible.
Grace To You is the teaching ministry of Pastor John MacArthur. It would be difficult to find a more thorough teacher of the Bible, and this app gives you access to decades of MacArthur’s sermon audio. The audio and video resources are arranged by recent broadcasts, sermon series archives, and has the ability to search for teaching by books of the Bible. The app also offers an array of study guides and articles, perfect for deepening your Biblical knowledge and enriching your faith.
Ligonier Ministries is led by R.C. Sproul. A giant of modern day reformed theology, this app contains not only the teaching of Sproul but has years worth of Bible and theology conferences that feature dozens of teachers, pastors, professors, and theologians. You can even ask your biblical and theological questions through Ask Ligonier in addition to doing your own research through the many posts, devotionals, and Tabletalk magazine articles.
Short for Reformation Network, RefNet is an extension of Ligonier Ministries. This is a 24-hour internet radio network that broadcasts the preaching and teaching of those in the reformed faith. RefNet’s daily programming is God-centered, God-honoring, and committed to the historic Christian faith
The Logos Bible Study Mobile App is a must-have. This app is not just a digital Bible; it’s an all-in-one study tool equipped with a comprehensive digital library. Customize reading plans for the Bible or any book within the app’s extensive library. The innovative Reference Scanner lets you photograph a list of Bible verses from any surface, then gives you quick links to read each one, merging the convenience of print and digital study seamlessly.
If you’re a frequent reader of the Reasonable Theology blog you’ve likely come across a recommendation of Greg Koukl’s excellent book, Tactics. Stand To Reason is Koukl’s weekly call-in radio show that gives information and training on explaining and defending the Christian faith with logic and reason. The app also has a ‘Featured Article’ section that highlights trending topics in apologetics.
Ask Pastor John
This podcast features daily interviews with John Piper where he answers tough theological and pastoral questions. New episodes are put out each weekday, and they are typically 10-15 minutes in length. The app also archives old episodes, so you can search for a particular topic and gain insight from Piper’s pastoral and biblical wisdom.
The New City Catechism app serves as a modern-day resource rooted in ancient wisdom, designed to help users deepen their understanding of Christian principles. Structured as a series of questions and answers, this app offers a dynamic way to engage with foundational theological concepts. Perfect for individuals, families, and study groups, it features multimedia content such as prayers, Bible passages, and explanatory essays to complement each catechism point. With its user-friendly interface, the app facilitates both quick reference and in-depth study, making it a valuable tool for believers seeking a structured approach to spiritual growth.
Biblical Training (BT Mobile)
The Biblical Training app is an innovative, non-profit platform offering comprehensive biblical and theological education from renowned scholars. Its mission is to make high-quality, life-altering training accessible to all, regardless of their spiritual background. With a focus on holistic education, the app aims to nurture not just intellectual understanding (head) but also personal reflection and practical application (heart and hands). Whether you are a Christian leader or a layperson, the app’s wide range of courses, which are both free and web-based, will guide you toward becoming a fully devoted disciple of Jesus. Emphasizing community learning and mentorship, it strives for academic excellence while adhering to a broadly evangelical perspective. Learn more about BiblicalTraining.org
RTS Mobile, Covenant Seminary (Android, Apple)
Each of these apps offer a large library of free seminary level courses. You can read more about each of these different resources in our Free Seminary Courses article. Just know that these apps give you convenient access to full courses on Biblical studies, theology, church history, and many other disciplines.
Sermon Audio offers a vast library of sermons uploaded and shared from thousands of churches. Keep in mind that the diversity of the Christian faith is represented in the available audio, and that discernment should be used when selecting unknown sermons.
That being said, it is a great help to be able to search for sermons focused on specific verses of scripture, and there are dramatized sermons from classic preachers such as C.H. Spurgeon in abundance. You can also follow your favorite preachers and churches, creating a personalized playlist of sermons.
What is Amazon Kindle doing on a list of Christian apps? Well, there are tons cheap and free ebooks available on the Kindle platform. In addition to various ministries offering free or discounted books every now and then there are some resources that are always available at no cost. You can find classics from D.L Moody, Charles Spurgeon, and A.W. Tozer as well as newer texts from folks like R.C. Sproul.