Theodio (theology + audio) began as a gift in 2014. I had begun a side project as a voice over artist and audiobook narrator the previous year. My pastor’s birthday was approaching, and I was trying to think of an appropriate way to recognize it.
Numerous times he had mentioned how much he loved the sermon “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection” by Thomas Chalmers, an English Puritan. So I decided to create an original recording of the sermon and gift him with the audio file. You can hear it for free on SoundCloud.
My pastor loved the recording, and I loved creating it. So I made another, this time of Jonathan Edwards’ “A Divine and Supernatural Light.” It’s also available free.
Bringing these classic works of classic theology into the present through audio was an enjoyable and satisfying experience. I wanted more of it, and began to wonder who else might be producing high-quality recordings like mine. As it turned out, hardly anyone was. And that’s when I realized what I had to do.
Theodio brings classic theology to life
I believe people don’t read classic theological works primarily for three reasons.
- They don’t think they have enough time to devote to these books.
- They find the deep concepts they communicate and the sometimes archaic language and references difficult and intimidating.
- They don’t believe these works are relevant to 21st-century western life.
My goal with Theodio is to overcome these barriers by providing three primary solutions.
- Blog post series, such as our initial series through Thomas Brooks’ Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices. These articles break down and discuss classic works using plain language and modern analogies, offering practical application and insight.
- Original audiobooks and podcasts (coming soon!) that provide another medium through which we can experience these resources.
- Study guides (also on the horizon) that provide individuals and groups a modern channel for learning and applying old wisdom in new ways.
Theodio is a journey
I don’t qualify as an expert on classic theology. But as I explore these rich resources for the first time, I’m asking readers and visitors to join me on my journey. My hope is that, as we learn together, Theodio will become a premier destination for those who love these old books and desire to encounter them within rich community.
About the Producer
Dan Kassis is a solo entrepreneur, content marketer, writer and editor living with his family in Middle Tennessee. His career in web content management began in 1999 and has included work in the publishing, automotive, and healthcare industries.
Besides managing Theodio, Dan has narrated 12 titles for Audible, most of which are self-produced. He has also helped dozens of clients with custom resumes and cover letters, edited published books, and provided editorial and copywriting services for freelance web clients.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, TV, and Film from California State University at Northridge, and a Master of Ministry degree from Temple Baptist Seminary. He enjoys exercise, cooking, great books and films, and excellent coffee.