This is part two of a four-part series the guys recorded in person back in April 2018. The series is based on Hebrews 10:23-25 and focuses on how as followers of Jesus we can make a difference in secular culture. The guys talk about the "battle" mindset necessary to be fruitful as a follower of Jesus. They look at the difference between soldiers and civilians and how being prepared for a fight changes our entire mindset.
Ben and David record this latest podcast cheek-to-cheek in a small room in Budapest. They respond to listener questions and cover a wide variety of compelling topics that include energizing your local church to become more radical, avoiding words that are too loaded for culture today, and creating compelling content that stands out!
This is part one of a four-part series the guys recorded in person back in April 2018. The series is based on Hebrews 10:23-25 and focuses on how as followers of Jesus we can make a difference in secular culture. Part one is all about unity! The guys talk about the importance of sticking together and what genuine community really looks like...and David talks about being mistaken for a hobo and how this is inspiring people to step out in their faith.
*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 118 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: “Holiday Day Inn Hot Tubs, Drug Store Encounters, and Having Godly Ambition!”.*
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In this "instant reaction" edition of the Provoke & Inspire podcast, all four regulars cover a variety of topics. They discuss David's new found popularity with the ladies, especially those in the "Tom Jones" demographic. They unpack the importance of discipleship and discuss how to disciple new believers. Finally, in light of the 4th of July and the World Cup, they talk about patriotism. How should a follower of Jesus celebrate their country in a biblical way? What is the dark sides of patriotism as well as it's value in society.
From boyband success and near-stardom, through cocaine and alcohol addictions, to near-death experiences and Bible smuggling in the east, Scott McNamara, now a full-time street evangelist, joins the regulars on the podcast. He shares a bit of his story, what he’s learned through his experiences and what God has been doing through his life and ministry.
In this rare in-person podcast the guy's talk about David's favorite topic: riots! They discuss what it means to cause a Godly riot and what the absence of them says about your faith. David also shares about a riot gone awry and his failed attempts to be nice.
The 101st Provoke & Inspire Podcast features a few critical conversations. The guys discuss how so many Christian artists get stuck only playing for Christians and how to avoid this. The wrestle with how to respond to the tragic rise in high profile suicides and the mental illness epidemic in our world. Are we purely the victims of our chemicals or is our mental wellness a product of our choices? Listen in as the guys talk about this crucial issue in culture today.
We did it!! We made it to 100 episodes! We are humbled and grateful for all of you have supported this podcast. Celebrate with us by listening to some of our favorite random story moments!
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Sincerely, Ben, David, Chad, Luke
This episode features all four regulars breaking down several important topics. They talk about actor Chris Pratt’s courageous speech at the MTV awards and what we can learn from his approach to sharing the Gospel.
Next, they discuss when its appropriate for followers of Jesus to break the law for the sake of Gospel and specifically cite Steiger’s recent evangelism in Russia during the World Cup. The ask how do we balance being “good citizens” and maintaining our ultimate allegiance to Jesus?
Finally, the dig into the Trump administrations enactment of the “zero tolerance policy” and the devastating consequences on asylum seekers and their families. The discuss Attorney General Jeff Session’s use of Romans 13 in defense of the policy and how as followers of Jesus we should respond to this heartbreaking situation
Find out what the guys think about these intense topics!