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.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 10:20

Called by God but Lacking Direction

I was prepared to write a blog entry on Proverbs 24:10 because the verse leapt out at me this week. Then I received a text message from my friend George, and instantly, I felt that my answer to him might also apply to you.

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!
What's your favorite random story? Let us know!
We invite you to join us for the next 100 episodes and to share this with anyone who would be provoked and inspired by our conversations & shenanigans!

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!

*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 99 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: Do you play it too safe? Take more RISKS!
If you haven’t listened to this episode yet, you can do so here:

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In this rare in-person podcast David, Chad, and Ben talk about the importance of risk-taking as followers of Jesus. They share personal stories of God showing up when they were willing to step out.
Do most Christians play it too safe? What happens when your willing to take Holy Spirit inspired risks? Find out their answers to these questions and more!
David also shares Nigel's latest review of the podcast!

Miraculously, this episode features all four regulars! Despite being scattered around the globe they come together to discuss the critical subject of identity. Too often we allow what we do to define who we are.
The guys discuss how some personal examples of how they've gotten off track and what they have learned about keeping their identities in Christ alone.
oh and David gets mistaken for a lady (again)

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