Provoke&Inspire Podcast

Provoke&Inspire Podcast

Bi-weekly podcasts featuring Chad Johnson, Luke Greenwood, Ben Pierce and David Pierce as well as other members of the C&L! Community

Come&Live artist Philip Shorey (Suitcase Sideshow) joins Ben on the podcast to talk about a music score he wrote to the silent horror film Nosferatu. He shares how he used the movie along with an orchestra to present the gospel to thousands of people at an art festival in Poland and then at a theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

They also discuss the power of Art and how every artist has a message, whether they know it or not.

How should Christians respond to Halloween? Is it just harmless fun? Or is there something truly evil about it? 

The guys get into a rowdy debate over how far is too far when it comes to fantasy and ‘horror themes’ in entertainment. They also discuss whether Halloween can be used as a unique opportunity to reach people for Jesus. 

Oh! AND a regular contributor to the podcast makes an in-person appearance!!! Let’s just say he dresses like a clown and doesn’t really talk much…

Ben and David answer listeners questions during a live stream on Facebook. They look at ways to overcome spiritual apathy, when or how we should point out sin in someone's life, how to help equip churches to reach the lost, favorite bands and much more!

In this episode of the P&I podcast, Ben, David and Luke listen to a clip of interviews that were done on a university campus where people were asked basic worldview questions. They then discuss the predominant beliefs of our culture, what has led to these views, and how they should affect our approach to evangelism

David also explains why Chad couldn't be on this episode... apparently it has to do with conspiracy theories, and goes on to tell of what happened when he was going through security at the Amsterdam airport.

While all the other regulars are in trains, planes, and automobiles, writer, TED speaker, and online educator Hannah Brencher joins Ben on the podcast. They talk about the increase of loneliness in our culture and discuss some of the ways Hannah has been impacting people all over the world through the organization she founded in 2011 "The World Needs More Love Letters".

The guys discuss a cartoon currently in theaters called "Smallfoot" and it's underlying theme of not accepting traditions, religions and questioning everything. They look at the implications of such a message, discuss the importance of questioning traditions and speak of the real need for genuine faith in our culture. David also tells the tale of Paul Yanki, in his Random Story.

In this episode of the Provoke&Inspire podcast Ben, David and Luke answer questions that were sent in by our listeners and discuss how the pervasive message in our worship songs, sermons, books, etc., seems to be Christian therapy or wish fulfillment. If this is true, what has led us to this place? What is the danger of this theology? What is the right balance?

David also shares about the time he moved to California to play tennis and lay on the beach…

How do Christians fit into the two-party system? Should followers of Jesus be involved in politics? Is it valid for a Christian to use the “lesser of two evils” logic when making a political choice?

The regulars tackle these tough questions and more on this episode of the Provoke and Inspire podcast!

David and Ben discuss the allegations brought against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Ford. They unpack how a follower of Jesus should respond to this highly divisive and deeply personal situation.

LUKE IS BACK! And with all the regulars together, they tackle several topics, including how to show Jesus through your art, life, job, etc, the current trend of christian deconstructionism and wether or not it is or can be a something positive. David also talks about the time he was invited to speak at a church conference in Florida and how he was received after his preaching… let’s just say it wasn’t the most positive response…

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