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…
*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 follow up episode to the Casey Neistat discussion we had in Episode 116, the guys discuss the good and bad sides to ambition and what godly ambition really looks like.
David also explains in greater detail why Luke has been gone for so long (*spoiler alert* it has to do with Chad’s new fragrance “10,000 Smells”), and what recently happened to him when he walked into a drug store in Florida.
Derek Webb, best known for his time with the band Caedmon's Call, joins the regulars to discuss his latest album "Fingers Crossed", dealing with criticism, why christian art is many times not confrontational and many other topics... Nigel also sends in a question... and yup, you guessed it, it has to do with Aliens.
In this episode, Chad, David, and Ben discuss break down famous YouTuber Casey Neistat’s metaphysical musings. What is the meaning of life? Is ambition bad? What does it mean to be happy? They guys contrast what Casey says with how Jesus might respond. David also talks about the time he was rescued from a bug!
Episode 115: Talking Sacred Words and "Honk If You Love Jesus" Stickers with Jonathan Merritt!
In this Episode, David and Ben have a very compelling conversation with award-winning religion and culture writer, Jonathan Merritt who has published thousands of articles in outlets such as USA Today, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post, and the New York Times
They discuss his new book “Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing--and How We Can Revive Them.”
In the book, he writes:
“In order to speak God from scratch we begin with what we have accepted, then we break it down, challenging our preconceptions, finally we build it up again in a way that is More helpful, richer, and more beautiful.”
The guys discuss the benefits and dangers of re-imaging sacred words. They ask: how can we speak God in a way that’s relevant to secular culture while still staying grounded in biblical truth?
In this episode, the guys discuss the highly controversial Nike Ad that features Colin Kaepernick. The former NFL quarterback and has become a highly polarizing figure for his decision to protest during the American Anthem before a game in 2016. His actions and the resulting movement has sparked widespread debate and controversy.
The guys try to shed light on how Jesus might view this situation and how as his followers we should react.
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We had the privilege of talking to American hip-hop artist Tedashii. He is a member of the 116 Collective (Based on Romans 1:16) which includes Lecrae, Andy Mineo, and Trip Lee. We discuss the importance of sharing the Gospel through music and challenge the commonly held idea that silence will lead to more significant opportunities to share Jesus in the future. Nigel asks a poignant question about Aliens and their potential to influence his musical direction.