With all the regulars finally back together, they tackle the subject of Social Media. It’s clearly a huge part of our culture today, and can have some major benefits in connecting us to people all over the world. However, what kind of negative impacts has it had on society? How is it changing the way our brains work? How is it affecting our families? Most importantly of all, how is it impacting our ability to seek God?
They look at these questions and more in this episode of the P&I podcast!
In this live Q&A Ben and David answered your questions! They continued the discussion on abortion that was started on the previous episode, looking at how we should or should not respond and if we can justify our vote based on one issue. They also talked about whether or not every song you write should be about Jesus and how to respond to people who are indifferent to the Gospel.
*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 143 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: “Episode 143: How Would Jesus Respond to the Abortion Crisis?"*
To listen to the full episode click here.
With the recent passing of the Reproductive Health Act in New York State, there has been a lot of debates, arguments and just straight up outrage over the issue. The regulars share how this has impacted them personally, look a little deeper into the subject of abortion and how we should respond as Christians.
Outside of the Church, the prevailing mindset is Secular Humanism. This is the idea that religion is an irrelevant tradition of the past. God is no longer at the center - human beings have taken His place.
In this episode of the Provoke & Inspire podcast, Mattie Montgomery (former lead singer and frontman of the band For Today) joins the regulars to talk about what God has been doing in his life in recent years. They discuss what keeps people from sharing the Gospel and what authentic community looks like, and they look at old models of evangelism and how important it is that we adapt them to fit our modern context.
On the other hand, David’s Random Story involves a misadventure with shingles, prescription medication, and speaking at a mega church.
The guys talk about the dominant thought forms of the secular culture: Relativism, Secularism, and Tolerance.
Specifically, they focus on the modern manifestation of tolerance (which is not very tolerant at all).
They ask, "how can a follower of Jesus engage a culture that is hostile to the things of God and often bullies those with perspectives that diverge from the status quo?"
This is the audio from a live Q&A episode that Ben and Chad did where they answered your questions!
They share their opinions on listening to "secular music", the importance of being content in God alone, what you should do as a christian band trying to reach a local scene and much more!
*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 139 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: “Chad’s Confession & Holy Spirit Inspired Risk Taking in Every Day Life!."*
Chad takes over the podcast!! While the regulars had planned out this episode with the typical segments they always have, plans changed when Chad confessed some of his recent difficulties in stepping out and sharing Jesus with others, as well as the recent successes he saw after David challenged him last week.
They then look at the importance of taking Holy Spirit-inspired risks in our everyday life, and how that can not only impact those around us, but bring our relationship with Jesus to another level.