On this week’s episode, the guys respond to three compelling community questions. The topics include whether or not we should ditch the label “Christian”, God’s sovereignty and human choices and whether spiritual experiences are enough for sustaining a vibrant faith.

Greg Boyd comes on the podcast again to discuss some controversial topics of our culture today. He shares his views on violence in the Old Testament, homosexuality, whether Christians should be involved in politics or not and more!

If you’re worried that there is no David’s Random Story, however, fear not, for David tells of what happened when he tried to be nice to some kids at a supermarket… let’s just say it didn’t go as expected…

In this episode of the P&I podcast, the regulars look at video games and whether or not followers of Jesus should have any involvement in them. They discuss if there are any major negative or positive sides to gaming and what those might be.

Chad also gets his own segment in the podcast and David shares about the time he hitchhiked from California to Minneapolis in David’s Random Story.

While Luke is apparently waiting for someone to return his tiny suit, Ben, Chad and David discuss the spiritual reality of our world, why it seems so many people are unaware of it, and if there is such a thing as being overly spiritual. 

They also look at whether or not there is something uniquely spiritual about music, and reminisce about the time David hid inside a crypt in an Egyptian Pyramid.

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…

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!

The skies themselves testified my departure from the industry of Christian music, or so it seemed to this melodramatic fool looking for a sign. Handing in my corporate key fob, I walked through the doors at 101 Winners Circle for the last time. It was 5:30 PM CST on January 5, 2009. A warm weather front had temporarily convinced me that it did not “winter” in Nashville, but the skies were tornado dark, brooding, and pouring down rain as if God and the devil were fighting overhead.

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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