A few weeks back we discussed the cultural phenomena Game of Thrones and whether it’s acceptable for followers of Jesus to be watching it. This created quite the stir and generated a ton of feedback/comments/and robust dialogue. In this week’s podcast we revisited the topic and dove deeper into some of the key issues that came up.
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This episode of the Provoke and Inspire Podcast features Nashville producer/songwriter Joshua Silverberg. He shares his amazing stories of praying for people to be healed and seeing God move in power. We dig into some of the skepticism surrounding the supernatural and ask questions like “Does God desire for every person to be healed?” and “What do we say to someone who has never experienced God’s healing despite years of prayer?”
Don’t miss this critical conversation!
With literally millions of people watching and talking about Game of Thrones, the regulars felt it was important to raise the question: “Where do we, as followers of Jesus, draw the line in deciding which movies or series we shouldn't watch?” Their intense discussion revolves around the question of whether this decision simply comes down to a personal choice between an individual and God, or if adopting that mentality might be another form of relativism.
But don’t worry, it’s not all intense! David will still make you laugh (or cringe) with his latest Random Story!
Continuing in their series on how to reach the secular world, the regulars talk about the need for having God’s heart. They look at the importance of making the decision to love our neighbors and that our actions can’t just be based on whether we feel something or not. They then discuss what it really means to have God’s broken heart for the world and how without it, we are really just being religious in our attempts to reach people for Jesus.
This is a big one - possibly the largest challenge and most important theme when it comes to our social media engagement. How you portray yourself publicly matters. The impression you give to others matters.
You’ve heard the regulars talk about the importance of praying and seeking God many times on this podcast, but what does that look like? How do we seek God with a desperate heart?
Ben, Chad, David and Luke continue the discussion around this subject and why it seems to have become a dead ritual. They share their personal experiences on the matter and then give some practical examples of how you can grow in your personal prayer life.
Oh yes… and David returns to Virgin Man in his Random Story…
In this week’s edition of the Provoke and Inspire Podcast, the guys turn their attention from understanding the secular culture to how to go about reaching them. They dive into the critical topic of prayer and ask the question “why is it that for so many of us prayer has become a dead ritual?” This is a crucial conversation for anyone wanting to reach the secular world for Jesus!
Oh and David relives the infamous ‘no sex tax’ kerfuffle.
Sy Rogers joins the regulars again on the podcast to talk about a prevailing issue in our culture today—pornography. They look at the impacts it is having on our society, how it is affecting people globally, and most importantly, what we should do if we are personally struggling with this addiction.
Without originally planning on it, Ben, Chad and David get into a conversation of what it means to truly follow Jesus with our lives, even when we might not be "feeling Him" or having incredible encounters with His presence.
They then bring on Lance Brown, an Executive from LA based "DREAM Label Group" to talk on keeping it about Jesus while working with high end artists in a fame-sick city.
If you had the choice, would you choose to be famous?
Fame seems to be such an idol in our culture today, and although many celebrities have come out and said that there isn't anything fulfilling when you reach the "top of the ladder," people still strive to try and achieve it. Why is that? Could it be that this desire is a corruption of something good that God put in us to glorify Him?
The regulars look at this topic and discuss these questions, in an attempt to unpack this cultural idol and look at it through a Christ-centered lens.