Sunday, 21 October 2018 14:12

A God of Our Own Making

*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 123 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: “Episode 123: Irreverent Yetis, Repressive Religion, and Talking Cheek to Cheek."*

To listen to the full episode click here.

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!

*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 120 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: “Episode 120: How Should a Christian React to the Ford - Kavanaugh Allegations?"*

To listen to the full episode click here.

*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 119 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: “Episode 119: Herding Cats, David the Laser Praiser, and Useful Christian Doubt and Deconstruction!"*

To listen to the full episode click here.

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…

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.