Monday, 04 June 2018 15:48

Stillness

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” - Psalm 46:10-11

In this episode David, Ben, and Luke discuss the idea of a “calling.” What does it mean to be called by God? Are there dangers in misunderstanding this loaded Christian phrase, and how do we discern what we are actually called to do?
Also, David gives tips on how to avoid the sewage rats in Dehli if you find yourself in an Indian prison.

In this episode, the guys discuss having the right motivation in reaching people, the loneliness epidemic in our world, and the origin of David's new found energy.
Relevant Links: Cigna Loneliness Study: bit.ly/2jkwFk3

In this episode, the guys interview Sy Rogers, international speaker and expert on sexual brokenness and healing. They look at the causes of sexual issues, how as Christians we should view them, and most importantly how God sees us in the midst of the pain and devastation that result from them.
You will not want to miss this incredible conversation!
Relevant Links: www.syrogers.com
Instagram: @syrogers1

In this episode, the guys talk about the decline of Christianity in the West. They wrestle with the question why are people leaving the church? What does it mean to be “hot” and “cold?” Is there a greater social cost to following God now compared to just a few years ago?

The guys also discuss at what point does a missional band's use of promotional tools (website, music videos, social media, etc) become a distraction.

Oh and David talks about his encounter with controversial latte art.

For a long time, music that was Christian in content (and credible in artistic excellence) helped convince me Jesus wasn’t so out of touch, making it possible to be both Christian and cool.

In this episode, the guys react to the reactions to their podcast on Spencer Chamberlain from Underoath.

They talk through their decision to speak on this particular topic, how they could have done it differently, and why it's important to stand up for what you believe is true.

In this episode, Chad, David, and Ben discuss Snoop Dogg's recent response to those who have been critical of his decision to record and release the Gospel Album "Bible of Love."

They talk about whether the criticism is fair and whether a person with a unique platform is held to a higher standard when representing the Christian faith.

Ben goes on a rant about irreverent Easter memes and the guys talk about whether our Christian traditions have become meaningless and if so how to make them meaningful once again.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 15:20

Artist Interview: Chad Johnson

If God asked you to quit what you were doing and follow Him in a different direction, would you? That is exactly what Chad Johnson did nine years ago when he began Come&Live! Chad shares about the steps of obedience he took, and how God has been transforming his life ever since, in this month’s artist interview.

In a recent interview, Spencer Chamberlin of Underoath claims that Christianity ruined his life. Chad shares his unique insight from having discovered and signed the band and the guys discuss the growing trend of people abandoning their faith due to the behavior of others and whether this reaction is fair.

The guys also look at some practical ways to share the Gospel if you are not an artist and David shares Nigel Clown’s performance review of our last episode…

Relevant links to this episode:

Interview with Spencer Chamberlain: bit.ly/2pOV4BH
Support C&L! (IGSOL): www.comeandlive.com/igsol