Sunday, 31 December 2017 13:11

Tradition of Rebels

It was a good year for Imagine Dragons. With their hits “Believer” and “Thunder” earning nearly a billion combined plays between them on Spotify, they are considered 2017’s most successful rock band. Stormzy, king of grime, did alright, too: from his freestyle video filmed on a mobile phone in a park hitting 70 million views on YouTube, to collecting three Mobos, the Q Award for best solo artist, and BBC Music Artist of the Year.

Brian "Head" Welch joins the guys on the podcast once again. They discuss all that God has been doing through Brian after the Korn shows, how Steiger has been able to partner with him in ministry, and the time he pranked Luke right before a seminar in Poland. Unfortunately, there is no random story from David, but this episode is full of laughter, good times, and inspiring stories of God's power!

Is social media ripping apart society? According to former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya, it is. The guys look deeper at the subject of social media and the negative and positive affects it's having on our culture. While all of that might sound like a serious discussion, there is plenty of rants and banter that you will not want to miss, including another random story by David that involves him getting confused for a woman… again.

Relevant links to this episode:

Interview with former Facebook exec: bit.ly/2BAQ636
Compact school: steiger.org/compactusa
Steiger Missions School: www.steiger.org/get-involved/sms
Book Referenced by Ben: amzn.to/2zbhsav

Luke, David, and Ben discuss an interview with the hip-hop artist, Logic, who expresses his surprise that his suicide presentation song “1-800-273-8255” has made a difference in people’s lives.

They dig into the causes of said surprise, the shortcomings of his solutions, and how Christian artists, of all people, should have a clear message, given that they have the truth.

Plus they give a shout out to Canada

Relevant links to this episode:

Interview with Logic: bit.ly/2C1uBoq
Canada: bit.ly/1hRaLiU

All the regulars are finally back together again! With Luke bringing his diplomatic sensitive side to the conversation and Chad talking for days, what else do you need?

In this episode, they discuss the demise of U2, the effect that fatherlessness is having on our world and how apparently white christians don’t get care about morality.

Think that sounds crazy? Well that’s not all, in David’s random story he tells of the time his band was labeled as a Satanic group in the newspapers.

While Luke is hanging out in Russia, Ben, David and Chad try something new... they bring in the buzzer! For each topic discussed, they have 8 minutes to answer before the buzzer goes off and it’s time to move on. They talk about some difficult subjects, including the excessive consumerism in the USA, whether or not Christians should be casual about alcohol consumption, and the continued downfall of celebrities that are being accused of sexual harassment.

Why is AC/DC in the title you may ask? Well, listen to David’s Random story and you’ll find out!
Sunday, 26 November 2017 16:51

Is a Kitchen Sink Enough?

Twenty One Pilots, Depression and Suicide.


Without a doubt, we’re facing a crisis of purpose, and suicide has become an increasingly more prevalent theme in pop culture. Whether it be Netflix series like “13 Reasons Why,” nihilist meme trends on social media, or the growing number of hit songs addressing it, there’s no doubt this is an issue on our minds.

The regulars are finally all back together! With Billy Graham recently turning 99 years old, they celebrate and discuss the amazing ways God has used him in his ministry and bring up the question of whether or not his model for preaching the Gospel is still effective today. David shares not one but TWO random stories and Ben gives an official salute to our listeners in Chile.
Are some people more privileged in life than others? A recent video has been circling around on social media causing many arguments around the topic of privilege. The regulars, minus Chad who is apparently speaking at some university, tackle this controversial subject and share their thoughts on the matter.

David tells of the time he was mistaken as a homeless man, and they once again talk about Carl Lentz and a recent interview he had on The Ringer NBA Show with Bill Simmons.
And so we come to the end - the fourth and final chapter of Philippians. The story of Paul starting this church in Philippi was like that of a band on a very intense tour: he was doing concerts in a prison, had people heckling him in street performances, got beaten up, and eventually started a church with a fashion designer called Lydia, an ex-demon possessed girl, and a prison warden.