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.
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.

To hear the guys discuss this topic on the Provoke&Inspire podcast click here.

In a recent interview with the Australian music website Music Feeds, Spencer Chamberlain of the band Underoath claims that Christianity ruined his life. 

Monday, 26 March 2018 14:00

Do Something Small

I want to challenge you to do something small for God. In Matthew 10:42, Jesus said, “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”
As I was considering what to write about here, the idea faintly crossed my thoughts that maybe you - the aspiring artist, creative, missionary, world-changer - are wondering when it might be time to transition out of part-time service/creativity into a full-time missional commitment.

New artist Alex Vinicius has been involved in both Steiger and Come&Live! for many years. We’re very excited to introduce you to him, as he shares what it’s like being a Christian in a secular band in Brazil. As you might imagine, there are many challenges, but God always has a plan.

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 15:10

Nothing Changes Without Courage

God wants to use your life to change the world, but I’ve learned that this will not happen without courage. The trouble is that there is a lot of confusion over just what it is.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 10:22

Don’t Conform!

Challenging times, these. A lot of what we see in pop culture, mainstream news, the entertainment industry, and our social media feeds promotes views and values that often seem incoherent, void of hope, or immoral. We get confused about what morality even is today, and whether anyone knows right from wrong anymore.
Sunday, 18 February 2018 16:37

The Way to Avoid Burnout Is to Burn Out

You often hear people say we need to live in moderation or that what’s most important is to have a balanced lifestyle. They’ll tell you the goal is to get plenty of sleep, exercise and eat good, organic food.

If you’re in ministry, you are always told to have boundaries so you won’t get burned out.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:00

Artist Interview: No Longer Music

No Longer Music (NLM) is an evangelistic music and theater production led by David Pierce, the founder of Steiger International. For over thirty years, NLM has used the stage to communicate the Gospel of Jesus all over the world.

This month, I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend, Ben Pierce, the lead vocalist of No Longer Music. Ben is also the director of Come&Live! and host of the Provoke & Inspire podcast. He shared about NLM’s vision and what makes them different from other bands.