Provoke&Inspire Podcast

Provoke&Inspire Podcast

Bi-weekly podcasts featuring Chad Johnson, Luke Greenwood, Ben Pierce and David Pierce as well as other members of the C&L! Community
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.
Is Yoga evil? Do aliens exist? Steven Bancarz, once one of the biggest New Age bloggers in the world, discusses New Age beliefs, his story and how he encountered Jesus.
Chad’s busy recording his audio book so what do we do? We record a podcast without him. In this episode, Ben, David and Luke look at a recent interview The View did with Carl Lentz (pastor of Hillsong NYC) where he was asked what his stance is on abortion and homosexuality. They discuss his answer, and the importance of pointing to Jesus and God’s love without compromising the truth of the Gospel. There are rants, disagreements and of course David’s Random Story!
With the sexual abuse allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the regulars tackle this sensitive subject, and discuss whether or not the messaging in our movies and music may be a contributing factor worth considering. They talk about how some churches are choosing to go fully digital, with online streaming, and if that can truly be considered "church", as well as the time that David hit a possum in the head with a can of beans.
After an intense discussion with Craig Gross over how you can reach the scene without being influenced by it, the regulars sat down to explain more of their views. Is striving to be holy important? Or is it just being religious? Should we really have standards in our lives? These questions and more are covered in this episode of Provoke&Inspire. But don't worry, it's not all seriousness, there is of course David's Random Story!
Craig Gross is our guest on the podcast, discussing how XXX Church had its start and what God has been doing through his ministry. The conversation heats up, however, when the regulars bring up one of Craig’s recent Facebook posts, and raise the question of how deeply we can immerse ourselves in a scene without being corrupted by it.
Join the Provoke & Inspire regulars for a weird, wild, fantastic interview with Christian activist & best-selling author, Shane Claiborne. We cover topics as broad as melting guns into tools, mewithoutYou, living to serve others, and representing Jesus to the poor and marginalized. This is an episode you don’t want to miss!
With the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, the guys share their thoughts on guns and gun violence in the U.S.A. They also discuss the impact that PlayBoy founder Hugh Hefner has had on our culture and Matt Chandler’s decision to only pastor one church with one location. Is there a random story by David you may ask? Well yes, indeed there is.
The guys sat down with Greg Boyd and discussed, speed metal drumming, the growing irrelevance of the church, and how not to burn out.
This time on the P&I podcast, the regulars discuss Trump's recent "twitter wars" with professional athletes, the Nashville Statement, how Rob Bell has influenced Aaron Rogers' beliefs and more!