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

In this episode, Ben demands an explanation for why David hates the word “balanced.” 
David shares his deep conviction that nothing significant is accomplished by balanced people, with a balanced effort.
He makes the case that the life of Jesus demonstrated extraordinary effort, devotion, and faith and that if we want to change the world, we must live a similarly imbalanced life.

Brian "Head" Welch from the band Korn joins the podcast and shares how he stays spiritually healthy amid his crazy life.

We discuss intimacy with Jesus and the power of His promises!

Brian also shares his most embarrassing on-stage moment.

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In this episode, David and Ben share practical tips for how to share the Gospel with people outside the church. They break down an interview David did on MTV Lebanon and share critical principles for how to be relevant in communicate who Jesus is.

This is a vital discussion for all followers of Jesus.

In our latest podcast, we talk with bible teacher and radio personality, Steve Brown. Steve shares his insight from over 50 years of public ministry.

We discuss whether self-righteousness is the most significant barrier to people coming to know Jesus, and whether our holiness has anything to do with our witness.

Does God work the same all over the world? Will people respond to the Gospel in the USA the same way they do in Russia?

Ben and David talk about this reaction they seem to see all over the world where people think that preaching the Gospel works in other countries but won’t work in their own. They debunk this lie and look at why it seems that so many followers of Jesus around the world have turned away from just preaching the simple Gospel.

Are we raising our kids to believe something that is just a set of good habits and morals or are we showing them what it truly means to have a relationship with God?
David shares his experience in raising two kids as a missionary and some of the important steps he took so that they would see what it really means to follow Jesus. 

In this bonus episode of the Provoke&Inspire podcast Ben and David answer questions sent in from our community. They look at what makes overseas missions unique and why it’s important, discuss the use of vulgar language and the importance of having a healthy revelation of hell.

In this episode of the podcast, Luke returns and joins David and Ben as they dig into the topic of relevance.

Due to high demand the guys take another look at the idea of how should followers of Jesus should respond to divisive issues in culture today.

They ask, how can a Christian be equipped to engage and challenge secular culture without losing their heart for people and focus on the Cross?

In this unplanned episode of the podcast David and Ben discuss Taylor Swift’s new single “You Should Calm Down” and its scathing attack on the abuse of LGBT community at hands of Christians.

The guys wrestle with how followers of Jesus can meaningfully engage with a culture that views us as bigots, intolerant, and homophobic. They ask, in what ways is Taylor Swift right, and how can we do a better job of proactively demonstrating the love and character of God to an increasingly hostile world.

You won’t want to miss this important discussion!

In this episode, David shares about his day as a wedding singer in southeastern Turkey.

The guys then move on the critical subject of relevance. They ask whether we have become foreigners in our cities and how we can become relevant in sharing the Gospel in secular culture. They talk about the need to develop authentic relationships with nonbelievers to learn how to communicate the Gospel effectively outside of the church.

This discussion is vital to any Christian wanting to use their lives to reach people for Jesus!