With literally millions of people watching and talking about Game of Thrones, the regulars felt it was important to raise the question: “Where do we, as followers of Jesus, draw the line in deciding which movies or series we shouldn't watch?” Their intense discussion revolves around the question of whether this decision simply comes down to a personal choice between an individual and God, or if adopting that mentality might be another form of relativism.
But don’t worry, it’s not all intense! David will still make you laugh (or cringe) with his latest Random Story!
Continuing in their series on how to reach the secular world, the regulars talk about the need for having God’s heart. They look at the importance of making the decision to love our neighbors and that our actions can’t just be based on whether we feel something or not. They then discuss what it really means to have God’s broken heart for the world and how without it, we are really just being religious in our attempts to reach people for Jesus.
You’ve heard the regulars talk about the importance of praying and seeking God many times on this podcast, but what does that look like? How do we seek God with a desperate heart?
Ben, Chad, David and Luke continue the discussion around this subject and why it seems to have become a dead ritual. They share their personal experiences on the matter and then give some practical examples of how you can grow in your personal prayer life.
Oh yes… and David returns to Virgin Man in his Random Story…
While in Hawaii for a Provoke&Inspire conference, David, Chad and Ben sit down with Matty (Memphis May Fire) and Brittany Mullins (Beneath The Skin) who share their stories, Matty's struggle with anxiety and panic attacks and how God has been working through their lives to tell others about Jesus.
In this week’s edition of the Provoke and Inspire Podcast, the guys turn their attention from understanding the secular culture to how to go about reaching them. They dive into the critical topic of prayer and ask the question “why is it that for so many of us prayer has become a dead ritual?” This is a crucial conversation for anyone wanting to reach the secular world for Jesus!
Oh and David relives the infamous ‘no sex tax’ kerfuffle.
Jodi and Courtney Pierce come on the podcast to talk about Rachel Hollis’ latest book, Girl Stop Apologizing. They look at some of the positives of this self-help book along with the importance of having godly ambition, while also discussing the dangers of a mentality that says: “You can do anything you want in life, if you just work hard enough.”
Sy Rogers joins the regulars again on the podcast to talk about a prevailing issue in our culture today—pornography. They look at the impacts it is having on our society, how it is affecting people globally, and most importantly, what we should do if we are personally struggling with this addiction.
Without originally planning on it, Ben, Chad and David get into a conversation of what it means to truly follow Jesus with our lives, even when we might not be "feeling Him" or having incredible encounters with His presence.
They then bring on Lance Brown, an Executive from LA based "DREAM Label Group" to talk on keeping it about Jesus while working with high end artists in a fame-sick city.
If you had the choice, would you choose to be famous?
Fame seems to be such an idol in our culture today, and although many celebrities have come out and said that there isn't anything fulfilling when you reach the "top of the ladder," people still strive to try and achieve it. Why is that? Could it be that this desire is a corruption of something good that God put in us to glorify Him?
The regulars look at this topic and discuss these questions, in an attempt to unpack this cultural idol and look at it through a Christ-centered lens.
Brian “Head” Welch from the band Korn joins the regulars on the podcast again! This time, to talk about his recent documentary “Loud Krazy Love”, the doors it has opened for him to share his faith even more than before, the difficulties he went through after giving his life to Jesus, and the struggles he had trying to raise his daughter while still fighting to overcome addictions in his life.