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.
Julia Garschagen, speaker and apologist for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Germany, comes on the podcast to discuss the subject of defending the Christian worldview.
They look at why apologetics matter and more importantly, how to do it in a way that leads to the Gospel and real life change.
Julia then spends time answering some of your “I wouldn’t want an atheist to ask me this” questions.
In continuation with the discussion around abortion, Jodi Pierce comes on the podcast to bring a female perspective to the conversation and share her experiences as a mother and as a woman who has served in full time ministry for over 30 years.
With all the regulars finally back together, they tackle the subject of Social Media. It’s clearly a huge part of our culture today, and can have some major benefits in connecting us to people all over the world. However, what kind of negative impacts has it had on society? How is it changing the way our brains work? How is it affecting our families? Most importantly of all, how is it impacting our ability to seek God?
They look at these questions and more in this episode of the P&I podcast!