Come&Live! - Items filtered by date: September 2017
“I come from a radical Muslim background, where I was very passionate and I’ve always loved to read.” Meet a man who encountered Jesus purely by reading the Quran and The Bible, then compared the two.
I am passionate about challenging millennials to get outside of the church and boldly share the Gospel. Each generation faces unique barriers to following God in a radical way. In every age, we are called to subvert the values of secular culture and confront the idols that are destroying people. There is perhaps no greater idol today than ourselves.
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!
In early October, Rivers & Robots took an exploratory trip to Japan, to see what God is doing there and how they can be further involved in the future.
Nine years ago, I had what you might call an epiphany, and what I would consider a spiritual awakening. Back then, I was positioned in a thriving music career, where I was responsible for finding, signing, and developing bands, in what is known in the industry as A&R (Artists & Repertoire) work.
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.
And so we come to the end - the fourth and final chapter of Philippians. The story of Paul starting this church in Philippi was like that of a band on a very intense tour: he was doing concerts in a prison, had people heckling him in street performances, got beaten up, and eventually started a church with a fashion designer called Lydia, an ex-demon possessed girl, and a prison warden.
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!
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Come&Live! artist Jharmaine Boyd, about being a performance artist for Jesus in Chicago. It was so encouraging to hear the many different ways God has moved in her life, and is continuing to develop her art. Both her perspective and her passion for the Cross are so refreshing, and we're excited to have her as part of our artist community!