Sunday, 19 November 2017 14:32

What Routinely Blocks Your Hope?

Have you ever sensed that you were being set up for something grand? Something way bigger than you could possibly pull off on your own?
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!
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.
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!
Sometimes my heart wavers more than I want it to, or think it should. A few days ago, I had a still small conversation with Jesus about how much I struggle to surrender. I wondered how it was possible to be a growing Christian of 25 years and yet sometimes simultaneously feel like a wavering skeptic of 25 years.
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!
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