Tuesday, 10 April 2018 15:20

Artist Interview: Chad Johnson

If God asked you to quit what you were doing and follow Him in a different direction, would you? That is exactly what Chad Johnson did nine years ago when he began Come&Live! Chad shares about the steps of obedience he took, and how God has been transforming his life ever since, in this month’s artist interview.

In a recent interview, Spencer Chamberlin of Underoath claims that Christianity ruined his life. Chad shares his unique insight from having discovered and signed the band and the guys discuss the growing trend of people abandoning their faith due to the behavior of others and whether this reaction is fair.

The guys also look at some practical ways to share the Gospel if you are not an artist and David shares Nigel Clown’s performance review of our last episode…

Relevant links to this episode:

Interview with Spencer Chamberlain: bit.ly/2pOV4BH
Support C&L! (IGSOL): www.comeandlive.com/igsol

While Chad is on a speaking tour with Nigel the Silent Clown, the rest of the guys look at the importance of follow up when preaching the Gospel and give some practical examples of how to make sure people are getting discipled after responding to Jesus. They also discuss deconstructionism and whether or not it has any place in the Church.

Relevant links to this episode:

Support C&L (IGSOL): www.comeandlive.com/igsol
Deconstructionism: bit.ly/2u9dr9f

As I was considering what to write about here, the idea faintly crossed my thoughts that maybe you - the aspiring artist, creative, missionary, world-changer - are wondering when it might be time to transition out of part-time service/creativity into a full-time missional commitment.

The guys discuss the label “evangelical” and what has led to its terrible reputation in secular culture. They unpack some of the things we tend to add to Jesus that needlessly hurt our witness.

Also, they talk about the challenge of being a Christian in a secular band and the implications that it can have on your ability to pursue God’s call on your life and art.

Oh…and David shares the dangers of using coffins to impress your potential parent-in-laws

Relevant links to this episode: www.comeandlive.com/igsol

The guys discuss the dreaded altar call and ask whether it matters if people are given a chance to respond to the Gospel publicly? The 2nd half of the podcast features Blair Carlson who worked closely with Billy Graham for 26 years. They get some unique insight into Billy Graham’s spiritual life and learn some things you probably didn’t know about him!

Relevant links to this episode:

Support Come&Live!: www.comeandlive.com/donate

Is busyness a disease in our culture? Do Christian artists need to talk about Jesus in their lyrics?

While Chad is apparently, trekking through the hills of Nepal handing out copies of his new book “One Thousand Risks”, the rest of the guys have a spirited discussion around these questions... and it gets pretty intense.

Relevant links to this episode:

Revolutionary Book: www.steiger.org/revolutionary

Does having no talent hurt your witness as a Christian artist? Should Christians be going on Facebook rants about gun control?
Is the world going to end?

These questions and more (ok, maybe not that last one) will be answered in this funny, challenging and inspiring episode of the P&I podcast!

Relevant links to this episode:

Fergie's National Anthem: bit.ly/2ojodTZ


Revolutionary Book: steiger.org/news/books

Can sin disqualify us from ministry? How do we deal with people in leadership when they have a big moral failure?

With all four regulars back, they dive into this intense subject and tackle these difficult questions. They also get really specific and share exactly the kind of words you should use when presenting the Gospel outside of the church.

Oh and...David shares some beauty tips that will change your life!

Relevant links to this episode:

Andy Savage accusations: bit.ly/2mM590e

Friday, 09 February 2018 16:49

A Vision of Biblical Proportions

And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the Lord had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work. And they received from Moses all the contribution that the people of Israel had brought for doing the work on the sanctuary. They still kept bringing him freewill offerings every morning, so that all the craftsmen who were doing every sort of task on the sanctuary came, each from the task that he was doing, and said to Moses, “The people bring much more than enough for doing the work that the Lord has commanded us to do.” So Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp, “Let no man or woman do anything more for the contribution for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing, for the material they had was sufficient to do all the work, and more. - Exodus 36:2-7
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