In this episode, the guys talk about the decline of Christianity in the West. They wrestle with the question why are people leaving the church? What does it mean to be “hot” and “cold?” Is there a greater social cost to following God now compared to just a few years ago?

The guys also discuss at what point does a missional band's use of promotional tools (website, music videos, social media, etc) become a distraction.

Oh and David talks about his encounter with controversial latte art.

For a long time, music that was Christian in content (and credible in artistic excellence) helped convince me Jesus wasn’t so out of touch, making it possible to be both Christian and cool.

In this episode, the guys react to the reactions to their podcast on Spencer Chamberlain from Underoath.

They talk through their decision to speak on this particular topic, how they could have done it differently, and why it's important to stand up for what you believe is true.

In this episode, Chad, David, and Ben discuss Snoop Dogg's recent response to those who have been critical of his decision to record and release the Gospel Album "Bible of Love."

They talk about whether the criticism is fair and whether a person with a unique platform is held to a higher standard when representing the Christian faith.

Ben goes on a rant about irreverent Easter memes and the guys talk about whether our Christian traditions have become meaningless and if so how to make them meaningful once again.

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

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