Provoke&Inspire Podcast

Provoke&Inspire Podcast

Bi-weekly podcasts featuring Chad Johnson, Luke Greenwood, Ben Pierce and David Pierce as well as other members of the C&L! Community

In this episode David, Ben, and Luke discuss the idea of a “calling.” What does it mean to be called by God? Are there dangers in misunderstanding this loaded Christian phrase, and how do we discern what we are actually called to do?
Also, David gives tips on how to avoid the sewage rats in Dehli if you find yourself in an Indian prison.

In this episode, the guys discuss having the right motivation in reaching people, the loneliness epidemic in our world, and the origin of David's new found energy.
Relevant Links: Cigna Loneliness Study: bit.ly/2jkwFk3

In this episode, the guys interview Sy Rogers, international speaker and expert on sexual brokenness and healing. They look at the causes of sexual issues, how as Christians we should view them, and most importantly how God sees us in the midst of the pain and devastation that result from them.
You will not want to miss this incredible conversation!
Relevant Links: www.syrogers.com
Instagram: @syrogers1

In this episode, the guys talk to John Couch, the 54th employee of Apple personally recruited by Steve Jobs.
He discusses the emptiness of significant success and his spiritual awakening.
The conversation covers everything from technology, working with Aaron Gilespie, and when robots will take over the world.
Relevant Links: www.edeninspirations.com

In this episode, we catch up with Brian Head Welch from the band Korn to discuss what he’s been doing in Japan, his thoughts on the suicides that have shocked the rock world, and how to handle the haters.

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.

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.

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

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