Provoke & Inspire Podcast

Provoke & Inspire Podcast

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Provoke&Inspire is a weekly podcast featuring Ben Pierce, Chad Johnson, David Pierce, and Luke Greenwood, who discuss how Jesus might respond to current events and issues facing the Church today, while attempting to answer the question, “What does it l?


190: Billie Eilish, Xanax, and Finding Meaning in A Post-God World
Dec 12 • 61 min
In this episode, Ben, David, and Luke talk about the cultural demographic in which singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has risen to stardom.They discuss its epidemic of suicide, drug use, addiction, and how we should address these issues as Chris…
189: Special Guest Josh Garrels Talks About Finding Jesus at the End of Himself
Dec 5 • 53 min
In this episode the guys interview singer-songwriter Josh Garrels!They talk about the challenge of relying on God instead of past successes, Josh shares about overcoming personal challenges, and finding Jesus as his strength when his own had …
188: Special Guest Dr. Tim Keller Talks Effective Evangelism to the Modern World.
Nov 27 • 46 min
In this episode, Ben, David, and Luke talk with none other than Dr. Tim Keller! Among several topics, they discuss questions such as, “where is the role of just sharing the plain gospel with people? and, “should lifestyle sermons be prea…
187: How Can I Follow God When I Don’t Feel Him?
Nov 21 • 48 min
In this episode, Luke, David, and Ben address two critical questions raised by the P&I Community. They ask what someone should do when they want to follow God, but don’t feel Him, and what role emotions should play in our walk with God.
186: Stop Telling People to Preach the Gospel!
Nov 14 • 52 min
In this episode, Ben apologizes for rushing to judgment on an article that was shared on the podcast community page. The guys use this opportunity to talk about several key points that were made in response to Ben’s comment. They ask, does the Gospe…
185: Talking ‘Woke’ Politics, Effective Apologetics, and the Intellectual Dark Web with Justin Brierley!
Nov 7 • 55 min
In this episode, the guys chat with Justin Brierley from the “Unbelievable?” podcast! They cover a bunch of interesting topics including the relevance of apologetics in modern culture, the surprising alliance of Christianity and the intellectual dar…
184: Talking Kanye West and 21st Century Pharisees with Ryan Ries and Brian Head Welch!
Oct 31 • 65 min
In this episode of the podcast, David, Ben, and Luke are joined by frequent contributor Brian Head Welch as well as Ryan Ries from the “Whosoevers.” They discuss why so many Christians are skeptical about Kanye’s West public conversion a…
183: Defending the Truth and Sharing the Gospel Without Feeding the Trolls and Adding to the Internet Cesspool.
Oct 24 • 51 min
In this episode of the Provoke&Inspire podcast, David, Ben, and Luke debunk the social justice or Jesus false dichotomy and talk about how we can relevantly reach culture using our platforms without adding to the tribalism. They talk…
182: Sean Feucht’s Journey from Bethel Music to Running for the United States Congress.
Oct 16 • 45 min
In this episode of the podcast, David, Luke, and Ben interview worship leader, songwriter, and Christian influencer Sean Feucht about his decision to run for congress.They ask how can politics bring about change, should the church be engaged…
181: Kanye’s Sunday Service, Ellen DeGeneres’ Timely Message, and Fighting a Modern Day Genocide.
Oct 10 • 74 min
In this action-packed episode, David and Ben discuss how we should view Kanye West’s Sunday Service. They ask, should be we skeptical or excited? Ben brings up Ellen DeGeneres’ appeal to be nice to everyone - even to those we disagree with. …
180: Christian Apathy, Greta Thunberg, and the End of the World as We Know It!
Oct 3 • 51 min
In light of the rise of Greta Thunberg and the unprecedented scale of the amazon fires, the boys felt it was time to talk about the environment. They ask, why has the environment become a political issue, and is it tight that Christians are often th…
179: Talking Preachy Bands and the Death of Christian Hard Core with Atheist Finn Mckenty.
Sep 26 • 63 min
In this episode of the podcast, David, Luke, and Ben talk with Youtube influencer and atheist Finn Mckenty about his video “What Killed Christian Core?” In his video, Finn breaks down the decline of the Christian hardcore scene and makes…
178: Talking Porn, Politics, and Genuine Faith with Dr Michael Brown!
Sep 19 • 62 min
In this episode of the podcast, Luke, David, and Ben talk with influential thought leader Dr. Michael Brown. Ever since his radical conversion in the early 1970s, Dr. Brown has been a bold voice for Biblical truth as an author, radio host, and onlin…
177: Does Jesus Want Us to Be Famous? A Conversation with High Profile Brazilian Worship Leader André Aquino.
Sep 12 • 51 min
In this episode of the podcast, David and Ben talk with influential Brazilian worship leader Andre Aquino. They tackle some critical questions, including, what does authentic worship look like, how can we worship God amid discouragement, and is our …
176: Are We Following the Real Jesus? A Conversation with Chip Ingram!
Sep 6 • 54 min
In this episode of the Provoke and Inspire, the regulars have a conversation with Chip Ingram from Living on the Edge! They discuss what real faith looks like, the lies that keep us from experiencing God’s power, and the unique challenge…
175: Finding Real Purpose in a Fake World!
Aug 29 • 41 min
In this road report edition of the Provoke and Inspire podcast, David and Ben share what they’ve been learning while being on tour with No Longer Music in Ukraine. Ben talks about the unity and diversity of skills on display in the NLM …
174: Talking with Special Guests John Cooper of Skillet and Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch About the Reaction to John’s Recent Facebook Post!
Aug 24 • 46 min
In this episode of the Provoke and Inspire podcast, David and Ben are joined by John Cooper (Skillet) and Brian “Head” Welch (Korn) to discuss the intense reaction to John’s recent Facebook post, “What in God’s Name is Happening to Christianity?”&nb…
173: Breaking down a Critical Message Delivered by Skillet’s John Cooper.
Aug 17 • 51 min
In this bonus episode, David and Ben react to the recent renunciations of faith by Marty Sampson and Joshua Harris and specifically look at John Cooper’s (lead singer of Christian rock band Skillet) response. They ask critical questions …
172: Balanced People Don’t Change the World!
Aug 15 • 46 min
In this episode, Ben demands an explanation for why David hates the word “balanced.” David shares his deep conviction that nothing significant is accomplished by balanced people, with a balanced effort.He makes the case that the l…
171: Talking Intimacy with Jesus & Spiritual Power with Brian Head from Korn!
Aug 8 • 46 min
Brian “Head” Welch from the band Korn joins the podcast and shares how he stays spiritually healthy amid his crazy life. We discuss intimacy with Jesus and the power of His promises! Brian also shares his most embarrassing …
170: Lessons Learned from Sharing the Gospel on MTV Lebanon.
Aug 1 • 49 min
In this episode, David and Ben share practical tips for how to share the Gospel with people outside the church. They break down an interview David did on MTV Lebanon and share critical principles for how to be relevant in communicate who Jesus is.&n…
169: The World Needs to Hear More About Our Failures, Not Our Perfection. A Conversation with Steve Brown.
Jul 25 • 66 min
In our latest podcast, we talk with bible teacher and radio personality, Steve Brown. Steve shares his insight from over 50 years of public ministry. We discuss whether self-righteousness is the most significant barrier to people coming…
168: That’s Great That God Changes People over There, but That Won’t Work Here!
Jul 17 • 40 min
Does God work the same all over the world? Will people respond to the Gospel in the USA the same way they do in Russia?Ben and David talk about this reaction they seem to see all over the world where people think that preaching the Gospel wor…
167: Raising Kids That Will Want to Follow Jesus.
Jul 11 • 38 min
Are we raising our kids to believe something that is just a set of good habits and morals or are we showing them what it truly means to have a relationship with God?David shares his experience in raising two kids as a missionary and some of t…
166: Hell, Overseas Missions, F-Bombs, and Other Related Topics.
Jul 5 • 43 min
In this bonus episode of the Provoke&Inspire podcast Ben and David answer questions sent in from our community. They look at what makes overseas missions unique and why it’s important, discuss the use of vulgar language and the importance of hav…
165: We Need Broken Hearts More Than Clever Words!
Jun 27 • 48 min
In this episode of the podcast, Luke returns and joins David and Ben as they dig into the topic of relevance. Due to high demand the guys take another look at the idea of how should followers of Jesus should respond to divisive issues in…
164: Taylor Swift Thinks We’re Bigots. Is She Right?
Jun 20 • 50 min
In this unplanned episode of the podcast David and Ben discuss Taylor Swift’s new single “You Should Calm Down” and its scathing attack on the abuse of LGBT community at hands of Christians. The guys wrestle with how followers of Jesus c…
163: The World Thinks We’re Weird, and It’s Our Fault!
Jun 12 • 57 min
In this episode, David shares about his day as a wedding singer in southeastern Turkey. The guys then move on the critical subject of relevance. They ask whether we have become foreigners in our cities and how we can become relevant in …
162: Talking Total Loss and Finding Jesus with Austin Carlile (Of Mice and Men/Attack! Attack!)
Jun 6 • 58 min
While in Hawaii for a Provoke&Inspire conference, Austin Carlile (Of Mice and Men/Attack! Attack!) joins Ben, David and Chad in person to share his story, the loss he’s experienced in his life, how he found Jesus in the midst of everything and w…
161: Are You Trading Significance for Comfort? Estonia Road Report!
May 29 • 42 min
In the latest Provoke and Inspire podcast episode, David and Ben talk about a difficult No Longer Music show in Estonia. They discuss how easy it is to see things through human eyes and how often we say we want to serve God but wa…
160: Do You Call Yourself a Christian but Have the Faith of an Atheist?
May 23 • 44 min
Why is it that we tend to live like an atheist despite believing in God?
159: No One Can Tell Me What to Watch! GOT Podcast Part Two!
May 16 • 48 min
A few weeks back we discussed the cultural phenomena Game of Thrones and whether it’s acceptable for followers of Jesus to be watching it. This created quite the stir and generated a ton of feedback/comments/and robust dialogue. In this week’s podca…
158: Our Hope Is Not in the Miracle but in Jesus!
May 9 • 75 min
This episode of the Provoke and Inspire Podcast features Nashville producer/songwriter Joshua Silverberg. He shares his amazing stories of praying for people to be healed and seeing God move in power. We dig into some of the skepticism surrounding t…
157: Should Followers of Jesus Be Watching Game of Thrones?
May 2 • 66 min
With literally millions of people watching and talking about Game of Thrones, the regulars felt it was important to raise the question: “Where do we, as followers of Jesus, draw the line in deciding which movies or series we shouldn’t watch?”&…
156: Don’t Be a Pharisee, Be like Jesus.
Apr 25 • 59 min
Continuing in their series on how to reach the secular world, the regulars talk about the need for having God’s heart. They look at the importance of making the decision to love our neighbors and that our actions can’t just be based on whether we fe…
155: Why Have Our Prayers Become a Dead Ritual?
Apr 18 • 58 min
You’ve heard the regulars talk about the importance of praying and seeking God many times on this podcast, but what does that look like? How do we seek God with a desperate heart? Ben, Chad, David and Luke continue the discussion around …
154: Finding Jesus in the Midst of Anxiety - Featuring Matty and Brittany Mullins
Apr 11 • 43 min
While in Hawaii for a Provoke&Inspire conference, David, Chad and Ben sit down with Matty (Memphis May Fire) and Brittany Mullins (Beneath The Skin) who share their stories, Matty’s struggle with anxiety and panic attacks and how God has been wo…
153: If God Takes His Hand off Me for a Second, I’m Dead!
Apr 4 • 59 min
In this week’s edition of the Provoke and Inspire Podcast, the guys turn their attention from understanding the secular culture to how to go about reaching them. They dive into the critical topic of prayer and ask the question “why is it that for so…
152: Rachel Hollis and the Age of Me - Featuring Courtney and Jodi Pierce.
Mar 27 • 46 min
Jodi and Courtney Pierce come on the podcast to talk about Rachel Hollis’ latest book, Girl Stop Apologizing. They look at some of the positives of this self-help book along with the importance of having godly ambition, while also discussing the dan…
151: The Porn Podcast with Sy Rogers
Mar 21 • 68 min
Sy Rogers joins the regulars again on the podcast to talk about a prevailing issue in our culture today—pornography. They look at the impacts it is having on our society, how it is affecting people globally, and most importantly, what we should do i…
150: Following God When You Don’t Feel Him + a Conversation with an LA Label Exec.
Mar 14 • 54 min
Without originally planning on it, Ben, Chad and David get into a conversation of what it means to truly follow Jesus with our lives, even when we might not be “feeling Him” or having incredible encounters with His presence.They then bring on…
149: I’ll Admit It, I Want to Be Famous but so Do You!
Mar 7 • 59 min
If you had the choice, would you choose to be famous? Fame seems to be such an idol in our culture today, and although many celebrities have come out and said that there isn’t anything fulfilling when you reach the “top of the ladder,” p…
148: Fatherhood, Drug Addiction, and Redemption with Brian Head Welch from Korn
Feb 28 • 49 min
Brian “Head” Welch from the band Korn joins the regulars on the podcast again! This time, to talk about his recent documentary “Loud Krazy Love”, the doors it has opened for him to share his faith even mo…
147: RZIM Apologist Julia Garschagen Talks Old Testament Genocide, Lovingly Defending Christianity, and the Problem of Evil.
Feb 21 • 66 min
Julia Garschagen, speaker and apologist for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Germany, comes on the podcast to discuss the subject of defending the Christian worldview. They look at why apologetics matter and more importantly, h…
146: Jodi Pierce on Self-Sacrifice, Abortion, and the Value of Every Life.
Feb 20 • 48 min
In continuation with the discussion around abortion, Jodi Pierce comes on the podcast to bring a female perspective to the conversation and share her experiences as a mother and as a woman who has served in full time ministry for over 30 years.
145: Are We All Addicted to the Internet? If So, What Can Be Done About It?
Feb 14 • 66 min
With all the regulars finally back together, they tackle the subject of Social Media. It’s clearly a huge part of our culture today, and can have some major benefits in connecting us to people all over the world. However, what kind of negative impac…
144: One Issue Voting and Does Every Song Need to Be About Jesus?
Feb 12 • 51 min
In this live Q&A Ben and David answered your questions! They continued the discussion on abortion that was started on the previous episode, looking at how we should or should not respond and if we can justify our vote based on one issue. They al…
143: How Would Jesus Respond to the Abortion Crisis?
Feb 7 • 57 min
With the recent passing of the Reproductive Health Act in New York State, there has been a lot of debates, arguments and just straight up outrage over the issue. The regulars share how this has impacted them personally, look a little deeper into the…
142: Talking to Mattie Montgomery About Preaching the Gospel Even When You Suck at It!
Jan 31 • 60 min
In this episode of the Provoke & Inspire podcast, Mattie Montgomery (former lead singer and frontman of the band For Today) joins the regulars to talk about what God has been doing in his life in recent years.They discuss what keeps peopl…
141: You Can’t Disagree with What I Believe and If You Do You Are a Bigot!
Jan 24 • 46 min
The guys talk about the dominant thought forms of the secular culture: Relativism, Secularism, and Tolerance. Specifically, they focus on the modern manifestation of tolerance (which is not very tolerant at all).They ask, “how ca…
140: Ben & Chad Discuss Finding Fulfillment in God Alone, Secular Music, and Throwing Donuts out of a Moving Van!
Jan 23 • 56 min
This is the audio from a live Q&A episode that Ben and Chad did where they answered your questions! They share their opinions on listening to “secular music”, the importance of being content in God alone, what you should do as …
139: Chad’s Confession & Holy Spirit Inspired Risk Taking in Every Day Life!
Jan 17 • 49 min
Chad takes over the podcast!! While the regulars had planned out this episode with the typical segments they always have, plans changed when Chad confessed some of his recent difficulties in stepping out and sharing Jesus with others, as well as the…
138: So the World Is on Fire, Why Should I Care?
Jan 11 • 47 min
You’ve probably heard many people quote Matthew 9:37, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” And speak on how we need more workers to go into the harvest. But why is that? Why are we not seeing more workers? The regulars try to answer t…
137: Are New Year’s Resolutions an Annual Excuse for Self Focus?
Jan 10 • 52 min
The new year has arrived, and with it, people’s new year’s goals and resolutions. Is there any benefit to creating a new years resolution? Or is it just an excuse for self focus? The regulars discuss this topic and share their personal experiences i…
136: We Are Only Visiting This Planet
Dec 27, 2018 • 30 min
In this special episode of the P&I podcast, we play a message that David gave at Grace Church in Minneapolis, called “We Are Only Visiting This Planet”. David speaks on the importance of having an eternal perspective and how that should impact t…
135: Having a Form of Godliness but Denying Its Power. Bogota Road Report!
Dec 20, 2018 • 35 min
No Longer Music just finished their tour in Colombia, where they have seen people experiencing God’s power, being physically healed and receiving Jesus in their lives. Ben and David share some stories of all that God has been doing and look at the i…
134: Nit-Picky Theology, Powerful Apologetics, and Keeping Oneself Unstained by the World!
Dec 13, 2018 • 51 min
While Chad and Luke are who knows where, Ben and David answer your questions!! They look at apologetics in the context of evangelism, how picky we should be in our theology when working with different churches, if it’s right to ignore t…
133: Talking Gender Identity, Sexual Brokenness, and the Secular Mindset with Nancy Pearcey!
Dec 6, 2018 • 51 min
We had the privilege of speaking to brilliant author and apologist Nancy Pearcey about her book “Love Thy Body.” We discuss gender identity, the sexual brokenness of this generation, and the secular mindset that has led to it. She also s…
132: Should We Ditch the Label “Christian”, God’s Sovereignty and Human Choices, and Are Spiritual Experiences Enough for Sustaining a Vibrant Faith?
Nov 29, 2018 • 58 min
On this week’s episode, the guys respond to three compelling community questions. The topics include whether or not we should ditch the label “Christian”, God’s sovereignty and human choices and whether spiritual experiences are enough for sustainin…
131: Talking Politics, Homosexuality, and Old Testament Violence with Greg Boyd
Nov 21, 2018 • 64 min
Greg Boyd comes on the podcast again to discuss some controversial topics of our culture today. He shares his views on violence in the Old Testament, homosexuality, whether Christians should be involved in politics or not and more! If yo…
130: Should Followers of Jesus Play Video Games? Are They a Waste of Time, Harmless Entertainment, Toxic and Mind Polluting, or a Genuine Form of Community?
Nov 14, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode of the P&I podcast, the regulars look at video games and whether or not followers of Jesus should have any involvement in them. They discuss if there are any major negative or positive sides to gaming and what those might be….
129: Why Do Christians Live like the Spiritual World Doesn’t Exist?
Nov 8, 2018 • 49 min
While Luke is apparently waiting for someone to return his tiny suit, Ben, Chad and David discuss the spiritual reality of our world, why it seems so many people are unaware of it, and if there is such a thing as being overly spiritual. …
128: Talking Horror Films, Borrowing Orchestras, and the Power of Art with C&L Artist Philip Shorey!
Nov 6, 2018 • 26 min
Come&Live artist Philip Shorey (Suitcase Sideshow) joins Ben on the podcast to talk about a music score he wrote to the silent horror film Nosferatu. He shares how he used the movie along with an orchestra to present the gospel to thousands of p…
127: Is Halloween Harmless Fun, Commercialized Evil, or a Unique Opportunity for Impact?
Nov 1, 2018 • 44 min
How should Christians respond to Halloween? Is it just harmless fun? Or is there something truly evil about it? The guys get into a rowdy debate over how far is too far when it comes to fantasy and ‘horror themes’ in entertainment. They …
126: Awakening Spiritual Apathy, Speaking the Truth in Love, & Nigel’s Love for Hot Yoga!
Oct 29, 2018 • 47 min
Ben and David answer listeners questions during a live stream on Facebook. They look at ways to overcome spiritual apathy, when or how we should point out sin in someone’s life, how to help equip churches to reach the lost, favorite bands and much m…
125: Living in Your Mom’s Basement, Two “Ladies” in the Airport, and the Meaning of Life!
Oct 25, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode of the P&I podcast, Ben, David and Luke listen to a clip of interviews that were done on a university campus where people were asked basic worldview questions. They then discuss the predominant beliefs of our culture, what has le…
124: Talking Loneliness, Letter Writing, and Simple Acts of Kindness with Hannah Brencher!
Oct 18, 2018 • 20 min
While all the other regulars are in trains, planes, and automobiles, writer, TED speaker, and online educator Hannah Brencher joins Ben on the podcast. They talk about the increase of loneliness in our culture and discuss some of the ways Hannah has…
123: Irreverent Yetis, Repressive Religion, and Talking Cheek to Cheek.
Oct 16, 2018 • 34 min
The guys discuss a cartoon currently in theaters called “Smallfoot” and it’s underlying theme of not accepting traditions, religions and questioning everything. They look at the implications of such a message, discuss the importance of questioning t…
122: Are Churches Promoting a Weak, Costless Christianity? Did David Almost Get a Job?
Oct 11, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode of the Provoke&Inspire podcast Ben, David and Luke answer questions that were sent in by our listeners and discuss how the pervasive message in our worship songs, sermons, books, etc., seems to be Christian therapy or wish fulfil…
121: Do Politics Solve Anything, Choosing the Lesser of Two Evils, and Rodent Shenanigans!
Oct 4, 2018 • 43 min
How do Christians fit into the two-party system? Should followers of Jesus be involved in politics? Is it valid for a Christian to use the “lesser of two evils” logic when making a political choice? The regulars tackle these tough questions and more…
120: How Should a Christian React to the Ford - Kavanaugh Allegations?
Oct 2, 2018 • 33 min
David and Ben discuss the allegations brought against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Ford. They unpack how a follower of Jesus should respond to this highly divisive and deeply personal situation.
119: Herding Cats, David the Laser Praiser, and Useful Christian Doubt and Deconstruction!
Sep 27, 2018 • 49 min
LUKE IS BACK! And with all the regulars together, they tackle several topics, including how to show Jesus through your art, life, job, etc, the current trend of christian deconstructionism and whether or not it is or can be a something positive. Dav…
118: Holiday Day Inn Hot Tubs, Drug Store Encounters, and Having Godly Ambition!
Sep 20, 2018 • 51 min
In this follow up episode to the Casey Neistat discussion we had in Episode 116, the guys discuss the good and bad sides to ambition and what godly ambition really looks like. David also explains in greater detail why Luke has been gone for so long …
117: We Talk to Derek Webb (Caedmon’s Call) About His Edgy Album, Christian Mints, & Bad Art
Sep 18, 2018 • 42 min
Derek Webb, best known for his time with the band Caedmon’s Call, joins the regulars to discuss his latest album “Fingers Crossed”, dealing with criticism, why christian art is many times not confrontational and many other topics… Nigel also sends…
116: Casey Neistat Ponders the Meaning of Life and David Is Rescued from a Bug Infestation!
Sep 14, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode, Chad, David, and Ben discuss break down famous YouTuber Casey Neistat’s metaphysical musings. What is the meaning of life? Is ambition bad? What does it mean to be happy? They guys contrast what Casey says with how Jesus might respo…
115: Talking Sacred Words and “Honk If You Love Jesus” Stickers with Jonathan Merritt!
Sep 12, 2018 • 51 min
Episode 115: Talking Sacred Words and “Honk If You Love Jesus” Stickers with Jonathan Merritt! In this Episode, David and Ben have a very compelling conversation with award-winning religion and culture writer, Jonathan Merritt who has published thou…
114: How Would Jesus React to Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Ad?
Sep 7, 2018 • 47 min
In this episode, the guys discuss the highly controversial Nike Ad that features Colin Kaepernick. The former NFL quarterback and has become a highly polarizing figure for his decision to protest during the American Anthem before a game in 2016. His…
113: Talking Alien Abductions and Preaching the Gospel with Tedashii!
Sep 5, 2018 • 54 min
We had the privilege of talking to American hip-hop artist Tedashii. He is a member of the 116 Collective (Based on Romans 1:16) which includes Lecrae, Andy Mineo, and Trip Lee. We discuss the importance of sharing the Gospel through music and chall…
112: The Age of Selfies, Self Promotion, and Chad’s New Fragrance!
Aug 29, 2018 • 48 min
In this episode, David raises the valid question: “what happened to humility being a cool thing?” The guys discuss the vanity of our age, the challenges of using social media positively, and how critical humility is as a follower of Jesus. Oh, and t…
111: You’re Not as Safe as You Think You Are!
Aug 22, 2018 • 33 min
This is part one of a four-part series the guys recorded in person back in April 2018. The series is based on Hebrews 10:23-25 and focuses on how as followers of Jesus we can make a difference in secular culture. In part four, the guys talk the impo…
110: You Can’t Change the World Once You’re Dead!
Aug 15, 2018 • 34 min
This is part one of a four-part series the guys recorded in person back in April 2018. The series is based on Hebrews 10:23-25 and focuses on how as followers of Jesus we can make a difference in secular culture. Part three is all about urgency! How…
109: Good and Hard Always Go Together! Road Report!
Aug 7, 2018 • 29 min
In another “road report” podcast, David and Ben talk about the amazing things God is doing during the No Longer Music tour of Ukraine. Ben brings up the Piece family motto: “Good and hard go together” and they discuss how critical it is to push thro…
108: Dealing with the Trolls, Real Spiritual Warfare, and Luke’s “Creative” Process!
Jul 31, 2018 • 48 min
Luke, David, and Ben respond to another set of listener questions in person at Steiger’s International Center! Among other things, they discuss how to handle discouragement, the true nature of spiritual warfare, how to preach effectively to people f…
107: The Struggle Is Real!
Jul 24, 2018 • 33 min
This is part two of a four-part series the guys recorded in person back in April 2018. The series is based on Hebrews 10:23-25 and focuses on how as followers of Jesus we can make a difference in secular culture. The guys talk about the “battle” min…
106: David’s Run-In with the Cops, Useless Debates, and How to Make Media That Doesn’t Suck!
Jul 22, 2018 • 32 min
Ben and David record this latest podcast cheek-to-cheek in a small room in Budapest. They respond to listener questions and cover a wide variety of compelling topics that include energizing your local church to become more radical, avoiding words th…
105: Being Alone Is Lame. Stick Together!
Jul 18, 2018 • 41 min
This is part one of a four-part series the guys recorded in person back in April 2018. The series is based on Hebrews 10:23-25 and focuses on how as followers of Jesus we can make a difference in secular culture. Part one is all about unity! The guy…
New Series Preview: Hold Fast! Fight Hard! Stick Together!
Jul 17, 2018 • 2 min
Ben previews the brand new four-part series “Hold Fast. Fight Hard. Stick Together!” that starts tomorrow (Wednesday, July 18th) The series is inspired by Hebrews 10:24-25 and focuses on four key principles to living a life that produces great fruit…
104: David Is Hit with the Ladies, Non-Toxic Patriotism, and Discipleship That Doesn’t Suck!
Jul 12, 2018 • 54 min
In this “instant reaction” edition of the Provoke & Inspire podcast, all four regulars cover a variety of topics. They discuss David’s new found popularity with the ladies, especially those in the “Tom Jones” demographic. They unpack the importa…
103: Scott McNamara: From Boy Band Fame to Preaching the Gospel to Gangsters in a Bar!
Jul 9, 2018 • 42 min
From boyband success and near-stardom, through cocaine and alcohol addictions, to near-death experiences and Bible smuggling in the east, Scott McNamara, now a full-time street evangelist, joins the regulars on the podcast. He shares a bit of his st…
102: Starting Riots and Getting Beat up in Airports!
Jul 4, 2018 • 36 min
In this rare in-person podcast the guy’s talk about David’s favorite topic: riots! They discuss what it means to cause a Godly riot and what the absence of them says about your faith. David also shares about a riot gone awry and his failed attempts …
101: Avoiding the Christian Bubble and Making Sense of the Mental Health Crisis.
Jun 27, 2018 • 67 min
The 101st Provoke & Inspire Podcast features a few critical conversations. The guys discuss how so many Christian artists get stuck only playing for Christians and how to avoid this. The wrestle with how to respond to the tragic rise in high profile…
Bonus Episode: Centennial Celebratory Episode!
Jun 21, 2018 • 26 min
We did it!! We made it to 100 episodes! We are humbled and grateful for all of you have supported this podcast. Celebrate with us by listening to some of our favorite random story moments! What’s your favorite random story? Let us know! We invite you to…
100: Chris Pratt’s speech, breaking the law to preach, and the zero-tolerance policy.
Jun 21, 2018 • 49 min
This episode features all four regulars breaking down several important topics. They talk about actor Chris Pratt’s courageous speech at the MTV awards and what we can learn from his approach to sharing the Gospel. Next, they discuss when its approp…
99: Do you play it too safe? Take more RISKS!
Jun 14, 2018 • 43 min
In this rare in-person podcast David, Chad, and Ben talk about the importance of risk-taking as followers of Jesus. They share personal stories of God showing up when they were willing to step out.Do most Christians play it too safe? What happens wh…
98: When the church doesn’t get you, keeping 1st things 1st, and David gets called a lady.
Jun 7, 2018 • 53 min
Miraculously, this episode features all four regulars! Despite being scattered around the globe they come together to discuss the critical subject of identity. Too often we allow what we do to define who we are. The guys discuss how some personal ex…
97: Road Report! Why does God let us fail?
May 31, 2018 • 36 min
In another “road report” podcast David and Ben once again check in from the No Longer Music tour of Albania. They talk about the first show they had to cancel in 8 years and why God sometimes allows us to fail. David also talks about surviving uncle…
96: Road Report! Sharing the Gospel on Albanian national TV!
May 25, 2018 • 37 min
In this unique “road report” podcast the guys talk about what God is doing on the No Longer Music tour of Albania. Ben talks about his interview on the largest secular tv station in the country and why we should use every opportunity we are given to…
95: Is a Christian “calling” even a thing?
May 16, 2018 • 59 min
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 giv…
94: The loneliness epidemic that’s killing us faster than cigarettes.
May 10, 2018 • 55 min
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
93: Is healing possible? Talking about Sexual brokenness with Sy Rogers
May 3, 2018 • 65 min
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 t…
92: Talking to John Couch, a friend of Steve Jobs and one of the first employees of Apple.
Apr 26, 2018 • 52 min
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 w…
91: Talking Japan & handling the haters with Brian Head Welch!
Apr 24, 2018 • 32 min
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.
90: What happens when following Jesus is no longer cool?
Apr 19, 2018 • 56 min
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…
89: Speaking the truth in love. Reflections on our latest podcasts.
Apr 12, 2018 • 49 min
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…
88: Snoop Dogg Answers the Haters and We Discuss Irreverent Easter Memes
Apr 5, 2018 • 57 min
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 wit…
87: Did Christianity Ruin Underoath’s Spencer Chamberlain?
Mar 29, 2018 • 64 min
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…
86: Does Bashing Other Believers Accomplish Anything? Tell People About Jesus but Then What?
Mar 22, 2018 • 63 min
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 Je…
85: Is It Time to Ditch the Term “Evangelical”?
Mar 15, 2018 • 62 min
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 Christia…
84: The Dreaded Altar Call and Stories of Billy Graham from His Right Hand Man
Mar 8, 2018 • 44 min
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 un…
83: Is Busyness a Disease in Our Culture? Does the Gospel Need to Be in Christian Lyrics?
Mar 1, 2018 • 54 min
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…
82: Christian Rants on Guns, Fergie’s National Anthem and Billy Graham’s Legacy
Feb 22, 2018 • 59 min
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, challeng…
81: Can Moral Failure Disqualify Us From Ministry? Is it Possible to Lose God’s Anointing?
Feb 15, 2018 • 58 min
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…
80: Should Sports Be Able to Make a Grown Man Weep?
Feb 8, 2018 • 45 min
What is it about men in tights throwing a ball that can cause people to weep, climb poles, or burn down a city? Is devotion to sports an unchallenged idol in Christian culture?While David, Chad and Ben discuss these questions Luke is apparently still…
79: Should Snoop Dogg Be Headlining at a Private Christian School?
Feb 1, 2018 • 49 min
The Instant reaction podcast is back!! After being away on tour for a couple of weeks, most of the regulars (except Luke) are back and rowdy as usual. Wasting no time, the guys dive right back into controversial waters and discuss whether a small…
78: Don’t Tell Me What To Do!
Jan 24, 2018 • 40 min
Does the idea of submitting to leadership scare you? Do we really need leaders over our lives? This fear of submission is very common, especially in today’s culture that worships independence and being a strong individual. While these ideals are not…
77: I Don’t Dig Wells!
Jan 17, 2018 • 44 min
When you think of the title missionary, do you think of khaki shorts and digging wells? Or construction projects, boring presentations during church services, and never-ending requests for funds? This false perception of what it means to be a missionary…
76: I Don’t Do Paperwork!
Jan 10, 2018 • 35 min
In continuing with our series, the guys look at another obstacle that Millennials can face when wanting to go into missions, “The Myth of Instant Specialization.” The world tells us to only contribute in a way that perfectly aligns with our skills,…
75: You Can Rent Me, But I’m Not For Sale.
Jan 3, 2018 • 39 min
In this series, you’ll get to travel to the past, when the regulars were all together at the Steiger International Center back in October 2017. They discuss some of the unique roadblocks that Millennials face in trying to live a life of radical obedience,…
74: Brian “Head” Welch, Preaching the Gospel at Korn Shows, and Emergency Bathroom Stops
Dec 27, 2017 • 41 min
Brian “Head” Welch joins the guys on the podcast once again. They discuss all that God has been doing through Brian after the Korn shows, how Steiger has been able to partner with him in ministry, and the time he pranked Luke right before a seminar in…
73: David’s Workout Routine, an Audience of One and Is Social Media Ruining Us?
Dec 20, 2017 • 46 min
Is social media ripping apart society? According to former Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya, it is. The guys look deeper at the subject of social media and the negative and positive affects it’s having on our culture. While all of that might sound like…
72: Suicide, Logic the Rapper and Using Art to Bring Real Hope
Dec 13, 2017 • 40 min
Luke, David, and Ben discuss an interview with the hip-hop artist, Logic, who expresses his surprise that his suicide presentation song “1-800-273-8255” has made a difference in people’s lives.They dig into the causes of said surprise, the shortcomings of…
71: Chucking Puppies, the End of U2, and Why Do We Tolerate Immoral Public Figures?
Dec 6, 2017 • 46 min
All the regulars are finally back together again! With Luke bringing his diplomatic sensitive side to the conversation and Chad talking for days, what else do you need? In this episode, they discuss the demise of U2, the effect that fatherlessness is…
70: Christian Boozing, AC DC, and the Death Grip.
Nov 29, 2017 • 43 min
While Luke is hanging out in Russia, Ben, David and Chad try something new… they bring in the buzzer! For each topic discussed, they have 8 minutes to answer before the buzzer goes off and it’s time to move on. They talk about some difficult subjects,…
69: Does the World Need Another Billy Graham?
Nov 22, 2017 • 45 min
The regulars are finally all back together! With Billy Graham recently turning 99 years old, they celebrate and discuss the amazing ways God has used him in his ministry and bring up the question of whether or not his model for preaching the Gospel is…
67: Do Aliens Exist? Is Yoga Evil? Discussing New Age with Steven Bancarz
Nov 16, 2017 • 77 min
Is Yoga evil? Do aliens exist? Steven Bancarz, once one of the biggest New Age bloggers in the world, discusses New Age beliefs, his story and how he encountered Jesus.
68: White Privilege, is David a Hobo, and Carl Lentz… Again.
Nov 15, 2017 • 46 min
Do we all start with the same advantages in life? A recent video has been circling around on social media causing many arguments around the topic of privilege. The regulars, minus Chad who is apparently speaking at some university, tackle this…
66: Hillsong’s Carl Lentz Gets Grilled and a Terrible Discussion About Netflix
Nov 2, 2017 • 47 min
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…
65: Harvey Weinstein, Digital Church and Chucking Cans at Possums
Oct 27, 2017 • 46 min
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…
64: Why Holiness is a Conversation Worth Having
Oct 21, 2017 • 51 min
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…
63: Porn Shows and Fifty Shades Darker with Craig Gross
Oct 18, 2017 • 62 min
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…
62: Robot Love, Ethical Polyamory, and Cheeto Dust.
Oct 13, 2017 • 38 min
Robot Love? Yes, it’s a thing, just like “Christian Polyamory”. Join the guys as they discuss the need we all have for acceptance, love and community and how we so often try to fulfill those desires with the wrong things. Of course, there’s your typical…
61: Shane Claiborne on Melting Guns and Living a Radical Gospel Life.
Oct 11, 2017 • 49 min
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…
60: The Las Vegas Shooting, Hugh Hefner’s Legacy, and the End of Multi-Site Churches.
Oct 4, 2017 • 57 min
With the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, the guys share their thoughts on guns and gun violence in the U.S.A. They also discuss the impact that PlayBoy founder Hugh Hefner has had on our culture and Matt Chandler’s decision to only pastor one church with…
59: Speed Metal Drumming & Getting Our Minds Blown by Greg Boyd
Oct 3, 2017 • 55 min
The guys sat down with Greg Boyd and discussed, speed metal drumming, the growing irrelevance of the church, and how not to burn out.
58: Trump Twitter Wars, the Nashville Statement, and Did Rob Bell Lead Aaron Rodgers Astray?
Sep 27, 2017 • 48 min
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!
57: Hurricane Irma, Chris Pratt joins Hillsong, and the tragic passing of Nabeel Qureshi
Sep 20, 2017 • 51 min
In this “Instant Reaction Podcast,” our regulars, minus Luke who is traveling, discuss some current events, including Hillsong’s growing list of celebrity attendees, the recent hurricanes, and the tragic death of author and apologist Nabeel Qureshi.
56: Illegal Street Preaching in Turkey. Road Report #3
Aug 30, 2017 • 30 min
In this third and final Provoke and Inspire Road Report, the guys talk about the final phase of the No Longer Music tour in Turkey. Do you need permission to perform a show in Turkey? How will an overwhelmingly Muslim population respond to a clear Gospel…
55: Thousands Hear About Jesus in Ukraine. Road Report #2
Aug 6, 2017 • 26 min
In this second road report, Ben and David bring on Mike Ritter, keyboardist of No Longer Music, to share what he has seen God do on their current tour. You will hear some stories from the road and of course a random story from David.
54: Bonus Road Report #1
Jul 2, 2017 • 18 min
David and Ben talk about what God has done though the first few shows of the No Longer Music tour and David shares a bonus Random Story.
53: More Rules for the Road, Your Questions Answered.
Jun 21, 2017 • 42 min
In this final episode of the road rules series, the regulars answer your questions and as usual David brings you a random story.
52: Road Rules! Are Your Toes Too Long?
Jun 14, 2017 • 42 min
Everyone in a band hates each other… at least, that’s the stereotype we often hear. How can we deal with conflict in a band or even just in a group setting? How important is unity? The regulars will answer all your questions!! Well… maybe not, but they…
51: Road Rules! Anarchy is for Losers.
Jun 8, 2017 • 50 min
Is leadership really necessary? Won’t a leader hold you back? In this 4th episode of Road Rules, the regulars discuss the importance of good leadership and knowing your giftings in a team setting. And, of course, there’s also another random story brought…
50: “I Had Tasted and Seen That it Was Not Good” Interview with Matty Mullins
May 31, 2017 • 51 min
Matty Mullins (Memphis May Fire) joins the podcast and shares about overcoming anxiety and being bold for Jesus.
49: Road Rules! Don’t Do Crack!
May 24, 2017 • 50 min
At what point does striving to live a holy life just become legalistic, or a set of rules we try to follow? The podcast regulars tackle the topic of holiness in this new episode of the Road Rules series, and David shares a secret to eating at a restaurant…
48: Road Rules! Rock Hard. Pray Harder.
May 17, 2017 • 47 min
Is prayer really that important in a band? Shouldn’t musicians focus more on practicing? While Luke is stuck in traffic in the Swiss alps, Ben, Chad, and David talk about having the perspective that prayer changes everything, and David shares the first of…
47: Road Rules! Have a Plan or Live In Your Mom’s Basement
May 10, 2017 • 41 min
Does a band need a clear vision to succeed? What is a covenant and how is it relevant to a Christian artist? In this first episode of the new series “Road Rules,” the P&I regulars discuss these other related topics and Luke admits he supports girl bands.
46: Stop Being So Judgemental!
May 3, 2017 • 40 min
Is it always wrong to judge? In this episode of the P&I! podcast, we talk about the challenge of making Godly judgements while living in a culture that is hostile to absolute truth.
45: Authentic or Compromised? Bad Christian vs. Come&Live Podcast Follow up
Apr 26, 2017 • 47 min
The Provoke & Inspire regulars debrief and break down their recent conversation with Bad Christian Podcast and discuss in further depth the ideas they debated.
44: “I Can’t be Silent, I Will Not be Silent” Interview With Mark Mohr From Christafari
Apr 19, 2017 • 48 min
Mark Mohr from the band Christafari joined us on the podcast! Mark shares his story, as well as some valuable lessons he has learned from over 25 years of using music to reach the lost.
43: Why Am I Silent? I Gave Up
Apr 12, 2017 • 41 min
Whether it’s caused by the loss of our passion and focus over time; running on principle rather than intimacy with God; or simply not realizing the spiritual battle we are in, we can find ourselves giving up on our calling. In this final episode of “Why…
42: Why Am I Silent? I Don’t Have the Courage
Apr 5, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode of “Why Am I Silent?”, we talk about fear, and how we can allow it to paralyze us, robbing us of our courage to proclaim the Gospel.
41: “It’s About Intimacy With God” Interview With Brian “Head’ Welch!
Mar 29, 2017 • 42 min
In this podcast special, we sit down and talk with Brian “Head” Welch from the band Korn. He speaks about what it was like to go back to Korn, how God has been using him after the shows and more!
40: Why Am I Silent? I Don’t Want to Look Uncool
Mar 22, 2017 • 44 min
In a society where image is highly regarded, looking uncool can be a huge deterrent to preaching the Gospel. Our pride can cause us to remain silent if we don’t fully surrender it to Jesus. Check out this new episode of “Why Am I Silent?”, where we…
39: Why Am I Silent? I Want To Be Successful
Mar 15, 2017 • 49 min
Do we value success over what God is calling us to do? This time on “Why Am I Silent?”, we take a look at how we can be unwilling to present the Gospel’s message clearly through our art, due to the inherent risk of forfeiting fame or commercial success.
38: Why Am I Silent? Not Everyone Agrees
Mar 8, 2017 • 41 min
Sometimes as artists/musicians, we may remain silent because not all the members of our group/band agree that we should share the Gospel through our art. What should you do if there’s division on this issue? We discuss this and more in this new episode of…
37: Why Am I Silent? I Don’t See the Need to Preach
Mar 4, 2017 • 40 min
Do I really need to preach the Gospel? Isn’t relational evangelism enough? In this episode of “Why Am I Silent?”, we talk about the mindset that preaching is unnecessary and that proclamation evangelism is outdated and ineffective in our culture.
36: Why Am I Silent? I Prefer Other Messages
Feb 22, 2017 • 40 min
We can often be drawn to “safer” messages like social justice or positivity, but they’re not the true Gospel. In this episode of “Why Am I Silent?”, we discuss this struggle and how the Gospel, while seemingly foolish, is really the most important and…
35: Why Am I Silent? I Don’t Truly Believe the Message.
Feb 15, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode of the series “Why Am I Silent?”, we discuss how we often hold back from sharing the Gospel because, deep down, we don’t really believe its core truth.
34: Interview with Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Artist Propaganda!
Feb 7, 2017 • 53 min
In this podcast, we interview hip-hop and spoken word artist Propaganda, who shares about his ministry, the particular challenges he faces and how God has been using him.
33: Is Worship Heading For A Crash?
Jan 26, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode we talk about the “worship industry”, the perceived pit falls, and whether worship has lost it’s true focus.
32: Preaching The Gospel Through Rock N’ Roll in The Middle East
Jan 19, 2017 • 28 min
In this episode, we interview David Wilson, who’s been using art and music to proclaim the Gospel in the Middle East for over 30 years.
31: Reaching the Middle East With Social Media
Jan 12, 2017 • 36 min
We interviewed Steiger Missionary, Lukas Ruegger, uses creative means and social media to reach people in Lebanon and other parts of the Middleast.
30: Provoke And Inspire Minneapolis (Ben Pierce)
Jan 5, 2017 • 18 min
The following audio is from our live Provoke & Inspire event in Minneapolis, Minnesota
29: Swearing in Worship?
Dec 22, 2016 • 33 min
We discuss the highly controversial King Kaleidoscope song “A Prayer” and whether swearing makes Christian art authentic or compromised.
28: Provoke And Inspire Minneapolis (David Pierce)
Dec 8, 2016 • 22 min
In this unique Provoke & Inspire! podcast, we’ll be playing David Pierce’s talk at our recent, live P&I! event in Minneapolis.
27: God Is Moving In The Russian Speaking World!
Nov 24, 2016 • 37 min
In this podcast we interviewed C&L! band NUTEKI as well as a key tour planner in the Russian-speaking world.
26: Community Questions
Nov 10, 2016 • 41 min
In this podcast, the podcast regulars answer questions from the community including the ever popular debate: “Does Christian art need a message?”
25: Running The Race To Last
Oct 21, 2016 • 47 min
The podcast regulars discuss the recent resignation of Pete Wilson from Crosspoint Church. They look at the contributing factors to why people in ministry don’t last and how this can be avoided, if at all.
24: Brian “Head” Welch is Joining C&L!
Oct 11, 2016 • 46 min
We are very excited to have Brian “Head” Welch officially joining C&L! To celebrate his addition to our family we are replaying the interview we did with him.
23: “Jesus Knew The Scene, Jesus Knows The Scene” Part 2
Sep 29, 2016 • 26 min
“Jesus knew the scene, Jesus knows the scene!” In part two of a two-part podcast special, the Provoke & Inspire regulars finish discussing the importance of knowing the audience you’re trying to reach.
22: “Jesus Knew The Scene, Jesus Knows The Scene” Part 1
Sep 15, 2016 • 24 min
In part one of a two part podcast special, the Provoke & Inspire regulars discuss the importance of knowing the audience you’re trying to reach.
21: Hard and good always go together!
Sep 1, 2016 • 17 min
The Provoke & Inspire! regulars discuss how the biggest breakthroughs typically come during the greatest trials, and how as artists we should reject the culture of our day that says if it’s hard, it must be bad.
20: Jesus Is Not Your Homeboy
Aug 18, 2016 • 30 min
“How we think of God and our perception of who God is, will have an incredible impact on every aspect of our spiritual life.”David and Ben Pierce discuss the implications and dangers of adopting a causal perspective of who Jesus is.
19: “For most of us we only get to use art for a very short season”
Jul 21, 2016 • 47 min
This week’s podcast features a live recording from last Fall’s Provoke & Inspire! event in Minneapolis. Special guest Mattie Montgomery joined the P&I regulars for this special seminar.We have more Provoke & Inspire seminars coming up, find out more…
18: “Write these lyrics, they’re going to impact a lot of people” - Jake Luhrs Interview Pt2
Jul 7, 2016 • 33 min
Join the Provoke & Inspire regulars for part 2 of our interview with Jake Luhrs from August Burns Red!
17: “Let’s be real, if you want me, you can have me” - Jake Luhrs Interview Part 1
Jun 23, 2016 • 36 min
In this special two-part podcast, the Provoke & Inspire podcast regulars are joined by Jake Luhrs from August Burns Red.
16: “What are your thoughts on finding Christian themes in secular art?”
Jun 9, 2016 • 45 min
Q&A Time! The Provoke&Inspire regulars sit down and discuss the questions you have submitted! Remember you can always submit a question to the guys at [email protected] or via the Come&Live! Facebook and Twitter page.
15: “I’m going to lean into God and take a step - even if I’m afraid”
May 26, 2016 • 50 min
The Provoke & Inspire regulars discuss the need for us to have courage and to step through the fears we may encounter as we present Jesus to this chaotic world.
14: Surrender & Rebuild - C&L! 2.0
May 12, 2016 • 47 min
In a departure from the norm, Ben & Chad discuss the history of how C&L! came to be, how it crossed paths with Steiger, and how through a process of surrender Come&Live! has experienced a rebirth and a new a focus.
13: When you have God’s Heart it Revolutionizes Everything!
Apr 28, 2016 • 47 min
The Provoke & Inspire Podcast regulars discuss how a broken heart for the lost is critical for Christian Artist, who want to change the world for Jesus.
12: He Believed In Me, But Not Jesus! - Featuring Todd White
Apr 14, 2016 • 56 min
Todd White joins the Provoke & Inspire Podcast and shares his incredible testimony!
11: Why Has Prayer Become a Dead Ritual?
Mar 31, 2016 • 42 min
The Provoke & Inspire Podcast regulars discuss prayer and its role in empowering Christians Artist to make a difference for Jesus.
10: Has Commercialism Corrupted Christian Worship? (Feat. Ben Crist)
Mar 17, 2016 • 52 min
The Provoke & Inspire Podcast regulars are joined by Ben Crist from The Glorious unseen. They discuss the true heart of worship and whether the current worship scene is missing the mark.
9: Your questions answered!
Mar 3, 2016 • 36 min
Q&A Time! The Provoke&Inspire regulars sit down and discuss the questions you have submitted! Remember you can always submit a question to the guys at [email protected] or via the Come&Live! Facebook and Twitter page.
8: Why is Christian art so powerless?
Feb 17, 2016 • 46 min
The Provoke&Inspire! regulars discuss the issue of holiness and how moral compromise effects our ability to communicate truth.
7: Brian ‘Head’ Welch interview - “He rescued me, to send me back out!”
Feb 4, 2016 • 47 min
Join us as the P&I podcast regulars talk with Brian ‘Head’ Welch about his journey back to the band he radically left in 2005.Hear how God opened the doors for him to be reunited with the band and how he now has even more opportunities to share about…
6: When you lift up the message of the cross in your art, it unleashes God’s power.
Jan 21, 2016 • 57 min
The Provoke & Inspire regulars & C&L! Artist Phil Shorey discuss why apart from the Cross, Christian art will fail to have an impact on the world
5: Have You Sold Out?
Jan 6, 2016 • 42 min
Can a Christian Artist be commercially successful and share a clear Gospel message? Listen in as the C&L! regulars discuss this critical question facing Christian Artists today
4: Surrendering Your Art to God (Feat. Tommy Green)
Dec 17, 2015 • 49 min
“You need to come to a point of surrender with your art if you ever want to be used by God!” Tommy Green from Sleeping Giant joins us to discuss the desperate need for Artists to surrender and take risks with their art so that it can be used by God.
3: Is Christian Art Bad?
Dec 3, 2015 • 33 min
Is Christian art bad? Is the label “Christian” even necessary? The Provoke & Inspire regulars tackle these polarizing questions
2: The Love of Jesus is Always Relevant (featuring Mattie Montgomery
Nov 12, 2015 • 22 min
Mattie Montgomery joins the Provoke & Inspire Podcast regulars to discuss the idea of how to be relevant in reaching the world for Jesus through art and music.
1: Does Christian Art Need To Have A Message?
Nov 2, 2015 • 41 min
Episode 1: Does Christian Art Need To Have A Message? by Come&Live!