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 can meaningfully engage with a culture that views us as bigots, intolerant, and homophobic. They ask, in what ways is Taylor Swift right, and how can we do a better job of proactively demonstrating the love and character of God to an increasingly hostile world.

You won’t want to miss this important discussion!

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 sharing the Gospel in secular culture. They talk about the need to develop authentic relationships with nonbelievers to learn how to communicate the Gospel effectively outside of the church.

This discussion is vital to any Christian wanting to use their lives to reach people for Jesus!

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 what God is doing in and through his life now!

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 want to be comfortable.

They ask the critical question does a significant life require challenge, and is it possible to make a difference without facing hardships?

The latest podcast episode features Ben and David while on the road with No Longer Music. Huddled together in a sweaty Lithuanian lodge, the boys discuss the incredible things God is doing every night.

Ben raises the critical question of why is it that we tend to live like an atheist despite believing in God? They share personal struggles in this area and share how they have learned to pray bold, faith-filled prayers amid adversity.

This is a critical conversation for any follower of Jesus. Check it out!

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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 podcast we revisited the topic and dove deeper into some of the key issues that came up.

Check it out!

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 07:23

Would Jesus Watch Game of Thrones?

*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 157 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: “Should Followers of Jesus Be Watching Game of Thrones?"*

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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 the supernatural and ask questions like “Does God desire for every person to be healed?” and “What do we say to someone who has never experienced God’s healing despite years of prayer?”

Don’t miss this critical conversation!

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?” Their intense discussion revolves around the question of whether this decision simply comes down to a personal choice between an individual and God, or if adopting that mentality might be another form of relativism. 

But don’t worry, it’s not all intense! David will still make you laugh (or cringe) with his latest Random Story!

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 feel something or not. They then discuss what it really means to have God’s broken heart for the world and how without it, we are really just being religious in our attempts to reach people for Jesus.