Sunday, 06 October 2019 12:20

How Would Jesus React to Greta Thunberg?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably asked yourself in the last few weeks, “Who is Greta Thunberg?”
Monday, 30 September 2019 04:25

Find Rest for Your Restless Heart

For a long time, I woke up feeling anxious. I would run through the list of possible causes, and as the busyness of the day kicked in, the anxiety would settle into the background - it wouldn’t be gone, just less dominating.

A few days ago, the Provoke & Inspire team conducted a focus group with eight unchurched young people from the Twin Cities. When the idea was first proposed, I had my reservations. I was in the middle of a crazy summer touring season and frankly, I wasn’t sure if it would work. Yet despite my hesitations, we moved forward.

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?"*

To listen to the full episode click here.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 14:23

If Timothy Had Instagram... (Part 3)

“Your public profile matters” (1Tim.2:8-10; 3:1-13)

This is a big one - possibly the largest challenge and most important theme when it comes to our social media engagement. How you portray yourself publicly matters. The impression you give to others matters.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 11:30

Rachel Hollis and the Gospel of Me

*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 152 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: “Rachel Hollis and the Age of Me - Featuring Courtney and Jodi Pierce."*

To listen to the full episode click here.

Monday, 11 March 2019 13:00

The Antidote for Our Fame-Sick World

*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 149 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: “Episode 149: I’ll Admit It, I Want to Be Famous but so Do You!"*

To listen to the full episode click here.

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 11:51

Give Me a Revelation of Hell

I read about a ten-year-old boy whose house had caught fire. He realized that his brother and sister were still inside, so he risked his life and ran back into the burning house to try to save them.

When the firemen finally put the blazing fire out, they found this ten-year-old boy with his brother and sister in his arms, in the corner of one of the rooms. All three of them perished in the fire, but he had risked his life because he wanted to save his brother and sister. He’d had to act no matter what the cost.
Monday, 25 February 2019 14:04

If Timothy Had Instagram... (Part 2)

“Broaden your social media reach.” (1Tim.2:1-7) 

Recently, we released a podcast discussing social media addiction. There are certainly a lot of challenges in navigating the fast-moving waters of our times, but should we, as followers of Jesus, be part of the online conversation or not?

Monday, 18 February 2019 10:21

We Are ALL Internet Addicts

*This blog post is a follow-up to Episode 145 of the Provoke & Inspire Podcast: “Episode 145: Are We All Addicted to the Internet? If So, What Can Be Done About It?"*

To listen to the full episode click here.