425 episodes

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, "how do we live for Jesus in a post-Christian culture?" The podcast is both thoughtful and hilarious - often both at the same time. Check it out!

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 251 Ratings

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, "how do we live for Jesus in a post-Christian culture?" The podcast is both thoughtful and hilarious - often both at the same time. Check it out!

    Episode 418: Is the Bible Enough? W/ Brian Zahnd

    Episode 418: Is the Bible Enough? W/ Brian Zahnd

    Author and pastor Brian Zahnd joins the podcast to talk about deconstruction, as well as his new book, "When Everything Is On Fire: Faith Forged from the Ashes".

    Zahnd describes how we should accurately approach deconstruction, that doubt is not necessarily a negative thing, and argues that we need a revelation of Jesus in order to truly know him - not just texts from the Bible.

    To learn more about Brian Zahnd, click here: https://brianzahnd.com

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 417: You Were Made for a Time Like This W/ Matt Chandler!

    Episode 417: You Were Made for a Time Like This W/ Matt Chandler!

    What can we do when people, by and large, seem to be leaving and choosing churches for ideological, rather than theological reasons?

    The regulars are joined by author, speaker and pastor Matt Chandler of the Village Church. They talk about how we should approach a growing generation of people who are skeptical toward Christianity, and would likely never walk into a church.

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    • 43 min
    Special Announcement!

    Special Announcement!

    Do you want 2022 to be your BEST year yet??? We have the secret: know God better! 

    It is BY FAR the most productive thing you will ever do! There is NOTHING that will bring you more joy, peace and satisfaction than deepening your relationship with God. 

    We want to help you get there!
     
    We just launched the No Ordinary Life podcast.

    Every week we read the Bible to pursue the extraordinary as God defines it and ask: What is one thing can I do to respond? Join us on this journey of taking the next step to an extraordinary life with Jesus.
     
    No Ordinary Life is hosted by familiar voices from Provoke & Inspire: Ben, Courtney, Jodi, and Ania. This podcast is for those who want everything God has to offer. It is for those unwilling to settle for a "normal" Christian life. 

    No Ordinary Life: Taking the Next Step to an Extraordinary Life With Jesus

    • 2 min
    Episode 416: How Do I Make 2022 the Best Year Yet?

    Episode 416: How Do I Make 2022 the Best Year Yet?

    2022 is here, and so are all of our resolutions. Many of them revolve around being productive, and so naturally the question is, what's the most productive thing you can ever do?

    The guys discuss this topic as well as the larger ideas of why we strive so much to try and produce, busy ourselves, and remain on this endless treadmill of tasks.

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    • 57 min
    Episode 415: The Surprising Key to Living a Life Without Regret!

    Episode 415: The Surprising Key to Living a Life Without Regret!

    If we lived like our days were numbered, if we lived like we were fragile, impermanent people - how would we live differently? 

    The truth is that we are, as James says, a mist - and we need to live in light of that reality. God wants us to live out our days fruitfully, with no regrets - but how do we go about doing so?

    In this episode David and Ben react to these ideas,  and share their insights on living life to the fullest for Jesus.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 414: Should I Be Deconstructing My Faith?

    Episode 414: Should I Be Deconstructing My Faith?

    Deconstruction seems to be in vogue, especially in the last decade, and ranks as one of the leading "causes of death" for the faiths of many evangelical believers.
    What is deconstruction, and how do we both understand, and approach it? Can it serve as a helpful element of someone's faith journey, or is it entirely destructive?
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
251 Ratings

251 Ratings

NFladdy ,

Love you guys

I have officially gotten through every single episode of this podcast so far, so I think it’s time to accomplish the 3 R’s. Ben, you came and spoke at CVC a few months ago and I left inspired to no longer live a risk-less walk with God. You do a great job of running this podcast and keeping it focused while allowing for fun. You are awesome and I love the banter you bring.

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Chad, your honesty and vulnerability are inspiring in a culture that tells us to hide our struggles. You are an inspiration to me, as I have often struggled with being honest about my shortcomings - you are awesome dude.

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Luke, for real dude you put up with so much flak from these guys and you never once have a bad attitude about it. I love the positivity and insight you bring! You’re the guy every dude dreams of being bros with because you take the heat and roll with it in a hilarious way.

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David, your wisdom and experience brings a much needed perspective to the podcast. You are absolutely hilarious and I love the unashamed weirdness you bring. BRING BACK DAVID’S RANDOM STORY!

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Jodi, you ROCK - you’re so funny and kind and always bring a great perspective to the podcast. You and David are incredible. BRING BACK JODI’S RANDOM STORY!

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Courtney, you and Ben’s banter kills me. You bring a great perspective to the podcast. Your honesty is appreciated and needed in your episodes. Thank you for helping me through this podcast.

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Ania, thank you for always supplying Luke with fresh chicken and keeping him in check. Your perspective from a non-American viewpoint really opens up the dialogue for this podcast. I love how honest you are about stories from your past.

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All-in-all, you guys are incredible - I will continue listening as you put out more content. Keep bringing Jesus to the streets and challenging the rest of us to do so as well! GO VIKINGS!

JVFridley ,

Thank you

Salem was made better by your training and encouragement to reach our city!

daddybvh ,

So Much Thought Provocation

I pray you all can keep it straight as you grow in popularity. I keep forwarding episodes to my kids. You helped inspire starting on a tough topic at church. You influence me on the way to work, mowing the lawn, working on the house. Thanks for taking on hard stuff faithfully and inspiring us to let the love of Christ control us. If you are ever at Bde Maka Ska for Beach Nights with Jesus, and a stranger comes up and gives you a hug like he thinks you are old friends, it might be me. Praying for you and those serving with you.

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