The weekly show from RELEVANT discussing the news, faith, culture and ridiculousness that matters to your life.
On today’s show, we talk with author and reporter Jonathan Merritt about the sexual abuse scandal unfolding in the Southern Baptist Convention—and how to prevent abuse in the future. That gang also discusses the new faith-inspired single from John...
EPISODE 634Episode 634: Jonathan Merritt
On this week’s episode, the gang, joined by Science Mike, go out of this world to discuss the importance of a swimming pool on the moon and other outer space possibilities. Cameron prepares for his 32-hour Hood to Coast run and gets a little more “encouragement” than he asked for. Jonathan Merritt also discusses his new book, Learning to Speak God from Scratch, and shares how we can overcome the struggle to talk about our faith.
EPISODE 633Episode 633: Kim Walker-Smith
This week, singer-songwriter Kim Walker-Smith joins us to discuss Jesus Culture’s latest album, Living With a Fire. We also share some sneak peeks and details of Impact Week that kicks off at the RELEVANT headquarters on Monday, and the gang hassles Jesse about his adventures at the Jersey Shore. Chaos ensues as usual.
This week, we talk with @aaronieq about his new book The Eternal Current and how a crisis of faith led him to rediscover the power of spiritual practices. We also discuss a technology that might save the movies, Annie’s fear of bogs, the Hood to Coast race and a lot more!
EPISODE 631Episode 631: Alvvays
This week, we talk with critically acclaimed indie-rock outfit Alvvays about their latest album, Antisocialites. We also hear a trap remix of some classic Veggie Tales tunes, discuss the upcoming Brooklyn Nine-Nine #MeToo episode, listen to Chvrches' Kendrick Lamar cover plus a lot more!
EPISODE 630Episode 630: Chris McClarney
On today's show, we talk with worship artist Chris McClarney about the inspiration for his new album, Breakthrough. We also give an update about the Willow Creek situation, find out how a herd of goats took over a suburban neighborhood, have a listener of the week tell us about politically incorrect dog shows and lot more!
EPISODE 629Episode 629: Eugene Cho
On today's show, we talk with author and Quest Church founder Eugene Cho about his surprising decision to step down as pastor and what's next for him. The gang also discusses the situation at Willow Creek, recaps their visit to Lollapalooza plus a lot more!
EPISODE 628Episode 628: Derek Minor
On today's show, we talk with rapper Derek Minor about his upcoming album The Trap, and why he doesn't think Christian hip-hop should play it safe. We also hear about a church's controversial plan to outsource their sermons, discuss the ethics of the coming AI revolution plus a lot more!
EPISODE 627Episode 627: Ethan Hawke
On today's show, we talk with First Reformed star Ethan Hawke about how his own faith journey informed his role as a pastor experiencing a crisis of faith. We also discuss Netflix's new plan to create more faith-based content, Odell Beckham Jr.'s trip to the Holy Land, Facebook's latest controversy and a lot more!
EPISODE 626Episode 626: Eric Mennel
On today's show, we talk with the host of the hit podcast StartUp, Eric Mennel, about the new season of the series, which is all about church-planting.
EPISODE 625Episode 625: Lisa Gungor
On today's show, we talk with Lisa Gungor about her new book, The Most Beautiful Thing I've Seen, and how a series of difficult events in her personal life changed her faith forever.
EPISODE 624Episode 624: Bo Burnham
On today's show, filmmaker and comedian Bo Burnham joins us to talk about his new, critically acclaimed film Eighth Grade.
EPISODE 623Episode 623: Cory Asbury
This week, worship artist Cory Asbury joins us to discuss the inspiration for—and controversy of—his breakout hit "Reckless Love."
EPISODE 622Episode 622: Jo Saxton
On today's show, we talk with author and speaker Jo Saxton about how to find your true identity and God's purpose for your life.
EPISODE 621Episode 621: Leon Bridges
On today’s show, we talk with singer-songwriter Leon Bridges about his hip-hop roots and his brand-new album Good Thing.
EPISODE 620Episode 620: Rachel Held Evans
On this episode, the gang chats with author Rachel Held Evans about her new book, Inspired. They also do a deep-dive on the Royal Rangers and look ahead to some shenanigans in Las Vegas.
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