This week, we talk to worship leader Lauren Daigle about the role of worship, how music helps her connect with God and how she approaches the songwriting process. We also speak with author, speaker and teacher Father Richard Rohr about contemplative prayer and why Christians should embrace spiritual exercises. The gang also learns about a very strange job opening in the Austrian countryside, hears about the world’s first live movie experience, listens to a yacht-rock remix of an indie rock classic and a lot more! Read More

Indie rock outfit Arcade Fire has just released their first new song since 2013. The new tune, “I Give You Power” featurees blues and gospel singer Mavis Staples.

The band recently went on record saying that they were planning on releasing a new album sometime in 2017, but it’s not clear if this song is going to be included.

You can check out "I Give You Power" below. Discuss

An inauguration day luncheon featured an interest moments this afternoon when America’s new President Donald Trump asked everyone in attendance to stand and applaud former President Bill Clinton and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The recent campaign featured numerous bitter exchanges between Trump and the Clintons, with Trump at one point telling Hillary Clinton he’d attempt to have her imprisoned if he were elected.

At the luncheon, he said,

There is something I wanted to say, because I was very honored—very, very honored—when I heard that President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton was coming today …. I have a lot of respect for those two people.

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So far, at least 95 people have been arrested in Washington DC as some demonstrators became violent during protests near the inauguration of Donald Trump. At least two police officers were injured and taken to the hospital.

There are reports of some protesters throwing objects at police and vandalizing nearby vehicles, businesses and property. However, there were other large protests that have remained peaceful.

Police wearing riot gear have used pepper spray in an effort to stop some of the protestors who whore masks while committing acts of vandalism.

In cities around the world—including New York, Hong Kong and London—more demonstrators have gathered to protest Trump.

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