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This week, we talk with author, pastor and Passion founder Louie Giglio about the importance of Advent season and his new book, "Waiting Here for You". We also chat with synth-pop outfit LANY about their latest EP, "kinda", and what inspires their songwriting. Read More

The band largely responsible for a global worship music phenomenon finally won an American Music Award.

Austrailia's Hillsong United received their first AMA for Favorite Artist award in the Contemporary Inspirational category after being nominated for the third year in a row.

This has been a huge year for Hillsong. They also won the Billboard Music Awards for Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song for "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), otherwise known as the tune you've memorized after hearing it on loop each Sunday.

A documentary about Hillsong United, "Let Hope Rise," also hit theaters this year. Their latest album, "Of Dirt and Grace: Live From the Land" was released as a visual album filmed across Israel earlier this year, too.

The crew just wrapped their US tour and are on to Israel next.

We'll be listening along. Discuss

This week, we talk with hip-hop artist Sho Baraka about his new album, “The Narrative,” and learn how he’s helping Christians make an impact through politics. We also sit down with speaker and author Shane Claiborne to discuss his latest book, "Executing Grace," about ending the death penalty in America. The gang also discusses the hazards of Black Friday, remembers the legacy of soul singer Sharon Jones, hears about the Chipotle scandal gripping the nation and a lot more! Read More

Indie pop outfit OK Go—also known as the makers of the world’s most intricate and insane music videos—has done it again.

The video for their song “The One Moment” actually only lasts 4.2 seconds in real time, but when slowed down, is a four minute masterpiece.

Prepare to have your mind melted. Discuss

This week, we talk with indie rock band Young the Giant about their latest album “Home of the Strange.” We also sit down with author and theologian Brian McLaren to discuss his new book “The Great Spiritual Migration” and hear why a major shift is happening in the church. The gang also breaks down Oxford Dictionaries' words of the year (yes, “adulting” is included), discuss the new David Blaine special, tell you how to spot fake news on Facebook and a lot more! Read More

Sharon Jones, the soul singer who fronted Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, died on Friday evening at the age of 60. In a statement, a rep wrote,

We are deeply saddened to announce that Sharon Jones has passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings.

Known for weaving gospel-inspired elements into her high-energy soul and funk songs, Jones and the Dap-Kings released six albums, garnering a large fan base and critical acclaim.

In a 2014 interview with RELEVANT during her battle with cancer, Jones said,

I look at everything in my life, people in my life, things that come was part of God’s plan. Even me starting out late in life, even getting sick, this cancer here, it’s all just part of God putting that on you. So some people look at things as, ‘God, this is the worst thing that happened in my life,’ but sometimes it takes the worst thing that happened in life to get you through another step in your life. That’s the way I look at it.