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Episode 843: Ron Howard

November 27, 2020

For Black Friday we’re joined by iconic director Ron Howard. We talk about his new film on Netflix, Hillbilly Elegy, why he's so drawn to movies about real life and a lot more. Plus, for this week’s wellness segment, we talk to Tana Amen. You know about mental health — we talk to her about brain health. Plus, RELEVANT News and a lot more!

Season 2, Episode 8: Enitan Bereola

November 25, 2020

On today's show, Dharius sits down with Enitan Bereola to talk about how chivalry is rooted in love, what to do when you are feeling disconnected from your signifiant other and stepping into God ordained masculinity. Don't miss the Ask Dr. Dharius segment where Dharius talks about the keys to good leadership.

NBA Players Met With Pope Francis to Discuss Social Justice Issues

November 25, 2020

Kyle Korver, Sterling Brown, Anthony Tolliver, Marco Belinelli and Jonathan Isaac accepted an invitation from the Vatican to meet with the Pope and talk about the year in justice.

Episode 842: Pharrell Williams

November 24, 2020

Today we're joined by one of the biggest artists and producers of the last 20 years—Pharrell Williams. You've seen him on 'The Voice,' heard his hits on the radio and movies, and now you get to see another side of him. We talk to Pharrell about his new gospel show on Netflix, how music can make us feel human in dark times and more. Plus, the crew brings this week's Slices: Is George Clooney the best friend alive?, the most inspiring guy to complete an Ironman, and the American area that’ll pay you $10,000 to move there. Plus, your feedback about what to do with all the empty mall space! Don't miss it. This is a crazy good one.

‘Fox News Republicans’ Believe Christians Face Discrimination in the U.S.

November 21, 2020

A new study shows that Republicans who consider Fox News their primary source of information see the world very differently than people who don't, and that goes for who they think faces discrimination in the U.S. too.

Episode 841: Letitia Wright

November 20, 2020

You know A-list actress Letitia Wright from her roles in some of the biggest movies in recent years — 'Black Panther,' 'Ready Player One' and, of course, 'Avengers: Infinity War.' Now, she's starring in the new TV series 'Small Axe.' We talk to Letitia about her faith, the pressure of fame, her new show and a lot more. Don't miss it! We also have our fall wellness segment (sponsored by UHSM) with mental health advocate Brittney Moses, who talks about the proper role of faith in mental health struggles. For RELEVANT News, the crew tackles the Hillsong investigation (which somehow gets into crazy Florida animals and Jesse’s monkey story), Dolly Parton's surprising role in the new COVID vaccine and CBS' new commitment to racial diversity in its reality shows. 

Season 2, Episode 7: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

November 18, 2020

On today's show, Dharius sits down with worship leader Tasha Cobbs Leonard to talk about being intentional about developing private worship, how scripture points us to mentorship and the weight of responsibility that comes with leading worship. Don't miss the cast conversation about where the church is absent the enemy has influence, the fear of rejection in initiating relationships and the Ask Dr. Dharius segment.

Episode 840: Lysa TerKeurst

November 17, 2020

Today, we talk with author and speaker Lysa TurKuerst about her new book 'Forgiving What You Can’t Forget' and the journey to forgiveness. It's a powerful conversation. On the less powerful side, the crew finds themselves dreaming up what to do with all the empty mall spaces, debate the best Thanksgiving sides, learn about the new Global Oreo Vault and hear the story of the lady who posed as an FBI agent to get free Chick-fil-A. Plus, your feedback on how Jamie should decorate her new office space and a lot more!

The War on Christmas Returns

November 17, 2020

Last weekend, CNN's Jake Tapper saw an offhand comment about Christmas ignite a firestorm. Business as usual for the War on Christmas.

Episode 839: Social Club Misfits and Angela Manuel Davis

November 16, 2020

Today we're joined by one of our favorite hip-hop groups, Social Club Misfits. We talk to them about their new direction, the state of church and of course, their groundbreaking new album. We also have the second installment of our fall wellness segment, presented by UHSM. We talk to fitness guru Angela Manuel Davis about the connection between exercise and spiritual health. Plus, the cast gets into the COVID spike and vaccine news, the new report that divorce rates are at 50-year lows, and yeah, the prophets who are trying to undo their election predictions. 

48 of 50 States Are Now COVID-19 Hotspots

November 13, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic sets new records in the U.S., it's time for Americans to redouble their efforts to social distance and flatten the curve.

Season 2, Episode 6: Rich Villodas

November 11, 2020

On today's episode, Dharius sits down with author Rich Villodas to talk about how spiritual formation and justice go hand in hand, identifying the places within ourselves that need to be reframed and more. Catch the cast conversation about how politics don't divide us, they expose us. Don't miss the Ask Dr. Dharius Segment where Dharius answers questions about how to respond practically and biblically to people who have a problem with pastors who are also entrepreneurs and what the tone of conversations surrounding systemic injustice should look like.

Episode 838: John Mark McMillan

November 10, 2020

After all the election tension, we needed this VERY funny episode lol. We're joined by one of our favorite artists and friends, John Mark McMillan. We talk about his new live album, his quest to "re-enchant" his life and why he took a break from social media. Don't miss the conversation. Plus, the crew helps Jamie come up with decorating ideas for her new office, and then brings this week's slices: The science of music goosebumps (plus a massive diversion on youth group missionary songs), bats are predicting the future, the tension of exploration, and the discovery that there's a planet that's raining rocks. Plus your feedback and more—and bonus: no real election content!

Episode 837: Matthew McConaughey

November 6, 2020

This week, we have an amazing conversation with Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey about his faith journey (and a lot more). You read that right. We also debut a new  fall wellness segment, talking to Christian dietician Nicole Mesita about what our culture gets wrong about healthy eating. Plus, we have a non-election edition of RELEVANT News, covering legal challenges some churches are facing over COVID, the dangers of syncopation to the faith, and the latest in the streaming wars. 

How did Christians vote in 2020?

November 5, 2020

Ryan Burge, assistant professor of political science as Eastern Illinois University, gives us his analysis of the initial data about whether or not white evangelicals turned up for Trump again in this year's election.

Season 2, Episode 5: Dr. Henry Cloud

November 4, 2020

On today's episode, Dharius sits down with Dr. Henry Cloud to talk about spiritual and relational boundaries, discipline in relationships and surrendering to God in the midst of political division. Don't miss the Ask Dr. Dharius Segment, where Dharius answers questions on dating/talking to multiple people and men struggling with discerning when it's time to get married.

Episode 836: KB

November 3, 2020

Today, hip-hop artist KB joins us. You'll hear about his new album, but he also brings a powerful message you do not want to miss. Plus, we tell you all about the brand new issue of RELEVANT, Jesse volunteers to save Earth, and we talk about ways to improve the new Saved By the Bell reboot. And don't miss the question of the week feedback about ways you'd improve the electoral process!

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The Spooky Cover of ‘Jesus Freak’ Is the Halloween Anthem You’ve Been Waiting For

October 31, 2020

Meet Holy Ghost Stories, the spooktacular Christian music project you didn't know you needed.

Episode 835: Sam Collier

October 30, 2020

On today's show we're joined by pastor and author Sam Collier, who will be the lead pastor at the upcoming Hillsong church launch in Atlanta. It's  significant because Sam will be first Black lead pastor at a Hillsong global church (and yes, we talk to him about that). The crew also tackles the latest COVID news and how the pandemic is changing our definition of community, plus what some notable Christian leaders are saying about the election and a lot more. And don't miss our hilarious Halloween church game! 

The Trump Campaign Deceptively Edited Footage of Joe Biden Quoting Pope Francis

October 29, 2020

A video circulated by an account run by President Donald Trump's campaign this week appeared to show Joe Biden fumbling for words at the mic. But he was actually quoting Pope Francis.