God gives us all the tools we need but they are imperfect when they are in our control. We need God to remind us that our tools are limited and we need Him if we are going to get through hard situations. We can't fix things in our own power.
Jesus desires for us to live in such a way that looks backwards to others. Will we be right or righteous?
Today we're joined by Eric Johnson, lead singer of folk-rock band Fruit Bats. We talk about their new album, The Pet Parade, which releases today, as well as why their music seems to be connecting now more than ever and even ways to be creative even when you're not feeling all that creative. Plus, Derek Minor is back—and he has a new grill (you won't believe the reaction he got). Plus, RELEVANT News covers the Dr. Seuss cancellation; we have RELEVANT Recommends, which highlights one of our favorite authors; and of course, "What's Jesse Thinking?" which is all about octopuses.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/relevant-podcast/message
God made each of us with unique characteristics, abilities, dreams and aspirations. Are you following those dreams and using those abilities, or have you been squeezed into a glass mold that society has hoisted on you?
God is attuned to our journey, and He has it under control. God will do everything necessary to see that we land where He has designed.
Season 3 of the Dharius Daniels Podcast is here! In the first episode of the season, Dharius dives in to talk about how being successful is all about managing success well, pain is a pre-requisite for success and how growth has the potential to expose some relationships. Don't miss the cast's conversation on ATV accidents, Dharius' cologne and, last but not least, the Ask Dr. Dharius segment of the show, where Dharius talks about removing things from his schedule and why you shouldn't dine and dash!
Today we're joined by one of the most iconic voices in worship, Hillsong United's TAYA. We talk about the band's brand new live concert film that just released, what it's been like doing church so differently this past year and a lot more. TAYA's actually featured in the brand new issue of RELEVANT, which we reveal to you on the show. This issue is packed with amazing conversations and challenging think pieces, and you'll hear all about it. Plus we have slices, your feedback and a lot more!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/relevant-podcast/message
Staying comfortable and not taking risks actually is more of a danger than anything else. God actually wants us to take risks.
The process for making disciples is found on both sides of Jesus' instruction, often called the Great Commission. These verses create a disciple-making sandwich, surrounding us with the necessary components to fulfill this calling. Jesus provided us with the authority to embark on the journey.
Today we're joined by artist, entrepreneur and activist Lecrae. We talk to him about recently getting "canceled" in some church circles, his work and ministry with inmates, the future of Black entrepreneurship, all those Grammy nominations, and yes, his highly anticipated upcoming album. Don't miss it! Then RELEVANT News highlights the shift some major evangelical groups are taking away from politics and back toward the gospel (yay!). And we have RELEVANT Recommends, "What's Jesse Thinking?" and a lot more!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/relevant-podcast/message
Holding God's hand through life will alter our perspective and influence our responses. It will challenge us not to settle for second-best. It will remind us that those who continue to abide in the vine will eventually produce fruit. It will awaken us to the reality that this life, as challenging as it may be a times, is still a wonderful and precious gift.
What does Jesus desire from our lives when he asks us to become like little children? Jesus was merely revealing to us the truth about ourselves. He understood that we have grown up too fast. We have sacrificed a child like faith for maturity. Jesus desires for children of the King to cry out to Him.
Sound. Do you hear it? Do you hear the conversation of geese overhead, the distant bark of a dog at dusk, or the buzzing of a bee as it dances beside a flower one windy day? Does God hear these things too? I wonder if it is our lack of praise that causes them to reach His ears.
Because of our fallen nature, there is war and evil in the world, but there is good news. We are still considered beautiful by God because we are reflections of who He is.
Rachael Denhollander is a lawyer, author, former gymnast and advocate for victims of sexual abuse. In 2016, she found herself in the spotlight for being the first woman to speak out against the USA Gymnastics' team doctor at the time. Because of her, hundreds of women came forward to speak out as well. She joins us for a very important conversation about the abuses uncovered in the Ravi Zacharias investigation, and how the Church must transform if it wants to see an end to these stories. Plus, on a lighter note, the cast brings slices and your feedback.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/relevant-podcast/message
Jesus came to live among us, imagining and inspiring His followers to imagine. But, missing from our modern church life is a wild imagining. I pray that we would let our imaginations go mad, smash lines to pieces and shimmy and shake this world on its head, so we might bring the proactive, agitating, yet gloriously beautiful wildness of God to the streets.
God still speaks to those who venture into nature and at times, the wilderness. Make room to hear from Him.
At one time or another, we were all like that man described in Acts 3 - crippled and begging. Whether spiritually dead or perhaps just decidedly complacent, we are all looking for something and someone to make us what we are stuck right in front of - beautiful.
Today we're joined by the filmmaker behind one of the most buzzworthy films of the year, 'Minari.' It's already been nominated for Golden Globes and is sure to be an Oscar darling, and our conversation with director Lee Isaac Chung is absolutely fascinating. Plus, we hear from Jamie about what's been happening in Texas this week (it's not good), and RELEVANT News talks about the sad news of Carman's passing this week. Plus, we have this week's RELEVANT Recommends, and a 'What's Jesse Thinking?' segment that takes an unexpected turn. It's a packed show — for real, this is an episode you don't want to miss.
Our moods and tendencies are not insurmountable. Jesus is able to transform them at the deepest levels of our desires if that is actually what we want. And if it is, then we can force ourselves into disciplines and habits even when we don’t feel like it, and they will become our delight so long as our aim is nothing less than that Christ be formed in us.