Latest Episodes

Episode 858: Dr. Russell Moore

January 22, 2021

There was a big change in American politics this week, so to help us sort it all out, we have author, preacher and the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Dr. Russell Moore. We discuss how the Church can rise above divisiveness and a lot more. Plus we have our new Friday segments — RELEVANT News, our RELEVANT Recommends pick, and, of course, What’s Jesse Thinking? Don't miss it!

Episode 857: Derwin Gray

January 19, 2021

Talk about a timely episode — pastor Derwin Gray brings an encouraging but challenging word for the important moment we're in with politics, faith and conflict. We also have Slices, a conversation about mental health in these crazy news cycles, your feedback and some funny stuff happens — but for real, the Derwin Gray conversation is worth the price of admission. 

Episode 856: Director Paul Greengrass

January 15, 2021

Today we're joined by one of the most influential filmmakers in Hollywood, Paul Greengrass. He's behind countless huge movies (like the Bourne films), and talks to us about his latest release, the Tom Hanks hit News of the World. We also have RELEVANT News, which tackles the troubling recent surge in federal executions, this week's RELEVANT Recommends, and on a lighter note, the second installment of our new segment, "What's Jesse Thinking?" Of course, it has to do with the CIA and aliens.

Episode 855: Comedian Dustin Nickerson

January 12, 2021

It's a wild time right now — the perfect time for a completely political drama-free episode! Youth pastor-turned-comedian Dustin Nickerson joins us to talk about his new Amazon special and more. Plus, author Kristen Howerton joins us once again for the whole episode, and we have Slices covering the David Hasselhoff auction, a big TV cancellation and the Hilaria Baldwin controversy. And don't miss the hilarious feedback segment!

Pixar’s Pete Docter and Lecrae

January 8, 2021

Today's show is stacked! We have the team behind Pixar's newest hit movie, 'Soul' — co-director Pete Docter (who's also Pixar's chief creative officer and behind 'Up!,' 'Inside Out' and others) and producer Dana Murray. It's a fascinating conversation about the film and the steps Pixar takes to create unforgettable movies. We also have the final installment of our wellness series, talking health and exercise during quarantine with none other than Lecrae. Plus, author Kristen Howerton sits in for the whole show, we have a revamped RELEVANT News, and we introduce two new segments: RELEVANT Recommends and What's Jesse Thinking? We said it was stacked!

Episode 853: Levi Lusko

January 5, 2021

To kick off 2021, we're joined by pastor and author Levi Lusko. We talk about finding peace in difficult times, navigating relationships in a time of deep division and how 2021 can look different than 2020 did. Plus, we tell you about the brand new issue of RELEVANT, featuring Pharrell (and a lot more!), the cast brings slices and we have your feedback. And did we mention Jesse's not feeling great and Derek might have to carry him? That happens too.

Episode 852: The Best Guest Moments of 2020

January 5, 2021

We've had some AMAZING guests on the podcast this year ... which made it almost impossible to narrow it down for today's best-of episode! Tune in as we look back on some very memorable moments with David Oyelowo, Johnnyswim, N.T. Wright, Kristen Bell, Cory Asbury, Beth Moore, Maverick City Music, Matthew McConaughey, Judah and Chelsea Smith, and Letitia Wright. 

Episode 851: Best Cast Moments of 2020

December 29, 2020

2020 saw a lot of change, and our podcast was no exception. When Jamie Ivey and Derek Minor joined the cast this spring, they brought a new dynamic to the show -- and a lot of memorable moments. So we thought to close out the year, we'd look back on some of our favorites.

Episode 850: The McClures

December 22, 2020

It's the podcast Christmas party afterparty! Not only do we have more hilarious icebreaker questions and a special Christmas game, Bethel Music's Paul and Hannah McClure join us to talk about their new Christmas album, their hard year, songwriting and a lot more. Merry Christmas!

The Case of a Woman in Jail for a Stillbirth May Determine the Future of America’s Abortion Debate

December 19, 2020

Adora Perez is facing an eleven-year sentence for a stillbirth authorities said was caused by her drug use. Now, a high stakes legal battle over her case may define the future of the abortion debate in the U.S.

Episode 849: Passion’s Kristian Stanfill

December 18, 2020

It's a podcast Christmas party! To kick things off we have icebreaker questions for the cast, and things go from hilarious to unexpectedly moving. Then we're joined by Kristian Stanfill, who tells us about Passion Music’s first ever Christmas album. And we have our wellness segment featuring author Wendy Speake, who talks about the spiritual connection to the food we eat (there's a big difference between fasting and dieting). And we close things out with a Christmas game that ends in a very unexpected result!

Episode 848: Andy Stanley

December 15, 2020

Today we're joined by leadership guru and pastor Andy Stanley. He tells us the keys to make good decisions and avoid regrets — insights we can all use. It's a can't-miss conversation. Plus, we have Slices — from definitively learning the all-time best Christmas movies to the breaking news of a Galactic Federation and alien involvement with our government. (For real.) We also have your New Years resolution suggestions for the cast and learn how Jesse disposes of his Christmas trees. It's exactly what you'd expect.

Beth Moore Delivers the Trumpism Takedown You’ve Been Waiting For

December 15, 2020

Over the weekend, author and preacher Beth Moore delivered the rare Twitter thread that seemed to actually matter, taking on Trumpism by name and setting the internet on fire as she did it.

Chadwick Boseman Won’t Be Replaced in the ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

December 12, 2020

'Black Panther II' will happen, but Boseman's role won't be recast. We break down the possible futures of the franchise. Also, a look at the state of the death penalty in the U.S. and FKA Twigs' lawsuit against Shia LeBeouf shines a light on domestic abuse.

Episode 847: Kel Mitchell

December 11, 2020

Today, we talk to Kel Mitchell, who you know from 'All That,' 'Goodburger' and tons of other shows. He has a new one debuting on MTV next week — 'Deliciousness.' We talk to him about that project, as well as his faith (he's an outspoken Christian and, yes, a youth pastor) and his work to help kids. It's a great conversation. Plus, we have RELEVANT News and our wellness segment, where we talk to Dr. Chris Zalesky about the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers, and how Christians should handle the pandemic. And Tyler wears a very interesting sweater.

Season 2, Episode 10: Relational Intelligence

December 9, 2020

On today's episode, Dharius wraps up season 2 by diving into his 2021 plans and his book, Relational Intelligence. He talks about how Christians struggle with advocating for themselves in the workplace, being vulnerable and setting boundaries in friendships, finding trusted advisors in romantic relationships and much more. Don't miss the last Ask Dr. Dharius segment for this season where he talks about promoting racial reconciliation in church and more.

Episode 846: Aloe Blacc

December 8, 2020

Today we're joined by one of our favorite soul singers/songwriters, Aloe Blacc. We talk about how to create music that's radical in important ways, finding your identity through creativity and a lot more. Plus, the cast brings Slices and we have your questions for Ask the Cast Anything: Holiday Edition!

Episode 845: Tim Tebow

December 4, 2020

Today we have legendary athlete, sportscaster, philanthropist and author Tim Tebow. (He does a lot!) We talk about how to take the fight against human trafficking to the next level — and, yes, he offers a few predictions about college football. We also have RELEVANT News and our weekly wellness segment, featuring author Kelly Ballarie on getting rest, setting boundaries and finding joy. 

What Americans Searched the Bible for in 2020

December 4, 2020

Some new data from Bible Gateway on what issues drove us to the Bible this year ...and what we found there.

Season 2, Episode 9: Jennifer Allwood

December 2, 2020

On today's episode, Dharius sits down with entrepreneur Jennifer Allwood to talk about how Christians view money, the journey of entrepreneurship, surrounding yourself with the right people and more. Don't miss the Ask Dr. Dharius segment where he talks about his calling to bring transformational content to Christians and beyond, breaking free of traditional religion and his thoughts on finding your soul-mate.