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Join VeggieTales and What's in the Bible? creator Phil Vischer and co-host Skye Jethani (author, speaker, pastor) for a fast-paced and often funny conversation about pop culture, media, theology, and the fun, fun, fun of living a thoughtful Christian life in an increasingly post-Christian culture.
 
Join the RELEVANT team as they tackle the intersection of faith and culture like no one else — all with a hilarious twist! In addition to the week's news and randomness, Cameron Strang, Jesse Carey, Jamie Ivey, Derek Minor and Tyler Huckabee are joined by thought-provoking leaders, influencers, and artists you don't want to miss.
 
Do you like to talk to tomatoes? You probably don't, because that's not a common interest! But maybe, just maybe, you'd like to hear us talk ABOUT tomatoes. Not to mention cucumbers, asparagus, grapes, and also the lord and savior Jesus Christ!... that last one seems like an odd fit. Check out the world's first ever podcast about the Christian children's animated sensation, Veggietales, as we put far too much effort into figuring out the internal logic of this dumb cartoon for babies, as wel ...
 
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On this week’s episode, pastor and author Mark Batterson joins us to discuss strategies we can implement for success. And, Ellie Holcomb talks with us about the songs on her latest album, Canyon. Jesse dives deep into sensory deprivation tanks and we discuss how a Noah’s Ark replica is stuck in the UK. Plus, we explain the VeggieTales “theology con…
 
On today’s episode, Hillsong Young & Free tells us all about their new EP, ‘Out Here on a Friday Where It Began,’ which drops today. Plus, we discuss Facebook stepping into the religious world and New York utilizing mental health specialists instead of police. Derek and Cameron also give a rundown on their families’ adventures in Orlando. And stick…
 
Earlier this year, Gregory Thompson and Duke Kwon released their book “Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair,” in which they make a biblical argument for the American church’s responsibility to repay the debts inflicted upon black communities by systemic racism and white supremacy. In this moment of political division and evangeli…
 
On today’s episode, KevOnStage joins us to discuss his humorous journey and how he uses his faith to set him apart from other comedians. Plus, we discuss Nicolas Cage stepping down from his role as ‘Tiger King,’ some interesting Central Florida attractions (other than Disney) and highly unusual hibachi restaurant experiences. And, we have a pretty …
 
When news broke that the new president of the SBC lifted portions of his message from the previous SBC president’s sermon without attribution, #Sermongate erupted. The Holy Post crew unpacks the controversy, why so many pastors either outsource their sermon prep or plagiarize, and why the pressure to preach may be harming the church. Then, in a dra…
 
Calvin University history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez joins Skye Jethani to discuss her bestselling book, "Jesus & John Wayne." In this episode, they look at the rise of Donald Trump among white evangelicals and how their response to the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol mirrors reactions to scandals involving celebrity church leaders. Du M…
 
On this week’s episode, Skye Jethani, author, speaker and friend of the show, joins us to discuss how taking prayer seriously can change our lives. And, William Fitzsimmons talks with us about his latest album, ‘Ready the Astronaut.’ Plus, we discuss Richard Branson launching into space, a new Tower of Babel attraction (what could go wrong with tha…
 
This 4th of July, Hobby Lobby took out a controversial full page newspaper ad featuring quotes, or mis-quotes, from America’s founders about being a Christian nation. An editorial from Robert P. Jones says July 4th is a time to decide what we believe more—the Declaration of Independence that says all people are created equal, or the European doctri…
 
Calvin University history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez joins Skye Jethani to discuss her bestselling book, “Jesus & John Wayne.” In this episode, they examine why white evangelicalism left behind some of its militant rhetoric after the Cold War ended in the early 1990s to embrace a kinder, gentler approach epitomized by the Promise Keepers moveme…
 
On this week’s episode, Michelle Zauner aka Japanese Breakfast tells us all about the wild and incredible year she’s been having, and what’s on the horizon for her. Our senior editor Tyler Huckabee joins us from Paris to give us some very French news. Plus, we discuss how advertisers are trying to hack into our dreams, whether or not the House of M…
 
Phil, Christian, and Skye do a deep dive into George Packer’s recent article in the Atlantic called “How America Fractured into 4 Parts.” Packer argues that Americans no longer agree on the country’s purpose, values, history, or meaning. Is he right? And how do Packer’s 4 Americas map onto the church? Then, Skye interviews Kyle Strobel about his ne…
 
Calvin University history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez joins Skye Jethani to continue discussing her bestselling book, "Jesus & John Wayne." In this episode, they discuss how evangelicalism fought to maintain traditional authority structures in the home and society, except when those authority structures didn't fit their own political interests w…
 
Tyler Huckabee, senior editor for Relevant, joins the Holy Post crew to defend his recent article about VeggieTales. Did Phil’s mom trick him into creating vegetable characters who are beyond God’s salvation? Then, over 1,000 Cru staff members say the parachurch ministry’s focus on diversity and racism has resulted in mission drift. Are they right …
 
Calvin University history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez joins Skye Jethani (co-host of The Holy Post) to discuss her bestselling book, “Jesus & John Wayne.” In this episode, they discuss how the Cold War shaped and defined American evangelicalism, how it differed from earlier 19th-century evangelicalism, and the lingering effects of the Cold War o…
 
On this week’s podcast, Kristen Howerton fills in for Jamie, and she takes part in Epic Battle at the end of the episode. But first, Joseph Karpeh, better known as the singer, songwriter and producer Cautious Clay joins us to talk about his musical journey — where he’s been and where he’s going. Plus, for our final installment of our Quarterlife se…
 
With Skye out of town, Phil invites “hardest working man in evangelicalism” Ed Stetzer to sit in and discuss what went down in Nashville last week when 17,000 Southern Baptists all got in one room. What does it mean for Southern Baptists? What does it mean for evangelicalism? And does the mainstream media know the difference between the two? There …
 
Episode 886: This week, Sleeping at Last (aka Ryan O'Neal) joins us to discuss his musical, creative and spiritual journey. Then for our Quarterlife Conversation, we speak with the co-authors of 'The Great Sex Rescue,' Sheila Gregoire and Rebecca Lindenbach, who are pioneering a new way for the Church to talk about sex. Plus, the gang has a major n…
 
Violent crime, including mass shootings, are way up. On average over 300 people are shot everyday in America. In 2013, one of them was Taylor Schumann. She talks with Kaitlyn Schiess about her new book, “When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough,” and the side of gun violence most of us forget—the survivors. Also this week, the Southern Baptists are …
 
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