Between You & Me Podcast

Between You & Me Podcast

What happens when musicians talk about the things that hurt, heal and change us in Evangelical culture?

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August 26, 2021 91 min

It's PARTY time! To celebrate episode 100, we chat with Ben Kirby - the founder of PreachersNSneakers. He gets real about fame, deconstructing faith, and dealing with church hurt. Then Jess answers your questions and has some very exciting announcements!

Pick up Ben's book PreachersNSneakers now at https://preachersnsneakers.com Connect with Ben @preachersnsneakers and @benjamingkirby

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Meet The Erwins – the GRAMMY nominated southern gospel band that just released their eighth record, all before the age of 30. Jess chats to siblings Keith, Kodi, K and Katie about their new record, "This Is Love," and they open up about how growing up on the road as Evangelists Kid's shaped their life and faith. 

Connect @the_erwins and erwinministries.com By/stream This Is Love now.

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Journalist, author, publicist and all-round legend Jameson Ketchum joins us today as we celebrate the release of his memoir Namedropping. After working with some of the most influential bands in the alternative scene, he shares how he has experienced God in the most unlikely places.

Namedropping is out now at major bookstores. Buy it here:https://amzn.to/3hEaK6r

  Connect with Jameson @namedroppingbook and GodSpeedsPodcast.co...

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Meet Erskin Anavitarte, a multi-talented musician who crosses genres while advocating for the persecuted church, adoption, and diversity. Jess speaks to him about his song, “Is He Worth It?” recorded with Nik Ripken ministries, and they get real about why it’s important to discuss diversity in the church.

Buy/stream "Is He Worth It?" here. Connect @ErskinMusic and erskinmusic.com

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Award winning folk singer and certified ray of sunshine Ellie Holcomb tells Jess about her new album CANYON (out today!). They get real about finding joy without diluting life's pain, and discuss how Ellie got through 2020. Plus, Jess speaks briefly on the 'Modest is Hottest' debacle.

Connect with @ellieholcomb and ellieholcomb.com. Buy/stream CANYON here.

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Who is ready for a wonderfully uncomfortable conversation with Temitope? This new Nashville worship singer uses 'horizontal worship' to empower the Church to love beyond comfort – mobilizing us to love those who are different and enacting reconciliation. He chats to Jess about the inward journey of racial reconciliation he took himself, which led him to know the multicultural heart of God.

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Up and coming Gospel artist Rekeshia Bennet knows all about starting again – after a lifetime pursuing music, she had to redefine her identity once she was married and became a mom. She tells Jess about what it means to reconnect with God, and why now is the time to share her story with the world. 

Connect @mrskeshiabennett and rekeshiabennett.com Buy/stream Reconnection here.

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Blake Reynolds is an emerging artist who gives fans of Top 40 radio a gateway into Christian Music – and with a blend of pop, gospel and alternative acoustic tones, he is here to tell his story with honesty. Jess chats to Blake about what it means to be an influencer, why stories are powerful, and why Jesus isn't afraid of our dirt.

Download Blake's single "Empty"  for FREE! here. Connect @BlakeReynoldsMusic an...

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Today Hope Darst is a signed worship artist whose work has been played by millions of people across the world. With the release of her debut album, "Peace Be Still," Hope tells Jess how her journey has been 15 years in the making. And she gets real about learning to pursue God's Presence of His promises – even when it hurts. 

Connect @HopeDarst and HopeDarst.com Buy/stream the Peace Be Still album here.

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Meet Todd McVicker – an upcoming artist based in Atlanta who is changing the sound of Christian music. With slick RnB tones and more than 60,000 Spotify plays, Todd's EP Finished With Fighting, is all about choosing peace over the need to be right. 

Connect @TMcVicker and ToddMcVicker.com Buy/stream the Finished With Fighting EP here.

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On the season finale of our #BetterTogether series, Jess chats with the legendary Alvin Garrett! After the year that was 2020, the Grammy nominated songwriter has done the impossible – he found joy. Listen to hear Alvin tell Jess about his new albumThe Lightness of Love. Plus, he gets honest about why love and joy follow his justice-based EP The Awakening.

Connect @TheAlvinGarrett and AlvinGarrett.com Buy/stream The Lightness ...

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If you haven't heard of SEU Worship yet, they're about to take over your Spotify playlist. The musical expression of SEU University in Lakeland Florida, they pioneer prophetic pop for Gen Z. Jess chats to their worship pastor and all round legend Dan Rivera about about what it means to create bold, collaborative worship tunes that organically reflect the diversity of their community.

Connect @SEUWorshIp Get The Clouds...

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Meet Austin and Lindsey Adamec - the worship duo who left their successful careers in Nashville to pursue community in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. Jess speaks to Austin and Lindsey about their album, "Sound of the House," and hears how it reflects the heart of an organic church community made for people who feel like misfits, rebels or like they're too broken to belong.

Connect with @AandLAMusic and Au...

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What happens when an Evangelical realizes they aren't the hero in the story? Our friend Ross King tells us about the questions that led him to record the song, "All My Heroes Are Underdogs." And, he shares what compelled him to write the song about Bloody Sunday as a lifelong white Republican. This is an important conversation. Our thanks to Sarah Gerald for her expertise as a sensitivity listener in producing this epis...

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Pop worship band I AM THEY decided to be the band that told the truth. On their third album Faithful God, it means they bravely tell stories about surviving addictions, divorce, grief, doubt and heartache. Jess chats to co-lead singer Abbie Parker about the heart work she's done to reach a place of peace, how she and the band prioritize healthy community, and why our scars are a sign of healing. 

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He's a rockstar, an abolitionist and an evangelical rebel - our friend David Zach is back and you better strap in. Jess and David talk about Remedy Drive's new album, "Imago Amor," and discuss what it tells us about human trafficking, Religious Nationalism and grappling with a Messiah Complex.

Buy/stream Imago Amor here. Connect with @RemedyDrive @DavidMZach and RemedyDrive.com.

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Meet Crosscut Collective – the upcoming musical collective founded by Methven (Mev) Forbes in the UK. Designed to give independent christian musicians a platform to tell their stories, he works with artists across the world to create world class worship tunes. Jess chats with Mev about  collaborating during COVID, backing a passion project, and the power of story. 

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Seth and Jenna Herlich are Him + Her Worship - a dynamite married couple, who create acoustic, folk worship masterpieces. Minimalists and prolific travellers, their new album Even In The Dark, was created in a camper van, and details their grief as Seth's mom wrestled with a terminal cancer diagnosis. This is indie band Christian music never knew it needed. 

Stream/buy Even In The Dark here. Connect with @himandherwors...

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Phil Joel is a three times Grammy nominated musician, a Newsboy, an author, and a vegan. Now back in New Zealand, tells Jess about his new solo EP, Better Than I Found It, and gets real about what it takes to change the world. We tackle unity, nationalism, the environment and why he returned to the Newsboys. IT'S AMAZING. 

Connect with Phil at PhilJoel.com Buy/stream Better Than I Found It here.

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Orphan No More are a music collective from Bath, England - and they sound nothing like your typical Christian musician. The community pairs creativity and social justice to create redemptive and honest music, and their latest album "Even Now," is written about the passing of their best friend, Esther, as they prayed for God to heal her of breast cancer. Your soul needs to hear this one.

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