The BadChristian Podcast

Actor Stephen Baldwin from the films The Usual Suspects, BioDome, and a new TV show Great American Pilgrimage explains how he became the "Jesus Freak of Hollywood," and tells us why God ordained Trump to be President. 

 

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Our friend Chad Johnson came on today to talk about his new book One Thousand Risks, and they talk death after his dad passed away this weekend. Before that, Matt gets on a rant about how we're messing up our kids' lives by putting them online: i.e. the bullied kid whose video went viral this past week when his mom posted it to the public.

 

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Greg Surratt leads one of the largest churches in the world that influences churches worldwide. The question still stands, why does he let Joey do The BadChristian Podcast? We talk about this and bring to the table the many complaints we've articulated on this podcast about pastors, moral failures, and mega-church culture.

 

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Author of "The Myth of a Christian Nation" and founder of ReKnew.org answers some of Matt and Toby's questions about what Open Theism's believes about God differently from Calvinism and Arminianism. We talk a lot about the omniscience of God and predestination. He also helps explain the problem with the Calvinistic view of Christians as The Elect.

 

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There was an ugly and embarrassing thread on Twitter this weekend. Many of you observed it, and many participated in it. It was primarily in regards to the inclusion of Preston Sprinkle at BadChristian Con. Some feel that he is a bigot and his views are tantamount to violence and that BC is implicated by giving him the stage. 
 
I (Matt) think it's a tragic look and insight into the negative side of a text-based, hyper-connected platform like twitter.  In order to try to rectify that, we have invited people from both sides of the argument to see if the vitriol is real, or just something that happens when we are behind our keyboards.   
 
The guests today are BC Club members Adrian and Tierney, who were defending BC and also Stacey Midge who was a vocal opponent to BC's platform.

 

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Jake Meador, author of the article "Ecclesiology and the Zombie Pastors Problem," joins to discuss issues with pastors like Mark Driscoll (among others) coming back to ministry after being disqualified. Jake points out that the process of reconciliation between pastors and ministry is either to short and easy, or non-existent. We also announce the first BadChristian Conference, with featured guests Pete Enns, Jonathan Merritt, and other speakers, music by Emery, Kings Kaleidoscope, As Cities Burn, and more, and parities, semi-formal winter ball, panels, learning sessions, and lots of fun.

 

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After months of self-discovery, Lecrae wrote his best and most honest album to date. White Evangelicals couldn't handle it though, and want him to stay in the safe lane they're comfortable with. #lecrae@yourchurch

 

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We've got a lot to talk about on this one. The bible isn't clearly against multiple sex partners, or at least not clear enough, laments Joey. Matt, Toby, and Joey lose a college friend way too early. Is sexual identity an overblown concept? How does society act as a software that keeps humanity in check?

 

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Toby's thoughts on psychics and their manipulation tactics ruffles Joey's feathers when he tried to extent the criticism to pastors. Matt makes a case for needing colorful characters in the world through an example of a keyed up hockey coach.

 

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It seems that these days everyone expects a consensus view from everyone else. That is nonsense. We suggest a nice dose of taking yourself and everyone else less seriously.  Take a deep breath and try to enjoy YOUR life and worry a bit less about other people's lives.

 

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Today we (Matt, Toby, and Joey) find ourselves in a conversation about the Biblical cannon, and if it is forever closed, and why we think it is or isnt.  If we're honest, it can't be as simple as, "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it."

 

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Many Atheists, Agnostics, and Christians, despite their stark differences, have the common ingredient of being “Ex-Evangelical.” Within the faith of Christianity, the scales have been tipped (credit the November 2016 Presidential Election) to cause a large sect of Christianity to bow out of evangelicalism. How important is it for this movement to grow? Self-identified nerd and Ph.D. in Russian history (Stanford), Christopher Stroop is an Ex-Evangelical and started the movement #EmptyThePews. He is a compelling voice for evangelicalism to pack its bag and go the hell back to where it came from. Matt’s eccentric personality is reflected in his parenting as he shares a story on his refusal to allow his daughter to comply.

 

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NewSpring Church, according to Toby's Damn News, has declining attendance and income due to its parting with founding Pastor Perry Noble, who is now getting a divorce. Is Perry a "bad guy?" Is he a victim? Either way, we wish him well, and truly feel bad for what he is going through. Toby can't stop eating Halloween candy, but wonders if Halloween traditions will go away soon.

 

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Cops escorted Pastor and author Jonathan Martin off the Liberty University campus during a JOHNNYSWIM show while he was hanging with his friends in the greenroom. He was banned for life from Liberty University for planning a prayer meeting and opposing Trump and Jerry Falwell Jr. What’s the condition of the church when opposing points of view aren’t even welcomed?  What role does authoritarianism play in the church?  Before any of this conversation starts, Matt and Toby dissect Joey’s current depressive state.

 

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Movie director, Spencer T. Folmar, wants to use film to present the hope he’s found in Jesus.  Many Christians aren’t buying his intentions however given the colorful language, including the monstrous “F word,” that’s replete through his films.  We talk “constructive nudity,” “senseless violence,” “The Passion of Christ” and the potential of Christians making REAL movies.

 

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Author and host of radio show and podcast “Unbelievable?” talks faith, atheism, and how the two groups misunderstand one another.  He’s maintained an open mind to learn, and has had his faith stretched by some of these brilliant atheists, but still maintains his Christian faith. Justin, along with Matt, Toby, and Joey talk significantly about moral relativism. Toby realizes just how much he believes in Jesus; and oil leaks are always bad. . . unless it’s a bible.

 

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Making what you believe clear is something that you'd think all churches would like, but apparently George Mekhail's "Church Clarity" project has stirred up some unrest among churches since they score a church's transparency on where they stand with LGBTQ issues. Joey claims the hashtag #thatsnotme after coming out as no longer Evangelical.

 

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Shame, pain, and humiliation shouldn’t be words commonly used by women to describe sexual encounters. Teen girls shouldn’t feel obligated to return the favor by sexually fulfilling boys who take them out on a fun date.  Labiaplasties (surgery of trimming the labia) shouldn’t be on the rise, but even that sex education class in middle school discusses “ejaculation and orgasms” for guys, but “risk and danger” for the ladies.  Young girls are being cultured to forfeit pleasure, freedom, and confidence in the bedroom.  Peggy Orenstein is trying to change these cultural attitudes towards, practices and expectations for women and sex.

 

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Matt’s logical brain was discombobulated by a synergistic experience he had this weekend at a Kings Kaleidoscope show which made him realize there might be more to this human experience than can be emulated by AI despite having tried VR for the first time just two days prior. Toby takes Matt’s explanation of reality farther than most would, but reveals the inevitable generational gap where “back in the day” will mean when physical vacations and relationships were primary over VR and pod life.

 

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Despite his conservative upbringing, Brandan Robertson’s first book deal was canceled due to him being vocal about affirming LGBTQ after studying the topic intensively for two years. He eventually came out as bisexual himself, and has become an influential writer for TIME Magazine, Huffington Post, NBC, as well as the author of multiple books on sexuality. Also on this episode, we talk Harvey Weinstein, sexual favors for gain, and Matt’s theory on a future “celebrity death boom.”

 

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Toxic masculinity, good and healthy masculinity, men and women's ministries; do we pigeonhole folks to a certain brand of masculinity and femininity? Can this be harmful? One thing is for sure, thinking through all of this is much more complex than we give it credit for. Toby ends things with a “things that make me mad list,” including his laments on not being able to let out “sad farts."

 

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There's no need to go to the Bible for an explanation on fossil records or insight on cancer research. It's equally pointless turning to science for data on how to solve your moral dilemmas. Jim Stump, Senior Editor at Biologos and author of "Science and Christianity: An Introduction to the Issues," invites the church to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as he and his organization present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation. Matt, Toby, and Joey discuss Cam Newton’s (QB, Carolina Panthers) sexist remarks to a female reporter, and Matt explains his unique theory on the real problem behind mass shootings; and it has nothing to do with guns.

 

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With the shooting in Las Vegas, it seemed weird to be “business as usual,” advertising products, laughing, cutting jokes, but isn’t laughing good for the soul? We share some jokes in which we’ve taken things too far, talk about Matt Chandler’s decision to only pastor one church with one location, reflect on Trump’s presidency in times like these and brag on (once again) Seacoast Church.

 

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There’s a lot of movement in Christianity and it's not always movement away from belief in Jesus, but rather the extraneous practices, beliefs and approaches to life that over time have become synonymous with Christianity. Maybe those Christians who stand up and say "Not anymore! We won’t be known for this!" are post-Christians? We also discover the apple not falling far from the tree in the Svendsen household: Joey’s son has a penis marveling moment, and his daughter feels unreal guilt. Plus The Damn News is back with a story about a generous hero of ours and MALE sex robots.

 

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Chris Date of the Rethinking Hell Podcast is a very conservative Christian who's a masterful debater and theologian making such a convincing case against the traditional view of hell (in which people are eternally and consciously tormented) that even Joey's starting to believe him. As a biblical inerrantist, he claims the bible teaches annihilationism. In other talk, Matt, Toby, and Joey discuss the senselessness of all the NFL kneeling, non-kneeling, stay in the locker room, link arms hoop-lah.

 

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There’s a bible secreting oil, which you can access for free to receive healing, and Joey was offered some. Do some people have an anointing or are they just good at what they do? On tour last week, Toby, Matt, and the rest of the Emery clan took a stab at stand-up comedy, and Toby objectified women in Buc-ee's on his way to the True Man Experience, where he talks to men about masculinity.

 

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As Cities Burn and Jonezetta's artist manager Ryan Rado gets real about Tourette's. It may have been awkward for him to uncontrollably shout "God Damn!" to an audience at a Christian music festival; and flipping people off uncontrollably does indeed put some one in a certain box, but Ryan, who still struggles with this disorder, has come out on top. Hear about his relationship with Jesus, his assessment on logic and self-analysis being equally important as compassion and empathy, and his newly found passion for painting.

  

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God’s omniscience and omnipotence are such common doctrines, we forget there are sincere Christians who don't believe in either. Open theology teaches that true human freewill and God’s foreknowledge of the future is incompatible. Thomas Oord, leading theologian in this doctrine, explains the peace he has knowing that evil exists because God can’t stop it.  We also listen to and dissect Joel Osteen's response to the whole "our doors were closed until you asked us to open them" fiasco.  

 

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Do Christians have “senseless faith,” holding on to beliefs that are not only insignificant but also illogical?  Churches position themselves not for Christians but only for a certain type of Christian.  This is tragic when true believing skeptics can’t have a community to fellowship with.  Toby brings some sad news on Chuck E. Cheese and Joey admits to paying $600 for a pet cat.

 

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We talk to Chris Heuertz, best-selling author of "The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth" partially just to find out if this enneagram stuff is legit or not. We discuss whether it was created by humans as a tool for understanding, or is innate to a deeper spiritual truth of how we're created. Matt shares some BC Music news, and Joey witnesses the potential animalistic tendencies of humans when he waited in line for sandbags in preparing for the approaching hurricane. 

 

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Joel Osteen, wealthy pastor in Houston, drags his feet on serving others, but is there more to the story? Should he be given the benefit of the doubt?  Speaking of pastors and churches, it’s uncanny, the tax benefits received by their likes. Should Pastor Joey feel a bit guilty?  Lastly, Nate Henry and Sherwood are going on tour and Nate finds common ground with Joey’s gravitation towards conspiracies including moon landing, 911, JFK assassination, and Big Foot.

 

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It's called the Nashville Statement.  It's when church leaders’ desire to make a public stance on human sexuality comes to a head and many pastors sign a statement to make sure every one knows exactly where they stand on others' sexuality.  But many are asking, why the focus on gay people?  Why the need to draw a line?  All this makes us wonder what Jesus would do in today's church culture, and why these folks didn't repent on behalf of the church’s mistreatment of the LGBTQ community.

 

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Ray Harkins, host of 100 Words or Less podcast, talks about being straightedge with Matt, Toby, and Joey, and its parallel with Christianity having in-group out-group dynamics. What does Toby’s parody worship song teach us about the church and Christianity? Lastly, it’s Matt's 38th birthday and A-I will write pop songs in roughly 14 years.

 

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Mark Salomon from Stavesacre is someone who has paved the way for bands like Emery, Underoath, and Norma Jean. They have a new album coming out, so he joined us today and we talk about the album and working for NASCAR. A few episodes back, Toby was tasked with writing a hit worship song, and the task is officially completed with today's release of the fully produced single "Forever Rain" that's steadily climbing the charts on iTunes!
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Fallen pastors seem to want to reclaim the stage as quickly as possible. Could it be that being a Mega Church Pastor is the primary catalyst for pastors’ “moral failures?”  What is it that motivates pastors like Perry Noble to start a new church?  Is it an addiction?  It’s also back to school time so all the Christian kids are back on the mission field to keep classmates out of hell, and lastly, we had a guest whose husband went 7 years without masturbating and some of our listeners were utterly pissed.

 

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Influential blogger and writer, Jory Micah was fired from her college teaching job for as a result of her controversial feminist views.  She is angered by the church’s discrimination against female leadership and how that prevents many from being who God has made them to be.  She also doesn’t believe in a marital submission that is unique to wives.  Potentially even more interesting is her celebration of gender uniqueness.  Men and women both have strengths and weaknesses that are typically common for their gender.  This feminist may just piss off the feminists.  Matt introduces an invention that could save the lives of many kids,  and Toby brings a news story that supports Matt’s assessment of McDonalds.

 

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Christians withdrawing from "the world" of media and culture has partly caused a natural bias against Christians from having a lack of influence there. Billy Hallowell helps us untangle this, being culture-focused writer. They also discuss responses to the recent Charlottesville protests by white nationalists.

 

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Ex-porn star, Brittni De La Mora, speaks about women's responsibility through modesty to help men not stumble, and Candice from the Free Sex expresses how evangelical culture made her ashamed of her body.

 

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After the untimely death and suicide of Chester Bennington, people’s hearts were grieved, but added to their sadness, came anger and accusations of cowardice.  Matt MacDonald (The Classic Crime, Vocal Few) was in this camp, and took heat for some cold comments made on social media.  Him and Levi the Poet, who lost his dad to suicide, talk all this through as we delve into the devastating act of suicide. Before that, Matt shares the benefits of what could be called “butt-dial therapy,” and Toby is taking his True Man Experience to Texas!

 

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You’ve all heard “Liar, Lunatic, or Lord,” but why isn’t it plausible for Jesus to be a “liar” or “lunatic?”  2000 years after the apparent resurrection, couldn’t Christians be off or mislead in how we interpret history?  All the same, we still believe, and feel strongly that Christians can learn a lot from atheists. At the same time, before atheists write off Christianity, it may be helpful for some to truly understand what we believe in the first place. Lastly, Toby and Matt discuss the huge perks of playing in a worship band.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:03pm CST

John Mark McMillan joins to discuss his new album “Mercury & Lightning,” which he wrote while processing a faith crisis, replete with anxiety and doubt, leaving him with honest songs depicting his struggles with God. He takes a risk with the departure from his usual worship style, as it follows his process of rethinking and then reconstructing his faith. Before he comes on, Matt expresses his anger towards “Brangelina” and Toby discovers that “alone time” may actually be good for him every once in awhile.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:30pm CST

The most successful people have coaches or mentors and recognize the great need for guidance.  Not so with Douche Bag Dudes.  Jordan Harbinger (host of Art of Charm Podcast) talks about what Art of Charm boot camp can offer people, discusses the power of humility and the stagnancy caused by ego.  How do we appreciate masculinity in a politically correct way and what’s wrong with our stereotyping of masculinity in the first place?  Lastly, should overweight people pay for more than one seat in a plane, pyramid schemes, and the Damn News bring you some crazy information on DNA and sex.  Oh yeah, and Matt thinks we are all made of menstruation.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm CST

Maybe it’s God or if not, maybe his plan of redemption?  Either way, Christians are going to be so pissed when they found out the truth.  In other topics, McDonalds vs. Church, are people going to stop having kids, and those damn midwesterners.  And in the Damn News, man falls in love with his sex doll.  His wife was upset at first, but she’s fine now.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm CST

Michael and Lisa Gungor join to tell the story of their recent show getting shut down during a Q&A. During an acoustic show at a Methodist Church, an atheist audience member prompted a strong reaction.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm CST

Matt and Toby open the episode talking about news they just received of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington's suicide. Later Jonathan Merritt joins, the well-known journalist who wrote the article on Eugene Peterson. He dishes on what actually happened during the interview, and what it was like working with Peterson's publicists throughout the day, before and after Peterson retracted his statement. Churches will soon treat the LGBTQ community like they treat divorcees in the church. Also, congrats to us for hitting 300 episodes of The BadChristian Podcast!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:49am CST

We've come a long way from "Something About Mary," but have we lost the ability to communicate clearly in an overly PC culture? As society works hard to gain more ground in this area, it's on the shoulders of modern comedians to speak to deeper truths underlaying our country's history of and existing racism.

 

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Direct download: 2017071720BCPOD20299.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am CST

Why are we surprised when seasoned Christians are disinterested in “going to church?”  Is it a fair statement to say that their faith in God may be too deep for it? Joey wonders how a non-conformist like Matt fit into the Mars Hill Church culture for so long. We also speculate why Eugene Peterson retracted his statement we discussed last week.

 

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Direct download: 2017071720BCPOD20298.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm CST

Matt, Toby, and Joey discuss the Christian response to Eugene Peterson (author of The Message) coming out as gay affirming, only to find out after recording the episode that the old man changed his mind?

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm CST

Can you be a progressive female, and also hold fast to complementarian views of headship and submission in the church and home? BC Club member Martha Davenport explores biblical complementarianism that is closer to egalitarianism than what the evangelical church might have you believe. Also, Toby’s having coyote problems that may put his kids on house arrest.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm CST

Author of the article, “5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity” joins the show for a head-to-head discussion on why progressive christian thought is a danger to our children. Can Christians agree to disagree on matters of sexuality?  Is there less "black and white" in the bible than what we were brought up to believe?  Are there essentials of the Christian faith that are merely tradition and need to go?  Or is Alisa's article spot on and we're all in trouble?

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm CST

Traveling around and talking to podcast listeners, we’ve found that The BadChristian Podcast is listened to by pastors, volunteers, and attendees of mainstream churches.  Most of them just don’t admit to it.  Aaron Lunsford tells his story of starting a BBQ business, having his new rig break down, and seeing his actual business go up in literal flames. All in one day. Lastly, BC Club boy proposes to BC Club girl on the show.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm CST

Matt and Toby wrote an album about this and Joey, who may be going a bit overboard, thinks it’s lyrically revolutionary and has great implications for the church.  Also, after performing at AudioFeed festival, Matt, Toby and Joey discuss the unfairness of strangers introducing themselves, only afterwards depending on them completely to carry the conversation from there.  Lastly can humor be found in any situation? Toby tells a tragic story in the Damn News that may be hard not to laugh at.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:34am CST

The guys are agitated by an article entitled, “Progressive Christianity is as much of a threat to your kids faith as atheism”  the article echoes a popular evangelical sentiment that claims their specific way of reading and interpreting the bible is the only one that is even reasonable.  Matt, Toby and Joey explore the notion that just a few years ago they would have felt the same way and wrote off people like Rob Bell.

It can be scary to loosen your grip on what you thought you knew, but as you mature in faith you SHOULD be able to recognize more things as gray as you move from the black and white stage.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:36am CST

Co-host of the Phil Vischer (VeggieTales creator) Podcast and author of multiple books including newest, “What's Wrong With Religion: 9 Things No One Told You About Faith,”  Skye Jethani talks the ABC’s of mega-church culture (attendance, buildings, and cash), and how “being relevant” isn’t bidding well for this brand of Christianity.  He also recounts some fun stories including blasting a bunch of pastors at a conference he was asked to speak. In BadChristian world, Toby is overly concerned and inquisitive about ticks and Joey shares anxiety that he experiences during BadChristian interviews. 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm CST

Given the numerous times mega-church Elevation (Charlotte, NC) has made headlines in recent years, this church and its gifted celebrity pastor, Steven Furtick, has often been a topic of conversation on this podcast.  On this episode, we brought on a former super-volunteer and intern from the church and discussed some of the oddities behind the scenes there.  Matt is also worried about the current state of our country and world, Toby made a video to his future hit worship song (Hillsong, beware), and a Packer fan takes his wife’s last name because her last name is “Packer.”

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm CST

Luke Welchel, co-founder of AudioFeed Festival joins to discuss the mixed lineup. As he says, “If we want non-Christians to come to the festival, why wouldn’t we let them play it?” Joey’s senile grandma is stealing from other nursing home residents, and Toby wants to rename female genitalia.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm CST

Jordan Harbinger, host of The Art of Charm podcast, which has 3 million monthly listeners, joins to discuss the alt-right and how we should think about and treat internet trolls like toddlers. Matt, Toby, and Joey praise the Southern Baptist Convention for officially condemning the alt-right movement. Plus, Joey has an embarrassing parenting moment, and Toby brings some new truth to an old story.

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Direct download: 2017061520BCPOD20288_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:22pm CST

Sex is either treated as overly-sacred or overly-vile.  This influences how parents manage nudity in their household amongst family members and how “private parts” are treated and discussed.  Would society benefit from everyone just chilling out a bit?  If nudity wasn’t so taboo, would people’s sexuality benefit? In other topics, is it weird that God would just beat the hell out of someone for not listening to Him and Muslim salvation tracks vs. Christian salvation tracks.  Don’t forget the Damn News!  Is it fair for a transgender male athlete to label himself female and compete in females athletic events?  

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Direct download: 20170612_BCPOD_287_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm CST

Which may mean we don't believe what we think?  Matt doesn’t think he really believes a lot of what he intellectually accepts as true. Oh, and he doesn’t think you do either...about abortion, hell and gay people. Matt also makes some bold statements concerning parents of LGBTQ people.  Joey and Toby are present too, don’t worry.  Lastly, Emery has the “bus blues.”  Are we witnessing the end of Emery?   

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am CST

Does Joey have too lofty of expectations with his marriage?  Especially given he’s been depressed lately.  I mean, how long can his wife survive that sad stuff?  Toby cried himself to sleep a few times lately due to struggles in his marriage and Matt claims most guys wouldn’t have stayed married to his wife as long as he has but also calls his wife a treasure.  Lastly, Joey teaches his mom that that “Prayer of Jabez Book” is a fraud.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:04pm CST

As a society, we have serious problems with being too serious.  We disagree with people but we want to destroy them as well?  It’s crazy.   It’s getting out of hand when one person’s life and legacy can be defined by 140 characters.  Also, Joey steals from a restaurant.

 

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Direct download: 20170601_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm CST

Toby thinks worship music deals too often with pain and struggle, especially when the song-writer lives in a first world country, plays the music with expensive instruments and state of the art equipment.  I mean, how bad can things be, right?  Joey sheds some different light on this observation.  In addition, Matt, Toby and Joey discuss patriotism, constipation and "Things that Make Toby Angry."  Lastly, our guest Bradley Hathaway discusses his new album "Flesh Eater" and its unorthodox, risky and potentially seen as risque' expression of sexuality. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:38pm CST

George Mekhail, gay affirming Pastor, wrote a letter to mega church Pastor Judah Smith, (City Church, Seattle) asking for clarification on his ambiguous statement about church inclusion during a sermon.  "Is City Church gay-affirming" George writes Judah Smith. "Will City Church affirm, baptize and marry gay people?"  No answer after a few months. During this episode, George Mekhail highlights the importance of churches being clear on where they stand with gay inclusion, while Matt, Toby and Joey take this episode to try and practice that same level of clarity.

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Direct download: 2017052520BCPOD20George_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40pm CST

During this episode, you get a snapshot as to why BadChristian exists, how much money is made through this operation, where that money goes and why Matt, Toby and Joey spend a lot of time on things that make no money at all.  The headliners of this episode however, are the hosts of BadChristian.com's newest podcast, "Reconstruct: The Collective Reconstruction of Our Faith."  Join Dan Koch and John Raines on Reconstruct Podcast as they provide resources and community for people who are rethinking and reconstructing a faith in God.  

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Direct download: 20170522_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25pm CST

On this episode we discuss a recent article from Christianity Today in which Anglican Priest, Tish Harrison Warren, claims that there is a "crisis of authority." She feels that bloggers like Jen Hatmaker and Rachel Held Evans don't have, but need formal accountability to be qualified as "teachers."

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm CST

While Matt and Toby are on the road to perform new music from the upcoming Matt and Toby album, they have been rethinking what qualifies as appropriate interaction with females.  Reva, an employee and friend of BadChristian, shares the tour bus with six other guys and it's surfaced a lot of interesting thoughts and reflection.  For example, can it be disrespectful to make such an effort to be respectful of "THE GIRL that's present?"  At one of the shows, Toby goes on a verbal tirade towards a young lady that heckles him during the Matt and Toby set.  Lastly, Matt doesn't take showers and Joey ends this podcast with the saddest bomb of a low note one could ever imagine.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm CST

What do you do when bad stuff happens in your personal life?  Joey describes his warped strategy which entails thinking of the absolute worst thing that could ever happen in this life.  That way, he can take comfort in his current circumstances "not being so bad."  And the main event?  Scottie Henry from that heavy band, Norma Jean, opens up about his confusion on why former band mate, Josh Scoggin quit the band; they never even talked about it. Scottie also talks about life after Norma Jean, what it's like having a job outside of music and catches us up to speed on his new band, Holy+Gold.  

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm CST

Robbie and Matt from The Classic Crime sit down on the tour bus with Matt and Toby to discuss some controversy around their new album.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am CST

Steven Furtick and Elevation Church is at it again, raising some eye brows with something fishy.  Maybe it's nothing but just in general, why are celebrities and politicians fair game for scrutiny amongst Christians but Pastors are off limits? Lastly, is the BadChristian Podcast and similar forms of media/entertainment becoming more legitimized as sources of information in the church? Because a Christian journalism outfit took information from Matt's podcast (Break it Down) and didn't even name him as a source! Maybe he deserves this though, considering on this episode he teaches us all how to steal from airlines during check-in. 

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:46pm CST

Joey just got back from a pastors conference where he got to witness the uncanny, unmatched talent of Steven Furtick (Elevation Church).  And by the way, do we always need to attach "anointing" to pure, raw talent?  For the majority of this episode, Gary Wayne, author of Genesis Six Conspiracy, comes on to talk Nephilim and demonic conspiracy against humanity.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm CST

Mike Herrera of MxPx joins Matt and Toby in studio while Toby is in Seattle for a Matt & Toby show. They talk about sound guys, tour managers, and getting kicked off shows for smoking. Did you know MxPx used to get frustrated on the road with Christian ska band, O.C. Supertones, for preaching so much on stage, MxPx has their own beer, and Mike wasn't confident enough in Pokinatcha (MxPx's first album) to share news of its release with his high school peers? How did that MxPx punk mascot come about and is it true that a Satanist helped with Life in General's album artwork?   

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm CST

Our friend Matt Johnson helped write Joey's book, was a part of the Tooth and Nail early days, and was an integral part of Mars Hill in Seattle.  He just wrote a book, "Getting Jesus Wrong," that reflects on how far off track the church has gotten from Jesus' teachings.  Matt, Toby and Matt Johnson discuss the real power that Facebook gives to chumps, how the left is similar to fundamentalism and Toby actually longs for the apocalypse.  And while Joey's away, the three spend some time "Joey bashing."

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm CST

Iron sharpens iron? You'll have to be the judge. Chad Johnson, an old time friend of Matt and Toby's and founder of ComeandLive.com and TakeHold Records, joins us with David Pierce, Ben Pierce (Steiger.org), all three bringing a different angle of what it means to be a Christian.  Should Toby and Matt be more evangelical at Emery shows? Why did Aaron Gillespie, due to using some choice words, get the boot from speaking at a Steiger event?  How vital to the gospel is the message of sanctification? Do we pick and choose what qualifies as sanctification and overlook possibly more important examples? Lastly, Joey admits to a stark example of him being a sexist in the workplace.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am CST

Singer of long-time Christian ska band Five Iron Frenzy, Reece joins us to reflect on the early days of touring and their Kickstarter success, discusses how the ska band Less than Jake acted more Christ-like than most Christian bands, and goes a bit into how the church is warped politically. Toby will start going to church again only if it's a church he started, his family views his podcasting and music career as great jokes and Joey's son thinks theirs a penis in his dad's mouth. And in the Damn News, evangelizing in strip clubs. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am CST

Andy Othling, mastermind behind Lowercase Noises (LowerCaseNoises.com) BC Music's newest artist, discusses his unique musical craft and gives us a peak into his life, inspiration, his successful music career, what his faith (or lack of) in God currently looks like and why people admire his pedalboard more than his music. The fellas also discuss why marriage counseling is effective only when couples want it to be, how culture's approach to sex potentially stunts a woman's ability to be free, and the advantages of having a penis.

 

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Direct download: 270_Andy_Othling.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm CST

Demon Hunter blasted the Metalcore scene in 2002 and in this episode discusses how years before, other bands paved the way for their success. Fox News and MSNBC wanted some answers that we got on this episode about the possibility of Bin Laden getting shot by a soldier who was wearing a Demon Hunter sticker and potentially listening to their music. Lastly, hear how Emery helped pioneer skinny jeans by wearing girl jeans, Joey shares a racially charged story that makes everyone uncomfortable and Matt, inspired by Oral Roberts, is going to start a new college, named Anal Roberts. 

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Direct download: DEMON_HUNTER_BCPOD_update.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm CST

You get some in studio performances from these two brilliant musicians and we talk a bit about “worship music,” how these guys make a living on their music, the infamous “f-word gospel song,” and how both have changed since being worship leaders at Mars Hill Church. 

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Direct download: BCUPDATEPOD_KINGKZACH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am CST

Four wheeler accident on 8/2/16 broke him up physically but changed his life for the better, Dallas Taylor talks about it all for the first time.  Now he loves deeper, appreciates more and is currently persevering through intense pain and physical limitations.  In lesser important matters, what’s the deal with blocking people on twitter, Toby struggles with guilt for being negative towards the church and in the Damn News, man shoots a trespassing stranger who was trying to steal a quick, hot shower.  

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Direct download: 01_BCPOD_DALLAS_TAYLOR.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm CST

Pastor Tim Kellers’ convictions on male headship cost him recently but he took it like a champ. Matt, Toby and Joey have changed a lot on their perspective of male headship and women pastors, have you?  Vice President Mike Pence swears he’ll never dine alone with a woman; (i.e. the Billy Graham Rule) is this respect or sexism? Toby’s dog needs knee surgery and Pastor Joey definitely is against paying money to help animals. Also, we hear how a big time mega church pastor talks about wealth and it’s apparent that he seems to forget just how wealthy he is himself!

 

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Direct download: 266_Women_Pastors_Anyone__Pastor_Tim_Keller_Was_Grilled_for_Saying_No.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:29pm CST

The BadChristian trio get some constructive criticism about their podcast from a Pastor that readily admits he can only ingest the podcast in small doses. Toby accepts the challenge to write a hit worship song. He performs three worship songs that were written in a few hours. You make the call; are they hits? Toby wonders why he needs to call transgenders by their new gender and Joey managed to piss off Michael Jackson’s daughter (true story).
 
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Direct download: 265_Mike_Wilkerson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm CST

Is this out of line?  Joey’s a Pastor.  Isn’t there a verse about being above reproach? You’ll also hear about Toby’s upcoming hit Worship song, why PC police are out of line for trying to take the word “girl” out of our vocabulary and why Matt thinks Third Eye Blind was ahead of their time. 

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Direct download: BC_POD_3_25_17_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm CST

John Mark McMillan talks his resistance to pigeon-holing himself in the CCM music scene, shares compromises that are useful and needed in this particular market, reflects on some changes in his faith, and walks us through how a worship song writer goes about composing worship songs for Jesus while being okay with maintaining a motivation to make more money.  Joey’s suffering from compassion fatigue.  What the hell is that?  And in the damn news, a boy tries to impress a girl by swimming in alligator-infested waters.

 

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Direct download: BC_POD_JMM_3_23_17_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm CST

Currently writing a book on these experiences, Lisa Gungor (Gungor Music and The Liturgists Podcast) reflects on the rejection and abandonment from supposedly their Christian community after her and her husband were “found out” to have some unorthodox biblical views. What does parenting look like given her major faith changes? How do her parents process their daughter’s newfound freedom? This and more from Lisa Gungor. Toby and Matt take you a bit behind the scenes of what it looks like to still be doing Emery as 40 year-old men and Joey admits to his buddies, having to re-evaluate their friendships.
 
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Direct download: BCPOD_L_GUNGOR_replace.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34am CST

Have you ever heard of porn pity party syndrome? It effects most Christians males after they look at porn and Toby/Joey reflect on this months mess-ups. Matt pleads the 5th. Toby’s edifies us all by sharing things that he hates and Pigeon John takes us to school on his life journey’s of an authentic hip hop creator trying to resist the silly parameters of Christian Contemporary Music Marketing.
 
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Direct download: 261_Pigeon_John.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm CST

Mark Driscoll isn’t the only one that should be speaking for the once flourishing church community Mars Hill in Seattle, Washington. So let’s start with Jen Smidt, who alongside her husband invested their time, energy, and hearts into former Mars Hill Church, once led by Pastor Mark Driscoll. They actually brought the first Mars Hill baby into the world and maintained significant roles in curriculum writing, counseling, general Mars Hill media and were in high levels of leadership. Jen tells the story of rich community they found and helped establish at Mars Hill, her and her husband’s relationship and interactions with the Driscoll family, and the eventual heartbreak and unhealthy manner of it all ending. Toby, Joey and Matt reflect a bit on how jacked up and hypocritical church structures are, but you don’t want to miss the laughs, tears, and stories told in this episode.
 
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Direct download: 260_Mars_Hill_Church_Speaks_with_Jenn_Smidt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:53pm CST

Jason Stellman (host of Drunk Ex-Pastor Podcast) comes on to talk about the church, his newly found Catholicism, and his book “Misfit Faith: Confessions of a Drunk Ex-Pastor.” Tullian Tchividjian texts Matt during the show and the word “secular” is played out. And in The Damn News, we can't save our own environment, maybe we can help Mars with theirs.
 
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Direct download: 259_Drunk_Ex-Pastor_Jason_Stellman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm CST

LSD immediately made a positive impact on Ayelet, an author and mother of four. She wrote the book “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life. Hear her story. Toby appears on one of the leading NPR podcasts and almost gets destroyed by a tornado on the same day. Also, Joey and Toby’s friend passes away from a motorcycle accident. RIP Bronson Rash.
 
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Direct download: 258_Microdosing_LSD_with_Author_Ayelet_Waldman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm CST

Matt is back and from his “mom died vacation” and has some serious gratitude to express. So there’s a new solar system eh?  Doesn’t matter if we can never get to it.  Or can we?  Matt has some numbers and theories that will leave your head shaking.  And in the Damn News, white woman claims to identify as a black woman:  It’s called “trans-black.”

 
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Direct download: 257_Matt_Returns_from_The_Worst_Vacation_Ever.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm CST

Having lost his mother in October, our best friend Devin Shelton adds profound insight to our reflections on last weeks untimely loss of his Matt’s mother. Death really makes you think deeply about life and draws out appreciation for things we normally take for granted. Joey doesn’t know when to stop his stupid jokes and parenting is full of literal shit. And in the Damn News, an old lady literally molds to her chair. And we ask if it is disrespectful, dishonoring or even evil to pay top dollar for the phone that Hitler used to sentence millions of Jews to death?

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Direct download: 256_Parenthood_Death_and_Loss_with_Devin_Shelton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am CST

Co-hosts of the brand new marriage podcast, Stronger Marriages, Seth and Melanie stop by and drop some bombs of details on how horrific their marriage was early on. Suicidal thoughts, spousal assault, hiding guns?! And they stayed together?! Hear why they stuck it out and get more insight on possibly the most important, “need to be heard" marriage podcasts out there. And on The Damn News, some whiny teen laments about her unfortunate turn of events when she won the lottery. And lastly, but certainly not least, every one pays a little tribute to Jenny Carter, Matt’s mother who passed away a week ago.
 
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Direct download: 255_Melanie_and_Seth_Studley_Our_Friends_from_Stronger_Marriages.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45pm CST

Joey’s daughter Gwenny stops in for a bit to talk with her dad’s two buddies. Then, Toby and Matt get on their simulation theory kick. But seriously, if an alien disproved everything, would you think he or she was the antichrist? Lastly, in the Damn News, Florida man tries to steal 7 billion dollars. His motivation? Jesus. Yeah, that’s right.

 
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Jason Romano, ESPN employee of 17 years, explains his transition out of the sports network behemoth to focus on ministry and tells of a hilarious encounter with Snoop Dogg. Joey shares a story he had originally decided to conceal about his depressing Christmas. Matt explains the start-up process of a brand new podcast, Stronger Marriages. And, the fellas discuss how Valentine’s Day plays with them and their wives. You may be surprised.

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Direct download: 253_Jason_Romano_from_ESPN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:51pm CST

Aaron (As Cities Burn) comes on to discuss how he’s become the most unlikeable personality on the internet to date.  He, along side the BC crew, discuss political correctness, why “girl” is a bad word, how Joey thought “Chinese” was a bad word and why Aaron doesn’t believe he’d enjoy time with one of our former female guests.

 

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Direct download: 252_Former_As_Cities_Burn_s_Drummer_and_Internet_Troll_Aaron_Lunsford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm CST

Why the hell is Perry Noble preaching again? Why does Steven Furtick get to call the shot on this one? We love Pastor Perry Noble, a Pastor who was recently removed as a result of some struggles including alcohol addiction. These issues were revealed not even a year ago and Pastor Steven Furtick, this past Sunday, had him as a guest preacher at Elevation Church. This makes for a podcast episode full of questions, yelling, frustrations, Toby rants, introspection, cutting up, inappropriate jokes, anger, and sympathy for Perry Noble. In other words what else is new? But seriously, why would people push him back to the very thing that caused his problems?Why does the church need heroes? Is this all a joke? Are we as Christians in mega-church American church culture, a bunch of clowns?
 
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Direct download: BCPOD_NOBLE_FURTICK.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am CST

Matt Willingham from the non-profit Preemptive Love joins us live from Iraq! We discuss the refugee immigration crisis, the effect on America and Muslims, and how we can help refugees from war-torn countries. Also, Toby's brother Mike stops by to discuss President Donnie's policies, and as always The Damn News you need.

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Direct download: 250_Matthew_Willingham_of_Preemptive_Love.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm CST

We’re joined by the Chairman of the Libertarian Party, Nicholas Sarwark to talk about government responsibility and the current state of our country. Also in today’s episode, we try to get to the bottom of why Matt hasn’t been sick since 2008. It has something to do with not conceding anything to the enemy. We bring back the science segment with pigs growing human organs. And in The Damn News a surgeon falls in love with a woman while performing a colonoscopy on her.
 
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Direct download: 249-NicholasSarwark-REVISED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm CST

Author Barnabas Piper navigates and processes the benefits and potential harm of different transparency levels of conversations concerning his recent divorce.  Is institutional church wrapping up in a few?  Toby and Matt tread lightly due to the depression Joey brings with him and an 11 year old gets all of his classmates high on some specially laced treats. 

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Direct download: BC_POD_1_27_17_remastered.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm CST

We’re joined by Stephanie Drury of Stuff Christian Culture Likes. She’s a southern preacher's kid turned advocate for survivors of spiritual abuse. On this episode, she shares the family tragedy that started her quest to address dysfunction in the church. She also explains the patriarchy and tells about her social media experiment that exposes culturally conditioned misogyny. It looks like we’re all affected, folks! Stephanie seems really harsh and aggressive on Twitter, but MAN is she nice! Hint, hint. This is part of her experiment. We also listen back and comment on Joey's crazy radio interview with a republican, ultra conservative Trump supporting evangelical man that obviously wasn't listening to a damn word Joey said. And in the news, porn and statutes of limitations.
 
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Direct download: 247-StephanieDrury.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:02pm CST

Why do conservatives seem to have more patriotism and what in the hell does it mean when Christians day “I was ruined after reading that,” “God wrecked me.” Dan Koch, the Seattle liberal puts the southern Bad Christian boys on the hot seat and lastly but certainly not least, your daily dose of the Damn News.

 

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Direct download: 246-ConservativesPatriotismLiberalDanKoch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48pm CST

In the right context, are all subjects fair game to joke around about? Rape? Molestation? The death of a spouse or child? Propaganda stops by and actually gives Trump a 50% of being a decent President and Toby weeps over his son after a sensitive parental moment involving Ike (his son) breaking his arm. 

 

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Direct download: 245-NoJokesAreOffLimits-withPropaganda.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm CST