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Joey’s uncle wanted old-school directions to his house, even though he had an iPhone to easily type in the address like a normal human. According to him though, Joey was the dummy for relying on that dumb MAPS app. Matt gets excited about these implications. A simple choice the future generations will be faced with. Accept & cooperate with hybrid humans, reverse aging, and 300-year lifespans, or go build your villages to die early. 99.9% of us will chose the former.

 

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Direct download: 0712_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:56pm CDT

This week's guests are Pick It Up! Ska in the 90s film producers Leanor Ortega Till of Five Iron Frenzy, and Jason Zeimet of Unoriginal Vinyl. We dive into the history of ska music, the inspiration for the documentary, as well as some in-depth reflections on Five Iron Frenzy, and their involvement in the Ska scene over the last 25 years.
 
 

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Direct download: 0710_BCPOD_Ska.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm CDT

Michael Gungor has had a rough past couple of years, which has come with a lot of change, including being given a new name as a spiritual practice of dissolving the ego and stories we have for who we are. He joins to explain some of this to us, which leads to his new book "This: Becoming Free."

 

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Direct download: 0703_BCPOD_Gungor.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

Chris Farley was one of the all-time great comedians and actors. We had the privilege of talking with his brother Tom about his life, career, the impact he had on the world, and implications of the dark side of being the funny guy.

 

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Tooth & Nail: "Fissure" by Oh, Sleeper

Direct download: 0626_BCPOD_TomFarley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm CDT

Matt, Toby, and Joey discuss how some of the moralism and purity problematic religious behaviors and image management, that we’ve seen for years in evangelicalism is now appearing in other subcultures and the mainstream.

 

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Tooth & Nail: "A Voice in the Violence" by Wolves at the Gate

Direct download: 0619_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17pm CDT

Singer of one of Joey's favorite old school Tooth & Nail bands, Craig's Brother, gets vulnerable about some of the reality behind what was going on during some tumultuous times in their earlier years, and what they're up to now.

 

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Direct download: 0614_BCPOD_TEDBOND.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56pm CDT

A fan of the sneaker culture, founder of Preachers N Sneakers started noticing rare and expensive shoes on some of the celebrity pastors and worship pastors, made note of it on Instagram, just putting the info out there, and people from all different groups have resonated with it and made it mean whatever they want.

 

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Direct download: 0605_BCPOD_PreacherSneakers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm CDT

Aaron Lunsford, from the band As Cities Burn, hangs out at Toby's house, makes some jokes, and Joey asks awkward questions.

 

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Direct download: 0529_BCPOD_Lunsford.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm CDT

Joey shows up in a big way on the basketball court where he hosts the neighbor kids. Unfortunately, it leads to some marital problems when he elbows a kid in the face.

 

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Direct download: 0524_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am CDT

Our good friend JT from the band Hawthorne Heights joins to reminisce on our first tour with them as we gear up for an Emery and Hawthorne Heights co-headline run this summer.

 

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Direct download: 0522_BCPOD_JT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:23pm CDT

A few weeks ago, Toby and Joey proposed a thought turned real-life experiment of whether it would be beneficial or not for married couples to have sex every day for a week. We actually got quite a few responses from people who tried it out, so invited a couple on to share what they learned!

 

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Direct download: 0517_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm CDT

New York Times best selling author of "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck", Mark Manson, joins to talk about his new book about hope. Turns out he actually grew up Christian, like a lot of us, and we explore the ideas of faith of certainty, faith of doubt, and what you resist will persist.

 

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Direct download: 0515_BCPOD_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:40pm CDT

We reflect on the career and life of Rachel Held Evans, and update everyone on what we've been up to over in Emeryland.

 

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Direct download: 0510_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am CDT

In his new book, Comedy Sex God, Pete Holmes encourages people to unfold the way they're unfolding, and that changing your faith is the best thing you can do. Matt and Toby get the opportunity to confess some pretty hilarious things to him, and talk psychedelics.

 

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Direct download: 0508_BCPOD_PeteHolmes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:08pm CDT

During the hardest year of Craig Gross's life, he and his wife Jeanette found cannabis to not only help them cope, but to find a new way of life and a new way of thinking. Now they're out to break the taboo of cannabis use within the church to give other people the freedom to try something that might actually help them too.

 

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Direct download: 0501_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm CDT

Here's a sneak peek at a daily dose episode! We get a bit more raw and personal on these episodes. This week, Toby faked Easter and came away feeling convicted of a few things and feeling closer to God, even though he didn't listen to a word the pastor said.

 

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Tooth & Nail: Mike Mains & the Branches "Around the Corner"

Direct download: 0426_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01pm CDT

Ex-pastor of megachurch The Journey in St Louis, Missouri, Darrin Patrick, sits down with Joey at a pastor's conference to discuss his pastoral failures that resulted in his termination. Three years removed, Darrin tells the whole story, including where he's at now.

 

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Direct download: 0424_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:05am CDT

Chad Gardner, front man of Kings Kaleidoscope, wanted to send a message with his new album "Zeal" to all the naysayers like us to stop being so negative and bring some joy and faith back to Christianity again.

 

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Direct download: 0416_BCPOD_Chad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm CDT

Russell Holbrook of Joe Christmas, one of Joey's favorite Tooth & Nail bands of all time, shares his experience with heroin and other addictions. Escapism is so easy through drugs, alcohol, and even social media, that being present is the hardest thing to do. Check out Russell's new book "Heroin is the Answer: A Memoir of What I Can Remember."

 

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Direct download: 0411_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm CDT

President of Renew the Arts, Justus Stout, sits down with us backstage at the BC Con to catch up on the documentary they're helping to fund us making called What Would Jesus Sell, and talk a bit about the world of nonprofits.

 

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Direct download: 0409_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm CDT

There's only a few interviews we've done that leave us with a feel of awe and inspiration. This was definitely one of them! We had the privilege of talking to Richard Rohr about his upbringing, what Universalism is all about, and where Evangelicals are getting it wrong.

 

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Tooth & Nail: "Unbound" by Demon Hunter

Direct download: 0402_BCPOD_ROHR_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am CDT

Matt's back! We talk about his new baby until that gets out of hand, then move on to discussion of the different mechanisms by which politicians and pastors acquire power.

 

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Tooth & Nail: "Breathing Underwater" by Mike Maines & the Branches

Direct download: 0326_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Brian McLaren, author of "The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian," has had a massive impact on Joey's belief updates, so he was very excited to talk to him today and even call him a mentor. Something about Universalism just seems a little too good to be true for Toby to jump on board, so at the end of the episode, he sets it straight again.

 

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Direct download: 0319_BCPOD_BrianMcLaren.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19am CDT

Author of the new Timshel Bible translation and pastor, Bonnie Lewis, was one of our favorite guests at this year's conference, so we wanted to share her interview with Dan Koch with you all. We also have a sex challenge for all you couples out there.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:55pm CDT

Funeral director and author, Caleb Wilde, gives his up close and personal account of living surrounded by death and how American's detachment from the reality of death isn't helping anyone.

 

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Direct download: 0312_BCPOD_CalebWilde.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm CDT

Prominent celebrity pastor Clayton Jennings had a meltdown on social media this weekend because of some accusations that have come out against him by JD Hall of Pulpit and Pen. Hall joins to explain where these accusations are coming from, and the history of his relationship with Jennings.

 

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Tooth & Nail: Demon Hunter "More Than Bones" Pre-Order Now

Direct download: 0306_BCPOD_JDHALL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm CDT

This episode's about second chances. Sleeping Giant's Tommy Green opens up about his affair as a young adult that left him with unreal guilt, but gives him a unique perspective on issues like Tim Lambesis. He's also passionate about helping women leaving the sex trade, and started a non-profit called Run Against Traffic, and even ran across the entire state of Utah for the cause.

 

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Direct download: 0226_BCPOD_TommyGreen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm CDT

Aaron Gillespie of Underoath couldn't make the BC Conference, so Matt caught up with him to get a "System Update" on how his faith, mind, and outlook on life has changed and updated over time.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:17pm CDT

Candice and Katie from the Free Sex Podcast join for one last hurrah to recap their experience doing the podcast, and what led them to ultimately move on.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm CDT

Andy Mineo is not satisfied with the typical Christianity status quo. Luckily for hip-hop fans, he's pushing to break some barriers in that space, and shares the philosophy behind some clever lines on his new album.

 

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Tooth and Nail: The Drowned God "Less Than an Exit"

Direct download: 0205_BCPOD_Mineo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm CDT

We thought we'd hit you with an extra episode this week! Matt and Toby give you an update on a new business venture, we kick you a club-exclusive episode, and have a clubber on for another interview.

 

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Tooth and Nail: The Drowned God "Less Than an Exit"

Direct download: 0202_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:08pm CDT

Matt likes everything Jordan Peterson says; which leads him to the conclusion he needs to stop listening to him. Joey brings a earth-shattering hypothesis that the band Mineral is on par with the restaurant Applebee's.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Ryan Rado has been a big part of the Christian punk/hardcore scene for the last two decades through managing and getting several Tooth and Nail bands signed.  He is also a visual and musical artist himself.  Ryan also has Tourette's Syndrome and one of the most fun personalities out there. He came by Toby's house the other day with Aaron Lunsford, and we discussed all this, weed, his new album called "Make It Perfect" and possibly got drunk.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm CDT

Dan Koch joins to discuss the subtle difference between having permission, versus not needing permission, to change your mind, and where that permission comes from.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Over Christmas break, Toby saw something he can't explain. Joey's convinced it was a ghost, but Toby thinks there's a 100% chance it wasn't. We're also stoked to announce that Mae will be headlining this year's BC Con Show, supported by Emery, Aaron Gillespie of Underoath, and Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm CDT

"The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" has been extremely beneficial to Joey's mental health. We're seeing the pressure to believe something even if you don't actually believe it move its way into mainstream culture's true seekers. Can't we all just stop giving a fuck, and be honest with others and ourselves about what we actually think about ourselves and the world? We're the ones who live in our reality anyway, so might as well enjoy what we've created for ourselves.

 

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Direct download: 1218_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm CDT

Christians are having a fit after Lauren Daigle went on the Ellen Degeneres show. Matt brings a science segment about a weird asteroid that seems to be outterstellar, and who knows, maybe even a piece of an alien spaceship.

 

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Direct download: 1211_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm CDT

Kaleb reached out to us wanting to spread the word about what he believes to be a belief in bad theology that lead to his friend being killed while sneaking onto a protected tribal island to do mission work. 

 

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Direct download: 1204_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:04pm CDT

Back from the BC Roadshow, we do a quick tour recap, and Matt explains why he doesn't want his kids going to church anymore.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:09pm CDT

How much does the American Christian give to other countries? Before we get to that, Matt explains his copy theory.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am CDT

Skillet's John Cooper talks about switching from a "Jesus, Jesus" ministry to a broader style of evangelism, and starting his new band Fight the Fury. Joey found a kindred spirit in John and they broke out in song reminiscing some old school tunes.

 

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Direct download: 1113_BCPOD_JohnCooper.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm CDT

We've all heard churches say you can't get divorced no matter what. Well what about in the case of abuse? Autumn Miles shares her heartbreaking story of domestic abuse, and the church not helping her. Through that, she's made it her mission to help equip both churches and victims with the knowledge and resources needed to actually help.

 

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Direct download: 1106_BCPOD_AutumnMiles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

It's here! Early Bird tickets are now available for the 2019 BadChristian Conference in Dallas, TX. To celebrate, we're sharing a great talk by Pete Enns from our first conference addressing doubt, belief diversity, and reasons why people change what they believe.

 

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Direct download: 1101_BCPOD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

After being proven wrong about the fate of lottery winners, Matt lays claim to why you shouldn't vote. During taping, Toby can't get over how much Joey's phone keeps going off, but turns out there was good reason for it! 

 

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Is it possible that we are interpreting the plot of our own movie wrong? We often see our modern institution as the underdog fighting against evil, but is it possible that we're really watching a tragedy unfold?

 

 

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Matt and Joey recently talked about a book they read called Fantasyland, and we have the pleasure of having the author himself, Kurt Andersen, on to talk more in depth about the ideas in his book and particularly how they relate to the american evangelical church and conspiracy theories.

 

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Micah Kinard expresses how hard Oh, Sleeper's ambiguous break up was for him, especially singing on stage again with bandmate Shane Blay's new band Wovenwar, which led to their reuniting. Shane and Micah hang on the bus with us to share the story from both of their perspectives for the first time publicly.

 

 

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With all the backlash for Emery's new album "Eve" having a naked woman on the cover, we're dedicating an episode to our thought process when we first saw the artwork. Matt gives a bit of history of how his thoughts about women have changed throughout his life.

 

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Emery's new song "Safe" is so emotional, Matt can't talk about it. Also get a taste of how the BC Club episodes roll with a taste of it here.

 

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Tooth & Nail: "In Absense" by Silent Planet

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The song "2007 Clarksville High Volleyball State Champs Gay is OK" was written about Toby's realization, after having a conversation with a man in a hospital, that what we believe from the things we've been told in church about homosexuality, might actually be stealing a person's one chance at true love from them.

 

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Author of "The Color of Compromise," Jemar Tisby, sheds some light on the state of American church's cultural divide among races and how it got that way. 

 

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Back by popular demand, John Mark McMillan discusses how his music interacts with the dualistic state of church culture in America with Joey. Toby brings the Damn News with Mexican, Jewish, granddaughter of holocaust survivor, supposedly showing a white power sign.

 

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We often equate pastors and politicians, but this one is hard to overlook. As scandals continue to come out into the open, Bill Hybels was one of the most upsetting to the Christian world. Also listen to the first half hour for an exciting BC announcement!

 

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Theologian, therapist, and ordained pastor, Mark Karris, explores intercessory prayer, and God’s uncontrolling nature, and other themes found in his new book Divine Echoes: Reconciling Prayer with the Uncontrolling Love of God. 

 

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With a country built by dreamers, fantasy is deeply embedded in the DNA of America. This fantasy mindset has largely increased over time with the rise of individualism, as Kurt Anderson's book "Fantasyland" explains, which got Matt and Joey thinking about how it relates to religion.

 

 

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The vapid use of Christianese has turned people off from spiritual words. Jonathan Merritt explains this phenomenon and is working on reimagining sacred words as an active use of language.

 

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Rapper and Producer Derek Minor breaks down why Trayvon Martin's death had a uniquely profound effect on the black Christian community.

 

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Tooth & Nail: "Backbreaker" by Fit For A King

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Science Mike and Matt MacDonald are on the same side; except when they fight on twitter. MacDonald joins Matt and Toby at Joshua Fest and explains why the heck he tweeted what he did.

 

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Tooth & Nail: "Heathen Heart" by Earth Groans

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Audible communication is about to overtake text-based communication, but that pisses Toby's brother Mike off. On a good note, it could mean a rise in blue-collar intellectuals, and a close of the literacy knowledge gap.

 

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Does who you're attracted to reveal hidden biases? We break down the nature of attraction and where we get our preferences. You don't know what you like until you give it a try.

 

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Founder of Every Man Ministries, Kenny Luck had a big part in revolutionizing men's ministry against porn. In hindsight, some say that type of ministry has had a negative effect on women, and even contributed to toxic masculinity. Zao's Scott Mellinger gets grilled by Joey, and we answer some odd questions from the BC Club.

 

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We (and you) made it to episode #400! We talk about the system one and system two brain theory, and Matt and Joey have a failed conversation about teachers in the education system.

 

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Bedroom activities are a traditionally taboo thing to talk about, especially in the southern Christian culture, which is why our guest today, sex expert Katy Zvolerin, is here to answer our uncomfortable and awkward questions about sex toys. But first, our college buddy White Carl joins to give us his review of the movie "God's Not Dead."

 

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Tooth and Nail: "5 Light Years" by Mae

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If so, what does it contain, how do we know, and where is it? We get deep about dualism in this episode, and discuss whether or not we're the author of our thoughts and desires.

 

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Tripp Fuller from the Homebrewed Christianity podcast talks about how his family were bad Southern Baptists, how he sees trends changing in the south, and his upcoming movie. Joey loves to teach about good old prayer, and Toby talks with Taylor and David about RYFO. What the heck is RYFO?

 

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Matt gives a science segment that could save the planet. Climate change and global warming is just one of the human-guilt issues discussed in this episode, and BC Club Manager, Taylor Adkins, joins for an update.

 

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Tooth and Nail: "Northern Fires" by Silent Planet

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What's the worst thing you've thought about Benny Hinn? Costi Hinn, Benny's nephew, spills all the uncomfortable details of his time in the ministry. Aaron Diello of Joshua Fest gets grilled by Joey, and of course, The Damn News brings more truth than ever.

 

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Direct download: 0628_BCPOD_HINN.2.mp3
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Jesus isn't the only dude in the middle of this couple. Guests Adam and Eve say that marital swinging doesn't break the rules or laws of the Bible. In fact, they say it's good for their marriage and more godly than you'd think. Joey decides to try and counsel Toby's brother Mike, who's a new Christian, and the Damn News is back!

 

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We heard the horrific news of the singer of a band we've shared a stage with being the leader of an alleged sex cult. This #metoo movement is definitely shining a light on the dark side of entertainment, but we still need to get more clarity with what consent actually is. Also Joey's leading a new segment this week called "Twisted Scripture."

 

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Solid State Records: "Avarice" by Earth Groans

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Matt says marriage expectations are a lie and no marriage has ever exceeded what you were told. Then, actor Ben Davies joins who has acted in many overtly Christian movies. He discusses his balance between the tension of art and moral boundaries within his acting career. We also discuss whether racial discrimination is an issue in Hollywood and why Christian movies don't deliver the same punch as mainstream film. 

 

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Matt brings a science segment with an explanation of what good reasoning is and why we should reject knowledge from authority. This relates to everything from Joey learning how to use new recording equipment to our understanding of God. Also Toby is annoyed with people thanking God for stopping worse things from happening after something terrible happened, and Joey apparently shat himself during the recording of this episode.

 

 

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Authors of "Vodka is Vegan," Phil and Matt Letten drop in to discuss their journey to becoming vegans, their unique approach to veganism, and answer pointed questions about Biblical references to eating meat.

 

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Right wingers say God doesn't change. But we do. We have more information and ways to learn about God than we ever have. Maybe the Holy Spirit is moving through tech.

 

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Good friend Propaganda comes on to discuss some of his issues with the recent Owen Benjamin and Andrew Klavan episodes. We're fortunate he was able to come on to fill in the gaps of the black experience Jason found them to be completely unaware of.

 

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Toby found that there's no hope for humanity if anything happens as simple as the water supply going out. Everyone will resort to pure evil. He does bring back the damn news for this episode with a couple articles about Biblical laws, and smelly prison guards.

 

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Author, Speaker, Activist, and former Pastor, Brian McLaren talks about the changing theological culture of American Christianity. Religious leaders have less control now that their followers have unlimited access to other thought-leaders online, muddying the waters of religion. This episode covers a lot of deconstructive territory, from traditional dualistic lenses, to what Christians believe about LGBTQ, and trying to convert people from other religions.

 

 

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Direct download: 0528_BCPOD_McLaren.mp3
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Matt's getting oddly sentimental feelings towards people and experiences that he doesn't know what to do with, but Joey loves it! Also turns out we're still Christians, even though Fundamentalists would call us Satanists.

 

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Joey's the happiest he can remember being his whole life, and shares some vulnerable moments about his marriage and how bad it really had gotten. We've heard a lot lately about the rising use of adderall, so we thought it'd be interesting to have our guests today on to talk about their all-natural supplement with similar effects to adderall.

 

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Tim Rymel is an author, educator, and rethinker. He grew up conservative and was even a leader at an ex-gay program, after joining to convert out of his same-sex attraction. Now he's a social justice writer and advocate for giving a voice to the dissonant questions that reside in all of us. Matt recaps his trip to NYC with his daughter and Toby has an update on the new Emery album.

 

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Today's guest is host of "The Andrew Klavan Show" on The Daily Wire, and author of multiple books turned movies, such as "True Crime" and "Don't Say a Word." Our discussion mostly revolves around topics discussed on his show: political satire, cultural commentary, and mockery of modern absurdities.

 

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Austen Hartke, author of "Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians" joins us to tell his story and humors our ignorant questions. With a Masters of Arts in Old Testament Studies, Austen seeks to understand and share parts of the Bible that relate to gender identity and the lives of transgender individuals. 

 

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If you haven't heard of Owen Benjamin before, he's the comedian who got permanently suspended from using twitter. We talk with him about jokes, how they work, and why humor is important.

 

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Joey recently heard some whopper of stories about famous pastors that seem to indicate them as entitled spoiled brats. Toby thinks Joey may be a bit too hard on them and believes it's crazy that we can't just say their names on air. What's a celebrity pastor anyway and are these stories incriminating no matter how you slice them? Oh, yeah, and YouTube takes over Matt's daughter and household.

 

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Today we're just hanging out with Tim McTague and Aaron Gillespie of Underoath for an hour, talking about backlash they've gotten from their new album, and who among them has lost their faith.

 

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The status quo is something we all define our lives by. Some seek to find it while others reject it in favor of a different life. Kristie and Matt MacDonald have chosen the latter. From moving their family to another country to touring the US with their three kids, these two have taken an alternative path, and it seems to be working. Check out their summer tour and new EP coming soon! Also, Matt's outraged about recycling.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am CDT

Jon Propper might be the best example of a full deconstruction and reconstruction of faith that we've heard from. As a pastor's kid, he grew up and even started preaching himself at 11 years old. He walks us through his journey of converting to Judaism, and then rounding back to Christianity in a bit different form. We also propose that it might be best to legalize prostitution for the sake of regulation.

 

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Ray Harkins is a good friend of the show, he hosts the 100 Words or Less Podcast, and is the lead singer of the band Taken, who came out of the melodic hardcore scene in the early 2000's. After helping his wife battle cancer, Ray decided to write about something real and vulnerable on Taken's new EP "With Regard To." Also, why are people stoked on Justin Bieber's worship set at a festival, and yet Underoath gets scorned for swearing on an album?

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:06pm CDT

Matt appeared on a podcast that despite Matt's "enneagram skepticism," pegged his number. Social media has us convinced that we are more liked and cared for than we really are. Lastly, the Damn News is back and the latest mass shooter is apparently a hero to many.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am CDT

Joey found some of his old premarital counseling notes. Now his chauvinistic approach to counseling couples only four years ago leaves him embarrassed. Bill Hybels, lead pastor of Willow Creek Church, steps down and it doesn't look good for him. According to Francis Chan, we should probably not talk about it.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm CDT

Returning guest, Jamie Wright wrote a memoir on her journey of falling in and out of love with evangelicalism only falling in and out of love with missionary work right afterwards. "The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever" is a very honest look at her personal growth, personal flaws and the role that "church" and faith played throughout her journey.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am CDT

Authors Jonathan Bock and Phil Cooke discuss the premise of their new book, "The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back." Just how did the church lose credibility? Toby went to church on Easter and said "shit" when he spilled Jesus' blood and let's make fun of a Men's Conference.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am CDT

Why don't we hear stories about Deborah, the only female Judge in the Bible, in Sunday School? Alice Connor is the author of "Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation." She joins us on this episode to discuss some of the biblical women overlooked and misconstrued in modern Christianity.

 

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Regardless of whether the future is scary or unnerving, do yourself a favor: grit your teeth and go with it. Our bodies are also falling apart, Matt thinks rock music is dead and maybe money can make you happy after all.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am CDT

Jen Matthews' family lives and breathes football - including her Super Bowl Champ brother, Clay Matthews, of the Green Bay Packers. Hear what it's like being a woman in this family of football studs and why Jen left a promising NFL broadcasting career to have an integral part in extending the efforts of pray.com, an interactive app that uses technology to unite people in prayer. Lastly, it took Joey years to realize he was inconsiderate in making sport of his wife being sexually violated in her college years.

 

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Hosts of Depolarize! Podcast, Dan and Ellen, come in studio to hang out and give us an update on this masterpiece of a podcast. Season two brings in new co-host, Ellen Mauro, as they track down and interview Trump supporters and non-supporters from all walks of life, depolarizing the world one person at a time.

 

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Direct download: 0322_BCPOD_DEPOLARIZE_1.mp3
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We all know Joey doesn't believe in hell, but with all the death Matt has experienced in the last few years, he has a hard time imagining that there is a heaven or a hell. Also Toby shares a specific encounter he had with God that he cannot ignore.

 

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Direct download: 0319_BCPOD.mp3
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Fish oils, exercise, less sugar, SSRIs, and dropping more ingrained religion is given Joey hope in 2018, but even as this new approach seems to be working, there’s still fear that it shouldn’t be this good. Also what do you do when someone asks you to pray for an unspoken? Does it even matter?

 

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Employee of ours for four years, Reva talks about what it's like to be the only female on the tour bus, and to work with Matt, Toby, and Joey on a daily basis. How much should a group of guys adjust their behavior to accommodate for gender equality in a rough environment like a rock band tour?

 

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Direct download: 0312_BCPOD.mp3
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Tommy and his wife's lives were deeply impacted and changed by the great loss of a sweet teenage girl named Anna. Hear how they have decided to use her life and death to bring hope to others. Tommy also chimes in on what Jesus's love should mean in today's polarizing, hate-filled culture that even many Christians have been caught up in. Maybe Jesus was serious about the whole "loving others" thing after all?

 

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Direct download: 0307_BCPOD_Tommy20Green.mp3
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Ever have a crazy (but good) idea and never had the guts to go for it? Jon Foreman of Switchfoot decided to go for his crazy dream of playing 25 shows in 24 hours, all in different locations of San Diego. From a hospital that saved his daughter's life years prior, to his old high school with the marching band, Jon and his friends gave and received the true gift of community, musical expression, adventure, and a deeper sense of what life is all about.

 

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Direct download: 0403_BCPOD_FOREMAN.mp3
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