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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 CDT

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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Direct download: 271.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

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 CDT

Does the church have a good outlook on divorce? Gracious enough? Resolute enough? Matt also proposes the need for interchurch small groups and shares some helpful information on how to gamble affectively on sporting events. Oh yeah, and those asshole are still talking about the Clemson Tigers.

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Direct download: 244-EveryoneisDoingItIsDivorceReallyAllThatBad-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm CDT

The guys are on an emotional high after Clemson wins the NCAA Football National Championship. It’s actually pretty unhealthy. I mean, you have to hear the text messages these three sent to one another during the game. Toby proposes going to church seasonally and treats us to another rant towards church pastors. It was long overdue folks.

 
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Direct download: 243-IsitPatheticifClemsonWinningisBestDayofOurLives-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm CDT

It’s the Damn News, people! A man steals millions and spends one million of it on a “free” smart phone game. A would-be groom is paralyzed during his combined bachelor and bachelorette party. We also reveal some sexiest things ladies have said to men.
 
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Direct download: 242-TheDamnNews-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06am CDT

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas. It’s our annual re-cap of some of our favorite moments from the Bad Christian podcast in 2016. Enjoy!
 
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Direct download: 241-Bestof2016-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm CDT

Toby's kids are already complaining about gifts they got for Christmas. Matt and Joey share about some spiritual experiences they have had. In the process, Toby is reminded of his vision of an angel with a battle axe! And in the news, RC Sproul Jr. (yes JUNIOR) gets a DUI and resigns. Also, 2016 is so terrible that it's killed Prince, Bowie, George Michael and Carrie Fisher, and even a stewardess who survived a 30,000-foot plane crash in the 70's. Happy New Year, everybody!
 
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Direct download: 240-TalesfromtheDarkSide-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm CDT

We dig in with Katie and Candice from the Free Sex Podcast about sex and marriage and it gets heated! How much sex is enough? What should men be doing? What should women be doing? Do statistics matter or are they harmful?
 
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Direct download: 239-WomenAreCrockPotsMenAreMicrowaves-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm CDT

Join us live from the Bad Christian Christmas Party as Matt, Toby and Joey look back on the beginnings of everything. Also, a quick news story from Toby about creepy ass glitches in The Matrix.
 
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Direct download: 238-LivefromBCChristmasParty-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

Matt, Toby and Joey are all in studio at Bad Christian World Headquarters in Seattle, Washington for the Bad Christmas virtual Christmas party. Tales will be told, songs will be sung. Merry Christmas from all of us to all of you!
 
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Direct download: 237-ABadChristmasParty-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39pm CDT

This week in The Damn News...a kidney stone apocalypse, fake Facebook account almost lands guy in jail and we also discover that literally anybody can be president...or can they! Also, a whole lot of names for cocks!
 
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Direct download: 236_Episode_FINALLL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28pm CDT

Joey’s book, Fundamentalist:  Stories of a Mentally Ill, Obsessive Compulsive, Legalistic Youth Group Kid Turned Pastor, came out today so we bring Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red) founder of Heart Support, to discuss mental illness, transparency, forgiveness and Jesus.

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Direct download: 235-JakeLuhrsandJoeysEmbarrassingNewBook-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:22pm CDT

Is this all just a computer simulation? Are we all just in God’s mind? Is all reality just something Toby created? Is Movember just a pissing contest between bros? Also, we talk about a Thanksgiving feast that kills. So many questions. Lucky for you we will answer them with The Truth™!
 
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Direct download: 234-TheDamnNews-TheFutureWillBeSimulated-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm CDT

We’re joined by Comeback Kid guitarist Jeremy Hiebert. We get into Jeremy’s mennonite upbringing, how he discovered heavy music, Figure Four and the roots of Comeback Kid, and where he is at with his faith today. Also on the program, we talk about cynicism versus skepticism.
 
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Direct download: 233-JeremyHiebert-ComebackKid-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:53pm CDT

Matt, Toby and Joey’s alma mater Winthrop University makes the Damn News.  Students there protested the name of Winthrop’s main building Tillman, as it was named after a racist that supported lynch mobs. Is this type of “erasing history” disadvantageous?  Does it encourage people to forget the real atrocities that happened to minorities in America?  Mistreatment and humiliation of a nursing mother or not?  Catch your spouse cheating? Film the cheating and post online. This guy did. The Damn News folks!
 
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Direct download: 232-TheDamnNews-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:53am CDT

Vocal Few (Kristie and Matt MacDonald) play a song from their new Christmas EP.  Kristie fields some questions about riding on the coat tails of her husbands success, being a stay at home mom and living month to month not really knowing how much the paycheck is going to be.  And it’s working!  The fellas talk about their Thanksgiving plans and Toby’s daughter is already a schemer, concocting a plan to get people’s pity and money

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Direct download: 231_Thanksgiving_VocalFew_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm CDT

Emery's Devin Shelton joins the crew for an update on his new solo album, career plans, and an awesome announcement about a new clothing line called BC Supply! Then in The Damn News we talk about PC culture and take the Myers Briggs personality test together.


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Direct download: 230-DevinSheltonQuitstheChurch-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25pm CDT

This week on The Damn News…tax exemptions for Churches, sexless marriages, virtual reality, sex with robots…and mops…and watermelons. Also, are you p-phubbing too much?
 
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Direct download: TheDamnNews-Nov12-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm CDT

We’re joined by Toby’s brother Mike, Tyson Motsenbocker, Scott Mellinger (Zao), Seth & Melanie Studley (Stronger Marriages) and Mark Salomon (Never Was, Stavesacre) on this special Election Day show!
 
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Direct download: 228-ElectionDay-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15am CDT

Matt’s babysitter and friend Kayla has been in church her whole life but no longer considers herself a Christian. We talk about being adopted, her conservative upbringing and times at Hillsong college. We also talk about acting a fool when there’s open bar. We discover why Toby was crying cow tears while cutting the grass. And we're pretty sure if anybody from our show stops being a Christian, it will be pastor Joey. And in the news, farts and lasers prove to be a deadly combination.
 
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Direct download: 227-KaylaChellin-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm CDT

Toby talks about the creative freedom and mental energy he now has in his post church career. Joey rambles on about something or another and the guys wonder why it feels so good for fluids to leave your body.

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

We're joined this week by hip-hop artist Derek Minor. We chat about different facets of systematic racism and bias as well as dealing with haters. Toby sings for us a highly inappropriate lullaby. Joey's grandma is dealing with new feelings in her 90's. And in the news, the real roots of the drug war.
 
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Direct download: 225-DerekMinor-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm CDT

We're joined by "the beer can professor", Paul Roof, who was fired from his job at Charleston Southern University for one of the dumbest reasons ever. And forget about open caskets, Toby plans on appearing at his funeral in a chair, drinking a beer! In the news, a hero saves his dog from a fire...or does he?! Also, a very special appearance from Matt’s Dad, Buddy Carter!
 
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Direct download: 224-PaulRoof-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58pm CDT

Toby is upset about his fathers inability to show love. Matt is dealing with demotion issues related to second child fatherhood and situations where he has no control. Joey is giving Devin strange advice in the wake of the loss of his mother while trying not to run over dogs. We’ve got issues! And in the news, jilted Moms sending nudes to sons, scientists teleporting photons and disturbing vibrator mishaps.
 
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Direct download: 223-DaddyIssues-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm CDT

The extended BadChristian family comes together for a bonus episode to get their reactions of this year's second presidential debate. Post-debate commentary is brought to you by Matt MacDonald and Nate Henry of Don't Feed The Trolls, Toby Morrell of Unstoppable Badass, and Dan Koch of the new podcast Depolarize!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:28am CDT

A hurricane is headed for Charleston, but Joey is just calmly broadcasting from bed with his big gulp and funyons. Toby is disappointed that our show did not make “The Wolf List.” Mega church pastor Andy Stanley is willing to let go of inerrancy to reach millennials which got us thinking about what we’ve let go of on our faith journeys. And in the news...bald is sexy and Denzel Washington strangles Aretha Franklin.
 
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Direct download: 222-AndyStanleymakesTheWolfList-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm CDT

We’re joined by David Murrow, author of the book “Why Men Hate Going To Church” and we have a great discussion challenging the modern validity of the “sermon and singing” Church format, what we can learn from peeing in buckets and other topics. Also, a chat with BC Clubber and new BC Music artist Andy Othling of Lowercase Noises. And in the news, babies with DNA from 3 people!
 
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Direct download: 221-DavidMurrow-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am CDT

We’re joined by Science Mike McHarge to talk sex, longevity, time travel, atheism and more. We also chat a bit about his new book “Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science.” Also, Matt gets ready for the arrival of his 2nd child by enjoying 45 minute toilet time at Home Depot. Toby is doing Yoga and saying no to “quickies.” And Joey just sounds terrible. Maybe he should stop eating stuff off the ground! And in the news we shatter the “5 second rule” and Toby reveals his crush on Brad Pitt.

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Direct download: 220-MikeMcHargue-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm CDT

Our old pal Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost, Paramore) returns to talk about his divorce, where he is at in regard to "Christian music," the future of Underoath and more! Also, Matt shares with us some graphic design troubles he's been having. Toby made the mistake of trying to talk politics with his father. Joey ponders the benefits of intervening in a football game fan dispute. And in the news, tip shaming and insensitive Wal-Mart murder aftermath Facebook videos.
 
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Direct download: 219-AaronGillespie-FINAL-REVISED.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:19pm CDT

Joey's relatives don't understand why Matt is slandering him in e-mails. Matt's family thinks he's blaming them for the deaths of relatives. People are questioning Toby's sexuality because of his funny videos. Nobody understands our art! We're also joined by Jarrid Wilson who talks about a ton of stuff including a new book he's writing called "Love is Oxygen", leaving the Church and his non-profit Anthem of Hope. Also a visit from BC Club member John Richards.
 
 
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Direct download: 218-NobodyUnderstandsOurArt-JarridWilson-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm CDT

Matt's last living grandparent has passed away and he's making plans now that he's in charge of the family.  Joey has a plan to jump out of an airplane with a faulty parachute.  Toby visits a Church that's fully inclusive and he finds it surprisingly beautiful.  We get back to more talk about all the CRISPR possibilities in this weeks science segment.  And in the news, creepy clowns and plastic people.  Finally, a visit from long time BC clubber and online stalker Twitch Collins.
 
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Direct download: 217-GMMetabolismsandCreepyClowns-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm CDT

Toby observes that church seems to be engineered towards women as consumers, but he wishes they were the leaders.  Matt gives the full scoop on how CRISPR works to do genetic editing. Plus an update on Toby's rash.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm CDT

Toby is covered in a full body rash.  Matt fell off a stool at the last Emery acoustic show and feels bad for Joey after reading his book.  The reformed crowd is questioning our salvation in a dangerous antinomian shell game.  A listener sends Joey a pizza, but how did he get the address?!  In science, we learn about CRISPR. And in the news, a tale of 2 obituaries plus a guy in Oklahoma gets in trouble for hanging nooses in his yard. Finally, we learn that Joey is "costume tolerant."
 
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Direct download: 215-AntinomianShellGames-Live-FINAL-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm CDT

Joey gets himself in trouble for being a key fob cheapskate. Toby finds himself back in Church despite his vow to “take a break” and he can’t believe how walking into the parking lot is just like buying a car. Matt predicts a major resurgence in horse drawn carriages. Also, a 10 year old e-mail regarding kicking Joel out of Emery. And in the news…vinyl records are making a huge comeback and a Swedish cop does takedown in a bikini. Plus, strategies for confronting homeless thieves!
 
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Direct download: 214-ChurchShoppingVsCarShopping-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am CDT

We're joined live this week by Matt Hoopes and Matt Thiessen of Relient K. We re-live some old tour stories and find out about the current status of the band and more. Also, Matt got some new shoes, Toby inherited an old grill from Bunda and Joey is missing as he celebrates his anniversary. And in the news, it's brain eating Amoebas!
 
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Direct download: 213-MattHoopesMattThiessenRelientK-Live-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm CDT

We’re joined live this week by Trey Pearson of Everyday Sunday who recently caused waves by coming out of the closet. We talk about the ramifications to his personal life, marriage and music career. Also, Matt shares an embarrassing story about an unfortunate incident that happened to him at a recent Sherwood show in Seattle. And in the news...terrorism, discord at the DNC and cosplay careers.

 
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Direct download: 212-TreyPearsonEveryDaySunday-Live-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14pm CDT

Our guest is veteran, Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient and Heart Support Director of Operations, Ben Sledge. We talk about his experiences in the military, including what questions to not ask vets and the best response of the Church. Also, Toby is mean to Joey about his depression but it’s the right thing, Joey binges on cantelope and we get more BBQ science from Matt. In the news, Pokemon GO leads to robberies, soliders fighting ISIS and dead bodies!
 
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Direct download: 211-BenSledgeofHeartSupport-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am CDT

We’re back with another Facebook live broadcast! Toby is the only guy in his yoga class and it’s making him uncomfortable. Matt tells a story involving horrible tasting cocktails. Joey attempts to list all 10 commandments. We have a post-Audiofeed update from Taylor on the BC Club and another unfortunate visit from Toby’s brother Mike. And in the news, Keto cancer cures and cheating spouses with bad cover stories.

 
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Direct download: 210-BlueLawsSatanticYogaKetoCancer-Live-FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm CDT