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Matt, Toby and Joey discuss funny, controversial, and personal stuff with guests from the music business, leaders in the Christian world, and interesting folks from well outside of the Christian world. In other words... REAL TALK.

Matt, Toby and Joey discuss funny, controversial, and personal stuff with guests from the music business, leaders in the Christian world, and interesting folks from well outside of the Christian world. In other words... REAL TALK.
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Matt, Toby and Joey discuss funny, controversial, and personal stuff with guests from the music business, leaders in the Christian world, and interesting folks from well outside of the Christian world. In other words... REAL TALK.




#375 Ray Harkins of Taken

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? Links &...


#374 Matt's a Liar About the Enneagram Test

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. Links & Sponsors: Emery Tour: Break it Down: Lending Club:


#373 Joey's Sexist Premarital Counseling Approach

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. Links & Sponsors: Quip:


#372 The Worst Missionary Jamie Wright Wrote a Book

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. Links & Sponsors: Brooklinen: code BADCHRISTIAN MVMT:


#371 No One Trusts the Church

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. Links & Sponsors: BeachBody On Demand: text BADCHRISTIAN to 303030 MeUndies: Blue Apron:


#370 Alice Conners: Badass Women of the Bible Aren't Talked About

Why don't we hear stories about Deborah, the only female Judge in the Bible, in Sunday School? Alice Conners 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. Links & Sponsors: HIMS: Indochino: code BADCHRISTIAN


#369 Just Get with the Changing Times Already

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. Links & Sponsors:


#368 Jen Matthews and Her Famous Football Family

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, 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...


#367 The 19% of Evangelical Non-Trump Voters with Depolarizers Dan and Ellen

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. Links & Sponsors: Zip Recruiter:


#366 Toby Hears God's Voice and Matt Can't Imagine Existence After Life

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. Links & Sponsors: Quip: Blue Apron: Tooth & Nail: toothandnailrecords.merchnow


#365 Unspoken Prayers and Joey’s Holistic Mental Health Method

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? Links & Sponsors: MVMT: Brooklinen: code BADCHRISTIAN


#364 Reva Hansen: What it's like in the Emery and BadChristian Workplace

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? Links & Sponsors: BeachBody OnDemand: text BADCHRISTIAN to 303030


#363 Tommy Green (Sleeping Giant) Tells Personal Story of the Devastations of Human Trafficking

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? Links & Sponsors: HIMS:...


#362 25 Shows in 24 Hours with Switchfoot's Jon Foreman

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. Links &...


#361 Burning Down the Shack!

James DeYoung tells us why Paul Young, author of The Shack, might be leading us all to hell. Links & Sponsors: Lending Club: Tooth & Nail: "Panic Room" by Silent Planet


#360 Pro Life, Pro Choice, or “Whole Life Ethic” with Ellen Mauro

Ellen Mauro is the new co-host of the Depolarize Podcast, which has a new season coming soon. She is an advocate for both women and the unborn. The topic of abortion seems to largely be discussed on a group or national level, but the realities of individuals and their circumstances are always more complex than the big picture and the self righteous on both sides want to acknowledge. Links & Sponsors: Quip:...


#359 Kevin Max of DC Talk

Kevin Max showed interest right away in our documentary "What Would Jesus Sell," so we got him on to talk about why that piqued his interest, and how he's seen the Christian music industry change throughout his career. We also reflect on the death of "America's Pastor" Billy Graham. Links & Sponsors: Tripping: BeachBody OnDemand: text BADCHRISTIAN to 303030


#358 Juanita Broderick (Bill Clinton Rape Accuser)

Juanita Broderick alleges that she was forcibly raped by bill Clinton in 1978. She shares with us the details surround the event itself, and what has happened since. Links & Sponsors: Audible: Texture: Tooth and Nail: Off Road Minivan "Spiral Gaze"


#357 Do You Want to Live in a Zoo?

Matt goes on a rant about how the work of the future will center around creativity and meaning. As technology and artificial intelligence increase, it will be up to us to invent and define meaningful work. Alternatively, those who aren't able to do so will find their life akin to that of a zoo animal. Links & Sponsors: Blue Apron: Tripping:


#356 Thought Experiment: Could Churches be a Net Negative?

Systems, institutions, and organizations tend to grow and change some along the way, but they rarely reverse course entirely or realize when they have become ineffective or even counterproductive. That's partly because the participants don't like to challenge their own system and outsiders criticism is easily dismissed. We know people outside our churches have criticism, and we are aware of the tendency inside to continually give the benefit of the doubt. Seems like this is a bad recipe...


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