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#421 John Cooper of Skillet

11/13/2018
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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. badchristiancon.com Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com "Eve" Available Now Blue Apron: blueapron.com/BADCHRISTIAN Tooth & Nail Records: "The Overview" by MAE

Duration:01:37:25

#420 The Church Has a Domestic Abuse Problem (with Autumn Miles)

11/6/2018
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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. badchristiancon.com Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com "Eve"...

Duration:01:36:14

#419 Pete Enns at the 2018 BC Conference

11/1/2018
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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. badchristiancon.com Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com "Eve" Pre-Order Tooth & Nail Records: "The New Eternity" by Silent Planet The Classic...

Duration:00:56:48

#418 Don't Vote

10/30/2018
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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! Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com "Eve" Pre-Order Podium: podium.com/BADCHRISTIAN Zip Recruiter: ziprecruiter.com/BADCHRISTIAN Indochino: indochino.com code BADCHRISTIAN The Classic Crime's...

Duration:01:29:27

#417 The Modern Church May Be Fundamentally Corrupt

10/23/2018
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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? Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com "Eve" Pre-Order Legacybox: legacybox.com/BADCHRISTIAN MeUndies: meundies.com/BADCHRISTIAN "Afterthought" by City of Auburn: cityofauburn.net The Classic Crime's...

Duration:01:19:58

#416 Kurt Andersen, Author of Fantasyland

10/16/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com "Eve" Pre-Order Honeybook: honeybook.com code BADCHRISTIAN Blue Apron:...

Duration:01:37:47

#415 The Re-Awakening of Oh, Sleeper

10/9/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com "Eve" Pre-Order

Duration:01:21:32

#414 Nudity Can't Be Art, It Causes People to Lust You Pervert!

10/2/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com "Eve" Pre-Order starts Oct 5th Zip Recruiter: ziprecruiter.com/BADCHRISTIAN

Duration:01:32:23

#413 When Emotions Become Too Much to Handle

9/27/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com Tooth & Nail: "In Absense" by Silent Planet

Duration:01:09:49

#412 Emery Song Premiere

9/25/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com Honeybook: honeybook.com code BADCHRISTIAN Blue Apron:...

Duration:01:22:27

#411 Racial Divide in the American Church with Jemar Tisby

9/18/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com Jemar Tisby: jemartisby.com

Duration:01:43:15

#410 Dualistic American Church Culture with John Mark McMillan

9/11/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com Emery: emerymusic.com John Mark McMillan: johnmarkmcmillan.com

Duration:01:32:37

#409 Bill Hybels is the Bill Clinton of Christianity

9/3/2018
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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! Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com BadChristian Roadshow: bcroadshow.com

Duration:01:18:26

#408 God Can't Heal Unilaterally, So Stop Wasting Your Time Praying, with Mark Karris

8/28/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com Emery Tour: emerymusic.com MeUndies: meundies.com/BADCHRISTIAN ZipRecruiter: ziprecruiter.com/BADCHRISTIAN

Duration:01:17:42

#407 America is a Fantasyland

8/21/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com Emery Tour: emerymusic.com Blue Apron: blueapron.com/BADCHRISTIAN

Duration:01:17:54

#406 Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing with Jonathan Merritt

8/14/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com Emery Tour: emerymusic.com Zip Recruiter: ziprecruiter.com/BADCHRISTIAN Stamps.com: stamps.com code BADCHRISTIAN Brooklinen: brooklinen.com code BADCHRISTIAN

Duration:01:25:33

#405 Trayvon Martin Changed Christian Rap with Derek Minor

8/7/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com Emery Tour: emerymusic.com Tooth & Nail: "Backbreaker" by Fit For A King Derek Minor: "The Trap" Pre-Order

Duration:01:23:07

#404 Live from Joshua Fest

8/2/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com Emery Tour: emerymusic.com MeUndies: meundies.com/BADCHRISTIAN Tooth & Nail: "Heathen Heart" by Earth Groans

Duration:00:55:42

#403 The Voice Revolution

7/31/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com Emery Tour: emerymusic.com Zip Recruiter: ziprecruiter.com/BADCHRISTIAN Indochino: indochino.com code BADCHRISTIAN

Duration:01:05:50

#402 Hot or Not

7/24/2018
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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. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com Emery Tour: emerymusic.com Blue Apron: blueapron.com/BADCHRISTIAN

Duration:01:10:24