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Pastor With No Answers: The MIXTAPE Era

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Pastor Joey Svendsen and a community of podcast hosts from all walks, many holding to the Christian faith (some reluctantly), coming together to de-tribe tribalism, defeat hate with love, find common ground with our fellow man and have some fun doing it. Join us and our guests as we learn more together about God, life and how to come together. Love will win. Might as well join now.

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United States

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Pastor Joey Svendsen and a community of podcast hosts from all walks, many holding to the Christian faith (some reluctantly), coming together to de-tribe tribalism, defeat hate with love, find common ground with our fellow man and have some fun doing it. Join us and our guests as we learn more together about God, life and how to come together. Love will win. Might as well join now.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP17 - Pursuing Truth About God, Bible and Experiences (through lenses of Christian faith & Atheism)

2/12/2024
[hosts contributing on this episode: Joey Svendsen and Matt Oxley] Jack Hoey (the father) and Jack Hoey (the son) join Joey and Matt to discuss the likelihood of God's existence, why God doesn't make things more obvious, whether or not people can condition themselves to believe, how dependable the bible is to base meaning of life on, and what stock should be placed on spiritual experiences. While Joey and "the Jacks" consider themselves believers in the Christian faith, Matt is a former fundamentalist Christian now atheist, very familiar with the tenants of faith and traditional beliefs in the Bible. His departure from faith was a very painful season of deconstruction. Jack Hoey x 2 / Substack Matt Oxley / Substack Get The B-Sides Feed Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Theme Song: Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Mechanical River

Duration:01:00:56

MINI #2 - Repenting of Racism at 95 Years Old [HAPPY THOUGHTS]

2/8/2024
Hayne tells a beautiful story of redemption and love winning over evil. GetThe B-Sides Feed Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music: Joe Guevara [Jejune]

Duration:00:02:28

EP16 - Deconstructing Without Losing Yourself (w/ Angela Herrington)

2/5/2024
[PRE-ORDER NOW "Deconstructing Without Losing Yourself" by Angela Herrington] host contributing on this episode: Joey Svendsen The author of "Deconstructing Without Losing Yourself," by Angela Herrington, joins Joey to talk about her new book (releasing this month). Together they discuss their personal journeys of deconstruction, including the obstacle of fear and how to have compassion for those who cause harm in the name of religion. Angie describes to listeners how to maintain a heart that is bold against injustice while maintaining a posture of love. She highlights here the many blindspots that the church is deeply rooted in, much of them resulting from the same sort of corruption that has affected the rest of the world: a quest for power, control and gain. Book description: Lively and empathetic, Angela J. Herrington shows you how to begin healing religious trauma through deconstructing your faith. This concise and actionable handbook will guide you in vulnerable exploration and help you release unhealthy beliefs that harm you and others. Begin your healing journey with Deconstructing Your Faith without Losing Yourself. Angela Herrington / Website Get The B-Sides Feed Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Theme Song: Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Mechanical River

Duration:00:59:20

EP15 - Joey Has Questions for Black People

1/29/2024
[hosts contributing on this episode: Joey Svendsen, Robbie Madison, Stoy Prioleau] Joey's been saving up questions revolving around black people and racism, these aren't the sort of questions you ask a stranger in the check-out line. He also shares some stories of being the recipient of racism at the hands of black people, for his two friends (and co-hosts of the show) Robbie and Stoy (both black males) to have the opportunity to shed some extra light and possibly give deeper insight on what was going on at a heart level. Previous episode mentioned on this one, in which Joey hurt Stoy with a racial joke can be listened to RIGHT HERE. Get The B-Sides Feed Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Theme Song: Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor Music

Duration:01:18:16

EP14 - Treat the Telemarketer With Respect and Honor?

1/18/2024
[hosts contributing on this episode: Joey Svendsen, Robbie Madison, Amy Alderman, Hayne Griffen] Stories of old prank calls that almost landed Joey in jail, a disgusting fecal matter prank story, people who want Pat Robertson to burn in jail and whether Satan deserves mercy. Oh, and when the telemarketer calls, WWJD? Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:01:12:31

E13 - Baby It's Cold Outside

12/13/2023
[hosts contributing on this episode: Joey Svendsen, Robbie Madison, Hayne Griffen] Favorite Christmas Movies, sexist Christmas Movies from the 1940s, what to expose kids to and whether people will ever see the harm in cell phones similarly to the way society looks at smoking cigarettes. And while we're at it, should "Baby It's Cold Outside," be cancelled? Merry Christmas from the PWNA Fam. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:01:01:59

EP12 - Another Day, Another Seizure for Joey (and other horrible stories)

12/1/2023
Please listen at your own risk, as the content on this one is very heavy. [hosts contributing on this episode: Joey Svendsen, Ellen Mauro, Hayne Griffen] Joey had a seizure a couple of weeks ago and his friends' security camera captured it all. With "firefighter Hayne" present, we learn a bit more about seizures but we also hear some horror stories he's seen on the job as a rescue worker. Oh, and Ellen thought her son was dead for a few seconds. Along the way, the conversation expands to the usual chit chat about everything, from how the younger generation talks about TikTok like it's the creator of all entertainment, how Ellen is still happily sober, when complementing a woman turns into hitting on her, why true crime entertainment is so alluring, and why Ellen feels compelled to subject herself to footage of the horrors going on in the war around Palestine. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:01:05:28

EP11 - "Amy, Do You Think I'm Going to Hell?"

11/27/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Joey Svendsen / Liz Miller / Stoy Prioleau / Hayne Griffen / Amy Alderman / Matt Oxley] When one co-host asks another co-host if she thinks he's going to hell, due to his lack of belief in God. Here's that conversation. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs), Jejune.

Duration:00:40:02

All Kids, These Guests Talk About: God, Parents Cussing, and Whether They'd Be Nervous to Babysit Baby Jesus

11/16/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Joey Svendsen] Three kids belonging to some listeners of this podcast, as well as Joey’s son Waylon, talk about the deeper things in life. We talk about how God is good in the context of tornadoes, some specific times their parents have cussed, how the devil is apparently stronger than God sometimes, and whether or not they would be nervous to babysit baby Jesus. One of these kids is an open theist, none of them are quite sure whether skin is an essential organ, Waylon has lied to his dad recently and a couple of them think Cobain was killed by his wife. Oh, and the devil created robbers and cancer. Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:00:39:07

EP10 - Jesus Saves All? A Case Against Eternal Damnation (w/ Derek Ryan Kubilus)

11/14/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Joey Svendsen] If God has the type of unlimited power and unquenchable love most Christians ascribe to the Creator, the theological reasoning behind people being separated from God forever simply doesn't hold up, at least not to our finite minds. But there are so many verses in the Bible that point to a much greater salvation than what most Christians have been taught. Hearing this episode, listeners will digest the reasons why a universal view of salvation is backed by scripture just as much (if not more) as traditional views of “heaven and hell” are. In his book, “Holy Hell: a Case Against Eternal Damnation,” Methodist minister Derek Ryan Kubilus lays out an exhaustive theological and philosophical framework that outlines not only why this view is far from heresy but also why it's very likely to be true. Joey and Derek also discuss many objections to this view, including notions like “God’s love has to be balanced by justice,” and how people need to be careful not “to put a human, man-made perspective of love on infinite God." PREORDER BOOK: Holy Hell: A Case Against Eternal Damnation Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:01:07:11

EP9 - Is Spanking Kids Child Abuse?

11/6/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Amy Alderman / Ellen Mauro / Joey Svendsen] While spanking used to be fairly normal with very little cultural push back, many people in 2023 consider all forms of spanking child abuse. Most would agree that hitting any part of a kid's body is abuse, in the event that an adult is relieving anger. But are there healthy ways of going about spanking children? Ellen, Amy and Joey were all spanked as children. Amy and Joey reflect on personal childhoods that benefitted from that form of discipline. Ellen however is relentless in her view that spanking is always bad. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:00:53:02

EP8 - Hayne Curses God, God's Love Moves in Closer

10/30/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Hayne Griffen / Robbie Madison / Joey Svendsen] Hayne shares the story of breaking his neck in a biking accident and cursing God, only to feel God's love draw in closer as one of the most tangible instances in his life, ever. Throughout this story, you'll hear how Hayne went from being "fundamentalist, reformed, Hayne" to"mystic Christian Hayne," how him and his wife Erica transitioned to a more simplistic way of life as a result of this horrific accident, why Hayne finds joy in not approaching faith as something to be mastered, and why he sees his Fire Department as his family. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:00:49:10

MINI #1 - The Curse and Love of My Youth Group [REFLECTIONS]

10/26/2023
GetThe B-Sides Feed / access to our Private Community. Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music: Joe Guevara [Jejune]

Duration:00:03:15

EP7 - Joey & His Two Lady Co-workers: "The Billy Graham Rule."

10/23/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Liz Miller / Joey Svendsen and "friend of the show," Sarah Eller] This conversation started in Episode 309 and today continues with Joey and two of his former, female co-workers. Was the "Billy Graham Rule" needed between him and these two friends (the co-workers), Sarah Eller and Liz Miller? While Joey and Sarah are more comfortable with taking into consideration many of the cautions this rule represents, Liz finds it dated and believes it may be needed for "sad reasons." The three discuss some angles of "the rule" in a way that only friends would be able to. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:01:17:27

EP6 - Joey's Racial Joke Hurts Stoy

10/16/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Joey Svendsen / Stoy Prioleau / Hayne Griffen / Amy Alderman / Matt Oxley / Robbie Madison] [LIVE Q&A / Call-in: We'd love to continue this conversation with you all on Oct 26th @ 830PM EST. RSVP HERE] In a text thread the "host team" uses to communicate with one another, Joey sent a racial joke (video) for laughs. You can view video here if you'd like it for extra context. (It's also described in the conversation, so viewing isn't necessary) Regardless of the joke not being sent with ill-intentions, damage was done to Stoy and the whole team was involved on that text thread. This hang-out of some of the hosts, recorded for this episode, is the first time the team came together since Joey's insensitive blunder. The host team of Pastor With No Answers Podcast are actually friends in real life, some of them just getting to know one another. Joey and Stoy were friends through school- age but after losing contact for almost 30 years, have rekindled their friendship as men. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:01:01:09

EP5 - Christians and Conspiracies

10/9/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Jed Payne / Hayne Griffen] Episode 5 of the New Era of PWNA, and it's all about conspiracies and why our guests feel that Christians gravitate toward them. Mike Austin and Greg Bock join Jed and Hayne to talk about their book, "QAnon, Chaos, and the Cross." The book addresses what these guys believe to be the rise in Christians believing conspiracy theories and white nationalism amongst western evangelical Christianity. They also discuss the pitfalls of these things and where they think we are headed as a culture. Guests: Mike W. Austin / Instagram Gregory L. Bock / Profile Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:01:16:38

EP4 - Amy is on Fire for God, Ellen Stopped Reading Her Bible: The Mix Tape Era Intro (Part 4)

10/2/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Ellen Mauro / Amy Alderman / Matt Oxley / Joey Svendsen / Jed Payne / Alex Ginsberg / Robbie Madison ] Pastor With No Answers is back with a new era of the podcast. The same sorts of conversations and vibe with nine more hosts, including lots of Christians, an atheist, three gay people, that same ‘ol pastor, 2 black guys from the deep south, and a firefighter. In Part 4, Amy describes why her faith is so strong while Ellen and Matt explain why she sounds fearful and also administers some peer pressure for her to read books from other religions. Matt is glad he doesn’t have kids and Ellen will not take too kindly to her kids in the event that they don't supply grandkids. At top of episode, Jed proposes that the next big debate in the church will be whether or not people can marry and have sexual relations with robots. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:00:53:46

EP3 - Be Fat, Selfish, or Prideful. Just Don’t Be Gay: The Mix Tape Era Intro (Part 3)

9/25/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Joey Svendsen / Jed Payne / Alex Ginsberg / Robbie Madison / Liz Miller / Stoy Prioleau / Hayne Griffen Pastor With No Answers is back with a new era of the podcast. The same sorts of conversations and vibe with nine more hosts, including lots of Christians, an atheist, three gay people, that same ‘ol pastor, 2 black guys from the deep south, and a firefighter. In episode 3, Alex shares with Robbie, Jed and Joey how coming out of the closet almost cost her life, the three also talk on Christians who seem to often have more tolerance for the very things the bible has the sternest warnings against. The things way less talked about and addressed in the bible? Zero tolerance. And some how they stumbled into a conversation on some nuances of Francis Chan. Joey feels he has a deeper understanding of evangelicals’ views on the LGBTQ community and Robbie saw the church's recent spike of "un-Jesus-like" actions toward gay people coming a mile away. At the top of the episode, Liz, Stoy and Hayne wrap up their conversation, (in Episode 2) in which Hayne and Stoy look out out for their new buddy (Liz), encouraging her to see her "church hurt” through different lenses. And in an apocalypse, they discuss who in the host crew they’d want to accompany them. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:01:07:22

EP2 - Stoy Knows There’s a God, Liz Feel Rejected By Church: The Mix Tape Era Intro (Part 2)

9/20/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Liz Miller / Stoy Prioleau / Hayne Griffen Pastor With No Answers is back with a new era of the podcast. The same sorts of conversations and vibe with nine more hosts, including lots of Christians, an atheist, three gay people, that same ‘ol pastor, 2 black guys from the deep south, and a firefighter. Here in Part 2, Stoy explains his unique perspective of God and learns a new word, Liz’s reflects on her journey of losing her husband and remarrying a woman, while Hayne encourages Liz with some spiral dynamics. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:01:01:48

EP1 - Ellen Stopped Drinking and Amy Started Crying: The Mix Tape Era Intro (Part 1):

9/12/2023
[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Liz Miller / Ellen Mauro / Joey Svendsen / Jed Payne / Stoy Prioleau / Hayne Griffen / Amy Alderman / Matt Oxley] Pastor With No Answers is back with a new era of the podcast. The same sorts of conversations and vibe since the podcast was launched in 2015, but this time with nine more hosts, including lots of Christians, an atheist, three gay people, that same ‘ol pastor, 2 black guys from the deep south, a former drug addict and a firefighter. In Part 1 of our introduction, Jed ponders whether he married the wrong person that he's now divorced from, Ellen wonders if getting sober is the hardest thing she’s ever done, Liz feels abandoned by the church and Amy cries about that. Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community) Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here. Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music Other Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)

Duration:01:03:40