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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.




#325 Holy and Queer are Synonymous with Pastor Brandan Robertson

Despite his conservative upbringing, Brandan Robertson’s first book deal was canceled due to him being vocal about affirming LGBTQ after studying the topic intensively for two years. He eventually came out as bisexual himself, and has become an influential writer for TIME Magazine, Huffington Post, NBC, as well as the author of multiple books on sexuality. Also on this episode, we talk Harvey Weinstein, sexual favors for gain, and Matt’s theory on a future “celebrity death boom.” Links...

Duration: 01:30:55

#324 Masculinity and Femininity Needs to be Re-framed

Toxic masculinity, good and healthy masculinity, men and women's ministries; do we pigeonhole folks to a certain brand of masculinity and femininity? Can this be harmful? One thing is for sure, thinking through all of this is much more complex than we give it credit for. Toby ends things with a “things that make me mad list,” including his laments on not being able to let out “sad farts." Links &...

Duration: 01:08:49

#323 “Keep Faith and Science Separate” says Christian Philosopher, Jim Stump

There's no need to go to the Bible for an explanation on fossil records or insight on cancer research. It's equally pointless turning to science for data on how to solve your moral dilemmas. Jim Stump, Senior Editor at Biologos and author of "Science and Christianity: An Introduction to the Issues," invites the church to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as he and his organization present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation. Matt, Toby, and Joey discuss Cam...

Duration: 01:22:47

#321 I Guess We're Post Christian?

There’s a lot of movement in Christianity and it's not always movement away from belief in Jesus, but rather the extraneous practices, beliefs and approaches to life that over time have become synonymous with Christianity. Maybe those Christians who stand up and say "Not anymore! We won’t be known for this!" are post-Christians? We also discover the apple not falling far from the tree in the Svendsen household: Joey’s son has a penis marveling moment, and his daughter feels unreal guilt....

Duration: 01:07:14

#320 Chris Date: Eternal Conscious Torment is Not Necessary

Chris Date of the Rethinking Hell Podcast is a very conservative Christian who's a masterful debater and theologian making such a convincing case against the traditional view of hell (in which people are eternally and consciously tormented) that even Joey's starting to believe him. As a biblical inerrantist, he claims the bible teaches annihilationism. In other talk, Matt, Toby, and Joey discuss the senselessness of all the NFL kneeling, non-kneeling, stay in the locker room, link arms...

Duration: 01:24:20

#319 How to Spot a Christian Scam

There’s a bible secreting oil, which you can access for free to receive healing, and Joey was offered some. Do some people have an anointing or are they just good at what they do? On tour last week, Toby, Matt, and the rest of the Emery clan took a stab at stand-up comedy, and Toby objectified women in Buc-ee's on his way to the True Man Experience, where he talks to men about masculinity. Links &...

Duration: 01:17:25

#318 Ryan Rado and His Tourette Syndrome

As Cities Burn and Jonezetta's artist manager Ryan Rado gets real about Tourette's. Flipping people off uncontrollably gives you a certain rap he's had to fight for years. He's out of the music industry now, but has found a passion for painting. Links & Sponsors: Trackr: BeachBody: text BADCHRISTIAN to 303030 Tooth and Nail: Tyson Motsenbocker "Coeur D’Alene" pre-order:...

Duration: 01:23:30

#317 God is Limited in Power and Doesn't Know the Future with Tom Oord

God’s omniscience and omnipotence are such common doctrines, we forget there are sincere Christians who don't believe in either. Open theology teaches that true human freewill and God’s foreknowledge of the future is incompatible. Thomas Oord, leading theologian in this doctrine, explains the peace he has knowing that evil exists because God can’t stop it. Links & Sponsors: MeUndies:...

Duration: 01:23:44

#316 You Have to Lose Faith to Grow It

Do Christians have “senseless faith,” holding on to beliefs that are not only insignificant but also illogical? Churches position themselves not for Christians but only for a certain type of Christian. This is tragic when true believing skeptics can’t have a community to fellowship with. Toby brings some sad news on Chuck E. Cheese and Joey admits to paying $600 for a pet cat. Links & Sponsors: ProFlowers:...

Duration: 01:15:40

#315 Christians Love the Enneagram with expert Chris Heuertz

We talk to Chris Heuertz, best-selling author of "The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth" partially just to find out if this enneagram stuff is legit or not. We discuss whether it was created by humans as a tool for understanding, or is innate to a deeper spiritual truth of how we're created. Matt shares some BC Music news, and Joey witnesses the potential animalistic tendencies of humans when he waited in line for sandbags in preparing for the approaching...

Duration: 01:29:05

#314 Joel Osteen, Church Tax Exemptions, and Conspiracies with Nate from Sherwood

Joel Osteen, wealthy pastor in Houston, drags his feet on serving others, but is there more to the story? Should he be given the benefit of the doubt? Speaking of pastors and churches, it’s uncanny, the tax benefits received by their likes. Should Pastor Joey feel a bit guilty? Lastly, Nate Henry and Sherwood are going on tour and Nate finds common ground with Joey’s gravitation towards conspiracies including moon landing, 911, JFK assassination, and Big Foot. Links &...

Duration: 01:35:35

#313 The Nashville Statement

Church leaders’ desire to make a public stance on human sexuality came to a head with this week's signing of the Nashville Statement. Why the focus on gay people? Why the need to draw a line? All this makes us wonder what Jesus would do in today's church culture, and why these folks didn't repent on behalf of the church’s mistreatment of the LGBTQ community. Links & Sponsors: Naturebox: Tooth and Nail:...

Duration: 01:15:02

#310 Perry Noble is Founding New Church!?

Fallen pastors seem to want to reclaim the stage as quickly as possible. Could it be that being a Mega Church Pastor is the primary catalyst for pastors’ “moral failures?” What is it that motivates pastors like Perry Noble to start a new church? Is it an addiction? It’s also back to school time so all the Christian kids are back on the mission field to keep classmates out of hell, and lastly, we had a guest whose husband went 7 years without masturbating and some of our listeners were...

Duration: 01:24:52

#308 Anti-Christian Biases in Media and Hollywood (with Billy Hallowell)

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. Links & Sponsors: TrueMan Experience: ProFlowers: promo code BADCHRISTIAN Blue...

Duration: 01:25:06

#307 Ex-Porn Star on Women's Responsibility to Modesty

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. Links & Sponsors: TrueMan Experience: MVMT: Naturebox:

Duration: 01:29:04

#306 Is Suicide a Cowardly Act? (with Levi the Poet and Matt MacDonald)

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...

Duration: 01:25:46

#304 John Mark McMillan’s Crisis of Faith

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...

Duration: 01:12:17

#302 Artificial Intelligence is God

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. Links & Sponsors: promo code BADCHRISTIAN Harry's:

Duration: 01:05:54

#301 Michael and Lisa Gungor on Having the Plug Pulled on Their Show

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. Links & Sponsors: Policy Genius: Beach Body: Text BADCHRISTIAN to 303030 Lyft: for a $500 new driver bonus

Duration: 01:08:26

#300 Journalist Jonathan Merritt on His Eugene Peterson Article

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,...

Duration: 01:36:05

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