The BadChristian Podcast

By Bad Christian Matt, Toby, and Joey

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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. | Bad Christian The language and topics used in this podcast are for mature listeners. Listen at your own discretion.

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#406 Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing with Jonathan Merritt
01:25:34

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.

 

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Aug 14, 2018
#405 Trayvon Martin Changed Christian Rap with Derek Minor
01:23:08

Rapper and Producer Derek Minor breaks down why Trayvon Martin's death had a uniquely profound effect on the black Christian community.

 

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Tooth & Nail: "Backbreaker" by Fit For A King

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Aug 07, 2018
#404 Live from Joshua Fest
55:43

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.

 

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Aug 02, 2018
#403 The Voice Revolution
01:05:51

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.

 

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Jul 31, 2018
#402 Hot or Not
01:10:25

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.

 

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Jul 24, 2018
#401 Men are on the Sideline, with Kenny Luck
01:26:13

Founder of Every Man Ministries, Kenny Luck had a big part in revolutionizing men's ministry against porn. In hindsight, some say that type of ministry has had a negative effect on women, and even contributed to toxic masculinity. Zao's Scott Mellinger gets grilled by Joey, and we answer some odd questions from the BC Club.

 

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Jul 19, 2018
#400 Episodes, Can You Believe It?
01:22:32

We (and you) made it to episode #400! We talk about the system one and system two brain theory, and Matt and Joey have a failed conversation about teachers in the education system.

 

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Jul 17, 2018
#399 Sex Toys with Katy Zvolerin
01:16:52

Bedroom activities are a traditionally taboo thing to talk about, especially in the southern Christian culture, which is why our guest today, sex expert Katy Zvolerin, is here to answer our uncomfortable and awkward questions about sex toys. But first, our college buddy White Carl joins to give us his review of the movie "God's Not Dead."

 

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Jul 12, 2018
#398 Do You Have a Soul?
01:24:48

If so, what does it contain, how do we know, and where is it? We get deep about dualism in this episode, and discuss whether or not we're the author of our thoughts and desires.

 

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Jul 09, 2018
#397 Beer and Baptists with Tripp Fuller
01:25:58

Tripp Fuller from the Homebrewed Christianity podcast talks about how his family were bad Southern Baptists, how he sees trends changing in the south, and his upcoming movie. Joey loves to teach about good old prayer, and Toby talks with Taylor and David about RYFO. What the heck is RYFO?

 

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Jul 05, 2018
#396 Matt Saves the Planet
01:14:39

Matt gives a science segment that could save the planet. Climate change and global warming is just one of the human-guilt issues discussed in this episode, and BC Club Manager, Taylor Adkins, joins for an update.

 

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Jul 02, 2018
#395 Benny Hinn's Nephew Tells All
01:37:41

What's the worst thing you've thought about Benny Hinn? Costi Hinn, Benny's nephew, spills all the uncomfortable details of his time in the ministry. Aaron Diello of Joshua Fest gets grilled by Joey, and of course, The Damn News brings more truth than ever.

 

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Jun 29, 2018
#394 Christian Swingers
01:32:29

Jesus isn't the only dude in the middle of this couple. Guests Adam and Eve say that marital swinging doesn't break the rules or laws of the Bible. In fact, they say it's good for their marriage and more godly than you'd think. Joey decides to try and counsel Toby's brother Mike, who's a new Christian, and the Damn News is back!

 

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Jun 26, 2018
#393 Nerds Are Dangerous
01:02:59

We heard the horrific news of the singer of a band we've shared a stage with being the leader of an alleged sex cult. This #metoo movement is definitely shining a light on the dark side of entertainment, but we still need to get more clarity with what consent actually is. Also Joey's leading a new segment this week called "Twisted Scripture."

 

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Jun 23, 2018
#392 Christian Movies Have a Long Way to Go (with Ben Davies)
01:23:48

Matt says marriage expectations are a lie and no marriage has ever exceeded what you were told. Then, actor Ben Davies joins who has acted in many overtly Christian movies. He discusses his balance between the tension of art and moral boundaries within his acting career. We also discuss whether racial discrimination is an issue in Hollywood and why Christian movies don't deliver the same punch as mainstream film. 

 

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Jun 18, 2018
#391 Rejecting Knowledge from Authority
59:45

Matt brings a science segment with an explanation of what good reasoning is and why we should reject knowledge from authority. This relates to everything from Joey learning how to use new recording equipment to our understanding of God. Also Toby is annoyed with people thanking God for stopping worse things from happening after something terrible happened, and Joey apparently shat himself during the recording of this episode.

 

 

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Jun 14, 2018
#390 Vegan Bros
01:15:22

Authors of "Vodka is Vegan," Phil and Matt Letten drop in to discuss their journey to becoming vegans, their unique approach to veganism, and answer pointed questions about Biblical references to eating meat.

 

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Jun 11, 2018
#389 The God of Technology
01:07:46

Right wingers say God doesn't change. But we do. We have more information and ways to learn about God than we ever have. Maybe the Holy Spirit is moving through tech.

 

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Jun 08, 2018
#388 Propaganda (Jason Petty) Reacts to Recent Episodes
01:13:46

Good friend Propaganda comes on to discuss some of his issues with the recent Owen Benjamin and Andrew Klavan episodes. We're fortunate he was able to come on to fill in the gaps of the black experience Jason found them to be completely unaware of.

 

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Jun 05, 2018
#387 Civilization is Two Steps from Pure Evil
01:19:59

Toby found that there's no hope for humanity if anything happens as simple as the water supply going out. Everyone will resort to pure evil. He does bring back the damn news for this episode with a couple articles about Biblical laws, and smelly prison guards.

 

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May 31, 2018
#386 Brian McLaren Drops in to Drop Truth (or Heretical) Bombs
01:26:53

Author, Speaker, Activist, and former Pastor, Brian McLaren talks about the changing theological culture of American Christianity. Religious leaders have less control now that their followers have unlimited access to other thought-leaders online, muddying the waters of religion. This episode covers a lot of deconstructive territory, from traditional dualistic lenses, to what Christians believe about LGBTQ, and trying to convert people from other religions.

 

 

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May 28, 2018
#385 Matt Has Feelings Now
01:20:49

Matt's getting oddly sentimental feelings towards people and experiences that he doesn't know what to do with, but Joey loves it! Also turns out we're still Christians, even though Fundamentalists would call us Satanists.

 

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May 24, 2018
#384 The Low Point in Joey's Marriage
01:09:36

Joey's the happiest he can remember being his whole life, and shares some vulnerable moments about his marriage and how bad it really had gotten. We've heard a lot lately about the rising use of adderall, so we thought it'd be interesting to have our guests today on to talk about their all-natural supplement with similar effects to adderall.

 

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May 21, 2018
#383 Former Leader and Participant of Ex-Gay Program, Tim Rymel
01:35:50

Tim Rymel is an author, educator, and rethinker. He grew up conservative and was even a leader at an ex-gay program, after joining to convert out of his same-sex attraction. Now he's a social justice writer and advocate for giving a voice to the dissonant questions that reside in all of us. Matt recaps his trip to NYC with his daughter and Toby has an update on the new Emery album.

 

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May 17, 2018
#382 Commentator and Writer Andrew Klavan
01:38:34

Today's guest is host of "The Andrew Klavan Show" on The Daily Wire, and author of multiple books turned movies, such as "True Crime" and "Don't Say a Word." Our discussion mostly revolves around topics discussed on his show: political satire, cultural commentary, and mockery of modern absurdities.

 

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May 14, 2018
#381 Austen Lionheart: Transgender Christian
01:24:44

Austen Hartke, author of "Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians" joins us to tell his story and humors our ignorant questions. With a Masters of Arts in Old Testament Studies, Austen seeks to understand and share parts of the Bible that relate to gender identity and the lives of transgender individuals. 

 

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May 10, 2018
#380 Comedian Owen Benjamin
01:28:02

If you haven't heard of Owen Benjamin before, he's the comedian who got permanently suspended from using twitter. We talk with him about jokes, how they work, and why humor is important.

 

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May 07, 2018
#379 Celebrity Pastors Gone Wild
01:01:17

Joey recently heard some whopper of stories about famous pastors that seem to indicate them as entitled spoiled brats. Toby thinks Joey may be a bit too hard on them and believes it's crazy that we can't just say their names on air. What's a celebrity pastor anyway and are these stories incriminating no matter how you slice them? Oh, yeah, and YouTube takes over Matt's daughter and household.

 

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May 03, 2018
#378 Underoath's Aaron and Tim Couldn't Give Two F***s About Your Opinion
01:22:23

Today we're just hanging out with Tim McTague and Aaron Gillespie of Underoath for an hour, talking about backlash they've gotten from their new album, and who among them has lost their faith.

 

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Apr 30, 2018
#377 You Only Live Once (w/ Matt and Kristie MacDonald of Vocal Few)
01:18:39

The status quo is something we all define our lives by. Some seek to find it while others reject it in favor of a different life. Kristie and Matt MacDonald have chosen the latter. From moving their family to another country to touring the US with their three kids, these two have taken an alternative path, and it seems to be working. Check out their summer tour and new EP coming soon! Also, Matt's outraged about recycling.

 

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Apr 26, 2018
#376 11-Year-Old Pentecostal Pastor to Rabbinical Student to UCC Preacher, Jon Propper
01:19:05

Jon Propper might be the best example of a full deconstruction and reconstruction of faith that we've heard from. As a pastor's kid, he grew up and even started preaching himself at 11 years old. He walks us through his journey of converting to Judaism, and then rounding back to Christianity in a bit different form. We also propose that it might be best to legalize prostitution for the sake of regulation.

 

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Apr 23, 2018
#375 Ray Harkins of Taken
01:18:58

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?

 

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Apr 20, 2018
#374 Matt's a Liar About the Enneagram Test
01:15:20

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.

 

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Apr 16, 2018
#373 Joey's Sexist Premarital Counseling Approach
01:13:57

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.

 

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Apr 12, 2018
#372 The Worst Missionary Jamie Wright Wrote a Book
01:11:32

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.

 

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Apr 09, 2018
#371 No One Trusts the Church
01:14:04

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.

 

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Apr 05, 2018
#370 Alice Connor: Badass Women of the Bible Aren't Talked About
01:24:36

Why don't we hear stories about Deborah, the only female Judge in the Bible, in Sunday School? Alice Connor 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.

 

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Apr 02, 2018
#369 Just Get with the Changing Times Already
01:15:57

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.

 

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Mar 29, 2018
#368 Jen Matthews and Her Famous Football Family
01:18:50

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 pray.com, 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 in her college years.

 

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Mar 26, 2018
#367 The 19% of Evangelical Non-Trump Voters with Depolarizers Dan and Ellen
01:25:18

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.

 

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Mar 22, 2018
#366 Toby Hears God's Voice and Matt Can't Imagine Existence After Life
01:11:14

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.

 

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Mar 19, 2018
#365 Unspoken Prayers and Joey’s Holistic Mental Health Method
01:08:14

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?

 

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Mar 15, 2018
#364 Reva Hansen: What it's like in the Emery and BadChristian Workplace
01:08:36

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?

 

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Mar 12, 2018
#363 Tommy Green (Sleeping Giant) Tells Personal Story of the Devastations of Human Trafficking
01:21:37

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?

 

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Mar 08, 2018
#362 25 Shows in 24 Hours with Switchfoot's Jon Foreman
01:02:52

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.

 

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Mar 05, 2018
#361 Burning Down the Shack!
01:19:40

James DeYoung tells us why Paul Young, author of The Shack, might be leading us all to hell.

 

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Mar 02, 2018
#360 Pro Life, Pro Choice, or “Whole Life Ethic” with Ellen Mauro
01:09:51
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.
 
 
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Feb 26, 2018
#359 Kevin Max of DC Talk
01:02:56

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.

 

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Feb 23, 2018
#358 Juanita Broaddrick (Bill Clinton Rape Accuser)
01:14:37

Juanita Broaddrick 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.

 

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Feb 19, 2018
#357 Do You Want to Live in a Zoo?
01:11:13

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.

 

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Feb 15, 2018
#356 Thought Experiment: Could Churches be a Net Negative?
01:15:44

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 and begs the question, "How would we know if any or all particular church expressions were doing more harm than good tot he overall body?"

 

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#355 Mars Hill Church Women Speak
01:13:45

Something they weren't allowed to do at Mars Hill Church (Seattle, WA), Jen Smidt, Melanie Studley, and Candice Clem articulate how they were "indoctrinated" into this church culture that masked sexism with a vision to see men lead at home, church, and in the community. Hear this panel of women at our BC Con describe details that will have your head shaking in disbelief. How was it so easy for these women and their husbands to be deceived into being a part of such an unhealthy culture. Matt, Toby, and Joey discuss the epidemic of deconstructing vocational church employees who are becoming increasingly uncomfortable in their roles, due to their changing beliefs. 

 

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Feb 08, 2018
#354 Connecting Kids to Their Incarcerated Parents (with Cyril Prabhu)
01:08:57

In order to stop the ugly generational cycle of incarceration, Cyril serves families by trying to help restore relationships between kids and their incarcerated parents. He's making quite an impact and you may need to grab quite a few tissues for this one. Matt, Toby, and Joey reflect on the conference and what it means to BadChristian. Joey and Toby reflect on how their decade old plans of potentially starting a church. Turns out it's a lot different than what they had imagined.

 

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Feb 07, 2018
#353 TJ from As Cities Burn plus a Panel from BadChristian Con
01:11:50

The BadChristian Conference this past weekend was a great success! We're sharing one of the panels from the weekend with you all called "The Gospel, Victimhood, and the Marginalized" with Jonathan Merritt, Derek Minor, Candice from Free Sex, and her awesome friend Nicole. To preface, TJ from As Cities Burn hopped on to take Joey's spot as a break from the current Emery and ACB tour.

 

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Feb 02, 2018
#352 God Didn't Need Jesus to Die in Order to Forgive Sins (Says Baptist Pastor, Chuck Queen)
01:07:24

He may look and sound like a Baptist preacher, but Pastor Queen isn't convinced in Jesus' divinity, doesn't believe Jesus "had to" die in order for man to be saved, thinks there's other ways of finding God (outside of Jesus) and yet is a Baptist minister. We also talk discipleship in the context of this post-modern Christian culture that is rapidly growing. 

 

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Jan 30, 2018
#351 Bad Days and How God's Word isn't Helping
01:08:46

Matt and Toby are having a bad day and due to their "made up professions," don't feel like grownups yet. Joey is reading Rob Bell heresy and in this current time of immense rethinking among Matt, Toby, and Joey, a passage in Bell's newest book sparks a conversation on what the hell we are supposed to be doing with the Bible.

 

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Jan 25, 2018
#350 Jaclyn Friedman, Sexual Liberation Activist
01:17:29

Jaclyn in zealous to see everyone liberated from sexual limitations; orgies, open marriages, anything goes as long as it includes mutual respect. She's insightful and subversive to America's common approach towards sexual morals. Matt and Jaclyn disagree about the premise of the Aziz Ansari allegations and how they should be treated. Is the tide changing on how we view sex?

 

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Jan 22, 2018
#349 Fundamentalists Are No Fun
46:21

When we started this podcast, we knew we'd get some things right and some things wrong and at some point Fundamental Christians would try to shut us down. Turns out we were right about the fundamentalist part. Now we're out here trying to push against fundamentalism from wherever it comes from.

 

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Jan 18, 2018
#348 Podcasting as an Exercise in Thinking
01:04:30

On this episode, among many other things, Joey talks about an older man he knows using weed (illegally) to cope with pain instead of his prescribed drugs, and feeling guilty about it. We're having a blast doing this podcast;  it really is a privilege to be able to hang with our friends and process out loud. It's a bonus to know we've helped other people a find like-minded group although on the internet. It's kind of a win-win, so thanks to all you listeners for putting up with our dumb asses.

 

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Jan 15, 2018
#347 Author of "The Shack," Paul Young
01:21:50

William Paul Young had a fundamental, evangelical upbringing that included many false beliefs about God. That led to many questions the church isn’t typically good at entertaining or even allowing, but he couldn’t stop asking. After coming clean about a marital affair to his wife, a new process of learning began in which false notions of God were discarded, and he wrote The Shack to share his new revelation of God with his friends and family. Hear about Young’s love for God as well as his rejection of many doctrines that most evangelical churches would deem essential.

 

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Jan 11, 2018
#346 Sad Day When We Can't Laugh at What We Find Hilarious
01:07:00

Dave Chapelle gave us a gift in a couple of holiday specials, we were treated to lots of joyous laughs. Isn't that just outright good? Some people are still upset for him not being politically correct or sensitive enough. We're going to start regulating laughter? We're getting back on track with our diet but that all ends at the BadChristianCon.com. Lastly, Matt has a whopper, something along the lines of kids never having to be thankful for their parents?

 

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Jan 08, 2018
#345 Toby Might Stop Believing in God Because of BadChristian Hecklers
01:08:49

We are constantly changing in our faith, persistently holding on to personal experiences we've had, but many times, we come at potentially scary crossroads of doubt. Joey is scared of religion scarring his kids, and Matt thinks it's crazy when parents marvel at how different their kids' personalities are.

 

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Jan 04, 2018
#344 Stephen Baldwin "God Wanted Trump to be President"
01:34:02

Actor Stephen Baldwin from the films The Usual Suspects, BioDome, and a new TV show Great American Pilgrimage explains how he became the "Jesus Freak of Hollywood," and tells us why God ordained Trump to be President. 

 

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Dec 19, 2017
#343 Chad Johnson: Taking Risks at Ego's Cost
01:28:05

Our friend Chad Johnson came on today to talk about his new book One Thousand Risks, and they talk death after his dad passed away this weekend. Before that, Matt gets on a rant about how we're messing up our kids' lives by putting them online: i.e. the bullied kid whose video went viral this past week when his mom posted it to the public.

 

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Dec 15, 2017
#342 Greg Surratt: Founding Pastor of Seacoast Church and Joey's Boss
01:34:37

Greg Surratt leads one of the largest churches in the world that influences churches worldwide. The question still stands, why does he let Joey do The BadChristian Podcast? We talk about this and bring to the table the many complaints we've articulated on this podcast about pastors, moral failures, and mega-church culture.

 

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Dec 12, 2017
#341 Greg Boyd: Moving from Calvinism to Open Theism
01:25:29

Author of "The Myth of a Christian Nation" and founder of ReKnew.org answers some of Matt and Toby's questions about what Open Theism's believes about God differently from Calvinism and Arminianism. We talk a lot about the omniscience of God and predestination. He also helps explain the problem with the Calvinistic view of Christians as The Elect.

 

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Dec 08, 2017
#340 BadChristian Con Broke Twitter This Weekend
01:48:32
There was an ugly and embarrassing thread on Twitter this weekend. Many of you observed it, and many participated in it. It was primarily in regards to the inclusion of Preston Sprinkle at BadChristian Con. Some feel that he is a bigot and his views are tantamount to violence and that BC is implicated by giving him the stage. 
 
I (Matt) think it's a tragic look and insight into the negative side of a text-based, hyper-connected platform like twitter.  In order to try to rectify that, we have invited people from both sides of the argument to see if the vitriol is real, or just something that happens when we are behind our keyboards.   
 
The guests today are BC Club members Adrian and Tierney, who were defending BC and also Stacey Midge who was a vocal opponent to BC's platform.

 

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Dec 05, 2017
#339 Zombie Pastors and BadChristian Con
01:22:19

Jake Meador, author of the article "Ecclesiology and the Zombie Pastors Problem," joins to discuss issues with pastors like Mark Driscoll (among others) coming back to ministry after being disqualified. Jake points out that the process of reconciliation between pastors and ministry is either to short and easy, or non-existent. We also announce the first BadChristian Conference, with featured guests Pete Enns, Jonathan Merritt, and other speakers, music by Emery, Kings Kaleidoscope, As Cities Burn, and more, and parities, semi-formal winter ball, panels, learning sessions, and lots of fun.

 

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Dec 01, 2017
#338 Lecrae: Too Black for White Evangelicals
01:21:03

After months of self-discovery, Lecrae wrote his best and most honest album to date. White Evangelicals couldn't handle it though, and want him to stay in the safe lane they're comfortable with. #lecrae@yourchurch

 

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Nov 28, 2017
#337 Death, Gender, "Gay Stuff"
01:23:45

We've got a lot to talk about on this one. The bible isn't clearly against multiple sex partners, or at least not clear enough, laments Joey. Matt, Toby, and Joey lose a college friend way too early. Is sexual identity an overblown concept? How does society act as a software that keeps humanity in check?

 

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Nov 23, 2017
#336 Do Churches Intentionally Keep Their Flock in Need?
01:29:31

Toby's thoughts on psychics and their manipulation tactics ruffles Joey's feathers when he tried to extent the criticism to pastors. Matt makes a case for needing colorful characters in the world through an example of a keyed up hockey coach.

 

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Nov 21, 2017
#335 Who Cares What You Think About Transgender People
01:17:02

It seems that these days everyone expects a consensus view from everyone else. That is nonsense. We suggest a nice dose of taking yourself and everyone else less seriously.  Take a deep breath and try to enjoy YOUR life and worry a bit less about other people's lives.

 

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Nov 16, 2017
#334 Where are the Instructions for How to Read the Bible?
01:33:24

Today we (Matt, Toby, and Joey) find ourselves in a conversation about the Biblical cannon, and if it is forever closed, and why we think it is or isnt.  If we're honest, it can't be as simple as, "God said it, I believe it, and that settles it."

 

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Nov 14, 2017
#333 Chris Stroop Says #EmptyThePews
01:22:20

Many Atheists, Agnostics, and Christians, despite their stark differences, have the common ingredient of being “Ex-Evangelical.” Within the faith of Christianity, the scales have been tipped (credit the November 2016 Presidential Election) to cause a large sect of Christianity to bow out of evangelicalism. How important is it for this movement to grow? Self-identified nerd and Ph.D. in Russian history (Stanford), Christopher Stroop is an Ex-Evangelical and started the movement #EmptyThePews. He is a compelling voice for evangelicalism to pack its bag and go the hell back to where it came from. Matt’s eccentric personality is reflected in his parenting as he shares a story on his refusal to allow his daughter to comply.

 

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Nov 10, 2017
#332 Perry Noble is a Bad Christian and So Are We
01:18:55

NewSpring Church, according to Toby's Damn News, has declining attendance and income due to its parting with founding Pastor Perry Noble, who is now getting a divorce. Is Perry a "bad guy?" Is he a victim? Either way, we wish him well, and truly feel bad for what he is going through. Toby can't stop eating Halloween candy, but wonders if Halloween traditions will go away soon.

 

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Nov 06, 2017
#331 Jonathan Martin: Banned For Life From Liberty University
01:26:46

Cops escorted Pastor and author Jonathan Martin off the Liberty University campus during a JOHNNYSWIM show while he was hanging with his friends in the greenroom. He was banned for life from Liberty University for planning a prayer meeting and opposing Trump and Jerry Falwell Jr. What’s the condition of the church when opposing points of view aren’t even welcomed?  What role does authoritarianism play in the church?  Before any of this conversation starts, Matt and Toby dissect Joey’s current depressive state.

 

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Nov 03, 2017
#330 If the Bible Were a Film, It Would Be Rated NC-17 (w/ Spencer Folmar)
01:14:20

Movie director, Spencer T. Folmar, wants to use film to present the hope he’s found in Jesus.  Many Christians aren’t buying his intentions however given the colorful language, including the monstrous “F word,” that’s replete through his films.  We talk “constructive nudity,” “senseless violence,” “The Passion of Christ” and the potential of Christians making REAL movies.

 

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Oct 31, 2017
#329 Why After Talking To Atheists for 10 Years, I’m Still a Christian (w/ Justin Brierley)
01:16:34

Author and host of radio show and podcast “Unbelievable?” talks faith, atheism, and how the two groups misunderstand one another.  He’s maintained an open mind to learn, and has had his faith stretched by some of these brilliant atheists, but still maintains his Christian faith. Justin, along with Matt, Toby, and Joey talk significantly about moral relativism. Toby realizes just how much he believes in Jesus; and oil leaks are always bad. . . unless it’s a bible.

 

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Oct 26, 2017
#328 Church Clarity with George Mekhail
01:36:43

Making what you believe clear is something that you'd think all churches would like, but apparently George Mekhail's "Church Clarity" project has stirred up some unrest among churches since they score a church's transparency on where they stand with LGBTQ issues. Joey claims the hashtag #thatsnotme after coming out as no longer Evangelical.

 

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Oct 24, 2017
#327 “Girls & Sex” Best-Selling Author and TEDTalks Speaker, Peggy Orenstein
01:21:25

Shame, pain, and humiliation shouldn’t be words commonly used by women to describe sexual encounters. Teen girls shouldn’t feel obligated to return the favor by sexually fulfilling boys who take them out on a fun date.  Labiaplasties (surgery of trimming the labia) shouldn’t be on the rise, but even that sex education class in middle school discusses “ejaculation and orgasms” for guys, but “risk and danger” for the ladies.  Young girls are being cultured to forfeit pleasure, freedom, and confidence in the bedroom.  Peggy Orenstein is trying to change these cultural attitudes towards, practices and expectations for women and sex.

 

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Oct 19, 2017
#326 Did Matt Have a Spiritual Experience at a Christian Concert?
01:23:25

Matt’s logical brain was discombobulated by a synergistic experience he had this weekend at a Kings Kaleidoscope show which made him realize there might be more to this human experience than can be emulated by AI despite having tried VR for the first time just two days prior. Toby takes Matt’s explanation of reality farther than most would, but reveals the inevitable generational gap where “back in the day” will mean when physical vacations and relationships were primary over VR and pod life.

 

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Oct 17, 2017
#325 Holy and Queer are Synonymous with Pastor Brandan Robertson
01:30:56

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.”

 

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Oct 12, 2017
#324 Masculinity and Femininity Needs to be Re-framed
01:08:50

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."

 

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Oct 10, 2017
#323 How Faith and Science Work Together with Jim Stump
01:22:48

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 Newton’s (QB, Carolina Panthers) sexist remarks to a female reporter, and Matt explains his unique theory on the real problem behind mass shootings; and it has nothing to do with guns.

 

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Oct 06, 2017
#322 Las Vegas Tragedy Makes Us Miss Obama
01:29:53

With the shooting in Las Vegas, it seemed weird to be “business as usual,” advertising products, laughing, cutting jokes, but isn’t laughing good for the soul? We share some jokes in which we’ve taken things too far, talk about Matt Chandler’s decision to only pastor one church with one location, reflect on Trump’s presidency in times like these and brag on (once again) Seacoast Church.

 

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Oct 03, 2017
#321 I Guess We're Post Christian?
01:07:15

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. Plus The Damn News is back with a story about a generous hero of ours and MALE sex robots.

 

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Sep 29, 2017
#320 Chris Date: Eternal Conscious Torment is Not Necessary
01:24:21

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 hoop-lah.

 

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Sep 26, 2017
#319 How to Spot a Christian Scam & What's "the Anointing?"
01:17:26

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.

 

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Sep 22, 2017
#318 Special Guest Ryan Rado Sees His Tourettes Disorder as a Super Power
01:23:31

As Cities Burn and Jonezetta's artist manager Ryan Rado gets real about Tourette's. It may have been awkward for him to uncontrollably shout "God Damn!" to an audience at a Christian music festival; and flipping people off uncontrollably does indeed put some one in a certain box, but Ryan, who still struggles with this disorder, has come out on top. Hear about his relationship with Jesus, his assessment on logic and self-analysis being equally important as compassion and empathy, and his newly found passion for painting.

  

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Sep 18, 2017
#317 God is Limited in Power and Doesn't Know the Future with Tom Oord
01:23:45

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.  We also listen to and dissect Joel Osteen's response to the whole "our doors were closed until you asked us to open them" fiasco.  

 

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Sep 14, 2017
#316 Most Churches Are Only Suited for a Certain Type of Christian (Tragic)
01:15:42

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.

 

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Sep 11, 2017
#315 Christians Love the Enneagram with expert Chris Heuertz
01:29:06

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 hurricane. 

 

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Sep 07, 2017
#314 Joel Osteen, Church Tax Exemptions, and Conspiracies with Nate from Sherwood
01:35:36

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.

 

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Sep 04, 2017
#313 A Group of Prolific Pastors Say "Peace Out" to Gay Community
01:15:03

It's called the Nashville Statement.  It's when church leaders’ desire to make a public stance on human sexuality comes to a head and many pastors sign a statement to make sure every one knows exactly where they stand on others' sexuality.  But many are asking, 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.

 

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Aug 31, 2017
#312 The Straightedge Movement (w/ Ray Harkins)
01:22:46

Ray Harkins, host of 100 Words or Less podcast, talks about being straightedge with Matt, Toby, and Joey, and its parallel with Christianity having in-group out-group dynamics. What does Toby’s parody worship song teach us about the church and Christianity? Lastly, it’s Matt's 38th birthday and A-I will write pop songs in roughly 14 years.

 

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Aug 28, 2017
#311 Mark Salomon of Stavesacre and Toby's Worship Song Hits the Charts
01:18:44
Mark Salomon from Stavesacre is someone who has paved the way for bands like Emery, Underoath, and Norma Jean. They have a new album coming out, so he joined us today and we talk about the album and working for NASCAR. A few episodes back, Toby was tasked with writing a hit worship song, and the task is officially completed with today's release of the fully produced single "Forever Rain" that's steadily climbing the charts on iTunes!
Aug 24, 2017
#310 Perry Noble is Founding New Church!?
01:24:53

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 utterly pissed.

 

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Aug 21, 2017
#309 Jory Micah: Feminist and Egalitarian who Celebrates Gender Differences
01:29:37

Influential blogger and writer, Jory Micah was fired from her college teaching job for as a result of her controversial feminist views.  She is angered by the church’s discrimination against female leadership and how that prevents many from being who God has made them to be.  She also doesn’t believe in a marital submission that is unique to wives.  Potentially even more interesting is her celebration of gender uniqueness.  Men and women both have strengths and weaknesses that are typically common for their gender.  This feminist may just piss off the feminists.  Matt introduces an invention that could save the lives of many kids,  and Toby brings a news story that supports Matt’s assessment of McDonalds.

 

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Aug 17, 2017
#308 Anti-Christian Biases in Media and Hollywood (with Billy Hallowell)
01:25:07

 

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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Aug 14, 2017
#307 Ex-Porn Star on Women's Responsibility to Modesty
01:29:05

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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Aug 11, 2017
#306 Is Suicide a Cowardly Act? (with Levi the Poet and Matt MacDonald)
01:25:47

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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Aug 09, 2017
#305 What if Jesus Was a Liar?
01:06:14

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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Aug 08, 2017
#304 John Mark McMillan’s Crisis of Faith
01:12:18

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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Aug 04, 2017
#303 Insecure Egotistical Douche Bag Dudes think They’re Masculine (Jordan Harbinger Part II)
01:21:18

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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Aug 01, 2017
#302 Artificial Intelligence is God
01:05:55

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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Jul 27, 2017
#301 Michael and Lisa Gungor on Having the Plug Pulled on Their Show
01:08:27

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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Jul 24, 2017
#300 Journalist Jonathan Merritt on His Eugene Peterson Article
01:36:07

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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Jul 21, 2017
#299 Comedy vs. Racism
41:57

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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Jul 19, 2017
#298 Mature Christians Should Be Able to Graduate from Church
01:06:51

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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Jul 17, 2017
#297 Eugene Peterson Supports Gay People, Then Doesn't, Then Yells at the Clouds
41:36

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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Jul 14, 2017
#296 Complementarianism from a Woman’s Perspective (Martha Davenport)
01:31:54

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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Jul 13, 2017
#295 Alisa Childers Explains the Danger of Progressive Christian Thought
01:36:38

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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Jul 11, 2017
#294 Going Mainstream Christian and Aaron Lunsford’s Day From Hell (Live at AudioFeed Festival)
52:22

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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Jul 06, 2017
#293 Can You Love and “Quit Church” at the Same Time?
01:04:08

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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Jul 04, 2017
#292 Wait, How Did We Become Progressives?!
01:12:33

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.

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Jun 29, 2017
#291 How “Being Relevant” Backfired on the Church (w/ Skye Jethani)
01:14:08

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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Jun 27, 2017
#290 Former Elevation Church Member
01:05:39

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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Jun 22, 2017
#289 The Implications of Dave Bazan Opening for John Mark McMillan at Christian Festival (AudioFeed)
01:19:01

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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Jun 19, 2017
#288 The Alt-Right is Evil plus Jordan Harbinger (The Art of Charm)
01:30:35

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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Jun 16, 2017
#287 Potential Benefits of Nudity & Replay of Joey's Epic Penis Confession
01:15:38

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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Jun 13, 2017
#286 Abortion and Hell. Our Actions Don't Match Our Beliefs.
01:13:35

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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Jun 08, 2017
#285 What’s The Chances We Divorce Our Wives?
01:11:29

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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Jun 06, 2017
#284 Christians Should Chop Kathy Griffin’s Head Off
01:12:18

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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Jun 01, 2017
#283 Bradley Hathaway, the Illusion of Christian Morality and Epic Failure of Worship Music
01:24:05

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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May 30, 2017
#282 Is Pastor Judah Smith Gay Affirming? Is BadChristian Podcast?
01:35:03

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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May 26, 2017
#281 Every Deconstruction Needs a Reconstruction
01:23:16

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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May 23, 2017
#280 Do Rachel Held Evans and Jen Hatmaker Need to Stay Quiet Unless They Have Church Accountability?
01:10:53

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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May 20, 2017
#279 Toby Deals Harshly With a Heckler from Stage
01:07:20

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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May 16, 2017
#278 Scottie Henry (Norma Jean) still in the Dark About Josh Scoggin's Departure From the Band.
01:17:15

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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May 12, 2017
#277 Robbie and Matt (The Classic Crime) and the Piranha Baptismal
01:09:52

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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May 09, 2017
#276 Mega Churches: Is Their Expiration Date Approaching Soon?
01:07:48

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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May 05, 2017
#275 The Nephilim Conspiracy (w/ Gary Wayne) and The Talent of Steven Furtick
01:34:56

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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May 02, 2017
#274 Mike Herrera of MxPx and MxPx Beer
01:14:24

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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Apr 27, 2017
#273 Getting Jesus Wrong and is "the left" the New Legalism? (w/ Matt Johnson)
01:12:41

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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Apr 24, 2017
#272 Come&Live! (w/ Chad Johnson) vs. BadChristian
01:20:37

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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Apr 17, 2017
#271 Reese Roper, Five Iron Frenzy
01:28:15

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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Apr 17, 2017
#270 Andy Othling (Lowercase Noises), Sexual Repression and Guitar Pedals
01:12:19

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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Apr 11, 2017
#269 Demon Hunter (Ryan Clark and Jon Dunn) Reminisces and Shares Secrets
01:21:14

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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Apr 10, 2017
#268 Chad Gardner (Kings Kaleidoscope) and Zach Bolen (Citizens and Saints)
56:51

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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Apr 08, 2017
#267 Dallas Taylor’s (Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Underoath) Near Death Experience
01:25:57

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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Apr 05, 2017
#266 Male Headship, Respecting Women vs. Sexism, and The Billy Graham Rule
01:13:23

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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Apr 01, 2017
#265 Pushback from Matt’s Favorite Pastor, Mike Wilkerson
01:30:25
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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Mar 30, 2017
#264 Pastors, Show Your Tax Records.
01:17:35

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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Mar 25, 2017
#263 John Mark McMillan and Compromises Made in the Music Industry
01:24:46

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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Mar 23, 2017
#262 Lisa Gungor. Ditched by the Church?
01:15:30
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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Mar 19, 2017
#261 Christian Men Porn Pity Partying and the legendary Pigeon John stops in for a Chat
01:09:05
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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Mar 15, 2017
#260 Mars Hill Church Speaks with Jenn Smidt
01:31:56
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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Mar 12, 2017
#259 Jason Stellman, Zealous Mega Church Evangelical to Catholic Drunk Ex-Pastor
01:22:43
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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Mar 09, 2017
#258 Microdosing LSD with Author Ayelet Waldman
01:20:55
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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Mar 04, 2017
#257 Matt Now Values Relationships? New Solar System Discovered? Jesus Remains The Same.
01:13:49

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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Mar 02, 2017
#256 Parenthood, Death and Loss with Devin Shelton
01:08:50

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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Feb 25, 2017
#255 Melanie and Seth Studley, Our Friends From Stronger Marriages
01:22:55
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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Feb 22, 2017
#254 What Would You Do If Aliens Came and Disproved Everything You Believed?
56:28

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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Feb 18, 2017
#253 Jason Romano from ESPN
01:11:09

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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Feb 15, 2017
#252 As Cities Burn’s Drummer and Internet Troll Aaron Lunsford
01:06:46

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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Feb 11, 2017
#251 The Perry Noble Mega-Church Clown Show
01:20:37
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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Feb 08, 2017
#250 Do we have an obligation to the refugees?
01:29:09

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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Feb 04, 2017
#249 Chairman of the Libertarian Party Nicholas Sarwark
01:19:48
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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Feb 01, 2017
#248 Barnabas Piper and His Recent Divorce
01:24:29

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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Jan 28, 2017
#247 Destroying the Patriarchy with Stephanie Drury
01:28:10
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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Jan 25, 2017
#246 Conservatives, Patriotism, and the Liberal Dan Koch
53:39

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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Jan 22, 2017
#245 No Jokes Are Off Limits? (with Propaganda)
45:47

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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Jan 18, 2017
#244 Everyone is Doing It. Is Divorce Really All That Bad?
01:05:55

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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Jan 14, 2017
#243 Is it Pathetic if Clemson Winning is Best Day of Our Lives?
01:10:01

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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Jan 11, 2017
#242 Man Spends Million on Cell Phone Game (true story)
37:50
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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Jan 07, 2017
#241 Best of 2016
01:07:13
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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Jan 05, 2017
#240 Demon Attacks Matt, God Tells Joey Super Bowl WInner
01:16:28
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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Dec 28, 2016
#239 Women are Crock Pots, Men are Microwaves!
01:10:49
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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Dec 21, 2016
#238 Live from the BC Christmas Party!
30:32
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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Dec 17, 2016
#237 A Bad Christmas Party
01:23:16
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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Dec 14, 2016
#236 The Damn News - Tallywackers, Toot Toots and Nut Busters
47:04
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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Dec 10, 2016
#235 Jake Luhrs and Joey's Embarrassing New Book
01:24:56

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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Dec 07, 2016
#234 The Damn News - The Future Will Be Simulated!
46:54
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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Dec 03, 2016
#233 Jeremy Hiebert of Comeback Kid
01:19:07
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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Nov 30, 2016
#232 The Damn News - Standing Against Racism or Erasing Needed History
44:29
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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Nov 27, 2016
#231 Thanksgiving, Stay at Home Moms + Vocal Few LIVE
01:09:06
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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Nov 23, 2016
#230 Devin Shelton Quits the Church
01:22:41

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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Nov 17, 2016
#229 The Damn News
45:55
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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Nov 12, 2016
#228 Election Day
01:26:02
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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Nov 10, 2016
#227 I've Been Pretending To Be A Christian My Whole Life
01:26:04
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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Nov 02, 2016
#226 BC Club Bonus Hour
01:00:38

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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Oct 29, 2016
#225 Derek Minor and Southern Racist Families
01:40:59
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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Oct 26, 2016
#224 The Beer Can Professor, Paul Roof
01:09:24
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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Oct 19, 2016
#223 Daddy Issues
01:08:54
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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Oct 12, 2016
BONUS EPISODE: Presidential Debate Companion
52:03

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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Oct 10, 2016
#222 Andy Stanley makes The Wolf List
01:26:20
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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Oct 05, 2016
#221 Why Men Hate Going to Church with author David Murrow
01:22:11
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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Sep 28, 2016
#220 Sex, Longevity and Faith with Science Mike McHargue
01:47:16

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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Sep 21, 2016
#219 Aaron Gillespie talks Divorce and Underoath
01:32:53
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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Sep 15, 2016
#218 Nobody Understands Our Art plus Jarrid Wilson
01:42:11
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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Sep 07, 2016
#217 Genetically Modified Metabolisms and Creepy Clowns
01:37:04
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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Aug 31, 2016
#216 Church is for Women + Preston Sprinkle
01:34:32

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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Aug 24, 2016
#215 Antinomian Shell Games - Live!
01:23:30
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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Aug 17, 2016
#214 Church Shopping Vs Car Shopping
01:10:32
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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Aug 10, 2016
#213 Matt Hoopes and Matt Thiessen of Relient K - Live!
01:22:01
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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Aug 03, 2016
#212 Trey Pearson of Everyday Sunday - Live!
01:43:06

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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Jul 27, 2016
#211 Ben Sledge of Heart Support
01:40:19
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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Jul 23, 2016
#210 Blue Laws, Satanic Yoga and Keto Cancer Cures - Live!
01:21:56

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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Jul 20, 2016
#209 Jesse Smith
01:17:12

Our guest this week is Jesse Smith (Zao, Jesse Smith & The Holy Ghost). We let Joey do this one all on his own and we think he killed it. Also, this episode marks Toby and Joey’s last time together in Charleston recording together. And in the news, we all take bets on how many wieners we can eat.

 
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Jul 16, 2016
#208 Black Lives Matter & Perry Noble Got Fired - Live!
01:18:11
Check out our Facebook live streamed episode from July 13th where we talk about #blacklivesmatter, the firing of pastor Perry Noble and more! Matt gives you the permission to not join the club and Toby introduces us to the concept of term limits for pastors. And in the news - busty mermaids!
 
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Jul 13, 2016
#207 Don’t Feed The Trolls Sherwood Album Preview!
01:06:14

Today we have a special preview of the new Sherwood album "Some Things Never Leave You" from the Don’t Feed The Trolls podcast with Nate Henry (Sherwood) and Matt MacDonald (Classic Crime)! They sample the tunes, discuss song meanings and talk about all the trolls that had to be starved to make the record. Also, a special science episode on BBQ and heat!

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Jul 09, 2016
#206 BCPOD Live at Audiofeed Festival 2016
41:45

Enjoy this live performance as a BC Clubber introduces the podcast that Matt, Toby and Joey perform live in front of hundreds of Christian festival goers in between Emery sets. Joey fails to honor the crowd and control his language, and Matt suggests that Christianity need to police their own in the same way that we would hope Islam would.

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Jul 06, 2016
#205 Chad Gardner of Kings Kaleidoscope
54:38
Matt gets together with Chad Gardner of Kings Kaleidoscope. They debut 3 tracks from the new record “Beyond Control”, “In This Ocean Pt I & II” and a live performance of “Lost?” by Chad. They discuss the concept behind the album, what they did different this time around and more!
 
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Jul 02, 2016
#204 Chris Simpson of Mineral
01:32:03
Our guest is Chris Simpson from the bands Mineral, The Gloria Record, Pop Unknown and more recently, Zookeeper. We are honored to have Chris on the show and we explore later the idea of influence and if music can really save your life. Also, Joey can’t stop playing with his toes. Toby doesn’t understand why his body is growing hair without his consent. He also realizes it is too “emotionally expensive” for him to have empathy for everybody. And in the news, a dog eats gorilla glue. 
 
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Jun 29, 2016
#203 The Second Coming of Lebron James
01:16:02
Matt kicks things off with the NBA and Old Testament law. Toby has an incident involving fish and chips. We introduce you to an awesome new diet called "The How You Feel 40 Minutes After You Eat Diet.” Matt also has some reflections on his recent appearance on Moody Radio’s “Up For Debate” show. And in The Damn News, a man exposes himself to customers at Waffle House and we learn that Joey would pay at least $1,000 for a lock of Jesus hair.
 
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#202 Reba Riley, Author
01:28:52
We are joined Reba Riley, author of the book “Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome.” Also, Toby confesses his cell phone addiction, Matt argues that everybody falls into 3 categories of “sheep, sleazy or scared” and Joey gets some bad news via text message. We also introduce the latest marginalized group…mutants!
 
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Jun 22, 2016
#201 Ich nein defelder kunst, Bad Christian!
01:21:17
While we continue our celebration of McDonald’s appreciation month, Toby has some huge news that is not the damn news! Matt actually had a good time on his Disneyland vacation and might have experienced love for the first time. Is there any truth to the rumor that Joey has started his own cult and is referring to himself as "The Prophet Joseph Svendson?! The truth is, dare we say, life changing! We also get an update from Taylor on the BC Club!
 
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Jun 18, 2016
#200 Keith Repult
01:38:00
Our guest is Keith Repult who has a crazy and amazing testimony of how he went from a pornography kingpin to becoming the owner of a yogurt shop. His journey from loss and addiction to redemption is an incredible story that you have to hear! Also, Toby’s favorite wedding ever and in the news...babies with pubic hair who can kick your ass.
 
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Jun 15, 2016
#199 Life Is Hard And Then You Die
52:31
In this episode we explore the dangers of dubious awards for kids honoring concepts like kindness and how the idea of “legacy” sets us all up for unnecessary feelings of failure. We finally get to the bottom of just how long Joey’s "really long sermon" was. And in the news, look out, it’s KILLER BEES!
 
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Jun 11, 2016
#198 Brad & Drew Harper
01:29:45
We’re joined today by Brad & Drew Harper who have co-authored a book that explores whether they can overcome their differences in belief titled, “Space at the Table: Conversations Between an Evangelical Theologian and His Gay Son.” We also have an unfortunate visit from Toby’s brother Mike.
 
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Jun 08, 2016
#197 Edumacation and Food Morals
01:33:31
In this jam packed episode, Matt doubts the science behind resurrections and questions food morals. Joey doesn’t think people poop in heaven. Toby isn’t sure about anonymous giving or the specialness of birthdays. Matt also kicks off McDonalds Appreciation Month and introduces us to the charming expression “vagina smasher.” And in the damn news...have you ever wanted to get high and lift weights? All your dreams may be coming true!
 
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Jun 04, 2016
#196 Pastor Greg Locke
01:11:24
We talk to Greg about his becoming a YouTube phenomenon, the transgender bathroom debate and his unique communication style. Despite his likability, we challenge his approach in calling unbelievers out for their sin, his belief in the need for America to be Christianized and his brashness at the risk of sounding unloving. Toby also may finally be on board with Joey’s belief that lying can often be a good thing.
 
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Jun 01, 2016
#195 Dan and Nate from Sherwood
01:20:53
We talk about holy roller internet trolls and Toby’s befuddlement with Christians praying with their arms extended. Also, is there such thing as a stupid prayer request? What about praying for the dead and the ridiculous “unspoken request?” More importantly, we catch up with Dan and Nate from Sherwood to discuss their new record and tour as well as debut a new track from the album.
 
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May 28, 2016
#194 CookBook from L.A. Symphony
01:12:58
Jason Soto (Cookbook) of the critically acclaimed hip-hop outfit, L.A. Symphony joins the podcast to talk hip-hop, the deconstruction of his former evangelical faith, the ensuing treatment he received from the church, his conviction of authenticity and where he’s at now in his music career. Joey also saw a cat trying to commit suicide and another pastor makes an unnecessary awkward joke to find common ground. Check out Cookbook’s music and hire him to be a coach. Find him @CookBookthePR.
 
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May 25, 2016
#193 Jay Newman of AudioFeed Festival
01:10:11
Jay Newman from AudioFeed Festival joins us to chat about the upcoming festivities this summer (June 30-July 3 2016) and the vision of this newer faith and music festival. Jay talks about the origins of the fest and what he thinks makes it special (Hint - running water and air conditioning!). Matt and Toby also promise to play The Question from “front to back” with Devin! Get your asses to BadChristian day on July 3rd! Also, in the news, is that an angel or a porn doll? These are confusing times!
 
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May 21, 2016
#192 Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta
01:14:04
We talk divorce, abortion, open marriages, and Christianity with this blogger and podcaster. Is atheism a cause? How did he become “The Friendly Atheist?” Are there any similarities between making money off atheism and making it from ministry?  What are the dangers of religion?
 
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May 18, 2016
#191 It May Be a Sin Not to Cuss
52:56
Is it wrong to alter one's natural flow of artistic creation in an attempt to not ruffle feathers? We talk about Emery’s early church touring days and how, according to Toby, the Holy Spirit put a quick halt to playing any more church venues. We talk about Aaron Gillespie using certain words on our podcast and how it cost him some concert dates. He lost money but did he do the right thing? We have some audio troubles and also, Matt runs out of time and has to leave.
 
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May 14, 2016
#190 Senior Citizen Party Bus
01:10:31
Matt and Toby are fresh off their Emery acoustic show in Seattle and Joey is feeling and sounding like a new man back from sabbatical. The three discuss the pointlessness of thank you cards, what gender of massage therapist Joey prefers, a new way of looking at “human resources” and another mega-church pastor biting the dust. Also, they agree that if they live to be 90 or older they will spend their final days partying it up and not worrying about what medications might damage their livers.   
 
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May 11, 2016
#189 Peter Enns - Biblical Scholar, Theologian and Author
01:15:30
We hang out with a listener favorite, author and speaker Peter Enns. He’s written popular books such as "The Bible Tells Me So”, "The Evolution of Adam” and his most recent "The Sin of Certainty.” We talk to him about the future of the church, origins of humanity, whether Adam and Eve were real, the changing meaning of “evangelical" and how people should approach their bible reading.
 
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May 07, 2016
#188 Edibles & Pastor Lounges plus a BC Club update with Taylor
01:10:59
Matt’s biggest side effect from pot edibles was normal every day anxiety. Joey’s having a hard time being himself while trying to record masturbation podcasts at the retreat center pastor’s lounge. And Toby’s fill in role as campus pastor is finally taking a toll in the form of dark clouds and horrible diarrhea. Also, we’ll be joined by Taylor for an update on the BC club!
 
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May 04, 2016
#187 Babies Aren’t Miracles
01:22:43

Toby got a speeding ticket, Joey is mesmerized by worship leaders' dance moves at big conferences and Matt has a baby announcement. The three reflect on Matt’s unique emotional response to his miscarriage a year ago and the grand finale? Matt sets out to prove that the “miracle of life” is a myth. Also, we discover that Toby would like to be stranded on a deserted island. And a lot of talk about the feelings and thoughts of carrots.

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Apr 30, 2016
#186 Hungover in the Matrix with Guest Host Matt MacDonald
01:08:08
While Toby’s away, Matt and Joey play with guest host Matt MacDonald (Classic Crime) who’s still riding high from his 3.5 hour, $30k new album crowd fund! Also celebrity death over-sharing, pet shops and prostitutes, Facebook algorithm’s, nostalgia and a science segment on Simulation Hypothesis. This show is as real as it gets, or is it?
 
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Apr 27, 2016
#185 Live with Matt & Toby!
36:03
Joey’s still on sabbatical, so Matt and Toby broadcasted the show LIVE and took some questions from the audience and this is the result!
 
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Apr 23, 2016
#184 Tim from House Of Heroes
01:23:44
Tim, the singer of the newest addition to the BC Music roster, House of Heroes, drops by to chat with Matt and Toby about their new album, Colors, and talk about what it is like to be labeled a "Christian" band. Also in the show, if cussing isn’t a sin, do we want our kids cussing in K-5?  Matt, Toby and Joey discuss their different approaches in parenting when it comes to the “bad words.” Joey also does month of pre-marital counseling with a couple, does their wedding and gets zero. Stiffed. Matt wants a ticket for peeing in public and Toby is now a one-man-wedding service provider.
 
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Apr 20, 2016
#183 Tullian Tchividjian and the Benefit of the Doubt
01:21:46

Church infrastructure is failing pastors.  Why are they given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to extra-marital affairs? Was it a misdirected zeal for the sake of the gospel when Tchividjian’s elders tried to keep his affair hidden?  Why are narcissists attracted to the Pastoral profession? Also, Joey kicks alligators, Matt has a theory about Stockholm Syndrome in pets and we have a short interview with BC clubber Silas George.

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Apr 15, 2016
#182 Perry Noble
01:32:16
Pastor and author Perry Noble comes on to talk about numbers, transparency, twitter, pastor's salaries, and Mark Driscoll. Also, Toby is filling in as campus pastor for Joey while he’s on sabbatical and accidentally found himself preaching. And Matt uses his dishwasher as the ultimate example of religious superstitious behavior.
 
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Apr 13, 2016
#181 Zach Bolen
01:35:42
How long can you look at a breast and not lust? Well, lots of variables are involved in that one my friend. Time to dissect this with some laughs. Exciting future music releases from BC Music including one new announcement fresh off the presses. The fellas use weird scriptures to encourage one another and Joey doesn’t care about how he looks because life is short, his body is going to die and heaven is forever?! Also a special interview and live in studio performance from Zach Bolen!
 
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Apr 09, 2016
#180 Toby Hurts Joey and Hand-Jobs From Robots
01:07:49

Toby is an active Campus Pastor of their church during Joey’s one-month sabbatical.  Joey is depressed and Toby’s doesn’t choose his words wisely.  Know what that means?  Recipe for disaster.  The two apologize after their bickering takes up the majority of the podcast, leaving enough time to discuss potential impact Robots can have on the prostitution/porn industry and to marriages.

 

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Apr 06, 2016
#179 Mike Sares, weed and another talk about the gays
01:14:43

​Mike Sares, Pastor of Scum of the Earth Church: For the pastor in Denver, we had to talk marijuana. Also discussed his approach to women leadership and how he became friends with the Five Iron Frenzy guys, who are integrally involved at his church.  

 

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Apr 02, 2016
#178 Matt Doesn’t Have a Love Language + Aaron Lunsford
01:21:31

That Five Love Languages Book is full of shit according to Matt.  Toby gives the secret to making Matt cry, Joey needs words of affirmation and Matt thinks friendships are based on the usefulness of people. Musician and author Aaron Lunsford also joins the show. In the Damn News, would you trust the clergy with your child and are all jokes funny?

 

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Mar 30, 2016
#177 Scott Mellinger of Zao returns! Another Cheating Pastor and Toby Loses It.
01:22:28
Is physically cheating on your wife with another woman worse than looking at porn? When should a Pastor lose his job and what sort of benefits should he get? Yeah, that’s right, we’re the experts. Matt is the King of BadChristian expansion. There’s so much going on that Joey and Toby find out about new projects via social media. Also we get back into it with Scott Mellinger about what it means to be an atheist and Joey asks a bunch of stupid questions.
 
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Mar 26, 2016
#176 Mike McCann, Matt’s Grandma’s Passing and Christian Movies
01:19:05
Emo-less Matt processes the passing of his favorite Grandparent and Toby calls BS on a Holy Spirit encounter Joey apparently had while watching a Christian movie.  This episode was recorded way past every one’s bedtime but hey, you got to do what you got to do. We’re also joined by author and friend Mike McCann.
 
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Mar 23, 2016
#175 40 Years for Toby, Fuller House and the Failing Education System
01:09:14

That’s right, Toby hits the big 4-0! And, oh yeah, no girls allowed at his birthday party. Also, why are Christians so dogmatic in their stances on art and entertainment? And Matt goes off on the education system because he knows everything about everything. This episode is a real tearjerker!

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Mar 19, 2016
#174 Derek Minor - Hip Hop Artist
01:31:05

Why Toby thinks a family vacation to NY is a horrible idea, what the future has in store for digital/robot sex, some possible intern openings at BadChristian, the Damn News and more.

 

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Mar 16, 2016
#173 Overcoming Corn Addition + Preston Sprinkle
01:21:33

We check back in with author, teacher and speaker Preston Sprinkle. Also, have the terms “Emo” and “Evangelical” come to mean something totally different than when they started? What can we do to claim victory over our addition to Corn?! Has Toby uncovered what might be the worst thing yet to ever be addicted to? Tune in and find out!

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Mar 12, 2016
#172 Mikee Bridges
01:33:35

Our guest this week Mikee Bridges (Game Church, TOM Fest, Sometime Sunday) has some regrets about his background in Christian music, bands, festivals and the like. In the news - what's the deal with leap year birthdays? Also, prepare yourself for a toxic shock!

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Mar 09, 2016
#171 What is Toby doing with his Life?!
52:29
Toby wonders what the hell he’s doing with his life, Joey’s has major doubts, Everything is falling apart.  Seems to be a toilsome time in Joey and Toby’s brains.  Matt makes some observations and seems to have some clear assessments to what’s wrong.  Personal, intimate and scary conversations made public. 

 

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Mar 06, 2016
#170 Tyson Motsenbocker
01:29:29
We are joined today by Tyson Motsenbocker whose grieving process after the loss of his mother involved walking from San Diego to San Francisco. He will tell us how that worked out and he’ll also perform a track from his new album live in studio!  Speaking of grieving, Joey’s son is very upset about the death of Abraham Lincoln.  We also explore whether or not Jesus can be your personal Lord and trainer.
 

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Mar 02, 2016
#169 Joey's Guilt and Our College Buddy Dumpy
01:12:19

Listen up as Joey and our guest Dumpy thrill you with stories from their glory days in college.  You know, the ones about bad breakups and joining fraternities for the girls?  No?  How about the one where Joey gets out of the car at a stoplight for no reason?  Also, can Joey’s new diet work to cure his depression even if he eats an entire box of Tic Tac’s and chunks of pineapple?  And Joey finally gets a taste of his own medicine when Toby interrupts one of his stories.

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Feb 27, 2016
#168 Jeff Bettger, questionable Christian art, inside scoop on Mark Driscoll
01:34:33

Join us and our guest Jeff Bettger (DRYBNZ, Artist Reformation) as we discuss what might have gone wrong with Pastor Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church in Seattle.  Also, can Matt successfully navigate a business meeting with a hand full of dog shit?  When a pastor implodes a Church is the congregation ultimately to blame?  Answers to this and more on this episode of Bad Christian! 

 
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Feb 24, 2016
#167 Mike Lewis, Joey's New Diet, and Crazy Stuff from the Pulpit
01:30:04

Our guest this week is Mike Lewis from Go Big Win and the Giving Is Believing podcast.  He tells us about touring with Rage Against The Machine back in the day and why Christians shouldn’t drive Porche’s. Also, a special visit from Ike and thank God Joey is finally going on a diet!

 
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Feb 20, 2016
#166 Death Of The Sermon II - Nick Bogardus
01:44:33

We are joined this episode by pastor and former band manager Nick Bogardus as we dig further into the shelf life of sermons. Also, is there a tiny woman named Siri living in your iPhone? Should throwing a small alligator through a drive thru window be considered assault with a deadly weapon? We answer the big questions!

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Feb 17, 2016
#165 Matt Sucks at Marriage but Joey Believes in Giants
01:07:23

Joey believes in giants!  Toby is taking angry notes during his workouts.  Matt is trying to be less attractive to keep his marriage happy.  Also an interview with a BC Clubber.

 
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Feb 13, 2016
#164 The Very Worst Missionary, Jamie Wright
01:34:14

Today we are joined by blogger Jamie Wright who is the self-proclaimed "Very Worst Missionary." Also, is Joey the laziest broadcaster on earth? Should you be eating chicken tenders coated in pork rinds to lose weight? We also give some help for you ladies on how to interpret text messages.

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Feb 10, 2016
#163 New BC Ventures + Don't Feed the Trolls
01:12:15

Some exciting new projects in the BC universe. Joey talks about his new book examining his mental illness, and the new podcast from Matt MacDonald and Nate Henrey of The Classic Crime and Sherwood. 

 

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Feb 07, 2016
#162 Dave Runyon - Art of Neighboring
01:34:15

Join us with guest Dave Runyon, co-author of the book "The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door."  We're going to talk about the classic Christian "bait and switch", the importance of not being weird and what a "heart-on" is.  Also, Matt runs down the list of things he doesn't use and Toby tries to convince us that life without God would be just like becoming somebody's prison bitch.

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Feb 03, 2016
#161 Can you be a worship leader who is not a people person?
01:18:57
Is that opening refrain of Amazing Grace there to bring in the Holy Spirt or just to butter you up?  Is Devin Shelton more of a ladies man than we ever imagined?  Is it possible to be a worship leader who is not a people person?  Also, can somebody buy Toby a Yeti tumbler and a working car ASAP!
 
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Jan 30, 2016
#160 John Burke Author of Imagine Heaven
01:37:51

New York Times best-selling author John Burke joins us to talk about his new book "Imagine Heaven" which is about near-death experiences. Also...did Joey see a ghost mowing a lawn? Did Matt just admit "sometimes I do kinda like sin, though." And in the Damn News, has Church discipline gone too far?

 
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Jan 27, 2016
#159 Matt MacDonald and James Wightman plus a Virginity Update
01:07:05

Matt tries to once again re-define virginity and Joey questions Toby about "Holy Spirit ninja moves." Matt MacDonald (The Vocal Few) also comes on to give some thoughts on narcissism and the personal politics of giving birthday gifts. Wait a second, did Joey just take off his shirt?!

 
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Jan 23, 2016
#158 Godless from Metal Sucks Podcast
01:17:33

Science segments about low carb diets! News segments about Obama! Firefighters with diabetes!  We even introduce a new game show called “What Would The American Christian Say?”  Join the Bad Christian crew with special guests Hayne Griffin and Godless as we try to go here, there and everywhere in this jam packed episode.

 
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Jan 20, 2016
#157 Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red Returns
01:22:38

Jake joins us to discuss August Burns Red's recent Grammy nomination and Heart Support's new program called Restore.  He also discusses his recent divorce and how people have reacted to the news. Jake even offers up some thought on Mark Driscoll as well.

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Jan 16, 2016
#156 The Death of the Sermon
01:20:04

Does the current model of the Church need to be scrapped?  Should we kill the sermon or is it already dead?  Is my small group just a way for me to feel like am doing something without really doing anything?  Should Church look more like the TonightShow with guests and a band?  These are just some of the topics Toby, Matt and Joey get into this week.  Hold on to your Bibles, it’s about to get real!

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Jan 13, 2016
#155 Andrew Schwab of Project 86
01:29:18

Schwab joins today and walks us through some the ups and downs of Project 86 and a look into what it was like going from indie to mainstream with a big major label and back to indie to truly independent.

 

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Jan 09, 2016
#154 Anxiety, Insecurity and Jealousy Aren't So Bad
01:25:00

 

Toby is losing weight, Matt is gaining weight, and there is a possibility that all three guys may soon all meet at just over 200 pounds.  Todays discussion includes fat shaming, political correctness and then gives way to discussing how anxiety, defensiveness, and jealousy would be perhaps favorable qualities in a more primitive or post apocalyptic society.

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Jan 06, 2016
#153 Conspiracy Theories with Jared Svendsen + ESPN's Daniel Dopp
01:11:45

Joey's brother Jared joins to discuss stuff like conspiracy theories and ESPN podcast producer and BC Music vinyl manager Daniel Dopp calls in to chat about his jobs. 

 

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Jan 02, 2016
#152 Seth and David Taylor
01:32:03

Compelling interview from Seth and David Taylor, twin brothers and authors who have written about what it mean to actually use faith as opposed to employing "practical strategies" like Everyman's Battle to end porn addiction and other spiritual problems.

 

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Dec 30, 2015
#151 3 Blabbermouths + Andy From We Are The City Calls In.
01:16:23

Matt asks how to discipline a 2 year old and Toby claims that modern day sermons seems to keep people down and focused on their suffering. Also, Andy from We Are The City calls in to say hey.

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Dec 26, 2015
#150 Social/ Church Taboos + Logan Cael
01:07:04

Matt's marriage insurance idea was finally claimed and instituted , the R word, and why that pastor on Joey's show wanted to disguise his voice, plus Logan Cael calls in.

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Dec 23, 2015
#149 Devin Shelton Plus a Special Announcement
01:29:05

What is Devin gonna be up to in 2016? Listen to the episode to find out.

 

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Dec 19, 2015
#148 Christmas and Stuff plus Billy Power
01:23:31

Toby improvises two Christmas songs plus Billy Power of the Urban Achiever Podcast,who has been editing this show recently, joins for a bit to talk.

 

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Dec 16, 2015
#147 Dave Bazan
01:26:03

During Matt's trip to Charleston, Dave Bazan stopped by to have lunch and talk with Toby Joey and Matt in person. This conversation was a blast.  Toby or course says some incredibly obnoxious things and has Dave cracking up and we get to discuss some stuff about dave personally that we've never heard before.

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Dec 12, 2015
#146 Gun Control, Mark Salomon and Mark LaFay
01:22:41

Mark Salomon is the singer of Stavesacre and other bands and Mark LaFay is the Manager of Haste the Day and other bands.  They join us on the second half of the show to discuss gun control.

 

Sponsors and Links:

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Dec 09, 2015
#145 Mega Church Pastors and The NFL Commissioner Deserve More Money
01:14:32

Matt leads worship, and the guys discuss Perry Noble's and Steven Furtick's salary and why the deserve more money.

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Dec 05, 2015
#144 Aaron Weiss of Mewithoutyou
01:29:24

Aaron Weiss is the enigmatic vocalist of mewithoutYou. We finally tracked him down and went over some of the urban legends surrounding him and the band and an update on his "faith journey"

 

 

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Dec 02, 2015
#143 Toby Says the F Word 15 Times On Stage
01:22:02

Toby said the F word 15 times on stage at a Christian venue in an epic rant about Jesus, and Matt wishes that great Christian thinkers and communicators could sometimes talk about something other than the Gospel and also illustrates what he believes to be the parallels between politicians and pastors.

 

Sponsors and Links:

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Nov 28, 2015
#142 Chad Hennings 3 Time Super Bowl Champion
01:20:11

Chad Hennings is a three time Super Bowl winning offensive lineman with the Dallas Cowboys in the '90s and flew the A-10 in the Airforce. He has a new book called Forces of Character.

 

Sponsors and Links:

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Nov 25, 2015
#141 Whack Stuff in the Church.
01:07:23

Not revealing your pastoral salary because you say it's "unbiblical" and prophetic pastors that operate similar to psychics, you have to admit these sorts of things make the church look really weird.  

 

Sponsors:

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Nov 21, 2015
#140 Justin Wren MMA Fighter
01:44:14

Justin Wren is an MMA fighter.  After discovering his faith following a six-year struggle with addiction and depression in his early career, Wren stepped away from MMA and founded the Fight for the Forgotten, a non profit to help and serve the Mbuti Pygmy people deep in the jungles of the Congo.  Since 2011, Justin and Fight for the Forgotten have provided nearly 3,000 acres of land and 25 water wells to the Pygmies. In 2015 Wren returned to MMA fighting to raise awareness for his cause.

 

Sponsors and Links

Prosper www.prosper.com/badchristian

Texture www.texture.com/badchristian

We Are The City www.toothandnail.com

Justin Wren http://www.water4.org/fightfortheforgotten

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Nov 18, 2015
#139 The Depressed Pastor
01:08:04

Joey is in a particularly goofball mood after what he describes as a really dark Sunday. He opens up about about specific thoughts and feelings he has about himself and family during such times.

 

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Nov 14, 2015
#138 Preston Sprinkle Author
01:24:25

Preston Sprinkle is the vice president of Eternity Bible College's Boise extension. He blogs at Theology in the Raw and co authored Erasing Hell with Francis Chan.  He has a new book out Dec 8th called A People to be Loved, Why Homosexuality Isn't Just an Issue.

Sponsors and Links:

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Nov 11, 2015
#137 Joey's Epic Penis Confession
01:06:04

Joey has another whopper of a story involving his penis.  Matt is speechless and Toby can't get a hold of himself.  Matt further explains that he is skeptical of our Satanist Halloween guest, and Matt's dad calls in for an appearance.

 

Sponsors:

MeUndies www.medundies.com/badchristian

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Nov 07, 2015
#136 Mattie Montgomery of For Today
01:31:12

Mattie is the the singer for the band ForToday. Known for preaching on and off stage, when Mattie joined the band, he had two conditions: First, the band must have a Bible study together every day. Second, Montgomery wanted the band to use their time on stage performing to minister to the audience.

Sponsors:

Texture: www.texture.com/badchristian

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Nov 04, 2015
#135 Zachary King former Satanist
01:33:55

Happy Halloween!! Zachary King began practicing magic at 10 years old, joined a satanic coven at 13years old. From his teen years to adulthood he worked his way up to High Wizard in the coven and actively pushed satan’s agenda including ritualistic abortions and breaking up churches.  But then in January 2008, while working at a jewelry kiosk, Zachary had an encounter with Our Blessed Mother which changed his life.

 

Sponsors:

 

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Oct 31, 2015
#134 Sammy Rhodes
01:37:22

Sammy Rhodes is the RUF campus minister at the University of South Carolina. He gained tremendous popularity on twitter and was known for his humor.  He was accused of stealing jokes and drew the ire of many including Patton Oswalt. Sammy then took a hiatus from twitter and has since returned and has a book coming out next year call Embracing Awkward.

 

Sponsors

Garden City www.johnmarkcomer.com

Solidstate Records solidstaterecords.com

ForeverAtLast www.victorymerch.com

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Break It Down www.breakitdownpod.com

 

Oct 28, 2015
#133 Matt Moore - Gay But Believes It's a Sin
01:42:21

Matt Moore is a Christian who pretty much identifies as gay yet says he "can neither affirm nor condemn gay Christians"

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Oct 24, 2015
#132 Church Discipline and Wife Discipline
01:25:30

Matt, Toby and Joey hang out and talk about church discipline and gender roles and male headship.

 

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Oct 21, 2015
#131 Matt, Toby, Joey, and Craig Gross. Playboy did what?!
01:24:27

Playboy recently announced that they would no longer have nude women in their print magazine.  Craig Gross joins to share his thoughts.

Sponsors and Links:

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Emery www.emeryvip.com

Break It Down www.breakitdownpod.com

 

 

 

Oct 17, 2015
#130 Jesse Lawson, Ex- Sleeping with Sirens
01:40:46

Jesse Lawson was a prominent member and contributor in one of the biggest and hottest bands possible and decided to walk away.  What was his problem? Why couldn't he just stick with it? Is he nuts?  

 

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Emery VIP: www.emeryvip.com

 

 

Oct 14, 2015
#129 BCPOD Live In Chicago
01:26:40

Super fun crowd in Chicago, audience questions, depression management, 9/11 conspiracy theories, and the damn news.

 

Sponsors: 

Club W: www.clubw.com/badchristian

Blue Apron: www.blueapron.com/badchristian

 

Oct 10, 2015
#128 Dan Koch and Nate Henry from Sherwood
01:35:58

Dan, Nate and Sherwood have joined the BC Music team and so naturally they have joined the podcast this week to hand out, talk about Sherwood, Myspace, and Jesus.

Sponsors:

Harry's: www.harrys.com code BCPOD

The Fudge Shoppe: www.thefudgeshoppe.com code BADCHRISTIAN

Sherwood: www.backtothesherwood.com

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Vocal Few: www.vocalfew.com

 

Oct 07, 2015
#127 BCPOD LIVE IN GRAND RAPIDS
01:25:26

Live from a basement in Grand Rapids, Matt Toby and Joey discuss and rate their sex lives, talk from a cool blind guy, and further discuss Joey's departure from believing in an eternal Hell.

 

Sponsors and Links:

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Oct 03, 2015
#126 Michael Sweet, Stryper
01:37:26

Michael Sweet is know as the writer, lead guitarist, lead vocalist and front man of the Christian rock band Stryper.

 

Sponsors:

The Fudge Shoppe: www.thefudgeshoppe.com code -BADCHRISTIAN

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Sep 30, 2015
#125 Justin Holcomb, Author of God Made All Of Me
01:36:23

Justin Holcomb and his wife Lindsay have written a book called God Made All of Me to help families talk about these sensitive issues with two- to eight-year-old children.

 

Sponsors and Links:

Prosper: www.prosper.com/badchristian

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Vocal Few: www.vocalfew.com

Backstage Book by Aaron Lunsford: www.aaronlunsford.com

The Lineup Vol. 2. www.badchristian.com/lineup2

 

Sep 26, 2015
#124 Live In Milwaukee, Beers, Brats, Polish Sausage
01:22:20

Aaron Rodgers takes a jab at Russell Wilson, Matt got saved by mimes, Joey has morbid fantasies of tragedy,  listener questions, and roving reporters.

 

Sponsors:

Naturebox: www.naturebox.xom/badchristian

Sep 23, 2015
#123 Joey Doesn't Believe in Hell Anymore?
01:24:21

Joey claims to have been offically converted to Annihilationism  and also, Toby continues to express unconventional views of sanctification.

Sponsors:

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Sep 19, 2015
#122 Shane Told of Silverstein
01:31:39

Our old freind Shane visits to talk about singing, touring and his new podcast Lead Singer Syndrome which will be out soon. 

 

Sponsors:

The Fudge Shoppe: www.thefudgeshoppe.com  use code: badchristian at checkout

Harry's Razors: www.harrys.com   use code BCPOD at checkout

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Vocal Few: www.vocalfew.com

Backstage Book: www.badchristian.com/backstage

Sep 16, 2015
#121 Matt MacDonald of Vocal Few, The Classic Crime, BC Music
01:12:32

A retraction of our R.C. Sproul mistake (kind of) and Matt MacDonald joins us to talk about touring with his wife and the fights they get into.  Matt is also the Marketing Director of BC Music and has been known to play bass for Emery from time to time. 

 

Sponsors and Links

Prosper: www.prosper.com/badchristian

Meundies: www.meudies.com/badchristian

Vocal Few: www.vocalfew.com

BCPOD Live: www.badchristian.com/bcpodlive

Emery VIP: www.emeryvip.com

Sep 12, 2015
#120 Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire
01:34:56

Matty joins the show and discusses slut shaming, divorce in his family, porn accountability,taking care of his voice and dental care.

 

Sponsors:

Nextissue: www.nextissue.com/badchristian

Naturebox: www.naturebox.com/badchristian

Break It Down: www.breakitdownpod.com

Vocal Few: www.vocalfew.com

BCPOD LIVE: www.badchristian.com/bcpodlive

 

Financial articles from matt: 

http://www.edelmanfinancial.com/education-center/articles/1/11-great-reasons-to-carry-a-big-long-mortgage

http://www.flgus.com/attachments/A%20Tale%20of%20Two%20Brothers006.pdf

 

Sep 09, 2015
#119 Billy Power
01:46:45

Billy, from the band Blenderhead, became one of the main guys to run Tooth and Nail Records though the 90's and early 2000's.  He is a true pioneer of Christian punk and and a forward thinker in all aspects. He now has a podcast called Urban Acheiver.

 

Sponsors:

Blue Apron: www.blueapron.com/badchristian

MeUndies: www.meundies.com/badchristian

The Money Pit: www.moneypitmusic.com

Emery: www.emeryvip.com

Break It Down: www.breakitdownpod.com

Sep 05, 2015
#118 Spencer, Tim and Aaron. Underoath is BACK!
01:32:20

Underoath just announced that they are back and performing their two biggest albums front to back on a nationwide tour next March and naturally they called us to and wanted to do a real deal conversation where they air all the dirty laundry and a lot of never before heard stuff and explain what is going on and has been going on as far back as Aaron leaving the band.

Underoath Tickets and info: www.underoath777.com

 

Sponsors:

Casper: www.casper.com/bcpod

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Silent Planet: http://solidstate.merchline.com/

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The Money Pit: www.moneypitmusic.com

Backstage Book: www.aaronlunsford.com
Sep 02, 2015
#117 Joey Got Scammed (Or Was It the Holy Spirit?)
01:15:58

Do these descriptions really matter? Does it determine weather or not you listen to the episode? Are they a waste of my time? I really just don't know anymore.  I really don't.

The episode today is Toby, Joey, and Matt talking about stuff.

Sponsors:

Conveyer: www.facebook.com/conveyer

Break It Down: www.breakitdownpod.com

Aug 29, 2015
#116 Mike Herrera of MXPX
01:48:28

Mike is a sweet dude who is a true hero of Joey's and a predecessor as well as a contemporary of Matt's and Toby's. He is no longer claiming the Christian faith that he once did, so we talk about that, what its like to tour as a teenager, and the perspective that comes from touring the world.

Sponsors:

Naturebox: www.naturebox.com/badchristian

Next Issue: www.nextissue.com/badchristian

Ghost Ship: becrecordings.merchline.com

Aug 26, 2015
#115 Church Disintegration (and a Small Fight)
01:31:18

On the second half of the show the guys discuss what could it look like if The Church was THE church and not a bunch of individual propietary institutions, but before that big topic Joey talks about driving for Uber and then the guys get into a fight.  

 

Sponsors:

Blue Apron: www.blueapron.com/badchristian

Conveyer: www.victorymerch.com/store/conveyer

Vocal Few: www.vocalfew.com

Aug 22, 2015
#114 Stephen Keech from Haste the Day
01:28:39

Stephen joins the program to discuss Haste the Day's "no drinking on tour" policy, being a pastors kid, and what its like replacing of Jimmy Ryan. 

 

Sponsors:

Naturebox: www.naturebox.com/badchristian

XXI: www.toothandnail.merchline.com

Break It Down Podcast: www.breakitdownpod.com

Emery Vinyl: www.emerymusic.com

Aug 19, 2015
#113 Aaron Lunsford, As Cities Burn Drummer and Author
01:26:27

Aaron Lunsford sits down with Matt and Toby in the back of the tour bus to talk about his new book , his first marriage, and the panic attack that made him walk off stage last week mid show and try to leave the tour.

 

Sponsors:

Credit Karma- Text BADCHRISTIAN to 89800

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Aug 15, 2015
#112 Pete Holmes. Comedian
01:39:05

Matt and Toby visit Pete Holmes in LA and discuss porn, his divorce, and being so depressed he couldn't even keep a boner. Also, God as a metaphor and the discoveries that eventually led him to abandon Christianity altogether.

 

Sponsors:

Audible- www.audiblepodcast.com/bcpod

Next Issue- www.nextissue.com/badchristian

Aug 12, 2015
#111 A Pastor With No Answers- What Is The Deal With Calvinism?
01:12:34

Joey and his brother Jared host Toby and Chip Judd for a discussion on Calvinism.

Sponsor:
www.blueapron.com/badchristian

Aug 09, 2015
#110 Michael Gungor Returns
01:36:31

Michael comes back to hang out and talk about the Liturgist Podcast and his new album, One Wild Life. 

 

Links and Sponsors:

Harry's: www.harrys.com/bcpod

Anberlin: http://toothandnail.merchline.com

Gungor: http://www.gungormusic.com/

Backstage Book: www.aaronlunsford.com/backstage

 

Aug 06, 2015
#109 Matt and Toby and Shane Claiborne
01:37:15

Shane Claiborne comes back for this episode to hang out with Matt and Toby while Joey’s away at a pastor’s retreat. They talk about stuff like the death penalty, church membership, the future of communication and the war on drugs.

 

Sponsors and Links:

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The Money Pit: http://www.moneypitmusic.com/

Emery: www.emerymusic.com/

Backstage Book: aaronlunsford.com/backstage

 

Aug 01, 2015
#108 John Mark McMillan
01:26:08
JMM joins the guys to talk about he and his wife's new EP, "You Are The Avalanche." However, it trails off into conversations about worship music, Bruce Springsteen, and that super trendy Ryan Adams guy.
 
Sponsors and Links:
Vocal Few: www.vocalfew.com/
Backstage Book: www.aaronlunsford.com
Jul 29, 2015
#107 Is Planned Parenthood Completely Wrong?
01:14:43

On this episode, the guys discuss their views on planned parenthood including abortion, the use of contraceptives, and if as Christians we are still obligated to show love to abortion advocates.

 

Sponsors: Vocal Few- http://www.vocalfew.com/

Jul 25, 2015
#106 Shaunti Feldhahn and Craig Gross
01:35:56

Shaunti and Craig have written a book called Through a Man's Eyes.  Shaunti has a unique ability to communicate to women what men see, as in how difficult it is for them not to visualize sex with every woman they see.  Yes, perhaps that is an over generalization, but you get the point.  

Sponsors:

Through a Man's Eyes: www.menarevisual.com 

Get it on Amazon

Artifex Pereo: http://www.toothandnail.com/artists/324/Artifex_Pereo/ 

Jul 22, 2015
#105 Is the Church a Business? (Plus a really awkward fight)
01:28:42

On this episode, the guys talk about whether or not the church should be run like a business and bring up a few alternative frameworks, such as required tithing and budget transparency.  Plus they revisit a pretty intense fight from back in December that never made it to the air, until now.  

 

Sponsors and Links:

Blue Apron: www.blueapron.com/badchristian

The Money Pit: www.moneypitmusic.com

Backstage Chapter 1: http://badchristian.com/backstagechapterone

Emery VIP: www.emerymusic.com/vip

Jul 18, 2015
#104 Transgender Christian - Diamond Dee Bell
01:36:34

If your penis causes you to sin, should you cut it off?  Transgender Christian, Diamond Dee Bell, joins the guys for an interview about finding God in the midst of sex, porn, drugs, and ultimately a sex change. 

Sponsors:

NatureBox - Get your free trial of NatureBox today at www.naturebox.com/badchristian
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Jul 15, 2015
#103 A Pastor With No Answers: Biblical Inerrancy
01:01:29

A bunch of really smart dudes (and Joey) discuss biblical inerrancy in this Saturday episode of BCPOD.  This one will make your brain hurt.

 

Sponsors:

 

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A Pastor With No Answers Blog Post:

http://badchristian.com/pwna/

Jul 11, 2015
#102 Jamie from To Write Love On Her Arms
01:30:57

Do you feel too much? Jamie Tworkowski joins the guys to talk about his non-profit company To Write Love On Her Arms. You should also check out Jamie's new book, "If You Feel Too Much."

Sponsors:

Casper Mattresses - www.casper.com/BCPOD

Refused - www.officialresfused.com

Jul 08, 2015
#101 What to do about the recent SCROTUM decision... + Dan Koch and Bad Questions
57:40
Dan hangs out with Matt, Toby and Joey to discus the Supreme Court's recent decision and how everyone is reacting to it.  We also take listeners's bad questions and play Toby's new gameshow, Name That Sinner.
 
Sponsor: Blue Apron www.blueapron.com/badchristian
Jul 04, 2015
#100 Rachel Held Evans, Author/Blogger
01:49:32

Is a weekly sermon the most important thing you can do for your faith? Does your church look more like an AA meeting or a country club? Rachel Held Evans joins the guys to talk about this and much more in our 100th episode of BCPOD!

Sponsors:

Get your free trial of NatureBox at www.naturebox.com/badchristian 

Jul 01, 2015
#99 Charleston Shooting feat. Propaganda and Thomas Rose
01:04:44
In light of the shooting that occurred last week in our hometown of Charleston, SC, we are joined by our friends Thomas Rose and Propaganda to talk about racism. 
Jun 27, 2015
#98 Josh Dies: Vocalist, Showbread
01:37:29

Josh Dies joins the show to talk about anarchy, pacifism, and the straight-edge movement. Plus, the guys discuss money, not editing the podcast, and racial tension in our culture.

 

Sponsors

Forevermore: http://www.forevermoreband.com 

 

Lineup 2 Submission: http://badchristian.com/submit

Jun 24, 2015
#97 The Not Quite 100th Episode Celebration [UNCENSORED]
48:56
Join BadChristian in celebration of the not quite 100th episode. You think we’re weird? Well, so are you
Jun 20, 2015
BONUS: BadChristian’s Newest Podcast, Free Sex (#01, Sex After Having Kids)
56:04

Having kids can put a serious damper on your sex life. In this episode, we talk about post-natal sex and how husbands can  love their wives most during that time. Plus, tips for husbands on when to encourage their wives to start having sex after children. Make sure to subscribe to Free Sex for weekly episodes: http://badchristian.com/free-sex-podcast/

Jun 18, 2015
#95 Former Bank Robber, Clay Tumey
01:41:43

Former bank robber, Clay Tumey, joins the podcast to talk about how he successfully robbed dozens of banks without getting caught. Not surprisingly, Joey and Toby fight about The Damn News, and Matt gives his spin on a recent BC episode, Driscoll Depression. 

 

Sponsors: 

 

As Cities Burn: ascitiesburn.net

 

Blue Chip Store: kickstarter.com/projects/bluechipstore/the-blue-chip-store

Jun 15, 2015
#94 Mark LaFay, Founder of Roust
01:06:53

Mark LaFay joins the podcast to talk about his new social community, Roust. Plus, the guys answer a ton of questions about the music business, and reminisce about the tour when LaFay wanted Emery to pull his meat smoker behind their bus.

 

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Jun 11, 2015
#93 Mike Vogel- star of Steven King’s Under The Dome
01:37:50

Mike Vogel describes what "making-out" on set is actually like. Sorry, Kirk Cameron. Plus, Toby lies to Joey’s face, Joey gets what he wants from AT&T, and Matt tells us exactly how his wife spent her March Madness loot.

 

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Jun 08, 2015
#92 Driscoll Depression
45:13

In this episode, learn why Matt has to hire a financial consultant, hear Toby’s honest opinion about Mark Driscoll, and find out how Joey gets stuck in the St. Louis arch? 

 

Sponsors:

 

 

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Jun 04, 2015
#91 Katie and Candice, Free Sex Podcast
01:19:28
For the first time, our guests talk more about sex than Matt, Toby, and Joey combined. Meet Katie and Candice of Free Sex podcast. Plus, Joey tells all about his “almost” second seizure and Toby completely forgets about reality. 
 
Free Sex Podcast: www.freesexpodcast.com
 
 
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Jun 01, 2015
#90 Geoff Surratt, Church Planting Pastor
01:01:16

Why are millennials leaving the church? Pastor Geoff Surratt has a bad-ass perspective you don’t want to miss.

 

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May 29, 2015
#89 Mike Mowery: CEO/President, Outerloop Management
01:50:42

Joey starts this episode happy, but depression sets in quick. Mike tells him to get a psychiatrist and Matt and Toby plan a get-rich-quick scheme around his death. Plus, find out why Matt says you have to be sleazy to work in the music industry.

Sponsors:

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May 25, 2015
#88 Emery Answers Questions About “The Question”
57:18

This episode is... awkward.

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May 21, 2015
#87 Stephen Cobbuci—Lead Singer, Wolves at the Gate
01:36:13
Welcome to the Salvation Station. We will not stop this podcast until everyone is saved—in America at least. Jokes aside—in this podcast, Joey drops a bomb regarding Mark Driscoll and Rob Bell, Stephen Cobbuci shares a horror story about sharing the Gospel on tour, and Matt & Toby reflect on the fact that in 1999, they dreamed about starting a record label called Shure Shot Records.
 
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May 18, 2015
#86 BC Live in Jacksonville
01:39:53
We’re live in Jacksonville where Joey admits to kicking the event hosts’ dog.
 
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May 14, 2015
#85 Stephen Christian Returns
01:43:23
Stephen Christian "formerly" of Anberlin joins us for an interview!  He talks about what it's like to be on the other side of Anberlin, his new job, and more on a topic that really connected with all of you last time he was on the show: premarital sex.
 
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May 11, 2015
#84 BC Live in Tampa feat. UNDEROATH
01:18:23

Underoath premiered their brand new documentary "Tired Violence" last week in Tampa, and they were nice enough to invite us along for the ride. The guys have a very candid conversation about the end of Underoath, the new documentary, and how Spencer hates all of their children. 

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May 07, 2015
#83 Drunk Ex-Pastors
01:43:14

I think the title says it all, folks.  Join us for a conversation about atheism, apologetics, the brilliance that is "Drunk Ex-Pastors," and some conversations that Toby recently had with some very famous preachers. 

Sponsors:

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May 04, 2015
#82 BC LIVE in Orlando, FL feat. Mark Salomon (Stavesacre)
01:38:18

We're LIVE in a woodshed in Orlando, FL.  Joey isn't suffering from kidney stones on this tour… yet.  They talk about church size and whether or not "growth = success," how Toby hates loving people, we address our foul language… again… and the guys are also joined by Mark Salomon from Stavesacre, The Crucified, and Neon Horse!  

 
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May 01, 2015
#81 David Crowder
01:36:56

Toby's beard is gone, and so is his sense of humor. Don't worry though, David Crowder hangs out for an interview and totally redeems this episode. They talk about the Church as a business, the Christian music industry, sloppy wet kisses, and Emery's hatred of Chinese food and green rooms. Our apologies for some of the audio quality during this interview, Crowder forgot to pay his internet bill. 

 

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Apr 27, 2015
#80 Dan Koch AGAIN + More Bad Questions
01:02:51

Yes, Dan is back yet again, but this time to take Joey's place as he travels to a Pastors conference. Today's topics include minimum wage, Matt becoming a male nanny, the N-word and R-word and what "Biblical" means.

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BCPOD Live: www.badchristian.com/bcpodlive

 

Apr 24, 2015
#79 Shane Claiborne - Author/Activist
01:47:24

This episode is an instant classic.  In light of the recent police shooting and resulting murder of Walter Scott in North Charleston, SC, the guys are joined by author and activist Shane Claiborne to talk about racism, police brutality, prosperity vs. poverty gospel, the necessity of community, and SO MUCH MORE!  If you're only here for the low-bar humor, you can find that in the closing segment...

Sponsors:

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Apr 20, 2015
#78 Craig & Jeanette Gross + BadQuestions
01:11:28

As if we don't talk about sex enough as it is, we're going to spend a whole episode on it with Craig and Jeanette Gross from Best Sex Life Now and XXX Church.  They answered some of your questions and had a pretty open conversation about everything from pornography to the Green Bay Packers.

Sponsors:

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Apr 16, 2015
#77 Scott Mellinger from ZAO
01:45:27

It's finally happened, folks.  Matt Carter has defined "virginity" once and for all.  Are you PFP?  The guys also interview Scott Mellinger from the massively influential band ZAO.  He speaks very openly about the things that led him and some of the other members of ZAO away from Christianity.  Scott also drops some BOMBS in a theological debate that gets Joey all hot and bothered.

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Apr 13, 2015
#76 Live From a Pub in Toowoomba, Australia
01:41:24

This should be pretty self explanatory, no? Matt Toby and Joey trying to put together a string of coherent thoughts in front of a crowd after a few beers.

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Apr 09, 2015
#75 Jason from Silver Ring Thing
01:53:15

Hopefully you all enjoyed your chocolate bunny in the name of Christ!  For this weeks episode the guys are joined by Jason from Silver Ring Thing.  SRT is a group that promotes purity and abstinence until marriage, so it's about to GET SEXUAL.  BadChristian talking about abstinence... you know you're intrigued.

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Apr 06, 2015
#74 Emery/Norma Jean in a Hotel Room
01:19:40

Have you ever wanted to hangout with a couple of hillbilly-rock bands?  Here’s your chance!  The guys sit down in a hotel room in Brisbane, Australia with every member of Emery and Norma Jean to talk about a number of unrelated things.  They cover drugs, sex, music, angry toddlers, becoming a dad, near-death experiences, and so much more.

 

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Apr 02, 2015
#73 Authors Frank Viola & Mary DeMuth + NEW EMERY CLIP
01:44:05

The guys record this episode from Australia and discuss their travels and also play a little of a BRAND NEW EMERY SONG! Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth coauthored a book called, "The Day I Met Jesus" in which they chronicle the encounters of five women with Jesus. Frank also wrote a book called "Pagan Christianity" that has been a signifigant influence on Matt and Toby. 

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Mar 30, 2015
#72 Dan Koch + BadQuestions
01:06:52

Our favorite Ira Glass impersonator, DAN KOCH, joins us to answer your absolutely terrible questions. The guys talk about Warped Tour Bible study, complete with plenty of name drops and hilarious stories, and Joey is relatively quiet for this episode - so it's destined to be one of your favorites! Just kidding... we love Joey... kind of...

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Pacific Gold - http://pacific-gold.com

Mar 26, 2015
#71 Propaganda
01:40:40

Jason Petty, better known as rapper PROPAGANDA, joins the guys for an interview this week.  They talk about the state of Christian hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar's new album, but more importantly, we one-up our previous "racism episode" by ACTUALLY TALKING TO A BLACK DUDE about racism.  Also, in case you haven't heard... popular televangelist Creflo Dollar needs a new $60 million jet to keep doing the Lord's work.  Hallelujah! 

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Mar 23, 2015
#70 Jared Svendsen + Bad Questions
56:02

Joey's older, skinny, more intelligent brother visits this week to talk about Florida, Jews, Pastors, and to to do some BadQuestions, WorseAnswers.

 

Episode Sponsors:

Best Sex Life Now: www.badchristian.com/bestsexlife

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Mar 20, 2015
#69 Aaron Sprinkle
01:31:26

Aaron Sprinkle the legendary producer who produced  Emery's The Question and worked on several other Emery records joins the show to share stories and laugh with Matt, Toby and Joey. He talks about feeling the need for validation in his art, and also claims to be doung the interview while in the bath tub.

 

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Mar 16, 2015
#68 Seth Studley + Bad Questions
54:00

Emery's first drummer Seth hangs out this episode to talk about drinking and driving, man boobs, being a counselor and psychotherapist and to take listener questions.  

 

Episode Sponsors:

Awaking Mercury- www.awakingmercury.com

Pacific Gold- www.pacific-gold.com 

Best Sex Life Now www.badchristian.com/bestsexlife

 

Mar 12, 2015
#67 Peter Espevoll of EXTOL
01:34:40

Peter, the lead vocalist of the Norwegian metal band EXTOL talks with Matt, Toby and Joey about music, mental illness, spending time in a Norwegian mental care facility with his family and why EXTOL took an unexplained hiatus.  Peter has produced a film documenting all of this and more, available for preorder at www.extolofficial.com

Episode sponsors:

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Mar 09, 2015
#66 Logan Cael + Bad Questions
01:09:15

Light a few candles, pour yourself a glass of wine, and enjoy this extra sexual - I mean, special... episode of The BadChristian Podcast.  The guys team up with Logan Cael to answer questions from YOU, the listeners!  In this weeks edition of "HOW TO GENERATE HATE MAIL IN 3 SHORT MINUTES" Toby explores what would happen is "50 Shades of Grey" took place in the deep south.  Matt also sits down with the guys from Least Of These to chat about the music business.

Sponsors:

Best Sex Life Now: http://badchristian.com/bestsexlifenow
Bad Apple Records: http://badapplerecords.net
Least of These: http://wearelot.com

Mar 05, 2015
#65 Cory Brandan from Norma Jean
01:50:21

Cory from Norma Jean joins the podcast!  The guys talk with Cory about how he came to be the frontman of Norma Jean, life on the road, struggling with depression, and a car accident that nearly took his daughter's life last month.  You don't want to miss this interview!  For more information on how you can help Sara during her recovery, please visit:  http://www.gofundme.com/luz6xs

Sponsors:

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The Grandfather: http://facebook.com/thegrandfatherband

Mar 02, 2015
#64 BC LIVE from Charleston, SC
01:43:58

The final episode in the BC LIVE series comes to you from Charleston, SC and Joey is still peeing blood.  The guys get rowdy in another living room with Jack Hoey, ministor of research and theology at Seacoast Church.  They also talk about an elementary school that's conducting poop inspections on their students... for real.

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Asyla: http://facebook.com/asylaga
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Feb 26, 2015
#63 Dustin Kensrue - Thrice
01:41:26

Dustin Kensrue joins the podcast to talk about his new record "Carry The Fire" which comes out on April 21st.  He and the guys also talk about Thrice, the relationship between faith and art, and Dustin's time at Mars Hill Church in Seattle.  Most importantly, the guys hash out their feelings about "50 Shades of Grey."

Sponsors:

X3Watch - http://x3watch.com/badchristian
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Wild Earth - http://comeandlive.com/albums/orchestrate
Least of These - http://wearelot.com

Feb 23, 2015
BONUS CONTENT:: Sing My Welcome Home - "A Day Is Coming"
18:08

Enjoy some bonus content from BC Music band PACIFIC GOLD!  This is the first episode of their brand new podcast called "Sing My Welcome Home" and it features the song "A Day Is Coming" from Pacific Gold's new album.  You can pre-order this album at http://pacific-gold.com starting February 23rd!

Feb 21, 2015
#62 BC LIVE from Atlanta feat. Nick Pilch (Air Force Combat-Photographer)
01:38:56

Pastor Joey is loaded on pain killers for this BC LIVE episode from Atlanta!  The guys take questions from the audience, and interview their friend Nick Pilch - a former combat-photographer in the Air Force.  He opens up about his struggles with PTSD, alcoholism, and what it was like to face 65 years in prison during a nasty military divorce in which he was accused of rape, sodomy, and abuse.

Sponsors:
The Notionaries: http://www.BHGmusicgroup.com / http://www.thenotionaries.com
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SOS Studios: http://www.sosstudiosmixing.com

Feb 19, 2015
#61 Donald Miller - author of Scary Close, Blue Like Jazz, etc.
01:47:35

New York Times Best-Selling author, public speaker, and founder of the Storyline Blog - Donald Miller joins the podcast! He talks about life after Blue Like Jazz, his journey to finding true intimacy, and his new book "Scary Close."

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Citizens & Saints: http://citizensandsaints.merchline.com

Feb 16, 2015
#60 - BC LIVE from Nashville feat. Aaron Lunsford from As Cities Burn
01:22:59

Drummer of As Cities Burn, former Emery tour manager, victim of broken femur syndrome, and a man with such a foul-mouth that it rivals our own Toby Morrell - AARON LUNSFORD joins the podcast for an interview LIVE in Nashville, TN.  Put on your best hipster costume, ride your vintage motorcycle down to Barista Parlor, and sip on your fair-trade, organic, pour-over, $15 cup of coffee while listening to this episode.

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Feb 12, 2015
#59 Aaron Gillespie - Underoath, The Almost, Paramore
01:40:22

Ask and you shall recieve!  Singer, songwriter, drummer, and all around rad dude, Aaron Gillespie joins the podcast to talk about his new record "Grace Through The Wandering."  We also dive into the details surrounding his departure from Underoath, and we talk about his new gig playing drums for the Grammy-Award winning rock band Paramore.

 

Sponsors:

X3Watch: http://www.x3watch.com/badchristian
Aaron Gillespie: http://www.aarongillespie.com

Feb 08, 2015
#58 BC LIVE from Indianapolis feat. Dave Powell from Emery
01:41:43

Emery's drummer Dave Powell joins us to talk about the new record and his hatred of interviews.  We also answer questions from members of the audience, and we DEFINITELY, DO NOT, make fun of Joey's kidney stones. 

Sponsors:

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SOS Studios
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Feb 06, 2015
#57 Les and Tanner from the Reformed Pubcast
01:40:42

Les and Tanner have a podcast called The Reformed Pubcast where they talk theology and beer.  Since that is a ton of fun, and stuff we like to do we thought we would have them on our show.  We discuss alcohol use and spend quite a bit of time trying to get a grip on what predestination means and if its true.

 

Sponsors:

Casper: www.casper.com/bcpod

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Feb 02, 2015
#56 Jason Hamacher from Frodus
01:28:57

Jason Hamacher was the drummer for the band Frodus who formed in 1993 and was part of  Tooth and Nail's early hardcore roster.  Frodus toured with The Refused witnessed their breakup first hand.  Jason is now involved with recording the oldest Christian music that exists, chanting in Syria that dates back to 190 AD.

 

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Jan 26, 2015
#55 Devin Shelton from Emery
01:28:25

Devin Shelton hangs out the entire episode and talks about quitting Emery as well as coming back for the new album.  He currently works at a church and like the BC crew has lots of thought on what is wrong and right with the way things are in Christianity. Plus, lots of fun old stories from the Emery days, college days before that, and all the way back to Matt and Devin being on the same baseball team when they were 6.

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Southpaw: southpawpunks.bandcamp.com  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eye-to-eye/id935655387

Jan 19, 2015
#54 Levi The Poet
01:38:40

Levi Macallister is a spoken word and performance artist, writer, speaker and storyteller. He opens up about mental illness in his family and his father's suicide.  Levi is on the speaking team at XXX Church.  Note: No dogs were harmed or kicked in the making of this episode.

 

Sponsors:

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Jan 12, 2015
#53 The Racism Episode with Jake Dockter of Theology of Ferguson
01:35:40

Since we have been asked 80 million times, we thought we would give a crack at discussing racism in America, Ferguson and our upbringing in the South in the 80's.  Being that we don't know much and are not well spoken, we thought we would bring in a guest who has a lot of interest in the subject.  Jake Dockter is a writer and has a blog called Theology of Ferguson.

Sponsor info:

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X3 Watch www.x3watch.com/badchristian

Music Sponsor:

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Jan 05, 2015
#52 Joey's Brother Jared
01:46:13

Joey's brother joins us to debate many issues and give some insight on to why Joey is the way he is.  We delve into some deep theology...you know, stuff like the implications of sex with robots.

Dec 29, 2014
#51 Jeremy Spring from Abandon Kansas
01:31:38

Jeremy makes a great addition to the show for two reasons.  One, because he has great rapport with the guys since being on tour with them and two, because he has some really heavy and troubling stuff going on in his head and he talks very openly about it.  Marriage, addiction, anxiety, depression, fear, failure and being a pastors kid all play into what he is dealing with and writing about on the new Abandon Kansas album.

Dec 22, 2014
#50 Jen Smith- The Unveiled Wife
01:35:07

Jen Smith is a female blogger and writer at www.unveiledwife.com who dedicates her time to encourage women to be the best wife they can be by sharing openly her personal experiences and biblical principles.  She speaks openly about her sex life and troubles she has had in her marriage. 

Dec 15, 2014
#49 Derek Webb
01:37:32

After Toby did some major trash talking, and downright criticism of Derek Webb on a previous episode, the guys now have the chance to talk to him man to man on the show.  We discussed the need for and the reasons not to be open and transparent on the internet.  Needless to say, BC is not quite on the same page as Derek, but Derek's positions are well thought out and respectable.  Enjoy.

 

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Dec 08, 2014
#48 Jennifer Knapp
01:50:46

Jennifer discusses being a woman, a Christian, a lesbian, and a performer.  She talks about her book and her new album as well.  

 

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Dec 01, 2014
#47 Rob Sweitzer from mae
01:44:29

Mae keyboardist Rob Sweitzer walks us through quitting mae, spiraling into depression, going through a divorce, and attempting suicide. His vulnerability here is amazing. 

Rob has a new project called My God, It's Full of Stars. Please go support his crowd funding campaign right now.  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/my-god-it-s-full-of-stars-m29-ep

Nov 24, 2014
#46 Godless and Chuck from Metalsucks.net
37:19

Matt and Toby recently sat down at the MetalSucks podcast studio and had an unformatted convo in which they discussed weather or not Christian Metal is legit, or just a gimmick to make money, and also if God is real or just a gimmick to control people and spread hate.  Please go listen to the first half of the convo on their podcast before this episode as it will make more sense.  This episode is the second half of the convo. http://www.metalsucks.net/2014/11/17/76-matt-toby-bad-christian-podcast-emery/

www.badchristian.com/themword 

Nov 20, 2014
#45 Tedashii
01:37:45

On this episode rapper Tedashii joins the guys. This conversation is no holds barred. So get ready to laugh, cry, and ask yourself is Snoop Dog's style silky. This episode is brought to you by www.Harrys.com

Nov 17, 2014
#44 Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red
01:37:11

Jake comes on the show to hang out and tell some tour stories, talk about heavy music, explain what Heart Support is and he also gets mad when talking about church.

Check out our new book, The M Word, for free www.badchristian.com/themword

Nov 10, 2014
#43 The M Word, Teresa tells her story of sex addiction infidelity and porn
45:22

Teresa is one of the women who wrote an autobiographical chapter in our new ebook, The M Word.  She tells her story and gives insight  to issues of sexuality that many women face. 

Nov 06, 2014
BCPOD 42 Lacey Sturm formerly of Flyleaf
01:36:25

The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her grandmother forced her to go to church, a place Lacey thought was filled with hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. Lacey joins the show to talk about her book, The Reason and add a much needed female perspective.

Nov 03, 2014
BCPOD 41 Brandon Ebel founder of Tooth and Nail Records
01:43:58

Brandon and Joey Talk about all the old Tooth and Nail bands that Toby and Matt have never heard of, Brandon recounts wanting to sign Emery only after they lost weight and bought some decent clothes, and Toby and Matt explain why they foolishly turned down a giant amount of money from Brandon only to re-sign later for a much smaller deal.

Oct 27, 2014
BCPOD 40 JT from Hawthorne Heights
01:41:47

JT Woodruff is the singer and songwriter for Hawthorne Heights.  He is good friends with Matt and Toby and comes on the show to talk about screamo, the tragic loss of their bandmate Casey Calvert and how Steven Christian from Anberlin gets so mad when he loses at basketball that he throws his shoes at the wall.

Oct 20, 2014
BCPOD 39 Mike Hranica from The Devil Wears Prada
01:40:32

Mike joins the show to talk tour stories, pranks, drinking to loosen up before shows and touring with Satanic bands. 

Oct 13, 2014
BCPOD 38 Dan Haseltine from Jars of Clay
01:31:00

Dan from Jars of Clay comes on to discuss the controversy about his comments on gay marriage. Toby explains that his wife has breast cancer. Matt helps us understand the ambiguity of reality itself, and Joey continues to be a fat pastor.  Also, news with Toby.

Oct 06, 2014
BCPOD 37 Rick Bezet, Pastor of the fastest growing church in America
01:36:56

Pastor Rick Bezet is the pastor of New Life Church, which  was ranked the fastest growing church in the America.  We get the chance to ask him about the potential failures of the mega church system and about smoking weed and playing golf as well as his new book, Be Real.

Sep 29, 2014
BCPOD 36 Tyler Polumbus of the Washington Redskins
01:40:42

Tyler Polumbus is an offensive lineman for the Washington Redskins and a BadChristian and Emery fan.  He answers questions about being in the NFL and the ramble on and interrupt each other as usual. 

Sep 22, 2014
BCPOD 35 Live from a Sacramento Living Room
01:18:33

This is the 4th and final live podcast from our 1st run of living room dates.  We will be doing more in the future because they are fun.  Sacramento was the rowdiest party crowd of the tour.  It was a blast and they had some good questions as well. 

Sep 18, 2014
BCPOD 34 Craig Gross from XXX Church
01:36:51

Craig comes on to hang out and talk about the girls and guys he is friends with in the porn indusrty,  why he hates Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort, and his new book,  Go Small.  Visit www.craiggross.com

Sep 15, 2014
BCPOD 33 LIVE in Chico, CA Living Room
01:17:55

This is the 3rd of 4 live episodes from our recent living room podcast tour.  Chico was the smallest show of the bunch but was still a ton of fun. 

Sep 11, 2014
BCPOD 32 LECRAE
01:23:04

Lecrae stops by to talk about his new album Anomaly and what it is like to hang out with real world hip hop artists that many Christians say he should stay away from. Lecrae talks about some personal stuff that he is just now revealing on this album, and why its the responsibility of parents, not artists, what kids are exposed to.

Sep 08, 2014
BCPOD 31 LIVE in a Portland Living Room
01:21:56

Logan Cael hangs out and Matt & Toby perform a song live in a small living room in SE Portland, Oregon.

Sep 04, 2014
BCPOD 30 THE EVOLUTION EPISODE with Tyler Francke
01:42:19

Tyler Francke from www.godofevolution.com calls in to help the guys sort through some thoughts and arguments about the topic of evolution. This episode features a lot of discussion about science and its purpose, as well as some talk of the other big issue that matters, Brett Favre's wiener.  

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Sep 01, 2014
BCPOD 29 LIVE IN SEATTLE