Pastor Joey Has No Answers

Episode 112 · October 20th, 2017 · 1 hr 1 min

About this Episode

Today we interview Pastor Joey Svendsen from the BAD CHRISTIAN podcast, which describes itself as Post-Christian, or Post-Evangelical, or maybe just Post-Bible-Belt-Evangelicalism.

We start off talking about the annoyance of Small Talk, problems with having 80 inboxes and managing expectations for all those inboxes. Then we turn towards post-evangelicalism, emergent church, and other things that Joey is wrestling with openly on the show. What happens when our community's standards are more political and less biblical, and thought gets clamped down?

We end talking about a pastor's authority vs the priesthood and Apostolic Authority vs Sola Scriptura, especially as it stands out in Post-Evangelicals wrestling with major moral issues, like homosexuality and gay marriage, or major biblical teachings, like eternal conscious torment in Hell.


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Episode Links

  • BadChristian Podcast — 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.
  • Pastor With No Answers — Christians read the same bible, go to the same churches, have similar backgrounds but still hold extremely different views on significant biblical doctrines. What can you do? Join a laid back discussion with Pastor Joey Svendsen, his brother, and "expert" guests as they dissect debatable topics from many angles. You may hear an argument or two but cutting up and acting a fool is guaranteed or your money back.
  • Fundamentalist — BadChristian — What happens when you grow up in a fundamentalist church and you have OCD and depression? Joey Svendsen has lived it first hand. Whether it was reciting the sinner’s prayer all day long out of fear of hell, developing anxiety about his penis’ growth being stunted due to early masturbation, or the daily repentance in high school for not evangelizing to nerds during lunch period, Joey shares his experience with no filter, hilariously examining the cross-section between religion and mental illness… like the time he almost married the wrong girl because he thought God told him to.
  • @PWNApod | Twitter — So many people believing so many different things makes for so many good conversations. Let's have them.