Joey Svendsen, formerly of BadChristian Podcast, is a pastor who found freedom in gladly embracing the mystery that comes along with being a finite creation made by an infinite God.

Growing up a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian, he now explores faith through progressive lenses while continuing connection with evangelicals, many who are part of the church he pastors at.

Join Joey, his regular commentators and many special guests (progressives, traditionalists and evangelicals alike) as they discuss God and the Bible, hear about Joey’s experiences with mental illness and reflect on stories of tragedy.

It’s not supposed to all make sense, so let’s continue down the path of Jesus, stick together as we do so, and laugh some along the way.


296 – God Has Never Been Violent Pastor With No Answers Podcast

Are Old Testament stories  allegorical?   Is there really no chance of eternal torment?  If a loving God exists (and every one on this episode believes this) what are the chances of dirt naps for all of us when we die?  Was God never violent?  Bible scholars, Pastor Heath Bradley and Mason Mennenga process and discuss, in a conversation that covers tons of intriguing questions.  Mason:https://masonmennenga.com Heath's book:Flames of Love: Hell and Universal Salvation Joey/PWNA Instagram: DonorSee giving opportunity: Us:Join us as a patron! leave a Venmo tip right @ the discussion: 507-403-PWNA (7962):  Questions, Comments, Feedback, Pushback, frustration?Air it out on our voicemail and we may air it on an episode.E-mail for correspondence.Theme Song courtesy of Derek Minor:  http://www.derekminor.comOther music originally composed by Joel Hamilton/Mechanical River Producer of PWNApod:  Jared Svendsen
  1. 296 – God Has Never Been Violent
  2. 295 – I'm Gay and “in Fellowship” With Un-affirming Christians
  3. 294 – Christians Are Not Entitled to Get Offended or Stay Angry
  4. 293 – Downfall of Bill Hybels, Fixing Toxic Church Cultures, and Being “TOV”
  5. 291 – Repenting From Bad Christian
  6. 290 – Dirty Rotten Church Kids
  7. 289 – I’m a Woman Who Re-Translated The Bible
  8. 288 – A Biblical Case for Medical Aid in Dying
  9. 287 – Christian Persecution in the USA? (w/ John Mark McMillan and Chip Judd)
  10. 286 – Small Group the movie