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.


319 – The Ugly Little Secret About "Nice Christian Girls." Pastor With No Answers Podcast

All hell is breaking loose now  in "Evangelical-Land" as more women speak out authoritatively and aren't taking huge strides to be nice about it.   Does Jesus call us to more than niceness? Author, Pastor and full of that Ph to the D, Sharon Hodde Miller has navigated the treacherous waters of being a woman and a pastor, while living in the south.   We discuss  her book "Nice: Why We Love to be Liked and How God Calls us to More," as she lays out how christian women, especially leaders and those with influence, have been rewarded and lauded over the years for their "niceness."  It's even been the most lucrative posture for a woman to take in the Christian market of speaking gigs and book sales. Sharon has a knack for being patient and gracious to those with different backgrounds with varying theological views; and highlights the importance of unity, despite differing opinions on important theological matters.  In other words, she fits right in with the PWNA fam.  "Jesus didn't broad brush people and we shouldn't either. "  — SharonWhy did Jesus choose 12 dudes and not one woman?  Why are the badass women in the bible to this day not given the badass credentials that are due to them?  All this and more, good friends. Sharon Miller: Instagram / Twitter / Website / ChurchJoey/PWNA Instagram and TwitterCurrent DonorSee giving opportunitySupport Us:Join us as a patron!or leave a Venmo tipJoin the PWNA Discussion Facebook  for correspondence.Theme song, courtesy of Derek MinorOther music originally composed by Joel Hamilton and Joel Hamilton + friends.Executive Producer of PWNApod:  Jared Svendsen
  1. 319 – The Ugly Little Secret About "Nice Christian Girls."
  2. 318 – [Bad] Bible Teachings Help Fuel Human Trafficking?
  3. 317 – Brian McLaren (w/ guests: masturbation, sex talks, daughters becoming women)
  4. 316 – Bullies and Saints: The Good and Evil of Christian History
  5. 316 – Is Derek Webb Deconstructing His Deconstruction?
  6. 315 – The Bad Christian Divorce: (Part 5) of My Major Depressive Episode
  7. 314 – Dear Earthling, We Are All We Got (w/ Propaganda)
  8. 312 – Burning Secular CDs for Jesus (w/ @Shama4realz)
  9. 311 – Pastoring an Evangelical Church after Deconstructing (w/ Abbey Norman)
  10. 310 – Pete Enns: Calvinism, The Fall, the Afterlife, etc.