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.


Be Fat, Selfish, or Prideful. Just Don’t Be Gay: The Mix Tape Era Intro (Part 3): Pastor With No Answers: The MIXTAPE Era

[Hosts Contributing in this episode: Joey Svendsen / Jed Payne / Alex Ginsberg / Robbie Madison / Liz Miller / Stoy Prioleau / Hayne Griffen Pastor With No Answers is back with a new era of the podcast.  The same sorts of conversations and vibe with nine more hosts, including lots of Christians, an atheist, three gay people, that same ‘ol pastor, 2 black guys from the deep south, and a firefighter.In episode 3, Alex shares with Robbie, Jed and Joey how coming out of the closet almost cost her life, the three also talk on Christians who seem to often have more tolerance for the very things the bible has the sternest warnings against.  The things way less talked about and addressed in the bible?  Zero tolerance.  And some how they stumbled into a conversation on some nuances of Francis Chan.  Joey feels he has a deeper understanding of evangelicals’ views on the LGBTQ community and Robbie saw the church's recent spike of "un-Jesus-like" actions toward gay people coming a mile away. At the top of the episode, Liz, Stoy and Hayne wrap up their conversation, (in Episode 2) in which Hayne and Stoy look out out for their new buddy (Liz), encouraging her to see her "church hurt” through different lenses.   And in an apocalypse, they discuss who in the host crew they’d want to accompany them.  Get The B-Sides Feed (comes with access to our private community)Facebook Discussion Group here. E-mail the PWNA team here.Music (including theme song): Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple MusicOther Music: Derek Minor, Joel Hamilton (The Mechanical River), Joel Hamilton+Friends (Embassyfreqs)
  1. Be Fat, Selfish, or Prideful. Just Don’t Be Gay: The Mix Tape Era Intro (Part 3):
  2. Stoy Knows There’s a God, Liz Feel Rejected By Church: The Mix Tape Era Intro (Part 2)
  3. Ellen Stopped Drinking and Amy Started Crying: The Mix Tape Era Intro (Part 1):
  4. 385 – The Fall and Rise of PWNA Podcast
  5. 384 – RIP, Pastor With No Answers (the Podcast, Joey is not dead)
  6. 383 – Deconstructing as a Parent, Not Knowing What to Tell Your Kids
  7. 382 – "Black Men Just Need to Stop Selling Drugs, Start Being Fathers." Right?
  8. 381 – Middle Finger to My Old Church, What's Love Got to Do With It?
  9. 380 – You'll Die Sooner Without Good Community. (It's Science)
  10. 379 – Entering the Holidays for the First Time without Your Brother