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.


Your Podcast Just Became Your [Bear With] Community Pastor With No Answers (and friends) Podcast

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  1. Your Podcast Just Became Your [Bear With] Community
  2. My Depressive Episode (Episode 6): They Call Me Pastor
  3. After Their Son Drowned, These Parents Say "God is Good."
  4. 345 – Sunny and Blue in My White Bubble Full of Statues
  5. 344 – The Cross of Jesus Christ (Brian Zahnd)
  6. 343 – PWNA [Ladies Edition]: A Bisexual, Problem Drinker and Ass Kicker
  7. 342 – Deconstruction? Or Just Plan Old Faith Change (w/ Derek Minor)
  8. 341 – My Gay Church Days: Memoir of a Closeted Evangelical Pastor Who Eventually had Enough.
  9. Will Smith: I Took the Bait.
  10. 340 – Courage to Not Cancel the Racist