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.


Sneaking Communion as a Non-Catholic, Catholic Mass Junkie (w/ Stephanie Drury) Pastor With No Answers (and friends) Podcast

Stephany Drury of Stuff Christians Life, shares a bit of her story of growing up a fundamentalist kid who asked too many questions about God, [because the dots just weren't connecting] while God convicted her heart at an early age that loving God and others is what the "good life" is made of, rather than the  emphasis of religion many of us were raised on. You'll hear why Stephanie loves attending Catholic mass as frequently as she can while deploring a lot of the "laws" in the Catholic church.  She believes in transubstantiation (the communion elements actually "turn into" the flesh and blood of Jesus) and has currently found a church community (outside of her Catholic mass intake) that she loves.  What's worst-case scenario for the political landscape in America, how purity culture at Mars Hill church detrimentally affects Ellen years later, the breaking of "generational fundamentalism" in Joey's household, the personal impacts of mental illness and whether Matt misses "Christian fellowship" are other topics of conversations on this one.  Enjoy these conversations?  Check out the digital community version of Pastor With No Answers Podcast,  Bear W/ Community, only patrons have access to:Read about it HERE.Watch a quick video HERE.   Join HERE.   These perks may change your life.On Today's episode:Stephanie Drury (guest) / Instagram Ellen Mauro (co-host) / Instagram Matt Oxley (co-host) / Web  / TwitterJoey Svendsen (co-host) / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / E-mailPodcast SocialsPWNA Discussion Facebook Group / YouTubeANNOUNCEMENTS / LINKS4 Week Experiencee-mail the PWNA team here.Thanks //  Derek Minor for theme song and Joel Hamilton / Joel Hamilton + friends for other music.Support the show
  1. Sneaking Communion as a Non-Catholic, Catholic Mass Junkie (w/ Stephanie Drury)
  2. The Lord is My Shepherd [I Need to Know What This Means, Because I'm Drowning]
  3. 364 – Bad Theology Kills (w/ Kevin Garcia)
  4. 363 – When You Did a Lot of Drugs the Night Before Your First Gig, Playing Drums at a Mega Church
  5. 362 – Ask, Seek, Knock, Eat a Mushroom: The Making of a Mystic
  6. 361 – My Childhood Friends [the Black ones]
  7. 360 – Can You Advocate for Life and Vote Pro-Choice?
  8. 359 – Congratulations, Those Who Have God Figured Out.
  9. 358 – Joey's "Woke Ignorance" Merited an Apology
  10. 357 – Heroic Disgrace: Another Pastor With Mental Illness (bipolar disorder)