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.


320 – Woke Culture Gone Wild Pastor With No Answers Podcast

Joey is feeling like an out of touch, inappropriate at times, old grandpa.  Talking it over with co-hosts Ellen Mauro and Jed Payne, the question at hand is:  does the woke culture need to wake up and stop some of its irrational shananigans or does Joey just need to catch up and grow up? Throughout this episode, Joey also makes a rare "be a Patron of the podcast" pitch and let's you in on various new perks of the new giving tier, The Collection Plate.  You'll hear some examples of patron-only perks, including two  "PWNA Style" devotions and clips from a patron-exclusive Q/A with the 1946 Movie Team to discuss a biblically-affirming view on the LGBTQ+ community (with special contributions from Pricilla Svendsen and Pastor Chip).   You'll also hear clips from an unreleased "Podcumentary" telling the story of a "community experiment" Joey conducted in 2019 that is birthing a new online community.   Join us as a Patron!Join our mailing list to keep up with everything. Send $ to Venmo for a PWNA Sticker.  Ellen Mauro InstagramJed Payne InstagramJed Payne’s “Church and Other Drugs” PodcastJoey/PWNA Instagram and TwitterCurrent DonorSee giving opportunityJoin 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. 320 – Woke Culture Gone Wild
  2. 319 – The Ugly Little Secret About "Nice Christian Girls."
  3. 318 – [Bad] Bible Teachings Help Fuel Human Trafficking?
  4. 317 – Brian McLaren (w/ guests: masturbation, sex talks, daughters becoming women)
  5. 316 – Bullies and Saints: The Good and Evil of Christian History
  6. 316 – Is Derek Webb Deconstructing His Deconstruction?
  7. 315 – The Bad Christian Divorce: (Part 5) of My Major Depressive Episode
  8. 314 – Dear Earthling, We Are All We Got (w/ Propaganda)
  9. 312 – Burning Secular CDs for Jesus (w/ @Shama4realz)
  10. 311 – Pastoring an Evangelical Church after Deconstructing (w/ Abbey Norman)