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.


283 – Miraculous Forgiveness (2015 Charleston Church Massacre) Pastor With No Answers Podcast

Chris Singleton, former professional athlete, author and motivational speaker lost his mother in the infamous “Charleston Church Shooting” (Summer of 2015 at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church).  Chris recounts that dreadful day of losing his mother and shares how those moments transpired behind those dreadful closed doors. Chris, son of slain Pastor Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, speaks on the miracle of forgiveness and how folks like Dylan Roof (shooter) are the way they are because of being misled and misinformed.   Together, Joey and Chris speculate how far along society is in bridging the race gap.  **Other episodes with related content listed at very bottom.**In honor of black history month, we celebrate these lives (along with their families):Pastor Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (45)Pastor Clementa C. Pinckney (41)Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd (54)Susie Jackson (87)Ethel Lee Lance (70)Pastor Depayne Middleton-Doctor (49)Tywanza Sanders (26)Pastor Daniel L. SimmonsMyra Thompson (59) Chris Singleton: Instagram: DonorSee: notifications each time we start raising money to get more information on our current opportunity to “save the day” for team humanity. Text PWNAd to 31010. Support:Join us as a patron! leave a Venmo tip right @ the discussion: 507-403-PWNA (7962):  Questions, Comments, Feedback, Pushback, frustration? Air it out on our voicemail and we may air it on an episode.E-mail for correspondence.Music courtesy of: Derek Minor Producer of PWNApod:  Jared Svendsen276 – "How Shall We Love" w/ Jamie Lee Finch and Propaganda238 – "When Black People Speak" (collection of African-American voices)219 – "What Person, Please Listen to This"  w/ Robbie Madison
  1. 283 – Miraculous Forgiveness (2015 Charleston Church Massacre)
  2. 282 – Ravi, Hooters, and Mark Driscoll (w/ Ellen Mauro and Tony Jones)
  3. 281 – A Parent's Worst Nightmare
  4. 280 – A Case for Lying and the Making of a Hallmark Movie
  5. 279 – My Father, A Pastor and Predator (with Jimmy Hinton)
  6. 278 – Lisa Salazar, Transgender Christian Woman
  7. 277 – Embodied (w/ Dr. Preston Sprinkle and Rev. Brandan Robertson)
  8. 276 – How Shall We Love? (w/ Jamie Lee Finch & Propaganda)
  9. 275 – God [Can’t or Won’t] Stop the Little Girl From Being Raped
  10. 274 – A Sermon From the Pastor (“Being a Kid in 2021”)