11 episodes

Thousands of dollars raised, passport stamps collected, zero lives saved.

Failed Missionary explores topics and narratives related to the modern approach to missions and questions the odd ways we've interpretered the "great commission" from the vantage point of former and current missionaries and thought-leaders.

Failed Missionary Corey Pigg

    • Christianity

Thousands of dollars raised, passport stamps collected, zero lives saved.

Failed Missionary explores topics and narratives related to the modern approach to missions and questions the odd ways we've interpretered the "great commission" from the vantage point of former and current missionaries and thought-leaders.

    Is YWAM a Cult? (Part 1 of Waves of Young People)

    Is YWAM a Cult? (Part 1 of Waves of Young People)

    Is there a difference between ethical discipleship and brainwashing? Is YWAM (Youth With A Mission) a cult? On the first part of this series, world renowned cult expert Rick Alan Ross helps provide some clarity around those two questions. 
    Resources: failedmissionary.com/wavesofyoungpeople
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    • 49 min
    Coming Soon: Waves of Young People

    Coming Soon: Waves of Young People

    Up next on Failed Missionary: a new series called 'Waves of Young People'. A deep dive into the inner workings of YWAM (Youth With a Mission) through the lens of several of those former young people mentioned in the vision, current staff, world renowned cult expert Rick Alan Ross and more. Series starts 11.20.19
     
     
    Music: Flashing Runner by Blue Dot Sessions (www.sessions.blue)

    • 1 min
    White Savior: Part 3 ( The White Savior Complex ) w/ Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior

    White Savior: Part 3 ( The White Savior Complex ) w/ Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior

    The series finale to White Savior where we hope to offer a way forward in Combating the White Savior Complex. Teddy Ruge is our special guest on this episode. If you love the show, be sure to leave us a 5 star review! Follow Teddy here.
    White Savior (Series): Corey and Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior sit down with Ugandan friends to talk about their experience with the White Savior Complex. Corey and Emily reflect on ways they were the White Savior and talk about their journey of shifting perspectives after hurting others.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    White Savior: Part 2 ( The White Savior Complex ) w/ Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior

    White Savior: Part 2 ( The White Savior Complex ) w/ Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior

    *This is rated E for Explicit (or adults having adult conversations), not "everyone" - listener discretion is advised*
    On this episode, Corey and Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior sit down with Ugandan friends to talk about their experience with the White Savior Complex. Corey and Emily reflect on ways they were the White Savior and talk about their journey of shifting perspectives.
    This episode is all about why the White Savior Complex is a problem and why it is harmful. 
    Stay tuned for Part 3!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    White Savior: Part 1 ( The White Savior Complex ) w/ Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior

    White Savior: Part 1 ( The White Savior Complex ) w/ Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior

    *This is rated E for Explicit (or adults having adult conversations), not "everyone" - listener discretion is advised*On this episode, Corey and Emily Worrall of Barbie Savior sit down with Ugandan friends to talk about their experience with the White Savior Complex. Corey and Emily reflect on ways they were the White Savior and talk about their journey of shifting perspectives.
    Contents:00:00 - Special Midnight Commercial01:46 - Introduction03:34 - Corey And Emily’ Overview11:14 - Emily’s Advice to White Listeners16:04 - What is the White Savior Complex?19:30 - Why is the White Savior Complex White?23:10 - Colonization36:48 - Corey and Emily reflect42:00 - "It Wasn't Me" and White Value Systems
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Book Special: Apricot Irving - The Gospel of Trees (Missionary Kid Special)

    Book Special: Apricot Irving - The Gospel of Trees (Missionary Kid Special)

    On this episode, Corey talks with Apricot Irving about her memoir The Gospel of Trees and her life as a missionary kid in Haiti; a tangled song about Haiti and missions and failure.
    Mentions: Apricot Irving on This American Life "Island Time"
    Credits:Host: Corey Pigg - Twitter | InstagramGuest: Apricot Irving - Twitter 
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

RebeccaThiessen ,

AMAZING & Totally validating.

I have felt this way about lots of Christian ministries, such as ywam or short term missions that just repaint a house for the 11th time. This podcast helps me feel like I’m not the only black sheep. I’ve always been sceptical because in our Christian society you don’t really think everything through you just trust fall into what you think you’ve heard the lord say to you. Super validating and I just love hearing new perspectives. Keep them coming guys!

alisonhasleftthemission ,

Great show!

Loved the show! It was bang on with my own experiences growing up as a missionary kid, and then (somehow) working with a mission org as an adult, though briefly. Churches need to seriously think about the implications and repercussions of short term missions in particular but also missions in general. This podcast does that in smart and thoughtful ways. And I'm excited to hear more. 🙈🙉🙊🌏🌍👶🏽👶🏾👶🏿🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️💰💰💰🛫🏝🛫🏖🛫🍬😇🤦‍♀️🤮

julianne.m ,

Honest, thought provoking.

So interesting and an honest conversation about what exactly we all think we're doing. I often felt like asking these types of questions got me into trouble of caused me to be "red flagged". I also met some super lazy "missionaries" who would conviently disappear when it was time to do something helpful that wasn't glamorous or photo worthy (make a meal etc.)

It's wonderful to see these topics being discussed in an honest and respectful way. I can't wait for more episodes.

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