104 episodes

- A Reconstructionist Podcast -Christian AF was born after a few long conversations over good beers, where we realized that life, and faith, aren't as simple as we grew up believing. We started wondering why asking questions was frowned upon, or why we had to accept what we've always been told as the truth. Maybe some things aren't as black and white as we'd like to think. So, we set out to create a space to have an HONEST dialogue that welcomes questions, doubts, and fears about faith, church culture, and everything in between. The three of us behind the mics are no experts, but our goal is to help listeners start asking questions or maybe even find some answers. ​Christian AF is a podcast for people that are over church, have been burned by church, don’t get church, or have been told not to question their faith. So as we like to say, kick back, grab a drink, and start questioning!(Christian AF is based out of Rockford, IL run by members for Grassroots Church). 

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

- A Reconstructionist Podcast -Christian AF was born after a few long conversations over good beers, where we realized that life, and faith, aren't as simple as we grew up believing. We started wondering why asking questions was frowned upon, or why we had to accept what we've always been told as the truth. Maybe some things aren't as black and white as we'd like to think. So, we set out to create a space to have an HONEST dialogue that welcomes questions, doubts, and fears about faith, church culture, and everything in between. The three of us behind the mics are no experts, but our goal is to help listeners start asking questions or maybe even find some answers. ​Christian AF is a podcast for people that are over church, have been burned by church, don’t get church, or have been told not to question their faith. So as we like to say, kick back, grab a drink, and start questioning!(Christian AF is based out of Rockford, IL run by members for Grassroots Church). 

    Episode 108 - DAVID FITCH | Reckoning with Power

    Episode 108 - DAVID FITCH | Reckoning with Power

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode of the Christian AF Podcast, hosts Jen, Jesse, and Evan sit down with David Fitch, an author, professor, and pastor, to discuss his new book, "Reckoning with Power: Why the Church Fails When It's on the Wrong Side of Power." The conversation covers a range of topics including the dynamics of power within the church, the impact of Christian nationalism, and the importance of humility and community in church leadership. Fitch shares insights into his theol...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 107 - Pastor's Kid Interview

    Episode 107 - Pastor's Kid Interview

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, hosts Evan and Jesse are joined by Courtney Bandeko and Benjamin Koppin, the talent behind the unconventional Christian film "Pastor's Kid." With Jen out sick, the duo navigates an engaging discussion about the film's daring approach to Christian storytelling, exploring themes of faith, struggle, and redemption in ways that traditional Christian films often avoid. From behind-the-scenes insights to deep personal revelations, this episode not only delves...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 106 - Practicing Spiritual Discipline

    Episode 106 - Practicing Spiritual Discipline

    Send us a Text Message.What is the point of spiritual discipline? Do we need to read our bibles? Why do we need to PRACTICE discipleship? Isn't going to church and trying to be good Christians enough?The CAF podcast crew welcomes back Creig Day to help us work through a few of these questions and more.EPISODE DRINKING NOTES:WEST O BEER - Smoked Red AleWest Okoboji, IAAmericana Red Ale | 6.5% ABVFARMHAUS CIDER CO - Daily DryHudsonville, MIDry Cider | 6.4% ABVKROMBACHER - PilsKreuztal, GermanyG...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 105 - CURRENT EVENTS | Community Tragedy

    Episode 105 - CURRENT EVENTS | Community Tragedy

    Send us a Text Message.Today's episode is a little different. In the wake of a difficult week for our community in Rockford, Jen, Evan, Jesse, and Creig have a candid conversation about our roles amid tragedy.NEWS ARTICLEShttps://www.wifr.com/2024/04/09/suspect-accused-killing-rockford-walmart-employee-pleads-not-guilty/https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rockford-illinois-violence-stabbing-dead-rcna145388GOFUNDME LINKSJason Jenkinshttps://www.gofundme.com/f/xbzfr-jason-jenkinsRomona and Jac...

    • 47 min
    Episode 104 - Lady Podcasters (PART 2)

    Episode 104 - Lady Podcasters (PART 2)

    Send us a Text Message.Welcome to part 2 of the ladies' podcast. We're amplifying the voices of some of our favorite women during Women's Month as Jen sits down with some of her closest friends (wives of Jesse and Evan and good friend Heather Camacho) to talk about the role of women in the church past frustrations, and future thinking. Drink like a girl and grab a stiff glass of bourbon as we finish up this convo with the lady podcasters!EPISODE DRINKING NOTES:WOODFORD RESERVE - Straight Kent...

    • 48 min
    Episode 103 - Lady Podcasters (PART 1)

    Episode 103 - Lady Podcasters (PART 1)

    Send us a Text Message.Dive into a candid episode of the Christian AF Podcast as we welcome a very special group of women: Evan's wife Heather, Jesse's wife Alix, and our friend Heather join Jen for today's conversation.As we celebrate Women's Month, we delve into their journeys within the church, the triumphs and trials of leadership, and the unique experiences that have shaped their paths.So grab your favorite drink and join us for this unforgettable PART 1 of exploration of faith, leadersh...

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Blsibfis ,

Laugh and Learn

If you’re looking for a space to dig into harder questions, but you don’t take yourself too seriously, this is your jam. These people are fun to listen to while they’re humbly tackling really important stuff. Good combo of host personalities. In a world that’s got LOTS to figure out, this is a good place to start.

londoncalling797 ,

Great podcast with fun hosts. Could use some host balance though

I like this podcast - I think they’re doing some good work here, and they seem like good people overall. Probably fun to hang out with. I don’t get bored listening, and I like that it’s not another bro fest with 2 guys just “uh huh”-ing each other and there’s a woman on to give her perspective.
That said, while I don’t think they mean to do it, the guys interrupt her a lot - and sometimes when she starts making a point from her perspective- especially when being a woman makes the experience different -they seem to just not believe what she says or that her experience is real, or don’t take it seriously. I don’t blame them personally and I don’t think they’re sexist - it’s one of those things that’s baked into us growing up, but I hope they’ll be mindful of it in more shows and do better over time.
Anyway, I will definitely keep listening!

Pillow1984 ,

Finding a way

I’ve been listening to this so for some time and I absolutely enjoy open conversations about this crazy faith we believe in. I have so many things but I really do enjoy this show. Thanks!!! Btw I’m the dude who tagged y’all on Instagram with numb and nummer.

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