75 episodes

A lot of people think that Church is BS. They think we’re full of it. They think that Christians, Christianity and Church is a load of crap, that Christians are negative, out of touch, judgmental, small minded, mean spirited, politically driven and decidedly hypocritical.

We embrace a fresh faith, leaving behind the hard line “you're wrong - we’re right” attitude, the “your sin is worse than my sin” delusion, the medieval paradigm of hell, the contrived emotionalism, the anti-science bias, and the political one-sidedness. This podcast will give a place to debate old and new ideas within Christianity in a respectful environment.

Every week Mark and Tammy will discuss a culturally relevant but controversial topic; Mark from the perspective of a ex-pastor and Tammy from the perspective of a disillusioned church-goer with a scientific background. Our goal is to foster an environment of questioning and learning using an open mind so listeners develop an intellectually credible faith that aligns in their heart, soul and mind.

Christianity Without the Crap - Podcast Mark Traylor & Tammy Gehrke

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.3 • 160 Ratings

A lot of people think that Church is BS. They think we’re full of it. They think that Christians, Christianity and Church is a load of crap, that Christians are negative, out of touch, judgmental, small minded, mean spirited, politically driven and decidedly hypocritical.

We embrace a fresh faith, leaving behind the hard line “you're wrong - we’re right” attitude, the “your sin is worse than my sin” delusion, the medieval paradigm of hell, the contrived emotionalism, the anti-science bias, and the political one-sidedness. This podcast will give a place to debate old and new ideas within Christianity in a respectful environment.

Every week Mark and Tammy will discuss a culturally relevant but controversial topic; Mark from the perspective of a ex-pastor and Tammy from the perspective of a disillusioned church-goer with a scientific background. Our goal is to foster an environment of questioning and learning using an open mind so listeners develop an intellectually credible faith that aligns in their heart, soul and mind.

    All Good Things Must Come to an End (Final Ep.)

    All Good Things Must Come to an End (Final Ep.)

    It’s been one of the great joys of our lives to be the hosts of the Christianity Without the Crap Podcast. But alas, all good things must come to an end. We’re feeling both sad and grateful, but we feel great about how this podcast has helped so many rethink their spirituality, escape the gravity of negative religion, and realize they are not alone in their “heretical” thoughts. Love you all! 

    • 33 min
    #69 AWOL!

    #69 AWOL!

    It’s been over a month since our last episode… so what’s up? Mark and Tammy have been on a completely unplanned but incredibly exciting hiatus. Find out what’s been going on and what’s to come for CWOC!
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    • 32 min
    #68 Christianity & Shame / Joined at the Hip

    #68 Christianity & Shame / Joined at the Hip

    Christians did not invent shame. But we may have perfected it. Which is really too bad, because Jesus whole deal was the repudiation of shame. Yet the teaching of the church has inspired deep shame in millions, and it can be tough to root out.
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               cwoc.tammy@gmail.com

    • 58 min
    #67 How To Have An Enemy w Melissa Florer-Bixler

    #67 How To Have An Enemy w Melissa Florer-Bixler

    Many feel that empathy is the key to loving enemies… But does empathy really change the systems that create enemies? It’s the systems & structure of society that put us at odds, & those systems hurt our enemies too. Loving our enemies means fighting to free us all.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #66 Lost In Translation. One Wrong Word Poisoned the Well

    #66 Lost In Translation. One Wrong Word Poisoned the Well

    The word “homosexual” did not appear in our Bibles until 1946. (wait… what?) That word is a mistranslation of the original greek, & resulted in the marginalization & persecution of millions. Rocky Roggio’s new movie is an attempt to expose this intentional error.
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    Email: cwoc.mark@gmail.com
               cwoc.tammy@gmail.com

    • 46 min
    #65 Religious Trauma with Brian Peck

    #65 Religious Trauma with Brian Peck

    Religion is supposed to be a source of strength & healing, and often it is. But for millions, religious communities, families & teachings have generated trauma & lasting pain. Brian Peck is a therapist who helps those who’ve been harmed by religion find freedom & peace.
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
160 Ratings

160 Ratings

Joyful Joh ,

Bible

I recommend you read your Bible.

Kellyfornia707 ,

Nope

I found this podcast on facebook, and was excited to try it. The first epidode I tuned into was #69 entitled "AWOL". At 22:41 time stamp Mark states "...the Bible is not meant to be taken literally... and taking it literally is the best way to miss the point completely." If this is the case they would still expect the listener to take thier opinions of the Bible literally... They're well on their way to joining Joshua Harris, Paul Maxwell, Kevin Max, and others who have deconstructed & forsaken their faith. Perhaps this podcast should be renamed 'Mark & Tammy's Crappy & Subjective Version of Christianity'.

Tamtam883 ,

Does CWTC strike a nerve?

If CWTC strikes a nerve, that's probably the holy spirit challenging your ideology. I feel this is very much the case when i listen. Getting offended has become the default for most religiously lead people. Jesus prompted the same reactions in his day. Tammy and Mark do a graceful job airing out the crap, and bringing the right amount of humor to each episode. They are never hateful, generally humble, they provide scriptures, and allow listeners to share their own opinions. I feel so close to God since listening to this podcast. Mainly, because i sense Him sighing with relief as these sometimes ugly truths are brought to the service. I try and pray before i listen, worship afterwards...then dive into the bible and topics they provide. I don't always agree with every single discussion point, but CWTC is a MAJOR blessing in my life. Matt 7:7-8

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