255 episodes

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 we discus 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 let's laugh some along the way. For public discussion revolving around the podcast, go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PWNAtalk/

Pastor With No Answers Podcast Joey Svendsen

    • Christianity
    • 4.6 • 228 Ratings

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 we discus 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 let's laugh some along the way. For public discussion revolving around the podcast, go here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PWNAtalk/

    252 - "Will There Be Sex in Heaven?" Episode

    252 - "Will There Be Sex in Heaven?" Episode

    So is there sexual activity in heaven? We hear from lots of contributors on this one.

    In the beginning all things were good. Food, work, companionship, all of creation, perfect connection with God, perfect beauty and I presume, perfect sex. Things got screwed up along the way, ruining everything; and most Christians believe Jesus will redeem “all things," enjoying them forever in a new, perfect world. Everything redeemed. Except sex. Hmmm. The only thing "off the table" is sex? That’s odd, right? It’s at least worth a discussion.

    Regulars Ellen Mauro and Pastor Chip Judd, a couple of priests (Fr. Wesley Walker and Fr. Chris Foley), Craig Gross, Preston Sprinkle, and more. Even Joey’s wife, Pricilla, doesn’t get off the hook on this one. Or should we say, since Joey had to talk about his proposal of sex in heaven with multiple partners to Pricilla, JOEY doesn't get off the hook.

    Vote here whether or not you think sex is in heaven: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PWNAtalk

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    • 33 min
    252 - Theism vs. Atheism, a Debate (Jack Hoey and Godless)

    252 - Theism vs. Atheism, a Debate (Jack Hoey and Godless)

    Two smart men, both fully convinced of two opposite “truths.”

    The Explorer’s Club: https://freemusic.theexplorersclub.com/

    You heard “Ruby” and “Look to the Horizon” from their 2020 S/T

    Godless’ “Metal Sucks” Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-ff6Kg-qT79TSADLx-ukQ

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    Another episode with these two guys: Episode 105

    Theme music courtesy of:
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    https://mechanicalriver.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Interview with Westboro Baptist

    Interview with Westboro Baptist

    We've heard the stories, we've seen the signs, our jaws have dropped, our stomachs have turned. Why do they do what they do? How do they reconcile their actions with the teachings of Jesus? How do they claim to practice love? Jack Hoey III and Joey talk to one of the leaders of Westboro Baptist, Tim Phelps.

    Jack Hoey: @jackthelesser
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    250 - “Evangelical Christian” w/ Shane Claiborne, Derek Minor

    250 - “Evangelical Christian” w/ Shane Claiborne, Derek Minor

    What does that terminology even mean anymore? Is it a label we should dispose of because of the reputation and image it symbolizes? Does it even matter? Shane gives us his take, including why he's not on board with the "ex-vangelical" posture or #emptythepews sorts of movements. John Mark McMillan, Ellen Mauro, and I talk about cancelling people and Derek Minor drops in to share a few minutes of wisdom about viewing haters through eyes of empathy.

    Time stamps:
    6:07 - John Mark McMillan, Ellen Mauro
    17:35 - Derek Minor
    38:45 - Shane Claiborne

    Derek Minor: @thederekminor, www.DerekMinor.com
    Shane Claiborne: @shaneclaiborne, www.redletterchristians.org

    John Mark McMillan: @johnmarkmc, https://www.johnmarkmcmillan.com/
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    • 58 min
    249 - Top 35 Albums of Decade, According to those Svendsen Brothers

    249 - Top 35 Albums of Decade, According to those Svendsen Brothers

    Joey’s #1 album will solicit ridicule from music snobs but once you’re in your 40s, who cares about being hip anymore? From Jared’s dark metal “gems” to Joey’s abundance of hip-hop albums, maybe you’ll hear of an album or two that peaks your interest and after a few listens, changes your life. 2012 was an epic year for music, nine albums making my (Joey) my list.

    We’ll post our lists here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PWNAtalk

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    • 43 min
    248-Interrogating and Respecting Atheism (w/ “The Friendly Atheist”)

    248-Interrogating and Respecting Atheism (w/ “The Friendly Atheist”)

    Hemant Mehta has a calling to open people’s eyes to the atrocities coming from the Christian church. As always, “The Friendly Atheist” is friendly, fair, insightful, eloquent in his observations and brings to the table many things to learn from. He points out the fallacy of Christians being persecuted under Democratic Presidents and makes a claim that most American stories of “Christian persecution” are skewed to fit the “every one is against Christians” narrative. We talk about whether morality can exist outside of God, and Hemant argues that Christians themselves are subjective and selective in their assessment of “right and wrong.”

    At the top of the episode, John Mark McMillan, Ellen Mauro, and Joey Svendsen speak about police officers and “weaponizing black voices.”

    Hamant Mehta:
    @hemantmehta
    https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/

    John Mark McMillan: @johnmarkmc, https://www.johnmarkmcmillan.com/
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    Music courtesy of www.DerekMinor.com

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

OneSmartChicc ,

i loved it !

you are amazingly funny !!!!! made my morning listening to this ! shout out the bay area 😁

JRambo2020 ,

Relevant and Relatable

I love how Joey is very open to all different avenues in Christianity. He is flexible and a good listener on many hard subjects. This podcast may not be for everyone. Especially if you are set in your “ways” and “beliefs”. This is a great podcast to open your mind on relevant topics and at the very least stretch your mind and tear down any boxes that we tend to put Jesus in. We should all figure out what we believe by making our OWN decisions rather than being spoon fed by stuff we agree with. Thank you Joey for being yourself!

JenniT-way ,

Pastor with refreshing answers

Been a long time listener to the PWA podcast. Just wanted to encourage people who are looking for something unique in the spiritual sense. Here you will follow the raw/vulnerable journey of a guy who is seemingly podcasting to learn just as much as they’re trying to teach. Those w mental health struggles may find this to be an especially refreshing and real show ... He unpacks a lot, and at the same time understands it is hilarious to use words Christianese like “unpack”...

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