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Pastor Joey Svendsen and a community of podcast hosts from all walks, many holding to the Christian faith (some reluctantly), coming together to de-tribe tribalism, defeat hate with love, find common ground with our fellow man and have some fun doing it.  Join us and our guests as we learn more together about God, life and how to come together. Love will win.  Might as well join now. 

Pastor With No Answers: The MIXTAPE Era Joey Svendsen

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.5 • 266 Ratings

Pastor Joey Svendsen and a community of podcast hosts from all walks, many holding to the Christian faith (some reluctantly), coming together to de-tribe tribalism, defeat hate with love, find common ground with our fellow man and have some fun doing it.  Join us and our guests as we learn more together about God, life and how to come together. Love will win.  Might as well join now. 

    EP25 - Pushback on Christian Universalism

    EP25 - Pushback on Christian Universalism

    [Contributors to this Episode: Joey Svendsen, Hayne Griffen, Jack Hoey, Derek Kubilus]

    In EP10 of the Podcast, 4 months or so ago, Derek Kubilus introduced us to his perspective on a Universal salvation plan carried out by Jesus, captured in his new book, Holy Hell.  Regular guest, Jack Hoey, read the book and didn't have a positive reaction, even felt like it was contemptuous.  Hosts Joey Svendsen and Hayne Griffen beg to differ, and the four discuss.

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    Theme Song and Intro Music: Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music
    Closing music by Derek Minor.
    Other music by Mechanical River

    • 1 hr 16 min
    EP24 - "Holy Ghosted" (w/ Tiffany Yecke Brooks)

    EP24 - "Holy Ghosted" (w/ Tiffany Yecke Brooks)

    [in this episode: Dr. Tiffany Yecke Brooks and host, Joey Svendsen]

    Dr. Tiffany Yecke Brooks joins to talk her newest book, Holy Ghosted: Spiritual Anxiety, Religious Trauma, and the Language of Abuse, which is a follow-up to her previous book Gaslighted by God.  Together, her and Joey discuss spiritual anxiety (including scrupulosity), the important difference between deconstructing faith and deconstructing God, and how spiritual questions are a sign of closeness rather than separation from God, the damaging characteristics of toxic religious communities, and many other themes found in Holy Ghosted.

    More about "Holy Ghosted": Equipping readers to understand and name tactics of spiritual abuse and manipulation, each chapter covers a different method of control found in toxic religious communities--including legalism, indoctrination, praise, and fear--and how to identify and respond to it healthily. Brooks also reframes scriptural passages commonly weaponized by those in power. Weaving together interviews with diverse Christians and her own experience, Brooks empowers readers to trust their intuition, seek truth fearlessly, and love God and neighbor without restraint or fear.

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    Theme Song and Intro Music: the rhyme slayer himself, Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music

    Closing music by Derek Minor.  

    • 1 hr 1 min
    EP23 - Proof of Aliens? & Other Conspiracies: Believe it Or Not

    EP23 - Proof of Aliens? & Other Conspiracies: Believe it Or Not

    [on this episode: Jed Payne, Joey Svendsen, and Jared Svendsen]

    "Fam of the podcast," Jed Payne and literally family, Joey's big brother, Jared Svendsen join to talk conspiracies; touching on 911 and the moon landing, but focussing on the possibility of aliens.  They also discuss skepticism, media biases, biblical implications of all of it and whether or not they'd enter a UFO if they got the invite from one of those little green homies.   

    Jed is a co-host of this show and also has his own podcast, called Church and Other Drugs.  

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    Theme Song: Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music
    Other music by Derek Minor.  

    • 56 min
    EP22 - Doctor With Millions of TikTok Followers Becomes a TikTok Addict

    EP22 - Doctor With Millions of TikTok Followers Becomes a TikTok Addict

    [on this episode: Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler and Joey Svendsen]

    Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD started a TikTok account, began to acquire a very large following and literally became hooked.  After he started to ignore his family because of the "TikTok addiction," his wife and daughters took matters into their own hands, pointed out to him the severity of his issue and pleaded for him to get help.  Now clean from his addiction, he decided to do his own research on social media addiction and his findings are captured in his book, "Influenced: The Impact of Social Media on Our Perception."

    Telling his story on media outlets such as Fox News, Dr. Brian educates others from a place of humility.  Discovering firsthand the allure of being "followed," "liked," and the ensuing Dopamine hits each exposure elicits, if it wasn't for his caring  and persistent family, the doctor may still be locked in for more Dopamine, constantly obsessing and coming back for more.   

    His book outlines the dangers of social media, sometimes (as he claims) just as deadly as a gun, but it also highlights the good coming from this 21st Century invention that has changed the world, producing many out-of-control addictions like the one Dr. Brian overcame.  Dr. Brian shares his story and his findings. 

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    Theme Song: Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music
    Other music by Jejune and Derek Minor.  

    • 38 min
    EP21 - Christian Music and the Death of Christian Art (w/ Josh Porter from Showbread)

    EP21 - Christian Music and the Death of Christian Art (w/ Josh Porter from Showbread)

    [on this episode: Josh Porter and Joey Svendsen]

    Did you have to destroy your secular CDs to keep the devil out when you were a kid?  Then, you'll enjoy this episode with Josh [Dies] Porter (Showbread) who is also an author with a new release, "With All Its Teeth: Sex, Violence, Profanity, and the Death of Christian Art."  With his book as the context, Joey and Josh manage to fit into one conversation the punk rock culture of Christian music they grew up with, both of their introductions into "secular music," a more rounded approach for Christians to consume art, the honesty of the bible, how far is too far when it comes to art, a debate on the best MxPx album, the phrase, "it must be a God thing," and more. 

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    Theme Song: Stoy Prioleau (aka: Riggy Rock): Apple Music
    All other Music from the album "Showbread is Showdead," by Showbread.  

    • 1 hr 26 min
    EP20 - My Plan for a "Capital Y" Youth Ministry Makeover

    EP20 - My Plan for a "Capital Y" Youth Ministry Makeover

    [hosts contributing on this episode: Joey Svendsen]

    What if all Christian Youth Group Ministries could be turned into Youth Centers that were instrumental in supporting youth of all faiths, backgrounds, and sexualities?

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    Music:  Mechanical River

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
266 Ratings

266 Ratings

Boots Amick ,

Mucho Fun-o

Pretty entertaining on its own but especially if your interested in exploring some of the gray areas of Christianity. Only suggestion is to avoid inviting that douche named Ryan back - Other than that grrrrreat.

BuyDanno ,

I love mushrooms but

that Gross guy whew he’s amped up and then jumps off the deep in!

Larles Chongo ,

Too cumbersome

As long as I’ve heard him, there is no pairing down. Everything has to get talked about. The issue is, it all becomes irreverent and circular. No wonder he deals with his own mind in such a way. From one overthinker to another, dial it back.

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