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The ultimate Christian culture podcast where we wrestle with tough questions about for-profit faith, Christian self-help and celebrity culture within faith communities. An interview-based podcast that questions the status-quo, hosted by Ben Kirby-creator of the @preachersnsneakers Instagram account, which highlights the value of your favorite pastor's footwear...

PreachersNSneakers Ben Kirby

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.4 • 336 Ratings

The ultimate Christian culture podcast where we wrestle with tough questions about for-profit faith, Christian self-help and celebrity culture within faith communities. An interview-based podcast that questions the status-quo, hosted by Ben Kirby-creator of the @preachersnsneakers Instagram account, which highlights the value of your favorite pastor's footwear...

    Season 2: Episode 6 - Did I just bomb my first speaking gig?

    Season 2: Episode 6 - Did I just bomb my first speaking gig?

    I just got back from a live interview at a church in Anaheim California. My guy Raymond Gregory was speaking on James 2 and favoritism and wanted to bring me to chat about the issue of celebrity and being controlled by culture in modern church. Having never done this before, I was admittedly nervous...the audio from the conversation is in the episode. Listen!

    If you're somehow listening to this pod and have not ordered the PreachersNSneakers book, you're behind, but not out of the game. Smash the link here to purchase!

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    Intro Music
    Artist: Ezzy
    Song: Dash (with Tane)
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    • 31 min
    Season 2: Episode 5 - Registered Flex Offenders

    Season 2: Episode 5 - Registered Flex Offenders

    On today's episode, you get a sneak peak at one the most popular chapters of my book, titled "Registered Flex Offenders." The chapter wrestles with the idea that our social media posts and curated image might actually cause others to envy our lives leading to anxiety and depression. As Christians, should we care about that? Should we really be controlled by the opinions and interpretations of others? That's what we get into in this chapter! Take a listen and let me know what you think!

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    • 33 min
    Season 2: Episode 4 - Q&A with Ben Kirby

    Season 2: Episode 4 - Q&A with Ben Kirby

    On this weeks episode of the pod,  it's just you and your boy BK chopping it up. I put out a request on Instagram for some questions and you all came through! I spent some time answering your questions ranging from the future of the modern church to the number of foods there are haha. Anyways, I appreciate you tuning in and be sure to leave a rating and review on apple podcasts!

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    If you're somehow listening to this pod and have not ordered the PreachersNSneakers book, you're behind, but not out of the game. Smash the link here to purchase!

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    • 36 min
    Season 2: Episode 3 - Brian W. Foster

    Season 2: Episode 3 - Brian W. Foster

    Brian W. Foster is a musician, writer and host of the incredibly popular Twitch show "Talks Machina," a recap show for another show called "Critical Role" where a bunch of voice actors film themselves playing Dungeons and Dragons. STICK WITH ME HERE

    The show has garnered a huge following and Brian has been at the center of it. He also has a long history of participating in televangelist rallies like Benny Hinn and others as well as used to lead worship at Mosaic in LA.

    This was my first attempt at streaming the conversation on Twitch, so if you want the raw convo, check it out and follow me here. All in all it was a fun, insightful conversation and I think you'll enjoy a fresh perspective.

    There was some language, so please be aware if you're listening with children.

    Follow Brian on Instagram, Twitter and Twitch

     If you're somehow listening to this pod and have not ordered the PreachersNSneakers book, you're behind, but not out of the game. Smash the link here to purchase!

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Season 2: Episode 2 - J Biebs collab imminent based off what he just told GQ...

    Season 2: Episode 2 - J Biebs collab imminent based off what he just told GQ...

    I recorded this episode on Friday 4/16 because we just found out we're headed to the hospital early to deliver this new Kirby baby. Wish us luck!

    Today's episode was inspired by Justin Bieber's newest GQ article, where he talks about certain pastors putting themselves on a pedestal. I had a few other things to add to that, so take a listen!

    Here is the article in question

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    • 36 min
    Season 2: Episode 1 - we back babay

    Season 2: Episode 1 - we back babay

    Today marks the start of a brand new season of the PreachersNSneakers Podcast. Today's episode talks a little about who I am and the recent identity reveal as well as the topic of "Is it ok to get rich off God?" Take a listen!

    Pre-order my new book PreachersNSneakers: Authenticity in an Age of For-Profit Faith and (Wannabe) Celebrities


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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
336 Ratings

336 Ratings

Mt.6:24 ,

Keep it up!

More people & podcasts are talking these days about the things Jesus taught (in the 4 gospels), but there are a few of his teachings that almost never get serious coverage. Several references (EXCLUDING the “rich young ruler”) are made in Luke about selling all of one’s possessions & giving to the poor and then this teaching is shown to be taken seriously by the time we get to the book of Acts (end of chapters 2 & 4).

Another powerful & often neglected paradigm-changing (IF taken at face value) teaching of Jesus is found in Mt. 6:24; Lk. 16:13-14). This has been called the “Two Masters teaching”, one being God/Love and the other/opposite one being money.

What would Christianity look like, both inside its confines and to the world at large, if these teachings were given much more serious consideration and application?

Take a leap of faith and dive deep into these teachings! ✌🏼

Ssbalm ,

Words are important too

As much as I enjoyed the book and podcasts, it is SO hard to always hear infantilizing language. The word “woman” seems to be completely absent from the vocabulary of anyone on this show. It is always “guys and girls” or “guys and gals.” If the alliteration is necessary then use “boys and babes.” That way you’re equally insulting everyone.

MatTheMonk ,

Raw

Ben’s honesty and real ness is a breath of fresh air. He holds a neutron up to Christian culture and forces us to take a good hard look at ourselves.

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