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Hosted by Lola Robbins, Kyle Butler, and Jason Elam, The Messy Spirituality Podcast features conversations about life, God, spirituality, and becoming a better human.
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The Messy Spirituality Podcast Jason Elam

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

Hosted by Lola Robbins, Kyle Butler, and Jason Elam, The Messy Spirituality Podcast features conversations about life, God, spirituality, and becoming a better human.
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    What Makes You Grateful?

    What Makes You Grateful?

    This QuoirCast podcast episode is brought to you by the Ideas Digest podcast from two Aussie blokes-Konrad and Matt. Check them out!
    On this episode Lola, Kyle, and Jason discuss what makes each of them grateful. Auntie Lola also has an all new WTF Bible Story that will make all the ladies very grateful.
    During our interview segment, Jason interviews author Daniel Henderson who recently released "Confessions of a Recovering Evangelical".
    With a 40 year career in education, Daniel Henderson has the grounding of being a life-long mid-westerner, and having traveled extensively. His teaching career in the field of history and religion has given many of his students inspiration and motivation to pursue their own careers in these fields. Dan has traveled to Europe and Central America and all over the United States. He has a passion for history and historic sites. He is currently publishing a personal story of his own faith journey called, "Confessions of a Recovering Evangelical" available today from Quoir.
    You can order Dan's new book here and follow him on Facebook.
    Join the conversation on our Messy Conversations Facebook group.
    Don't miss our new compilation book, Parenting Deconstructed: Navigating Your Spiritual Evolution Without Leaving Your Family Behind, with chapters from some of your favorite heretics!

    Follow the crew:
    You can find Lola on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok
    You can find Kyle on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
    You can find Jason on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
    Want to be a producer of the show and get exclusive access to videos, blog posts, and merch from the hosts of the show? Check out our Patreon page!
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    What Happens After We Die?

    What Happens After We Die?

    This QuoirCast podcast episode is brought to you by This is Not Church podcast featuring our good friends Jon and Nat Turney. Check them out!
    On this episode Lola, Kyle, and Jason discuss what each of them think might happen after we die. Auntie Lola also has a very spooky Halloween edition of WTF Bible Stories.
    During our interview segment, Jason interviews poet Darrell Epp about life, art, and art's impact on the world.
    Darrell Epp is a poet, freelance journalist, and playwright whose work has appeared widely in magazines around the world, including Maisonneuve, Poetry Nottingham, Sub-Terrain, and The Saranac Review. Born in Toronto, he currently resides in Hamilton, Ontario where he earns a living locking up trains for CN Rail.
    You can order Darrell's new book here and find him on Facebook and Twitter.
    Join the conversation on our Messy Conversations Facebook group.

    Follow the crew:
    You can find Lola on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok
    You can find Kyle on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
    You can find Jason on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
    Want to be a producer of the show and get exclusive access to videos, blog posts, and merch from the hosts of the show? Check out our Patreon page!
    Thanks for listening! Please leave us a rating or review on your platform of choice!
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    • 59 min
    What Happens to People Who Commit Suicide?

    What Happens to People Who Commit Suicide?

    This QuoirCast podcast episode is brought to you by This is Not Church podcast featuring our good friends Jon and Nat Turney. They drop new episodes every Monday and their latest episode features none other than our own Lola Robbins!
    This brand new episode features:
    A big announcement worthy of celebration!A special Halloween edition of "Auntie Lola's WTF Bible Stories"An interview with recording artist and all-around badass Hailey Dixon!A conversation about what happens to those who commit suicide.
    Hailey Dixon is a writer, songstress and a woman with a bone to pick with the American evangelical church. Growing up queer and with a severe mental disability, Hailey often felt rejected not only by the god she grew up with, but by the church as a whole. She escaped a cult only to be brought down by what others assumed were good, healthy churches. Now Hailey lives to tell the tale by writing songs that feel like worship music with just a hint of sacrilege.
    You can listen to Hailey's music here and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
    If you’re struggling to hang on, please call or text 988 from any cell phone to talk to a professional counselor who can help.
    Join the conversation on our Messy Conversations Facebook group.
    Follow the crew:
    You can find Lola on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok
    You can find Kyle on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
    You can find Jason on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
    Want to be a producer of the show and get exclusive access to videos, blog posts, and merch from the hosts of the show? Check out our Patreon page!
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Slavery On the Ballot?

    Slavery On the Ballot?

    This QuoirCast podcast episode is brought to you by This is Not Church podcast featuring our good friends Jon and Nat Turney. They drop new episodes every Monday so check them out!
    In this new episode, Lola, Kyle, and Jason discuss ballot initiatives in several states that seek to end forced labor in U.S. prisons and lingering racial injustice in the United States.
    Join the conversation on our Messy Conversations Facebook group.
    Please take a minute to like our Facebook page and follow/friend all of our hosts on social media!
    You can find Lola on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok
    You can find Kyle on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
    You can find Jason on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (because he's way too old for TikTok).
    Please rate and review this show on your podcast platform of choice. That really does help us find our way to new ears!
    Want to be a producer of the show and get exclusive access to videos, blog posts, and merch from the hosts of the show? Check out our Patreon page!
    We'll be back with a new episode every two weeks! Thanks for listening to the podcast. We love having you with us on this journey!
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    • 57 min
    Why Can't We Be Friends?

    Why Can't We Be Friends?

    In this conversation, Lola, Kyle, and Jason discuss the news regarding Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, TX who recently stepped down due to what he referred to as "non-sexual, non-romantic, unwise course joking" with a female via direct messages. We look at how the situation was handled and the questions raised by the church's response.
    Join the conversation on our Messy Conversations Facebook group.
    Please take a minute to like our Facebook page and follow/friend all of our hosts on social media!
    You can find Lola on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok
    You can find Kyle on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
    You can find Jason on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (because he's way too old for TikTok).
    Please rate and review this show on your podcast platform of choice. That really does help us find our way to new ears!
    Want to be a producer of the show and get exclusive access to videos, blog posts, and merch from the hosts of the show? Check out our Patreon page!
    We'll be back with a new episode every two weeks! Thanks for listening to the podcast. We love having you with us on this journey!
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    • 56 min
    Does God Need Our Money?

    Does God Need Our Money?

    In this new episode, Lola, Kyle and Jason discuss one of the most disgusting stories in the Bible and take a look at rampant financial exploitation and manipulation in the church.
    Join the conversation on our Messy Conversations Facebook group.
    Please take a minute to like our Facebook page and follow/friend all of our hosts on social media!
    You can find Lola on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok
    You can find Kyle on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
    You can find Jason on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (because he's way too old for TikTok).
    Please rate and review this show on your podcast platform of choice. That really does help us find our way to new ears!
    Want to be a producer of the show and get exclusive access to videos, blog posts, and merch from the hosts of the show? Check out our Patreon page!
    We'll be back with a new episode every two weeks! Thanks for listening to the podcast. We love having you with us on this journey!
    Get bonus content on Patreon
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

crashtx1 ,

One of my favorites

Messy is one of my favorite podcast. Jason is great at interviewing people, explaining positions on complicated topics, everything.

TheBibleSpeakstoYou.com ,

Love Jason Elam and his podcast

I have really enjoyed this podcast and the freedom to think that Jason Elam gives his listeners. He talks to people who have questioned some of the dogmatic teachings in the church. I love the open and honest conversations he has with people who are searching to heal from past experiences and searching for what to do next with their faith journey. Jason is the epitome of the kind of love Jesus practiced and encourages his followers to embrace.

Mt.6:24 ,

Good stuff, keep going!

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! ✌🏼

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