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  • Ellen Mauro has found great recent success in medicating her AD/HD. She also got Joey to watch a documentary called "We've Got to Talk About Cosby," which chronicles the twisted and dark life of Bill Cosby, all along while the cultural icon is considered heroic by millions of fans.

    Now having watched the documentary, Joey can never enjoy The Cosby Show again. Stoy, Ellen and Joey discuss evil in the context of mental illness and they look at the nuances involved in separating good art from an evil artist. Lastly, Joey and Ellen learn about Stoy's superpower.

    For Part II of the episode, John Mark Mcmillan and Joey discuss their journey of judging people less, the older they get. John Mark ran into a famous Mega Church Pastor in an airplane who is a big fan of of John Mark's music, the two of them now friends. Come to find out, although looks can be deceiving, the Mega Church Pastor is actually a real person too.

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  • Stephany Drury of Stuff Christians Life, shares a bit of her story of growing up a fundamentalist kid who asked too many questions about God, [because the dots just weren't connecting] while God convicted her heart at an early age that loving God and others is what the "good life" is made of, rather than the emphasis of religion many of us were raised on.

    You'll hear why Stephanie loves attending Catholic mass as frequently as she can while deploring a lot of the "laws" in the Catholic church. She believes in transubstantiation (the communion elements actually "turn into" the flesh and blood of Jesus) and has currently found a church community (outside of her Catholic mass intake) that she loves.

    What's worst-case scenario for the political landscape in America, how purity culture at Mars Hill church detrimentally affects Ellen years later, the breaking of "generational fundamentalism" in Joey's household, the personal impacts of mental illness and whether Matt misses "Christian fellowship" are other topics of conversations on this one.

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  • I started reading "The Lord is My Courage," by KJ Ramsey, last week and quickly realized, it would be on a short list of books that did some profound life-changing work deep in my heart that permanently changes my trajectory of faith.

    As I've deconstructed a lot of the unhealthy lenses taught to me by fellow brothers and sisters in those unhealthy cultures themselves, my view in how I see our wonderful God was turned upside down for the better as I truly grappled with God's love and what that means, that God loves me.

    Where I have felt a bit stuck, was learning how to pursue and relate to my drastically upgraded view of God. This book truly seems to be filling in lots of gaps. Jesus is the shepherd who will seek me when I'm lost; until I'm found. I can trust this. The shepherd is God. -- Joey

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  • Kevin Garcia, author of "Bad Theology Kills," hangs with hosts Joey and Matt Oxley as they talk about sexual attraction, how to live a life of love in this "woke culture" when you're not all that woke and you mess up people's pronouns, and how bad theology kills people. And if people are actually dying, the church needs to love first, figure out the theology later. Could the the American version of mainstream Christianity actually be heresy? And when people say "the bible says," they actually mean "this is what i believe the bible to say."

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  • Joey is a Pastor at Seacoast Church, the last 13 years at the James Island location, much of that time getting to know Jonathan Peace, our drummer. After years of being embedded into the church community and developing many friendships including with Joey, "Peace" finally tells the story of his first "gig" at Seacoast on a Sunday morning after a full night of booze and smoking cigarettes, tips dipped in cocaine. He had a "magical experience" playing his first worship service at his new church home (to say the least).

    Co-host Jed Payne (with plenty of past drug use himself), Joey and Jonathan discuss different angles of drug-use from a moral perspective and explore lots of theological speculation about God and the afterlife.

    Jonathan's view of God is greatly informed by a time at the beach when God's hand pressed and held him to the ground, speaking through his heart and body for hours. He's can't unsee what he saw about the spiritual realm that night [and if we're comparing], giving him a much more "progressive theology," at least in the technical sense.

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    The reason why you'll rarely see modern Christians on the political Left or Right have constructive conversations around politics or social issues - despite claiming a shared faith, tradition, and epistemology - is that we are already so comprehensively formed by our ideological narratives and so woefully underformed or selectively formed by our theological narratives, and it is narrative more than anything else that gives individuals the lenses by which we see the world. This means then we can only be genuinely surprised, and often outraged, that this "other" kind of Christian has the gall to even exist. If life is a story, they are like poorly-written characters inserted to disrupt the satisfying plot of our existing narrative, and we resent them for ruining our story. -- Rev. Colin Kerr

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  • Kevin Sweeney, author of, "The Making of a Mystic: My Journey With Mushrooms, My Life as a Pastor, and Why It's Okay for Everyone to Relax," didn't find God through religion. His entry-way to faith wasn't wrought with the oppression many of us today are deconstructing from.

    "Missionaries" have been thought of as those who are "taking the good news out, to set the captives free." Pastor Kevin claims that his "missionary" was a handful of mushroom trips.

    Now that his hallucinogenic experiences have pointed to the wholeness and freedom that can only come from an inherent union with an all-loving God, he has no need for more mushroom, but rather presses on to "live the life" they pointed toward. To do otherwise, he sees as an act of betrayal to the sanctity of the revelation.

    At the top of the episode, co-hosts Matt Oxley and Robbie Madison reflect on episode one of the new Seacoast Church Podcast that Joey hosts. Joey and Robbie talk about their relationship with Grammy-winning Brandon Lake and the unique vantage point of watching a friend's career explode. Thanks for listening to The Pastor With No Answers (and friends) Podcast.

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  • It was late into adulthood that I (Joey) came to an understanding of my ignorance, when it came to the challenges and trials of being a black person in America. I’ve had many kind, gracious and helpful friends who have helped steer my path into one that is more educated and sensitive towards the needs of other groups of people.

    Which left me thinking, what about my black pals from my childhood? How different was their experiences growing up in Charleston, SC? Come to find out, the differences in the life experiences of my friends Stoy Prioleau and Antonio "Hype" Seabrook were drastically different from mine and in some ways, the same.

    The three of us were clueless of the extent of racial tension that permeated our culture. Even if we had knowledge of it, there was not enough interest to slow down from playing Nintendo and shooting hoops to do anything about it. We were content with just having fun and being kids.

    The differences were intriguing and in some ways, heavy. What they joked about when the white guys weren’t present, who they assumed my dad was, and the heart-breaking stories of their dads who abandoned them, I'm sure we didn’t even scratch the surface in this conversation.

    Oh the fun of telling stories, remembering teachers and the shenanigans they put up with. Most fun I’ve had in a while.

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  • There are real Christians on both sides of this issue, all of whom feel convinced of their position. If humans are unwilling to embrace this fact, there is no hope for unity. Christians have clear instructions [John 13:35] not to be known by positions, but rather the love shared for one another and all humanity.

    Each woman on this episode would vote the same way at the ballot; and yet see this issue very differently.

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  • Many systematic theologians talk about God like they got God pegged while Isaiah says "God's thoughts and ways are higher than ours."

    While many claim things along the lines of "God won't bless your finances if you don't tithe before taxes," I'm still trying to process what it means for God to love me. What does that mean for all of us?

    This is an episode about God. If you're pursuing theology for a snapshot of God, give up the pursuit because God is too big for that.

    What we are left with:
    If God is all-loving, God can't be all-powerful because there is evil in the world.
    If God is all-powerful, God must not care or love creation because there is evil in the world.

    Many Christians still claim God to be both, all-loving and all-powerful (I'm one of them -- Joey).
    But while others, like Thomas Oord, actually try to make sense of this dichotomy, coming up with other possible explanations, he's pushed to the side as a heretic.

    Thomas Oord's new book Pluriform Love, unpacks a "Thomas Oord version" of open theology, which is a belief that supposes God not to be all-powerful.

    If this doctrine is true, how do we know we are "eternally safe" in heaven (where ever that is)?
    How do we reconcile God's wrath and eternal love with his eternal grace, love and redemption. So what the hell is going on out there and how does all this work? Does God have emotions? Why did God create us in the first place?

    We can only speculate.

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  • Ellen would rather be alone than to have an affair. Are pedophiles simply stuck with their attraction to kids? Is it true love when a victim loves his aggressor? If it's "true love," is that a good thing?

    Matt has a trauma-filled childhood that we haven't been filled in on yet, Ellen wants more black friends in her life, and Joey makes a blunder that he felt sick about.

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  • Worship leader in an evangelical church, cousin of Brian Welch (Korn), struggler of bipolar disorder, and author, Scott W. Box, joins the show to discuss mental illness, grace and Heroic Disgrace, his recent book release in which he tells his story and unpacks the gospel concept of "winning by losing."

    We also discuss how God can make healthy what He chooses not to heal, and how Scott's struggles with mental illness compelled him to seek Jesus deeper. Isn't that a good thing?

    Joey also reflects on his madness of reverting back to OCD spiritual rituals back in his mental health crisis in 2019 and how leaning on others' faith is necessary when personal faith has run dry. Can your brain ever be too unhealthy to process God in a positive light? Joey has experienced times when thoughts of God were a detriment.

    Two pastors reflect on their journeys through mental health crises and having personal experience, describe their experiences with being suicidal and how selfishness wasn't part of the equation.

    Ben Archer, Patron of the show (which means he's in the Bear W/ Community), joins Joey to talk deconstruction and reflect on BadChristian. And up top, a couple of my black friends reflect a bit on how Will Smith's actions was a poor representation of African-Americans.

    Scott W. Box's book Heroic Disgrace.
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  • Originally aired 7/13/2021.

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    Mennonite Pastor, Duke Graduate and author, Melissa Florer-Bixler, joins to talk about what she calls “reproductive justice.” Is a living embryo an actual living person? Is it mere tissue waste? “No” and “no,” according to Melissa. We discuss these matters and reflect on a truth that many evangelical Christians do not want to face: their pro-life stances are actually conditional and far from consistent. Just ask a beautiful (and desperate) couple who went the in vitro fertilization route, were successful, but have additional frozen embryos that will never be used. What does a consistent pro-life stance look like and what sorts of hypocrisies are currently rampant in those who claim pro-life? Within discussions along these lines, is there an important distinction between human life and personhood?

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  • Originally aired 7/8/2021.

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    While some people call ProGrace.org “pro-life lite,” others label it as teetering on pro-choice. Angie Weszely and her organization (Pro-Grace) takes heat from both sides, and as you’ll hear in this episode, she doesn’t believe Jesus would own either label. He always starts with grace, and this seems to be something unfortunately lacking in many hearts of those in the pro-life camp. Co-host Ellen Mauro, who considers herself a “pro-life liberal” and one who is pro-life but votes pro-choice, joins us to talk about perhaps the most polarizing and potentially heated issues of the century.

    ProGrace.org is a movement that offers training and other resources founded on a belief for God to give us a creative solution based on His wisdom and provision - and His love for BOTH the woman and the child.

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  • One woman married to an Air Force pilot (Jessica Reagan), another woman who grew up in a military family (Liz Miller). One black guy (Robbie Madison), one white guy (Joey Svendsen). Each grew up (and was taught to) loving the U.S.A. but as adults, this love looks a lot different. What does it mean to love your country but not trust the government?

    How can our country be as bad as some of our citizens claim, when people all around the world are still trying to get here?

    Why are so many Americans more concerned about our country looking good than they are about taking an honest look at the history?

    Is there a lot of good being done by our military that we just do not hear about?

    We even talk a bit about the "good" and "bad" of kneeling at the flag like Colin and how Robbie and Liz to this day are nervous about the flag touching the ground. Happy 4th of July!

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  • From joey blowing up a woman's restroom while ladies are waiting to use, to a bunch of "girl body part talk," co-hosts Liz Miller, Amy Alderman, and Ellen Mauro have "homie time" with Joey; which means listen at your own risk. Lots of "adult clowning," so get the earmuffs out for the kids.

    After getting through the sh*ts and giggles, Liz expresses love and grace towards people who "do not agree with her lifestyle," and Joey proposes that society is getting more woke.

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  • The Bear W/ Community holds "Big Gatherings" each month; some of them like this conversation, are open to the public.

    What you are hearing on this episode is one of those meetings and the beginning of regular gatherings to discuss the potential of unity amongst affirming and un-affirming Christians. With Liz Miller (Christian woman married to a woman) and Hunter Gregory (Christian man engaged to a man) as some of the main voices in this conversation, we all discuss whether it's possible to truly love a queer person without affirming his or her sexuality.

    Lots of grace in this one, thrown in all directions. If you have engaged evangelicalism, you keenly understand how people land on both sides of this one. Matt Oxley, one of the co-hosts (queer himself, former evangelical) has empathy for those who do not affirm him. He sees them as "victims" of a smear campaign that's been going on for the last hundred years.

    How about this one? Is it good or bad, that not one un-affirming person Joey approached to engage in this discussion, was willing to? Hunter Gregory says "that's a bunch of malarky and hogwash." (probably not his exact words)

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  • Any difference in shooting a barking dog verses killing a gnat for buzzing in your ear?

    Pastor With No Answers Podcast partners with Tony Jones of The Reverend Hunter Podcast and Neil Dudley of Pederson Natural Farms, The Cowboy Perspective Podcast, and The Pederson Farms Podcast for an episode that will air on all three shows!

    Lots of "pet talk," (can you leave a dog in the kennel all day? can you let your cat die instead of paying the vet $1000 to save her?) lots of animal and human life talk. Tony loves hunting and Neil's farm kills 1500 pigs every week, yet both have yet to be desensitized by the loss of life for the little piggies turned bacon on Neil's farm, or for Bambi's mom that Tony's bullet met right before she fell to her death.

    What's the "eye lash rule" of killing animals? Has Walmart contributed to a societal flippancy towards buying and eating meat? What does "humane treatment" of animals mean anyway, and why isn't Tony a fan of that terminology? Is this something Christians should talk more about, consider more deeply? As a Christian, what are some of Neil's convictions about the treatment of animals when running a farm? Does he look after the animals' best interest in the process of "harvesting" them? Would it be unchristian not to?

    Can there even be any moral implications for going around killing plants and animals, if God doesn't exist? And in that case, does this conversation even matter?


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  • Were church leaders reckless, using little wisdom when standing up for and “teaching truth?” Was it an accident so many of us were messed up in the process? Co-hosts Ellen Mauro, Hayne Griffen, and Joey Svendsen mourn the lack of love and wisdom seen in church's approach to sexuality and youth, it's reluctancy to even love those with other views, and it's impulse to beat the mess out of some one who is not "one of us" any more.

    My journey is full of changes in how I see God, faith, the Church and spirituality in general. I have also found church family amongst people who would be labeled "evangelical" by most.

    That’s why as I mourn the hypocrisy in the "capital C church," I also cannot help but to speak on behalf of people who i have often seen live with good intent, bringing forth a lot of goodness and hope into the world.

    But it’s tiring to see the church act more like Judas than Jesus; and even more bothersome? We’re being desensitized as we watch the church claim "Jesus as Lord," without following in His footsteps of love. This is a false claim and is ruining the credibility of gospel and thus the church. -- Joey

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  • Why can't Christians enjoy a "God's Kingdom first" approach to life? Could our very democracy crumble, due merely to people’s unwillingness to listen and learn about other peoples's views, convictions and beliefs?

    Rev. Brandan Robertson is family of this show, author, activist and public theologian. Discussing his newest book, Filled to Be Emptied: The Path to Liberation for Privileged People, Brandan once again pulls no punches in his true desire to radically love all, taking Jesus seriously no matter what the cost. Although Rev. Brandan considers himself on the "left" (or in the "progressive camp") and speaks often against the hypocrisy of much of the evangelical right, he feels his leftest "team" gains nothing--and is even in err--when demonizing Trump voters. Brandan challenges us all to "see the face of God" in everyone.

    Why do we worship ideology? Can we really call ourselves followers of Christ if we do not empty ourselves and give up privileges like he did (Philippians 2)? This passage, Brandan supposes, addresses the sacrificial responsibilities a privileged follower of Christ is called to have. Hard point to argue against. Read the verse for yourself.

    Is anger good, while bitterness is not? Why are some evangelicals leaving evangelicalism while others stay, in support of a leader who goes against many of the very morals evangelicals have historically never budged on?

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  • Co-hosts Joey Svendsen and Matt Oxley hang with regular contributor Jack Hoey (the father) to discuss whether capitalism or communism is ideal in regards to morals, greed, and a more "Jesus Way" of running things.

    Everyone on the show agrees on capitalism's shortcomings (and even evil of), but the disagreement at hand, is whether communism is any better. There are admirable motivations for both "sides" to promote their version of "ideal government," the various perspectives here represent a different weighting system of different values.

    Did Jesus speak against capitalism? Does communism lend itself to more evil, given the more control allotted to less people, and the question remains: has it ever worked in the past?

    History has spoken clearly though, no manmade system can fix human greed, undo the propensity to take advantage of others, nor stop the violence motivated often for financial gain.

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