The Bad Christian Podcast

Matt, Toby and Joey discuss funny, controversial, and personal stuff with guests from the music business, leaders in the Christian world, and interesting folks from well outside of the Christian world. In other words… REAL TALK. | Bad Christian The language and topics used in this podcast are for mature listeners. Listen at your own discretion.

About the Hosts

Because of our careers in Music and ministry we have spent the last twelve years in bars, churches, tour buses, counseling sessions, wild parties, prayer circles, and circles of people doing drugs. It’s given us a perspective that’s too interesting to keep to ourselves, so we write about it on this Blog, and talk about it on this Podcast. Campaigns are projects we are currently working on.

Latest Episodes

  • #264 Pastors Show Your Tax Records
    Is this out of line?  Joey’s a Pastor.  Isn’t there a verse about being above reproach? You’ll also hear about Toby’s upcoming hit Worship song, why PC police are out of line for trying to take the wo …
  • #263 John Mark McMillan and Compromises Made in the Music Industry
    John Mark McMillan talks his resistance to pigeon-holing himself in the CCM music scene, shares compromises that are useful and needed in this particular market, reflects on some changes in his faith, …
  • #262 Lisa Gungor
    Currently writing music and a book on these experiences, Lisa Gungor (Gungor Music and The Liturgists Podcast) reflects on the rejection and abandonment from supposedly their Christian community after …
  • #261 Pity Porn Partying and the legendary Pigeon John stops in for a Chat
    Have you ever heard of porn pity party syndrome? It effects most Christians males after they look at porn and Toby/Joey reflect on this months mess-ups. Matt pleads the 5th. Toby’s edifies us all by s …
  • #260 Mars Hill Church Speaks with Jenn Smidt
    Mark Driscoll isn’t the only one that should be speaking for the once flourishing church community Mars Hill in Seattle, Washington. So let’s start with Jen Smidt, who alongside her husband invested t …
  • #259 Jason Stellman, Zealous Mega Church Evangelical to Catholic Drunk Ex-Pastor
    Jason Stellman (host of Drunk Ex-Pastor Podcast) comes on to talk about the church, his newly found Catholicism, and his book “Misfit Faith: Confessions of a Drunk Ex-Pastor.” Tullian Tchividjian text …
  • #258 Microdosing LSD with Author Ayelet Waldman
    LSD immediately made a positive impact on Ayelet, an author and mother of four. She wrote the book “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life. Hear …
  • #257 Matt Returns from The Worst Vacation Ever
    Matt returns after the loss of his mother. Shockingly, it only appears to have re-inforced his belief that we are in a simulation. Also, a new science segment about the discovery of new planets and th …
  • #256 Parenthood, Death and Loss with Devin Shelton
    Having lost his mother in October, our best friend Devin Shelton adds profound insight to our reflections on last weeks untimely loss of his Matt’s mother. Death really makes you think deeply about li …
  • #255 Melanie and Seth Studley, Our Friends From Stronger Marriages
    Co-hosts of the brand new marriage podcast, Stronger Marriages, Seth and Melanie stop by and drop some bombs of details on how horrific their marriage was early on. Suicidal thoughts, spousal assault, …
  • #254 What Would You Do If Aliens Came and Disproved Everything You Believed?
    Joey’s daughter Gwenny stops in for a bit to talk with her dad’s two buddies. Then, Toby and Matt get on their simulation theory kick. But seriously, if an alien disproved everything, would you think …
  • #253 Jason Romano from ESPN
    Jason Romano, ESPN employee of 17 years, explains his transition out of the sports network behemoth to focus on ministry and tells of a hilarious encounter with Snoop Dogg. Joey shares a story he had …
  • #252 As Cities Burn’s Drummer and Internet Troll Aaron Lunsford
    Aaron (As Cities Burn) comes on to discuss how he’s become the most unlikeable personality on the internet to date.  He, along side the BC crew, discuss political correctness, why “girl” is a bad word …
  • #251 The Perry Noble Mega-Church Clown Show
    Why the hell is Perry Noble preaching again? Why does Steven Furtick get to call the shot on this one? We love Pastor Perry Noble, a Pastor who was recently removed as a result of some struggles inclu …
  • #250 Do we have an obligation to the refugees?
    Matt Willingham from the non-profit Preemptive Love joins us live from Iraq! We discuss the refugee immigration crisis, the effect on America and Muslims, and how we can help refugees from war-torn co …