Bad Pastor Podcast
By Bad Pastor
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Hi! My name is Dave and I’m a pastor. Some might think not a very good one I’ve found my desire to connect with people who’re on the fringes takes me to places pastors don’t normally go, and gets me involved in things they don’t normally do. Things that make good church people wonder what I’m really up to sometimes. Am I good, am I bad? Probably a mixture of both. But just to be safe, let’s call me… the bad pastor.
||CleanSo a Baptist pastor walks into a Catholic Church...||The Bad Pastor delivers a message on peace at Christmastime at a Catholic Church. As the Sesame Street song says, "One of these things is not like the other"...||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVICTIMLESS CRIMES||Dave talks about lightly we view sin, especially those we commit that don't hurt anyone. So what's the big deal if our sin is really a victimless crime?||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKavanaugh, Ford, and Losing Our Humanity||Dave talks about the Kavanaugh hearings of September 2018 and the real tragedy facing our nation: losing our empathy and decency for the sake of our political opinions.||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon't Let Them Steal Your Joy||Dave talks about how social media, the news, and doctrinal differences can destroy the most attractive part of our Christianity - our JOY. Don't let it happen to you!||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThings You Can't Unsee at the Mall||Sometimes our friendship with God needs a little "relationship counseling". Dave talks about ways we offend God, while simultaneously trying to resist judging people's lack of clothing in his local mall.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe difference between waiting and giving up||For some people, this present life is about waiting for something better. But for others, it's just about giving up expecting the inevitable. Dave talks about the one thing that can make the difference for you between the two.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Judging is Right||Dave talks about when judging is not only the right thing to do, it's absolutely essential.||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Turkey Bacon is of the Devil||Dave explores why he thinks some people don't experience the joy and peace of knowing God. And believe it or not, it all has something to do with Psalm 34 and turkey bacon.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen You're Christian, But Unhappy||The Bad Pastor feels a bit melancholy today, but knows exactly why. There's an indicator light that pops up whenever life doesn't seem joyful, and God put it there for an important reason. Find out why, even when everything's going right,||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan we talk?||The Bad Pastor goes into forbidden territory: politics. We can no longer talk with people and disagree respectfully, and this could really be the start of a new civil war. And some people are suggesting the time for talking is over,||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Happiness is Time-Sensitive||The Bad Pastor talks about the importance of taking advantage of the opportunities God brings. Along the way, he talks about Hello Dolly and not letting the parade pass you by. Seriously.||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Very Fine Whine||The Bad Pastor warns about the dangers of whining to God, and how it can cause us to miss out on God's opportunities in our lives.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuck in a World of Vanilla||While it's not true you can be anything you want to be, you certainly don't have to be like everyone else in order to be Christlike. The Bad Pastor pushes back on mediocrity in Christian music and movies, and a culture of conformity in churches.||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Up on Being Good Enough||Everyone tells us to try harder and do better. But God knows that true "goodness" is beyond us. That's why being a Christian isn't saying you're better than anyone else - it's actually admitting you're a mess!||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You're Really Having a Lousy Day||Sometimes we're having a bad day and it just doesn't make sense. But often it's not just a coincidence. There's a reason why something is eating at us, and the more you understand the strategy behind it the better you'll be.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThAT sERmOn StINkS!||The Bad Pastor talks about what makes a good sermon, and why your pastor probably preaches the way he does. During the podcast, he takes the opportunity to vent about nearly every negative comment he's gotten about his sermons...which are quite a few,||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMonday Morning Hangover||Come with Dave as he walks you through the aftermath of delivering a hard sermon to his struggling church.||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Trading Spaces Adventure||The Bad Pastor details how he wrote the theme music to the hit TV show Trading Spaces, and how God blessed him years later in a way he never could have foreseen.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen Settling is a Sin||The Bad Pastor takes a hike (literally!) and warns about settling for less in your life. While he's talking, people walk past on a nature path and run into trees. Seriously, we can't make this stuff up ;0)||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLEGION: do you believe in evil?||The Bad Pastor sits down with a man who killed his wife and five children with his bare hands. What's surprising is the man seems completely lucid and thoughtful. He claims that demon-possession led to his crime.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFull Contact Worship||The Bad Pastor talks about worship, sharing his own personal dislike of flag teams in churches. However, his own worship is challenged and he asks if maybe the flag ladies have something he's been missing.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet the Bad Pastor||The Bad Pastor talks about just how he transitioned from identifying as a good pastor and became a bad one. The journey involved a lot of sacrifice, but sacrifice makes for the best adventures. Listen as BP encourages of to get on the roller coaster,||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBurning Down The House||The Bad Pastor unloads on ex-pastors and believers who want to beat up the church instead of helping change it.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen God's Running Late||The Bad Pastor counsels an inmate in jail, abandoned by his family, and holding a devastating secret.||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWWJD(2) - "What Would Jesus Dance To?"||True confessions from the Bad Pastor when a little dancing at Christmastime leads to an exodus from his church.||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFROZEN on New Year’s Eve||The city of St Louis has shut down the largest homeless shelter in town, and now the temps are hitting zero. The Bad Pastor, having had enough of it, heads out into the streets with the group Winter Outreach to help transport them to temporary shelters.||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Maybe not so bad . . .
Honest stories, well-told, from a guy who’s following Jesus down some dark streets and into some real lives. This is not a slick preacher guaranteeing your best life. But it is a genuine guy who loves God and loves people, and is willing to dive into our messy world in order to bring the two together. Looking forward to more episodes.