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On this episode Tim interviews not ONE but TWO distinguished guests. Dr. Stephen Backhouse and Rabbi Avi Finegold offer a unique insight to Christian nationalism, its roots and how it has taken ideas from judaism and twisted it to create a narrative that is actually counter to both Jewish and Christian thought throughout the ages. Follow us on Inst…
 
Dr. Jessica Johnson, professor and author of the book Biblical Porn sits down with Tim to discuss her book and interview with the Mars Hill Podcast. Tim and Jessica discuss what Mars Hill was like in the beginning in Seattle and how it attracted some many young adults. Tim and Jessica discuss the problems around Mark Driscoll's comments on women an…
 
Marcie is the creator and founder of Black Coffee with White Friends which is a space designed to bring people from different backgrounds to understand each other. Marci shares her story with Tim and her experiences with racism in her childhood and again as an adult dealing with the public school system. Marci's Website Follow us @thenewevangelical…
 
On this episode Tim talked to author, pastor and speaker Paula Williams. Paula transitioned from a man to a woman and has a unique perspective on what she has learned since transitioning. Tim and Paula talk about her former job as a CEO and president of a church planting network and what life is like now as she advocates for women’s rights and equa…
 
Dr. Hayhoe is a leading voice in the ongoing climate change science and her new book “Saving Us” talks about both the science of climate change the politicalization of it. Her book attempts to bridge the gap between those who are skeptical of climate change and those who are leading the charge on the importance of changing societal norms to help sa…
 
Jemar Tisby, author, scholar, activist and student of the renowned author and scholar Dr. William Pannell, discusses racism within Evangelicalism based on the book by Dr. Pannell, The Coming Race War. Jemar, gives the history and background on his mentor, Dr. Pannell. He explains how in 1992, Dr. Pannell identified the crisis that white Evangelical…
 
Cody Lawrence, podcast creator, former missionary, and pastor joins Tim to discuss everything from what the Bible is, what are the three greatest problems in the church, and the great mask debate from Biblical perspectives. Cody and Tim, give a little bit of background for each other’s listening audience. They also examine the issue of what the Bib…
 
David Hayward, author, artist and content creator of the Instagram account Naked Pastor joins Tim to discuss his new book, Til Doubt Us Do Part, about deconstruction in marriage. Tim and David, discuss his background and how that evolved into the current platform David has on the Naked Pastor. Tim and David, break down what deconstruction can do to…
 
Ben Cremer, historian, pastor and friend, breaks down the beginnings of the movement historians later called Evangelicalism. Tim and Ben, start from the beginning in pre-Civil War America and how people like Charles Phiney saw the ills within society and decided to apply their Christianity to the community around them. Ben, explains these Revivalis…
 
On this episode I'm joined by Melanie from the Holy Heretics Podcast and Katherine from the Uncertain Podcast where we discuss the most recent episode from the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill featuring Josh Harris. In the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, host Mike Cosper interviews Harris where they talk about church celebrity culture, deconstruction and Jos…
 
Michael, from The Honest Youth Pastor, sits down with Tim and discuss how the The Honest Youth Pastor came about. Michael, explains what he believes is the Biblical model for the church. Tim and Michael, also discuss how the issue of static doctrinal statements within churches can be problematic and helpful. Michael, explains how the issue of infor…
 
Megan Madsen, a Wesleyan theologian, discusses with Tim whether or not social justice is Biblical justice. From the Hebrew Bible to the Gospels, Megan breaks down how Judaism viewed injustice and how God expected Israel to respond to oppression of any kind. Megan, also reorients believers to an oppressed centered gospel in which the Spirit of God m…
 
Dr. Katie, professor and researcher as well as master level yoga instructor, breaks down how Evangelical spaces can co-opt our identities and provide breeding grounds for abusive authority. Dr. Katie, explains early childhood development and how that creates our formation of identity. Identity, she argues, influences what kind of relational intimac…
 
Jamin Andreas Hubner, professor and researcher of economics , breaks down what capitalism is and how it isn’t compatible with a Biblical ethic. Jamin and Tim define some of the economic terms used in Evangelical spaces and what they really mean. They also explain how capitalism creates a coercion of labor due to the inequities in an economic system…
 
On this episode Tim sits down with pastor, author and podcast producer, Mike Graham, who penned the article on The Gospel Coalition Network called The Six Way Fracturing of Evangelism which dissects the breakdown of Evangelism during the last election cycle. Mike is the executive pastor of Orlando Grace Church in Orlando, Florida and produces a pod…
 
Sheila Gregoire, author of The Great Sex Rescue and the Facebook page To Love, Honor and Vacuum, is back to break down the misleading issues in Evangelical literature about marriage and sex. Beginning with her background, Sheila explains how the book The Great Sex Rescue became one of the first comprehensive scientific surveys on Evangelical Christ…
 
I came across Matthew Boedy when I read an article he wrote critiquing Charlie Kirk’s rhetoric. I had to bring Professor Boedy on to ask him why he has an entire website devoted to Charlie Kirk and what his thoughts were on the resurgence of Christian Nationalism. Because Professor Boedy teaches rhetoric at the college level, we also dug in to talk…
 
A few weeks ago I asked social media if someone could please tell me what the phrase "Social justice is not Biblical justice" meant and it did not disappoint. Allie Stuckey shared my post and told me she had just the podcast episode. So I decided to listen to it and give my thoughts on episode 146 of the Allie Stuckey show titled "What is Biblical …
 
On this episode I brought Jonathan Steingard on the show to discuss his time with the Christian band Hawk Nelson. Jon has a unique perspective because he’s experience sides of the Christian culture and music industry that many of us don’t see. John and I talk about his time in Hawk Nelson and what it was like to deconstruct his faith while being th…
 
Author Bridget Rivera comes back on the show to talk about Pride Month and why Christians should care about it. As someone in the LGBTQ+ Community and a devoted Jesus follower, Bridget offers a perspective that Christians should pay attention to. Bridget’s Book Heavy Burdens comes out this October. Preorder Bridget’s Book Here Follow Bridget on Twi…
 
On this episode I interview theologian, author and mega nerd (his words) Tripp Fuller. Tripp and I talk about the 4 gospels and how they don’t all agree on the same facts and how that’s ok. We talk about finding the divine in both inside and outside the Christian faith and at the end, Tripp picks my brain on The New Evangelicals and why I I started…
 
This is a new series that I will be doing throughout the New Evangelicals Podcast. I believe it is essential to dialogue with the other side of the Chrsitian spectrum, to ask questons and to hear what they have to say. On this episode I interview Samuel Deuth who is a Pastor at Awaken Church in California. Samuel believes that Christians should res…
 
I interviewed the father of deconstructing (my title not his) Dr. David Gushee and let me tell you friends, it did not disappoint. David is well known in academic circles for writing several textbooks that are still widely used in colleges today including the book Kingdom Ethics. However, over time, David found himself more at odds with the fundame…
 
On this episode I sat down with the legendary John Walton who is an expert in the Old Testament and who has written over 30 books about his work. John and I dig deep into Genesis 1, talk about Adam and Eve and John offers incredible insight on major narratives in the Bible that our western eyes often miss. John’s Books Follow Tim on Instagram // @t…
 
On this episode Joey from the Dismantle Podcast asked several podcast hosts in his network to join him for a mega 90 day fiancé TELL ALL style episode. So that's what we did. We talk about our Church experience, losing friends and how we've found new friends through this deconstruction network. Follow Tim on Instagram // @thenewevangelicals Check O…
 
I sat down with Staci Frenes author of Love Makes Room which documents Staci’s journey of moving from a non-affirming to an affirming position when her daughter came out. Staci and I talk about the painful journey of losing friends in the Evangelical Church over this decision and how she and her daughter have found healing on the other side along w…
 
On this episode Meghan Tschanz, author of Women Rising, joins me to talk about her journey growing up in a conservative, patriarchal church environment and having her world rocked as she traveled the globe with the mission’s organization the world race. Meghan’s story is powerful, heartbreaking and hopeful. Meghan’s Website Order Women Rising Follo…
 
This is a very personal episode for me. On this episode my friend Will from the Space Between Podcast came on to interview me around my recent departure from my Church of six years. We talk about my backstory and the events leading up to my departure, dealing with Church hurt and where I’m at now. Honest and transparency are a core value for me and…
 
On this episode I interview Grace Baldridge who’s artist name is Semler. Grace is a queer Christian who released a worship album that ranked #1 on iTunes. We talked about her experience in the Church as someone in the LGBTQ+ community, writing raw and honest music as worship to the Creator and how to push the Church forward to be more inclusive of …
 
Theology nerds! This episode is for you! I talk to Dr. Michael Heiser who’s expertise is the nature of the spiritual realm in the Bible, namely the Divine Councill and the hierarchy of the spiritual order. If you thought the Bible was weird then buckle up because it’s about to get really weird. Dr. Heiser runs his own podcast, The Naked Bible and i…
 
On this episode I brought my friend Peter on to talk about the Church persecution complex, Church culture and how to decolonize overseas missions. Peter is the executive director of Bethany kids which is a compassionate Christian mission transforming the lives of African children with surgical conditions and disabilities through pediatric surgery, …
 
On this episode I interviewed Dr. Camden Morgante who is a licensed psychologist with a focus on dismantling the harm that purity culture has caused millions of people. We talk about Dr. Camden’s article titled ”The 5 Purity Culture Myths”, healing from purity culture and ways we can teach our kids a healthy view of human sexuality. Dr. Camden’s We…
 
On this emergency episode I brought on Bridget Rivera @travelingNun) to talk about the recent Lil Nas X controversy and the Evangelical Church’s reaction to it. Bridget is a Christian a lesbian and is currently PHD’ing (stole from her bio). She has served as a committee member for Revoice and worked with other faith-based organizations such as Chri…
 
Will Thorpe from @Heretical_Theology joins me to share his journey from fundamentalist Christianity all the way into atheism. This episode isn’t about debating which worldview is right. Instead this is about Will being able to share his story and his perspective so we can listen and learn. Follow Will on Instagram // @heretical_theology Follow Tim …
 
On this episode I had Eric Skwarczynski from the Preacher Boys Podcast join me to talk about his work uncovering the rampant sexual abuse in the Evangelical Church, specifically in the Independent Fundamental Baptist movement. Eric is doing the hard but necessary work to uncover how the IFB moves abusers around, covers up abuse and even has a “reha…
 
Phil Drysdale runs the deconstruction network and is devoted to helping people deconstruct their faith. Phil was deep in the evangelical movement for decades and his story is full of twists and turns. For those deconstructing, this is the episode to listen to. Phil has great language and perspective on this often scary situation that many have foun…
 
Jo Luehmann is a former pastor and is working to dismantle systems of oppression and toxic theology (stole that from her Instagram bio). Jo is someone with not only a powerful story but who also has a perspective on the Christian faith that needs to be heard. We went deep on this one covering topics like the divinity of Christ, the Bible and decons…
 
Shama is a content creator on Instagram and Tik Tok who makes hilarious Christian satire videos. Tim sat down with Shama to talk about the process of creating content, disillusionment with the American Evangelical Church and why the Church, in Shama’s view, is still worth saving. Follow Shama on instagram and Tik Tok // @shama4realz Follow Tim on I…
 
Thanks for checking out my first episode of this podcast! The New Evangelicals Podcast is created to allow space for people to wrestle through their faith, what it means, and what we do with it. This first episode is a short introduction of who I am and where we are going. Follow us on Instagram @thenewevangelicals Advertising Inquiries: https://re…
 
This week I'm joined by political theologian Stephen Backhouse, who answers questions on the basics of following Jesus, the folly of Christendom, and what to do when your faithfulness leads to you feeling spiritually homeless. For more of Stephen's work, go to www.tenttheology.com and to join Tent Theology's Spring School, go to https://www.tentthe…
 
Highlights from Sŵn Festival in Cardiff, Wales. Andrew is joined by some of the weekend's most exciting new bands - Frankie & the Heartstrings, AlunaGeorge and Future of the Left - plus radio gods Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens join Andrew for a chat.Sŵn Festival 2013 takes place 17th-20th October across various venues in Cardiff. For tickets and mo…
 
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