When episode #7 drops I will be on the Drunk Ex-Pastors cruise, but rather than leaving you all high and dry I thought I’d dust off an old sermon and put it out there so all of you could mock me. Enjoy!
Our New Year’s Day episode of the Misfit Faith podcast focuses on the issues of unity and division. I share my frustration with my own shortcomings in this department, and receive a free therapy session from my guest, writer and TV personality Cash Peters. I take a call from the 909 about grace and humanity and then share an excerpt from my forthcoming book, “Our Daily Dread.” Lastly, our “Jason Needs a Minute” segment laments how shallow and banal this culture of ours is.
Episode #5 of the Misfit Faith podcast begins with a brief reflection on how the union of heaven and earth that we celebrate at Christmas has some pretty massive ramifications for how we relate to the world around us. I chat with author and church planter Peyton Jones about our former evangelical fear of all things secular, and then take a call about whether God and suffering can co-exist. I end with a rant about how the whole Israel thing just needs to stop.
The first annual Christmas episode of the Misfit Faith podcast begins with a brief meditation on the claim of many to be “spiritual but not religious.” I chat with author and speaker Mark Shea about what a truly earthly-minded religiosity might look like, after which I answer a listener’s question about why Mary is apparently such a big deal. I read an excerpt from my forthcoming devotional, Our Daily Dread, and then end the show with a rant about the so-called “War on Christmas.”
In this episode of the Misfit Faith podcast I focus upon what it means to be a spiritual vagabond and outsider. I chat with Sick Pilgrim founder Jessica Griffith about the community of misfit artists she is a part of, and then take a question from a listener about spiritual abuse. And finally, our “Jason Needs a Minute” segment laments how politicized everything has become in Trump’s America.
In episode #2 of the Misfit Faith podcast I focus on the issues of sin and guilt, reflecting on how the church often mythologizes certain activities by obsessive prohibitions which end up creating a kind of taboo allure. I am joined by Seth Taylor for a brief discussion of guilt and grace, after which I introduce a new segment called “Jason Needs a Minute.” And lastly, I end the show by answering a listener’s question about “Toxic Christianity.”
In episode #1 of the Misfit Faith podcast I recount the “fear of missing out” that initially lured me into the Christian faith. I have a brief discussion about the role of fear with Christian Kingery, and then answer a listener’s question about the value of offering “thoughts and prayers” to those suffering tragedy. I end with a brief entry from my forthcoming devotional, Our Daily Dread, titled “The Virtue of Foolish Atheism.”