The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 41: Moving Toward Contemplation with Eric Nevins

After a COVID-19 sabbatical, The Messy Spirituality Podcast is back with Episode 41 of the podcast featuring contemplative and podcaster Eric Nevins. Eric is the host of the Halfway There podcast and the founder of the Christian Podcasters Association. He is also a husband, father, and seminary graduate. I really enjoyed this conversation as we […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 40: Executing Jesus with Shane Claiborne

Episode 40 features a conversation with author, speaker, and activist Shane Claiborne. We discuss Shane’s spiritual background and the evolution of his faith as well as what drew him into the struggle to overturn the death penalty in the United States. You can listen to our conversation here. You can purchase Shane’s paradigm shifting book […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 39: The Jesus Purpose with Bill Thrasher

Episode 39 of the podcast features author and former pastor Bill Thrasher. Bill calls himself a uniquely ordinary guy. He’s a life taught academic and a warrior who is at peace. Through experience, study, and prayer, Bill has found an amazing outlook on life and its ultimate purpose. He has a burning desire to share […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 38: The Psychology of Deconstruction with Michelle Collins

Episode 38 of the podcast features a conversation with Michelle Collins, soon-to-be Quoir author and the host of the podcast “Book Ish: The Canon Continues”. We discuss Michelle’s spiritual journey, being part of the church’s inner circle of leadership, and what it’s like when your pastor/best friend tells you to leave your church. We talk […]

Messy Conversations 004: Todd Vick Takes Off the Mask

My friend, Todd Vick, and I just had a wonderfully “messy conversation” about the dark side of local church ministry, learning to be transparent, experiencing Jesus in a mental health support group, and Todd’s upcoming book. You can listen to this episode here. You can find Todd Vick on Facebook. You can order Todd’s incredible […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 37: One Ragamuffin’s Journey with Chris Harman

Episode 37 of the podcast featuring writer, podcaster, and hopeful theologian Chris Harman is now available here. Chris is a Southern California boy living life in the low country of Charleston South Carolina with his wife Abby and his boxer Jaxon. A husband, bible student, film buff and hopeful theologian Chris loves fast paced theological […]

Messy Conversations 003: Two Ex Pastors Talk About Church with Karl Forehand

Recently, I had the chance to sit down for a raw, uncut conversation about the current state of the church with my friend, author, and former pastor Karl Forehand. We discuss the following: Is evangelism still a factor in light of our evolving theology? Is it possible to be addicted to church? Is there a […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 36: Following Jesus By Waging Peace with Martin Brooks

Episode 36 of the podcast features Martin Brooks, the Acting President of Peace Catalyst International! Martin was recently appointed the Interim President of Peace Catalyst International. Peace Catalyst is located in 15 cities and three countries and focuses on greater understanding between Muslims and Christians. Drawing on the teachings and examples of Jesus, Martin has […]

A Very Messy Message: If God is Good Then What Are We Saved From? Part 1

A common question I hear from folks escaping the grip of the doctrine of eternal conscious torment is, “If God is that good then what are we saved from?”. In an attempt to answer that important question, I’m recording a video series for our Patreon supporters and releasing the audio to all of you via […]

A Very Messy Message: A Starting Point to Peace

And now for something completely different… In this episode, I share some rough, unedited thoughts that have been percolating in my heart about learning to live at peace with God, ourselves, and the whole human family. I invite you to join me in praying the following benediction at the end: Creator of all Who keeps […]