The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 31: The Church We Dream Of (Part 1) with Eden Jersak

We all know the dark side of modern church life. Many have been hurt by it and have disengaged from it altogether. In episode 31, we are kicking off a new series on what the church can be. I’m speaking with some deep thinkers and theologians about the church they dream of and discussing how […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 29: Exploring the Heights and Depths of God’s Uncontrolling Love with Thomas Jay Oord

Episode 29 of the podcast features author and theologian Thomas Jay Oord. In this interview, we discuss his spiritual journey, his first exposure to God’s uncontrolling love, and the ramifications of a deity who refuses to control us and those around us. This is a theologically rich and thought provoking conversation full of meaning that […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 26: “Finding Sanctuary Within” with Meg Calvin

In this episode I speak to author and podcaster Meg Calvin about her faith journey, learning to recognize one’s own voice, finding peace within, and more. Meg’s wonderful book, “I Am My Own Sanctuary: How a Recovering Holy-Roller Found Healing and Power” is available this Friday by clicking here. You can get more info on […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 25: “The Redheaded Ragamuffin” with Michele Snyder

This episode features podcaster Michele Snyder. Michele is the host of “The Redheaded Ragamuffin” podcast. We talk about Michele’s journey escaping fundamentalism and learning to see God as a loving Father. You can find Michele’s website here. You can listen to Michele’s podcast here. Recent episodes feature bestselling authors Mary Demuth and Thomas Jay Oord. […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 24: “The God in My Closet” with Ben DeLong

In this episode I talk to Nazarene pastor and “There’s a God in My Closet” author, Ben DeLong. We talk about healing our destructive ideas about God and the damage they’ve done. You can learn more about Ben and his work on his website here. Purchase a copy of Ben’s powerful book here. You can […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 23: Reckless Faith with Elaine and Cody Johnston

On this episode we’re joined by young business owners and podcasters Cody and Elaine Johnston. We discuss each of their spiritual journeys, how they met, entrepreneurship, their three podcasts, and much more. You’re going to love these two! Visit Elaine and Cody’s website here. You can follow Elaine’s blog here. You can follow The Prodigal […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 22: A Tale of Two Turneys Part 2 Open Table with Nat Turney

My guest this episode is musician, worship leader, and pastor Nat Turney. Nat Turney serves as lead pastor of Open Table Fellowship church in San Angelo, Tx where he resides with his wife of 28 years, Kimberly. He is the father of four grown children and a Papa to two amazing grandsons. Nat is passionate […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 21: A Tale of Two Turneys Part One with “The Unpastor” Jon Turney

My guest in this episode is musician, worship leader, and “unpastor” Jon Turney. ¬†We talk about Jon’s upbringing in the Foursquare church, why he left the church, and the freak accident that led him back to faith. Don’t miss part two of this series featuring Jon’s brother, Nat Turney! You can follow Jon’s posts on […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 20: Holy Spirit with Andrew Parks

This episode of the podcast features writer and theologian Andrew Parks sharing his personal experience with the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. Does Holy Spirit fill only those who meet certain requirements? What is the purpose of this filling? What is the role of Holy Spirit in our lives? Is there a certain […]

The Messy Spirituality Podcast-Episode 19: Why Reconstruction Matters with Keith Giles

Our latest episode featuring an important conversation with Keith Giles on deconstruction church and reconstructing faith is now available by clicking here. As a companion resource to this episode, please check out Keith’s Patheos blog post on 4 Essential Elements of Reconstruction. I highly recommend Keith’s excellent book, “Jesus Unveiled: Forsaking Church As We Know […]