They do a lot of stuff in the realms of faith, culture and music, including a weekly podcast, which they invited me to join them on last month. I love that they’re not afraid to take on and topics that are too often “off limits” on other religious programs (or that can be discussed only from the one, pre-approved perspective).
Just in the past few months, their guests have included an atheist college professor, Michael Gungor (he of the “drifting from biblical orthodoxy” fame), Jay Bakker, a gay Christian and his pastor and a former porn star.
Needless to say, I’ve been a fan of Bad Christian for some time, so I was thrilled when I heard from Toby that they were interested in having me on. I had never done a podcast before, so I was pretty nervous, but the guys were gracious and welcoming and promised not to try to make me look stupid if I extended them the same courtesy. We had a good time.
Though I, of course, felt like we could have gone much deeper with the topic if we had more time, it was a blast and a great group of guys to have the dialogue with.
For the record, I didn’t know until after the program aired this week that I’d be sharing the episode with a discussion of Brett Favre’s genitalia, but whatever. That’s Bad Christian. Please check it out, and let me know what you all think.
So far, the only response I’ve really seen was that the interview was great, only I was “too polite.”
I suppose the young-earthers who are always complaining in the comments about how vicious and bloodthirsty I am would beg to differ.
Update: Also, see this fair and even-handed write-up about my chat with Bad Christian by The Christian Post.