In this episode the Drunk Ex-Pastors interview pastor-author Jay Bakker, “Christian agnostic” and son of Jim and Tammy Faye. We begin with a disavowal of anything we say since we do absolutely no research before weighing in on a topic, after which (to Christian’s annoyance) Jay and Jason talk about skateboarding for way too long. Jay relays his first and only experience with our former church, Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, which reduced him to tears (not the good kind). Jay then describes his experience becoming a gay-affirming Christian leader, which went pretty much how you would expect it to, after which he tells us about his church, Revolution. Our discussion then veers to the topic of the weakness and humanity of Christian leaders, and finally to the subject of the relationship of faith and doubt.
Also, an “Orange County accent”? Psssssh! I am so. Sure.
Links from this Episode:
- The Californians
- Revolution Church
- Rob Roskopp decks
- Paul Tillich, “You are Accepted”
- A More Christlike God
- Ragamuffin Gospel
- John Oliver on televangelists
- Jay’s Kickstarter Campaign
- This is Radio Cast
- LIFTED or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
- Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God