Episode 34: Jesus Didn’t Take Your Punishment (God’s Not Mad, Part 3)

March 24, 2019

It's part 3 of our series for Lent, "God's Not Mad" and today we're talking about the cross.  I don't know about you, but I was taught to believe that Jesus died on the cross because God was mad at my sin and so He took my punishment so that if I would "believe in Him" and "surrender to Him" I'd get to go to heaven when I die instead of hell.  In short, my sin and everybody's sin is a big problem for God and Jesus is the answer. 

What if that's not it, though?  Like, what if it's more than that?  Different than that?  Better than that?

Let's talk about it!

Show Notes:

Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God

What If Project


Episode 33: You Can’t Cite Moses To Shut Jesus Up (God’s Not Mad, Part 2)

March 17, 2019

It's Week 2 of God's Not Mad and I have the flu - HA! Good times. Anyways, as I'm hopped up on cold medicine and battling clogged ears, razor blades in my throat, and all sorts of other horrors, we're talking about the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus - what's the deal with His dazzling white clothes?  Moses and Elijah?  Peter wanting to build 3 houses?  And God telling everybody to listen to Jesus?  What the heck is going on?  Check it out all out right here!

Show Notes:

Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God

What If Project


Episode 32: If The Good News Is THAT, I Don’t Believe It (God’s Not Mad, Part 1)

March 10, 2019

It's week 1 of "God's Not Mad" and this week we're talking about the Good News and I share how if the Good News is that Jesus died to save me from my sins so that by believing in Him I can go to heaven while those who don't believe go to hell to be tortured for eternity ... then I don't believe it.  God's not an angry guy in the sky damning unbelievers to hell, He's the Father whose door is always open to the prodigal.  

Show Notes:

Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God

What If Project


Episode 31: Dr. James Danaher And The Spiritual Journey

March 4, 2019

In this week's episode I sit down with my philosophy professor from Nyack College, Dr. James Danaher, to talk about his newest book "Truth, Prayer, Identity, and the Spiritual Journey".  

Show Notes:

Truth, Prayer, Identity, and the Spiritual Journey 


What If Project 

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Episode 30: Pete Enns Tells Us How The Bible Actually Works

February 24, 2019

In this week's episode I sit down with one of my favorite Bible scholars to talk about his new book, "How The Bible Actually Works".  Regardless of where you are on your journey of faith, this book will give you some good insight into being a more faithful reader of the good book.  Check it out.

Show Notes:

Pete's Website

Pete's Podcast

The What If Project

The What If Project on Patreon

Before Jane on SPOTIFY and iTUNES


Episode 29: Quitting Church, The Pride Parade, And 1AM Board Meetings About Christmas Trees (Burn Those Books, Part 3)

February 17, 2019

This is the final installment of Burn Those Books and we're talking about Julia Duin's book Quitting Church.  It's not a book that encourages people to leave church, but explores some reasons as to WHY people are leaving and WHAT to do about it.  I share some of my own story of pastoring churches as well the season my family is currently in in regards to church involvement.  Be sure to check out the What If Project Patreon page (** link below) and have an incredible week!

Show Notes:

Quitting Church by Julia Duin

What If Project Blog

Patreon Page

Episode 28: To Everyone Who’s Wondering - Yes, I Still Believe In God; No, I Don’t Believe In That Kind Of God Anymore (Burn Those Books, Part 2)

February 10, 2019

It's part 2 of our 3 part series, "BURN THOSE BOOKS!" where I'm sharing with you the 3 books that impacted me the most in 2018 - books that likely wouldn't be looked too highly upon in your typical church.  Last week we looked at Brian McLaren's book, "The Great Spiritual Migration" and this week we're looking at John Pavlovitz's "A Bigger Table" and how it prompted me to think a little deeper about my own season of deconstruction / reconstruction and how my theology and thoughts about God, church, spirituality, etc. got to where it is today.  

A Bigger Table - https://www.amazon.com/Bigger-Table-Authentic-Spiritual-Community/dp/0664262678/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=a+bigger+table&qid=1549680947&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1

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Episode 27: I’m Done With God Is Angry Christianity (Burn Those Books, Part 1)

February 3, 2019

This is week 1 of a 3 week series called "Burn Those Books" where I'm sharing with you the 3 books that impacted me the most in 2018 ... books that most likely wouldn't be welcomed in your typical church.  The first book is Brian McLaren's "The Great Spiritual Migration" and in this episode I share with you one of my biggest takeaways from the book and the impact that it's made on me and what's coming out of the What If Project.

Show Notes:


The Great Spiritual Migration

What If Project

Episode 26: Instant Replay, Part 2 - Dr. Phil Snider And What The Bible Really Says About Homosexuality

January 27, 2019

This is part 2 of the 2 part series, "Instant Replay" where we're looking back at the 2 most dowloaded episodes of season 1. This week we replay the MOST downloaded episode, my conversation with Dr. Phil Snider about what the Bible really says about homosexuality. I hope it challenges you and blesses you as much as it did me!

Episode 25: Instant Replay, Part 1 - Dr. Alexander John Shaia And The Four Gospels

January 20, 2019

This is week 1 of a 2 part series called "Instant Replay" where we're looking back at the 2 most downloaded episodes of season 1 and replaying them.  The second most downloaded episode was an interview I did with Dr. Alexander John Shaia about his book "Heart and Mind" where he looks at the 4 Gospels and talks about how they are a picture of the seasons that every human being passes through on life journey.  

Check out the episode, go get the book, and give the What If Project some love on iTunes.

Show Notes:

Dr. Alexander John Shaia

Heart and Mind

What If Project on iTunes