Believing Better with Kenny Bishop

Believing Better with Kenny Bishop

As a recovering fundamentalist Evangelical preacher, I've discovered that I spent a lot of time in my early faith missing the best parts of who God is and shunning some of God's favorite people. This podcast is an effort to share some of my faith evolution through some of my sermons and some of the talks and speeches that I've given. The hope is that together, we're going to rediscover who God really is, find out who God really loves, and learn how to believe better so we can be better.


May 16, 2023 20 mins

A lot of people claim Christianity as their religion. But claiming it and being it are not always the same thing. To be a Christian is to mimic Jesus, and that often means we must follow his lead in taking positions against the things that demean humanity. Racism is one of the big ones, and sadly, many self-identified Christians have traded what Jesus says about it for what their favorite politician has to say. Jesus calls it a sin...

Mark as Played

It means something to "be the church." We can say we are the church, but actually being the church is something else altogether. It means we must do more than claim our position as followers of Christ, it means we must mimic his ways of compassion and embracing humanity. Embracing the diversity of God's humanity is vital to our witness. Discrimination of any sort defeats our witness, and more importantly, works agains...

Mark as Played
April 24, 2023 31 mins

NOTE: Much of today's message is brought by the beautifully inspiring Robin Wall Kimmerer. You can learn more about Robin and find her books on her website at

It means something to "be the church." We can say we are the church, but actually being the church is something else altogether. It means we must do more than claim our position as followers of Christ, it means we must mimic his ways of com...

Mark as Played
April 8, 2023 10 mins

It takes a lot of humility to step down from your place of power and position to serve in a task that most would consider an insult. It's one of those lessons Jesus taught by example when he left the supper table, girded himself with a towel, and started washing his servants' feet. When they protested, he told them that it was necessary for the world to know that everyone is a servant to their neighbor. Lately, we have seen...

Mark as Played
April 2, 2023 22 mins

We tend to think of Jesus' entry and ride into Jerusalem on a donkey as the beginning of the end for his earthy work and ministry. The events of that day will lead to his last meal with his followers, his betrayal, his execution, his burial, and his resurrection. But it seems we've forgotten the reason the people were most excited to see this peasant leader. It was because he was supposed to bring change. They believed he w...

Mark as Played

Recently, several state governments across the country, including here in Kentucky, have passed legislation targeting the LGBTQ community. Bills that limit public school teachers to only discussing heterosexual relationships around students, bills that place strict limitations and heavy restrictions on trans individuals, their parents and caretakers, and their doctors, bills that remove multicultural and LGBTQ history from school l...

Mark as Played
March 6, 2023 16 mins

Oftentimes we believe that we must “deserve” the love we receive. We work, work, work to get approval and to feel like our life is justified — pulling our own weight, thinking that whatever life we create, and love we get, is only what we ourselves can conjure up. But the scriptures today offer the image of God as our “keeper” — always helping, always present. Nicodemus has followed all the rules and done everything HE can do, and ...

Mark as Played
February 13, 2023 11 mins

Everyone is dealing with things. Health issues, family issues, finances, pressures at work and school, there are so many things to make our lives stressful and hard. Then things get more intense when we add a supercharged political environment that seems more interested in stoking anger than fixing problems. People are feeling weary, used, and unheard, especially marginalized people They are feeling defeated and alone. They need so...

Mark as Played
January 23, 2023 17 mins

Friends are important. Friends make sure we are not facing our issues alone. They provide support, encouragement, correction, and companionship. Jesus knew how important it was to have friends. When he called those who would be his disciples, he watched as they relied on each other and became fast friends. At the end of his life, it was the message that Jesus wanted them to know - they were his friends.

*My sermon on January 22, 20...

Mark as Played
January 16, 2023 18 mins

Twelve years ago this week, Marsha J. Moors-Charles started a new work in Lexington, Kentucky that continues today. She envisioned a place where questions could be asked, doubts would be welcomed, and healing could take place - especially for those who'd been injured by past church experiences. We are proud of the work we are able to do, and the healing that has taken place for so many. Today, as we celebrate our anniversary, w...

Mark as Played
January 2, 2023 15 mins

New years bring new opportunities. We can choose to look back, or we can choose to look ahead. With those opportunities, we can resolve to use our gifts, our time, and our resources to make our world better, or at least easier, for those who are in need. If we count our opportunities as we count our days, we have a chance to make our world better 365 times this year.

My sermon on January 1, 2023 at Bluegrass United Church of Christ...

Mark as Played
January 1, 2023 56 secs

Hi there. I'm Kenny and I'm a recovering fundamentalist, Evangelical preacher. I've discovered lately that God loves a whole lot more than I was ever taught or told. This podcast is a collection of some of the sermons I've preached, talks that I've given, speeches I've made, and interviews I've been a part of. Together, we're going to rediscover who God really is and find out who God really loves. (T...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.


    In order to tell the story of a crime, you have to turn back time. Every season, Investigative journalist Delia D'Ambra digs deep into a mind-bending mystery with the hopes of reigniting interest in a decades old homicide case.


    It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.


    Unforgettable true crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high profile stories.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


    © 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.