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Matters of Faith Podcast

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The Matters of Faith Podcast with your host Jay Wilburn on Project Entertainment Network explores individual stories of faith and personal struggle. The show does not have an agenda, but seeks to detail the personal experiences of people within various faith communities and people with experiences o… read more

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Matters of Faith Ep 203: Edward J McFadden III

May 3rd, 2021

43:50

McFadden joins Jay Wilburn to discuss a life of storytelling. The Theo Ramage thriller series is on the way.

Matters of Faith Ep 202: Michael Allen Rose

April 19th, 2021

49:50

Jay Wilburn discusses faith, writing, philosophy, and more with Michael Allen Rose, author of Jurassichrist.

Matters of Faith Ep 201: Ryan J Pelton

February 8th, 2021

54:53

Jay Wilburn interviews author, podcaster, and pastor Ryan J Pelton.

Matters of Faith Ep 200: New Goals & Greatest Hits

January 4th, 2021

1:28:02

Jay Wilburn shares his goals for the New Year and some favorite clips from interviews with Armand Rosamilia, Wesley Southard, Sean Grigsby, Mary SanGiovanni, Brian Keene, Somer Cannon, Max Booth III, Chuck Buda, S.A. …

Matters of Faith Ep 199: Kyler Marlowe "Are You There, God? It's Me, I'm Queer"

December 28th, 2020

41:53

Kyler Marlowe joins us to discuss how AA has evolved during the pandemic, about being gay and Christian, about her new podcast "Are You There, God? …

Matters of Faith Ep 198: Jason A Meuschke

December 21st, 2020

53:07

Jason A Meuschke has A NOVEL IDEA out December 31, 2020, available to order now. We discuss faith, time in the army, writing, the new book, and more.

Matters of Faith Ep 197: Q&A

December 14th, 2020

53:55

Jay Wilburn answers questions from listeners and viewers. He discusses past guests, topics brought up on previous episodes, writing questions, and thoughts on current issues. Hope you enjoy it!

Matters of Faith Ep 196: Phil Gustafson

December 7th, 2020

46:59

Phil Gustafson joins us to tell about his years as a pastor and his work in coaching spiritual leaders. We discuss taking risks in faith, neuro-linguistic programming, challenges faced by spiritual leaders, faith in the …

Matters of Faith Ep 195: Sean Grigsby

November 30th, 2020

1:20:51

Warning: This episode contains explicit language

Jay Wilburn and Sean Grigsby discuss finding your own path, defining and redefining yourself, and creating something new with writing. This episode is brought to you by …

Matters of Faith Ep 193: Chuck Buda

November 23rd, 2020

1:14:00

Chuck Buda joins Jay Wilburn for a candid conversation about the development of his faith, low points in his life, his influences, his struggles with expectations of himself, and much more. This episode is brought to …

Matters of Faith Ep 193: Cali Bird

November 16th, 2020

43:03

In this episode, we discuss Buddhism, treasures found in our struggles, and not ignoring your creative side. This and much more from Cali Bird, the author of Tales of the Countess. 

Matters of Faith Ep 192: S.A. Cosby

November 9th, 2020

1:19:34

Crime fiction author S.A. Cosby joins us to talk about growing up black and Southern in a religious family. We discuss his writing career and his recent successes.

Matters of Faith Ep 191: D Alexander Ward

November 2nd, 2020

1:13:25

D Alexander Ward sits down with host Jay Wilburn to discuss life, family, battling cancer, his work in the writing industry, and the novel he is soon to release.

Matters of Faith Ep 190: Mary SanGiovanni

October 26th, 2020

1:11:36

We discuss the progression of her beliefs, the nature of fear, and her work in this fascinating episode.

Matters of Faith Ep 189: Somer Canon

October 19th, 2020

47:32

Somer Canon talks with Jay about religion, philosophy, family, and her creative process. This episode is brought to you by the Dirty Deeds crime fiction series by Armand Rosamilia.

Matters of Faith Ep 188: Wesley Southard

October 12th, 2020

57:00

Jay Wilburn talks to Wesley Southard, an author who is making a strong ascension during a very tough year. They discuss the highs and lows of being a professional writer.

Matters of Faith Ep 187: Armand Rosamilia

October 5th, 2020

57:40

Rosamilia joins Jay Wilburn to discuss his spirituality, life experiences, philosophies, what writing has provided for his life, and the work he has been able to create through all of this.

Matters of Faith Ep 186: Lucas Mangum and Extinction Peak

September 28th, 2020

43:58

Lucas Mangum joins us to discuss his new release Extinction Peak and other writing topics. This episode is sponsored by Wing Span Marketing. WingSpanMarketing.com

Matters of Faith podcast Ep 185: Thriving in Your Circle

September 21st, 2020

32:00

We struggle with limits and how to overcome them. Jay Wilburn discusses how to thrive within that reality and how to be "more than conquerors." This episode is brought to you by BLACKTOP WASTELAND, a novel by S.A. Cosby …

Matters of Faith Ep 184: Wile E Young

September 14th, 2020

32:41

Jay Wilburn interviews author Wile E Young. Episode also available on video on YouTube at Youtube.com/user/DarkAndBookish and on Twitch at Twitch.tv/JayWilburn

Matters of Faith Ep 183: When Your Efforts Aren't Working Yet

September 7th, 2020

27:28

This week Jay Wilburn discusses how to keep going when you haven't found success yet. What gets you through those tough times when you can't see the finish line? Listen in for some ideas on how to find your way …

Matters of Faith Ep 182: Is Unity Possible?

August 24th, 2020

44:22

Looking at Ephesians chapter 4, is unity still possible in 2020 or are we too far gone? We explore the principles in this chapter and see how they might still help.

Matters of Faith Ep 181: When the Message Matters

August 10th, 2020

1:02:39

Jay discusses the goals and approaches of communication when the message matters and how to be an effective messenger for your causes. He uses examples from his own public speaking, readings, stories he's written, and …

Matters of Faith Ep 180: Hookers for Jesus and Annie Lobert

July 27th, 2020

37:38

Annie Lobert joins us to talk about her life as a victim of sex trafficking, how she escaped, and how she is helping others to escape and heal too. You can find out more at HookersForJesus.org and by listening to this …

Matters of Faith Ep 179: Power in Quiet Faith

July 14th, 2020

29:43

From Matthew chapter 6, Jay discusses acts of kindness, prayer, and the focus of our minds and hearts as we choose where we want our rewards to be.

Matters of Faith Ep 178: Salt, Light, & Love

June 29th, 2020

41:09

Jay Wilburn discusses Matthew 5:13-16, 21-30, & 33-48. The discussion includes unburdening ourselves, attacking problems at their source, and making our lives and the lives of others better.

Matters of Faith Ep 177: Blessed Are

June 23rd, 2020

29:03

Jay Wilburn explores the attitudes discussed at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapter 5 verses 1 - 12.

Matters of Faith Ep 176: Walk on Water

June 16th, 2020

37:50

Some problems look impossible because they are. Jay Wilburn looks at the stories in Matthew chapter 14 to see what people of faith are supposed to do with impossible problems.

Matters of Faith Ep 175: The One Who Shows Mercy

June 8th, 2020

30:10

Jay Wilburn explores the story of the Good Samaritan  and what it tells us about love, mercy, our responsibilities as people of faith, and how that applies to our current world.      

Matters of Faith Ep 174: Violent Change

June 1st, 2020

40:25

Jay Wilburn discusses Matthew Chapter 21, the nature of violence, the responsibilities or faith, the requirement of changing our minds in order to …

Matters of Faith Ep 173: Gideon

May 27th, 2020

40:53

Jay Wilburn reads the story of Gideon from Judges chapter 6 and 7. He discusses fear, perception, truth, beginning something new, and how all of this relates to faith.

Matters of Faith Ep 172: Max Booth III

May 18th, 2020

44:18

Jay Wilburn interviews Max Booth III about his fascinating life and work.

Matters of Faith Ep 171: Joseph Carrabis

May 11th, 2020

50:01

We discuss alternate minds, using technology to predict and control outcomes, the creative process, storytelling and more.

Matters of Faith Ep 170: Story Time!

May 4th, 2020

59:11

For this episode, Jay Wilburn shares three readings. "Every Grave the Same" is unpublished. "Curse of Light and Smoke" appears in Beautiful …

Matters of Faith Ep 169: Brian Keene and The Triangle of Belief

April 27th, 2020

1:00:26

Brian Keene joins us to discuss The Triangle of Belief, a short book about the ideas behind belief, understanding our place in the universe, the supernatural, and explaining the unexplainable. We discuss his other …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 168: Jewish Monster Hunting Exorcist

April 20th, 2020

47:43

John Baltisberger returns to talk about his forthcoming works Treif Magic and the novella Blood and Mud. We discuss Jewish fiction, mysticism, and how theses works were inspired. 

Matters of Faith Ep 167: Tested in the Wilderness

April 14th, 2020

40:08

Jay Wilburn discusses the testing of Jesus described in Matthew 4:1-11 in regard to pursuing things that matter the most.

Matters of Faith Ep 166: Q&A at the End of the World

April 6th, 2020

45:48

Last week's episode of "What Does this All Mean?" got a huge, positive response. Jay Wilburn wanted to take a little time to answer the questions …

Matters of Faith Ep 165: What Does This All Mean?

March 30th, 2020

32:06

Jay Wilburn discusses various topics around the Corona Virus/ Covid-19 pandemic from a faith perspective and as a practical reality. He discusses his personal risks, how he is coping, and what he thinks this all means …

Matters of Faith Ep 164: The Shrewd Manager

March 23rd, 2020

21:12

Jay Wilburn explores an odd passage of the Bible in Luke 16:1-14 and the Render unto Caesar passage in Matthew 22:15-22. He discusses how our heart is reflected in our money and resources and how we use them. 

Matters of Faith Ep 163: The Parable of the Sower

March 16th, 2020

31:59

Jay Wilburn explores the Parable of the Sower in Mark 4:1-20. He discusses mindset and how our mindset impacts how we grow.

Matters of Faith Ep 162: Jeff Burk

March 9th, 2020

44:59

Jeff Burk is a fascinating individual with a wide range of interests from writing to publishing to visual arts and more. We discuss all this, interacting with humanity, and why he's excited to one day plug his brain …

Matters of Faith E 161: Bruce Wawrzyniak

March 2nd, 2020

42:59

Bruce Wawrzyniak, the host of Catholic Sports Radio and of Now Hear This Entertainment, joins us to talk about the huge role faith and sports have …

Matters of Faith Ep 160: Goliath

February 24th, 2020

49:18

Jay Wilburn visits the story of David and Goliath and looks at different perspectives on facing the challenges in our lives.

Matters of Faith Ep 159: Going it Alone

February 17th, 2020

46:00

Jay Wilburn looks at 1 Kings 19:1-15 to discuss negatives voices, isolation, the path to healing, hearing the voice of truth, and preparing to be …

Matters of Faith Ep 158: Add to Your Faith

February 11th, 2020

47:13

Jay Wilburn explores the passage 2 Peter 1:3-9 on the attributes that add together to help create an abundant life.

Matters of Faith Ep 157: Lucas Milliron

February 3rd, 2020

45:47

Lucas joins Jay Wilburn to discuss evidence of God found in doubts. He shares the unique path of his life through struggles and miracles. They discus how these experiences impacted his writing and his plans for himself …

Matters of Faith Ep 156: Time, Awareness, & Perception

January 27th, 2020

26:41

Jay Wilburn discusses the notion of escaping the pressures of time, what other people think of us, and other outside influences that hold back our …

Matters of Faith Ep 155: Q & A

January 21st, 2020

50:28

Jay answers questions, mostly the ones that piled up after the Satanism episode and a few others too. Enjoy the episode.

Matters of Faith Ep 154: Charles R Bernard and Satanism

January 13th, 2020

47:40

Charles R Bernard joins us to discuss his personal journey as a Satanist. In this episode, he speaks as an individual for himself and not as a representative or spokesperson for any other organization. We talk about …

Matters of Faith Ep 153: John Baltisberger & Judaism

January 6th, 2020

47:49

John Baltisberger joins Jay Wilburn to discuss being Jewish, conversion, the misconceptions the Christian world has about Judaism, and the realities of antisemitism. They also discuss John's poetry, publishing, and …

Matters of Faith Ep 152: Resolutions

December 30th, 2019

28:22

Do you have trouble keeping resolutions? Maybe the tips in this episode will help.

Matters of Faith Ep 151: Joy & Peace in a World Falling Apart

December 23rd, 2019

25:28

Jay Wilburn takes you into the holiday discussing how you find joy and peace in a world in turmoil. How do you find those positive qualities without …

Matters of Faith Ep 150: People Who Do Things I Can't

December 17th, 2019

51:58

Jay shares exceptional skills that impress him in other people and discusses the impact these people and all of us can have on the world.

Matters of Faith Ep 149: Handling the Holidays

December 9th, 2019

42:13

Jay Wilburn gives tips for handling the holidays and the many struggles that come this time of year. Some of the tips are his, some he stole from …

Matters of Faith Ep 148: The Q's and the A's

December 2nd, 2019

48:53

Jay Wilburn answers questions about faith, anger, influence, taxing churches, the darkest things he has written, and more.

Matters of Faith Ep 147: Thankfulness

November 25th, 2019

37:16

Jay Wilburn shares some thankfulness from friends and listeners around the Internet. He also shares a list of things he is thankful for this …

Matters of Faith Ep 146: Q&A All The Way!

November 18th, 2019

45:02

Jay answers listener questions from his podcast from appearances on other podcasts from the nature of God to how do Amazon ads work. Someone even asked his opinion on prenuptial agreements. It's all over the place this …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 145: Unhelpful Anger

November 11th, 2019

46:23

Jay Wilburn discusses anger, how to cope with it, the power of forgiveness, and other helpful tools. Trigger Warning: Jay talks about some past …

Matters of Faith Ep 144: Beyond Hunger

November 4th, 2019

41:10

Jay and Jenny discuss the work of Beautiful Feet Ministries of Tanzania as they care for children as well as meeting needs in other areas. It is a …

Matters of Faith Ep 143: Q&A with Jay

October 28th, 2019

1:04:38

Jay Wilburn answers listener questions about past episodes, past guests, writing, and more.

Matters of Faith Ep 142: Self and Faith

October 21st, 2019

26:43

Jay Wilburn discusses how the concept of self works in faith and in modern concepts of self-improvement

Matters of Faith Ep 141: Evidence and Substance

October 14th, 2019

27:53

Jay Wilburn does this episode while fighting a fever. Anything could happen! Faith is the evidence of the unseen and the substance of hope. Jay …

Matters of Faith Ep 140: Who Are You and What Do You Want?

October 7th, 2019

29:21

Do you know yourself? Do you have an idea of what you are meant to do with your life? Do you have an idea that the life you are living now is not the one for which you were created? How do you change that? This week's …

Matters of Faith Ep 139: Want To Be A Stripper?

September 30th, 2019

1:01:19

Erin Louis joins us to talk about her career as a stripper, the books she has written, her work with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Constitution, transitions in life, questioning everything, finding …

Matters of Faith Ep 138: Q & A & Chick Fil A & more

September 23rd, 2019

58:54

Jay Wilburn takes listener questions about his work, boycotts, Chick Fil A, and more.

Matters of Faith Ep 137: John Urbansik

September 16th, 2019

48:56

We discuss creativity, journeys of discovery, loss, and more in this great episode with a great author.

Matters of Faith Ep 136: A Christian who doesn't support Trump

September 9th, 2019

45:14

Kevin Lucia returns to share a concern he has about more Christians not speaking out against President Trump, his words, and his actions. Recorded live in the midst of the Scares That Care convention.

Matters of Faith Ep 135: Rants and Answers

September 2nd, 2019

59:25

There are some questions, but lots of rants related to past episodes. Jay answers the rants. Some of them are really good rants. The answers aren't bad either. Check them out.

Matters of Faith Ep 134: Ideal vs Reality

August 26th, 2019

40:55

What do we do when the ideals of our faith, our agendas, and our lives don't match up with the uncooperative reality? Well, listen to this episode and you will know all the answers.

Matters of Faith Ep 133: Kit Power

August 19th, 2019

59:09

Kit Power comes on to discuss his transition from casual Christian to firm Agnostic. We discuss politics in the US vs the UK, a point about free …

Matters of Faith Ep 132: Evangelism

August 12th, 2019

52:50

This is an important but scary subject for people of faith sometimes. Jay Wilburn breaks ii down and explores many aspects of the notion of spreading ideas we consider important.

Matters of Faith Ep 131: Short Straw

August 5th, 2019

35:40

Jay reads his short story "Short Straw" from the PEN presents My Favorite Story anthology. Listen to the reading. Then, check it out on Amazon or …

Matters of Faith Ep 130: Q&A Hot or Not

July 29th, 2019

45:20

Jay answers questions from the abortion episode, the atheist episode, the gay Christian episodes, and other subjects of concern from listeners. Spoiler. Not everyone is happy.

Matters of Faith Ep 129: Brenda E Cortez

July 22nd, 2019

53:35

Brenda E Cortez decided to become a live kidney donor for another mother at her child's school. Since then, she has become an advocate for organ …

Matters of Faith Ep 128: Stephen Kozeniewski

July 15th, 2019

1:10:54

A hard atheist and a fundamentalist Christian walk into a podcast. The Christian says, Welcome to the show, Stephen Kozeniewski. The atheist says, …

Matters of Faith Ep 127: Corey Bird

July 8th, 2019

47:57

Corey Bird is player in the minor leagues for the Florida Marlins franchise. He accepted Christ in college after sitting down to read a Bible given …

Matters of Faith Ep 126: Old Skeptic, New Follower

July 1st, 2019

58:55

Eric Beebe joins us to discuss what brought him to be an old skeptic and a new follower. We discuss interpreting the Bible, the importance of grace, …

Matters of Faith Ep 125: Lucas Mangum

June 24th, 2019

50:42

Lucas Mangum is the author of Saint Sadist and other great fiction. We discuss his work, his connections to horror and subjects of religion in his work, and much more. Check him out at LucasMangum.com before or after …

Matters of Faith Ep 124: Listener Questions

June 17th, 2019

50:52

Jay Wilburn answers listener questions about himself, his work, faith issues, and a few hot take questions about past stances he took in previous episodes. Always fun.

Matters of Faith Ep 123: A ProLife Argument for the ProChoice Position

June 10th, 2019

45:07

Jay Wilburn discusses the complexities of the abortion issue and the problems with current legislative push in the states. A lot of people will not like his conclusions.

Matters of Faith Ep 122: Brent Brock

June 3rd, 2019

55:16

Jay Wilburn interviews Brent Brock, the coauthor of How to Make No Friends Everywhere. They discuss overcoming your past and trying to make the most of the future.

Matters of Faith Ep 121: Celebrate & Hurt

May 27th, 2019

25:11

Celebration and hurt go on side by side all the time. Is it possible to live life well when you have to deal with both at the same time? 

Matters of Faith Ep 120: Bare Minimum for the Same Side

May 20th, 2019

49:02

What is the bare minimum required for you to be on the same side with someone else? What are deal breakers you could never get past? Can we find …

Matters of Faith Ep 119: Failing Well

May 13th, 2019

38:35

We are all going to fail, but how do we react to that? And how do we move forward from failures into victory and success.

Matters of Faith Ep 118: Using Your Influence

May 6th, 2019

37:17

One reason we feel unhappy with life is because we get caught up in using our influence for things that don't matter. Sometimes that is because we …

Matters of Faith Ep 117: Divine Emotion

April 29th, 2019

1:05:59

If we are made in God's image, then anger, joy, love, distress, peace, grief, amazement, and being troubled are all divine emotions because God and Jesus felt these things as well. Jay uses some Bible stories to make …

Matters of Faith Ep 116: Anchoring Your Mind

April 22nd, 2019

42:40

Jay Wilburn shares some struggles with cognitive disabilities related to his medical issues and an incident that demonstrated his limitations and weaknesses. From here, he discusses more broadly to concept of keeping …

Matters of Faith Ep 115: The Difference a Year Makes

April 15th, 2019

32:41

Jay Wilburn turned 45 this past week. He discusses the eventful and uneventful ways a year makes us feel on big milestones like a birthday. He tries …

Matters of Faith Ep 114: Stories for Kids

April 8th, 2019

40:20

Jay talks about writing stories for kids. He then goes into how he communicates ideas and beliefs to his own kids that prepares them for the world …

Matters of Faith Ep 113: How to Have Fun with the 7 Deadly Sins

April 2nd, 2019

47:33

Exploring the seven deadly sins and the counter virtues. Where can virtue become a problem and is there a positive way to apply greed or anger? Listen in to see what we figure out.

Matters of Faith Ep 112: Lazy Argument

March 25th, 2019

35:29

There are lots of things to criticize and argue about. Legitimate things. If you are going to engage in argument, don't be lazy about it. Arguing the wrong way or for the wrong reasons is lazy, too. Jay Wilburn tackles …

Matters of Faith Ep 111: Treasures or Points

March 18th, 2019

45:53

How do we know what God wants us to do, so that our lives are pleasing to him, but we aren't living like we are trying to earn points? How does that impact our decisions in life. Also, Jay talks about why none of the …

Matters of Faith Ep 110: Live Like You're Immortal

March 11th, 2019

36:09

If God is as he is described in the Bible, then we were created as eternal beings to go on in some form after death. What does that look like for …

Matters of Faith Ep 109: Heroine is the Answer

March 4th, 2019

56:16

Russell Holbrook joins us to discuss his book Heroine is the Answer: A Memoir of What I Can Remember. We discuss addiction, recovery, faith, …

Matters of Faith Ep 108: Memorable Lines

February 25th, 2019

54:07

There are great lines in books that stick with us or define or even change our way of thinking. Lots of books have great first lines. Bible verses appeal to us for a similar reason. Jay shares favorite lines from a …

Matters of Faith Ep 107: Zombies, Vampires, and Faith, oh, my ...

February 18th, 2019

51:29

Trying to stand in two different worlds. Is it being a "lukewarm" believer? Jay and Jenny discuss Jay's writing and how those things line up or not with faith.

Matters of Faith Ep 106: Inconsistencies

February 11th, 2019

55:44

Jay Wilburn was nominated for a Splatterpunk Award for a story with a title he can't say on the air. This brings up a discussion of possible inconsistencies in his life between his writing and his faith. He also …

Matters of Faith Ep 105: Free Exchange of Ideas

February 4th, 2019

47:42

Jay starts out talking about the value of free exchange of ideas for faith communities and then digresses into a rant about freedom of expression …

Matters of Faith Ep 104: teZa Lord and Consciousness

January 28th, 2019

50:26

teZa Lord is a writer, artist, and more. In this episode, we discuss conscious, mindfulness training, fear, love, meditation, how we might find peace …

Matters of Faith Ep 103: Finding Positive in a World of Instant Negative

January 21st, 2019

52:13

We can vent instantly now, but then we find ourselves seeking something positive in the world to lift us up out of the darkness. Jenny and Jay discuss the challenges of finding positive influence in our modern world.

Matters of Faith Ep 102: Say No So You Can Say Yes

January 14th, 2019

48:52

Jenny and Jay discuss priorities, selective neglect, saying no and yes at the right times for your priorities, and how Jay avoids germs. Enjoy!

Matters of Faith Ep 101: What Masters You? 

January 7th, 2019

48:07

Jenny and Jay discuss a number of topics including mission work, fasting, mastering your own life, personality types, and more.

Matters of Faith Ep 100: Happy New Year with Jenny and Jay

December 31st, 2018

49:51

Celebrate the New Year with Jenny and Jay as they record the special 100th episode of the podcast. They discuss life, parenting, and following your …

Matters of Faith Ep 99: 24 Ways to Get Off the Naughty List

December 24th, 2018

32:08

For this special Christmas Eve Episode of the Podcast, Jay Wilburn shares sure fire tips to help you get off the naughty list before Christmas.

Matters of Faith Ep 98: Forgiveness, New Starts, and Other Questions

December 17th, 2018

52:15

Jay Wilburn takes questions deep and shallow from how do you forgive, to how you make a new start after failing, to what exactly is he trying to do online and more. Check it out.

Matters of Faith Ep 97: A Few Favorite Things

December 10th, 2018

36:49

Not really my favorite things, but maybe a third of the way down the list to things I like or find interesting. You'll see. It'll make more sense once you listen in.

Matters of Faith Ep 96: Is Lying an Important Life Skill?

December 3rd, 2018

43:48

We talk about learning not to lie when lying is so important to success in life. We also talk about giving up small things to gain back precious time for important things.

Matters of Faith Ep 95: Understanding God in Linear Time

November 26th, 2018

42:43

Host Jay Wilburn explains all the mysteries of God, the universe, suffering, and why linear time is a great mercy and blessing. All in less than 45 minutes! You're welcome, Universe.      

Matters of Faith Ep 94: We Evolved to Fight on Facebook

November 20th, 2018

46:40

Sharing some evolutionary theory he studied in connection to a writing project, host Jay Wilburn talks about how logic and reason may have developed …

Matters of Faith Ep 93: Daily Routines

November 13th, 2018

53:02

By listener request, I discuss daily routines and how they work into meeting your goals and purpose in life. Also, we talk about the importance of connections to others in faith.      

Matters of Faith Ep 92: How Would Jesus Vote in the Midterms?

November 5th, 2018

46:16

How would Jesus vote in the midterms, the most important election of our lives again? Was Jesus an anarchist? Do we believe he can still feed …

Matters of Faith Ep 91: Running While Tired

October 29th, 2018

35:17

Jay Wilburn talks about finishing a half marathon and how to get through "running tired" in other areas of our lives, too.

Matters of Faith Ep 90: Preparing for Day One

October 22nd, 2018

56:50

Missionary to Tanzania, John Long, returns to talk about what is involved in preparing for Day One of a full-time mission effort. We also discuss …

Matters of Faith Ep 89: Where I Stand

October 15th, 2018

51:52

After episode 84 and Kaitlyn Marlowe's story of being Christian, gay, and sober, we got a lot of questions about host Jay Wilburn's stance on LGBT …

Matters of Faith Ep 88: When You Know You Will Fail

October 8th, 2018

28:11

What do you do when you are sure you will fail? There's more than one thing to consider in situations like this. Listen in and hopefully you'll find …

Matters of Faith Ep 87: Limits

October 1st, 2018

50:58

How do we navigate understanding our limits, pushing our limits, and striving to dream past our limits? Are there times that we need to impose limits on ourselves?      

Matters of Faith Ep 86: Hurricane Episode

September 24th, 2018

46:14

We evacuated from a hurricane and returned for the flood. What can we learn about ourselves when life brings disasters, puts your normal schedule on …

Matters of Faith Ep 85: Scott and Tracy Phillips BeTheMatch.org

September 17th, 2018

47:45

Meet a wonderful couple going through some challenging times with faith and each other. Scott needs a bone marrow transplant as he faces lymphoma …

Matters of Faith Ep 84: Kaitlyn Marlowe on being gay, Christian, and sober

September 10th, 2018

45:05

Kaitlyn joins us to discuss growing up Christian, realizing that she is gay, struggling with isolation, battling alcoholism, 8 months of sobriety, …

Matters of Faith Ep 83: Jordan Curry and Youth Ministry

September 3rd, 2018

50:57

Jordan Curry joins us to talk about her path through faith and ministry. She started as a student in a youth group that Jenny and Jay Wilburn served. Now, she is guiding generations of students herself. Listen in as …

Matters of Faith Ep 82: Jonathan Merritt

August 27th, 2018

50:29

Provocative religion writer Jonathan Merritt joins us upon the release of his latest book Learning to Speak God from Scratch. Merritt challenges people to look below the surface of their beliefs and to rethink how …

Matters of Faith Ep 81: Kevin Lucia

August 20th, 2018

54:01

Kevin Lucia is a talented author and faith plays a vital role in his life. This interview was recorded live at the Scares That Care convention.

Matters of Faith Ep 80: L. Bachman - The Blasphemer Series

August 13th, 2018

51:00

L. Bachman, author of The Blasphemer Series, joins us to discuss her background and the religious research which went into the vast mythology of …

Matters of Faith Ep 79: Rhianna Sanford - This Special Life

August 6th, 2018

52:26

Rhianna Sanford, author of Identity of Purity and This Special Life, joins us to share about her amazing journey along a path God picked for her as she learned to trust that His way was always better. Visit 

Matters of Faith Ep 78: Andy Darnell

July 30th, 2018

46:51

We talk about children's ministry, knowing when and where we are meant to serve, how the Church can better engage with others, and much more. 

Matters of Faith Ep 77: Seizures

July 23rd, 2018

57:54

We had a fun week with adventures with seizures and all that comes with that new reality. Life sometimes changes your plans. See how we navigated this trying experience and maybe our experience can help you too.

Matters of Faith Ep 76: Kilimanjaro

July 16th, 2018

50:15

Missionary John Long climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money to fight HIV in Africa. We discuss that journey.

Matters of Faith Ep 75: Hope is Defiance

July 10th, 2018

38:09

Hope is not a soft emotion. It is a defiance against hopelessness, darkness, and death. When things are not good and when we feel terrible, is when we need hope the most. Use this episode to help you build hope.

Matters of Faith Ep 74: Starting Again

July 2nd, 2018

33:06

Getting a new start on something that didn't work out for us before isn't our favorite thing in life, but it can be a great thing for us. How should …

Matters of Faith Ep 73: Rest

June 25th, 2018

35:44

Many of us don't allow ourselves to rest or don't even know how anymore. Let's see if we can change our understanding of rest and possibly live a …

Matters of Faith Ep 72: Priorities and Selective Quitting

June 18th, 2018

51:11

In order to focus your life toward a goal, you need your priorities and resources directed correctly. Sometimes that means starting some new things …

Matters of Faith Ep 71: When Life Changes Your Plans

June 11th, 2018

16:39

Sometimes life moves your trajectory when you aren't ready for it. Some troubles change us whether we like it or not. Maybe we aren't meant to stay the same. How do we face it?

Matters of Faith Ep 70: Why Are You Here?

June 5th, 2018

32:27

Jay Wilburn looks at the idea of justifying our existence, forgiveness, grace, and defining who we are and what we are meant to do with our lives. All in less than an hour!!!

Matters of Faith Ep 69: Quitting vs Persevering

May 28th, 2018

41:27

Sometimes we are supposed to quit and sometimes we are meant to persevere. It is difficult to tell the difference sometimes. Listen in to get ideas …

Matters of Faith Ep 68: Using Your Talents

May 21st, 2018

46:00

Jenny Wilburn joins host Jay Wilburn on the podcast to discuss life, creativity, storytelling, and projects they are working on together.

Matters of Faith Ep 67: More Q & A

May 14th, 2018

24:59

God, the universe, everything, and zombies. That pretty much covers it.

Matters of Faith Ep 66: Q & A 

May 7th, 2018

40:19

Faith, Mockery, Trump, and more. Get all your answers here. ALL of them!!!

Matters of Faith Ep 65: When Something Is Missing

April 30th, 2018

37:33

There may be something in your life stealing your happiness and joy. Sometimes that thing is actually something which is missing from your life. We explore what to do when something is missing.

Matters of Faith Ep 64: Your Happiness

April 23rd, 2018

33:46

Your happiness, your gifts, your passions, and the years you have left on Earth are all closely intertwined. How we align these things can help us maximize our happiness in life.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 63: Finding Rest

April 16th, 2018

24:08

We don't give ourselves permission to really rest in our busy lives. It has an impact on our quality of life and our spirits. If we are people of faith, then we need to take seriously the instruction to find the rest …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 62: Live Life Right Side Up

April 9th, 2018

35:39

Jay Wilburn answers listener questions and discusses how life is sometimes lived upside down instead of how God may intend us to live.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 61: What's up with Church?

April 2nd, 2018

34:29

Several listener questions discuss the concept, practicality, and need for church to a person of faith. Host Jay Wilburn discusses the role of …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 60: The Idea of Redemption

March 26th, 2018

28:47

Christianity builds off the idea of redemption. That concept has huge applications for living our lives in a way that we want to live.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 59: Life Keeps Coming at You

March 19th, 2018

30:19

We sometimes live from disaster to disaster and feel like life never lets up. How do we overcome and break that cycle? How do we find joy and peace in the midst of all that is thrown at us? Maybe this week's episode …

Matters of Faith Ep 58: Falling Short

March 12th, 2018

36:54

All of us fall short of the the ideal. This week we talk about forgiving others and forging ourselves for these shortcomings. We also discuss how to move forward when we fall short this week on the Matters of Faith …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 57: Sincere Faith

March 5th, 2018

41:15

The worst practice of faith and the worst testimony of faith is faith practiced without sincerity. It robs faith of its power and it is easy to get there through patterns and process. Living faith in a sincere way …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 56: You Got Something to Say

February 26th, 2018

48:46

Jay Wilburn is joined by his wife Jenny to discuss crafting your message and sharing your story in an effective way. Lots of great fun and some …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 55: Go For It!

February 19th, 2018

51:20

Jay Wilburn discusses finding your purpose, pursuing your dreams, following your passions, finding your calling, and taking a leap of faith. Find …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 54: A Year of Recovery

February 12th, 2018

45:02

Host Jay Wilburn and Erik Bomboy, his living donor, sit down for a conversation on the day of the 5k they ran together on the one year anniversary of the kidney transplant. They discuss a year of recovery, running the …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 53: Building Something

February 5th, 2018

34:11

Host Jay Wilburn discusses the things we’re supposed to be building as people of faith and the role sacrifice plays in our lives.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 52: Fight Battles Worth Fighting

January 29th, 2018

50:36

  In this one year anniversary episode of the Matters of Faith Podcast on Project Entertainment Network, we discuss the amazing process of recovery from anything, the benefits of pursuing worthy goals, and how fights …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 51: Running the Race

January 22nd, 2018

46:15

Host Jay Wilburn is running a physical race for the anniversary of his kidney transplant. People of faith are running spiritual races through life …

Matters of Faith Podcast: Ep 50 - Picking Up Sand

January 15th, 2018

45:00

Jay and Jenny Wilburn discuss plans for PickingUpSand.com and how they want to use it to help others. They talk about challenges they faced this week. Also, why Jay is running even though he hates running.

Matters of Faith Podcast: Ep 49 - What a Difference A Year Makes

January 8th, 2018

48:56

Host Jay Wilburn and his wife Jenny discuss the amazing difference in life from one year to another. Miracles, progress, hope, and faith can change everything. They also discuss bumpy starts and sticking to your goals. …

Maters of Faith Podcast: Ep 48 - Goals and Resolutions

January 1st, 2018

57:39

Recorded in the final hours of 2017, Jay and Jenny Wilburn discuss the previous year, setting goals, and going beyond resolutions to live the lives …

Matters of Faith Podcast: Ep 47 - Christmas Morning

December 25th, 2017

47:28

Jay Wilburn talks about the best day of the week for Christmas, the origins of Christmas traditions, obscure Christmas facts, and misconceptions. He …

Matters of Faith Podcast: Ep 46 - Fear Not

December 18th, 2017

58:56

Host Jay Wilburn discusses fear, worry, and doubt. He also discusses ways he lives in hope, peace, gratitude, and faith in the midst of uncertainty. This show is brought to you by Project Entertainment Network and the …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 45: Those We Have Lost...

December 11th, 2017

57:37

Host Jay Wilburn talks about some key friends, family, and students he has lost over the years, the impact these losses had on his life, and how these experiences changed him. Listen in to this episode on finding peace …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 44: Holiday Q&A

December 4th, 2017

41:29

Host Jay Wilburn gathered the holiday related questions from listeners. Discover what he loves and hates about the season. Other questions seek out …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 43: Finding Balance through Generosity

November 27th, 2017

44:59

On Episode 43 of the Matters of Faith Podcast on Project Entertainment Network host Jay Wilburn interviews Missionary John Long about his work, the benefits of generosity to the giver as well as the receiver, and …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 42: Holidays, Family and Faith

November 20th, 2017

56:59

Episode 42 of the Matters of Faith Podcast on Project Entertainment Network with host Jay Wilburn and special guest Jenny Wilburn covers the …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 41: Misunderstanding Between Us

November 13th, 2017

45:18

In Episode 41 of the Matters of Faith Podcast with host Jay Wilburn on Project Entertainment Network, Jay Wilburn takes listener questions on Wil Wheaton's statements on prayer in the wake of the recent mass shooting at …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 40: Including Faith in Fiction

November 6th, 2017

46:36

After last week's episode, a number of listeners took host Jay Wilburn to task on his criticisms of Christian fiction. In episode 40 of the Matters of Faith Podcast on Project Entertainment Network, he responds to …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 39: Finding Joy and Purpose

October 30th, 2017

48:05

Jay Wilburn answers listener questions in episode 39 of the Matters of Faith podcast on Project Entertainment Network about joy, happiness, outlook, finding purpose, reverse bucket lists, and many other related and …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 38 Horror, Halloween, and Stories

October 23rd, 2017

50:53

Jay Wilburn takes listener questions about horror, writing, Halloween, faith, and more. A different sort of episode for the Matters of Faith Podcast on Project Entertainment Network.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 37: Finding Our Place in Church

October 16th, 2017

1:00:44

In Episode 37 of the Matters of Faith Podcast, Jenny Wilburn joins host Jay Wilburn to discuss finding our place in church or communities of faith. Where do we go, who do we connect with, and how do we serve?

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 36: Response to Violence

October 9th, 2017

52:18

The Matters of Faith Podcast with Jay Wilburn on Project Entertainment Network takes listener questions on the proper response for Christians and …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 35: Patriotism & Faith

October 2nd, 2017

59:33

Listeners ask the question "Are Faith and Patriotism compatible for a person truly trying to serve God?" Host Jay Wilburn answers and discusses …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 34: Positive Outlook

September 25th, 2017

53:35

Jay Wilburn answers listener questions and discusses his approach to keeping a positive attitude as a survival strategy.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 33: Science vs Faith

September 18th, 2017

54:51

Jay Wilburn answers listener questions about science vs faith and confirmation bias. He shares some of his experiences as a science teacher.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 32: Sorting Out Storms

September 11th, 2017

47:43

Jay Wilburn discusses infusion therapy, hurricane evacuation, and answers a listener question on how you deal with stress without taking it out on your family. His alarm goes off and he has to take his medicine during …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 31: John Long - When Hope is Missing

September 4th, 2017

49:36

John Long returns to discuss his latest trips to Tanzania. We discuss an epidemic of both a medical nature and an epidemic of hopelessness striking …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 30: Cindy Sellers - Broken and Beautiful

August 28th, 2017

57:49

Cindy Sellers "Shug" of ShugsByTheInlet.org joins us to talk about her faith, her experience of being an organ donor, and how loss and grief in her life led her to try to make a difference in the world. She turned …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 29: David Powers - From Fear to Love

August 21st, 2017

53:52

David Powers is a powerful voice in the world of faith. He has written a number of interesting works exploring faith through fandom, through medical …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 28: Jeff Harper - The Jefferson Bible

August 14th, 2017

49:55

Jeff Harper joins us to talk about how study of history and politics led to his views on faith through the Jefferson Bible compiled by Thomas …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 27: Jenny & Jay - Tell Your Story

August 7th, 2017

50:16

Jay and Jenny Wilburn share the changes in their lives and the lives of others as a result of telling their story. The act of sharing what you are …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 26: Shelly Rosamilia - Love and Shelter

July 31st, 2017

50:05

An interview before a live audience the Sunday of Scares That Care Charity Weekend 4. We interviewed Shelly Rosamilia about growing up as a minister's daughter, prayer combined with action, and why love sometimes means …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 25: More Than A Crutch

July 24th, 2017

1:06:04

Jay Wilburn takes listener questions about whether he uses faith as a crutch, how he feels about different denominations, how he views the book of Revelation as an apocalyptic writer, why he writes horror instead of …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 24: We Are Broken Jars

July 17th, 2017

57:55

Jay Wilburn takes listener questions about why he isn't an atheist, where he thinks Christianity goes wrong, and can we change God's mind. Feel free to send more questions to MattersOfFaith@JayWilburn.com

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 23: Your Life is Bigger Than You

July 10th, 2017

52:40

With a storm in the background, Jay and Jenny Wilburn discuss a week of medical trouble, kidney rejection recovery, and finding joy and thankfulness …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 22: Setbacks and Steps Forward

July 3rd, 2017

1:02:38

Host Jay Wilburn is going in for a kidney biopsy the day this episode airs due to possible complications related to his kidney transplant. Jay and his wife Jenny discuss this setback and finding the way forward in faith …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 21: Erich Kemper - How We See Ourselves and Others

June 26th, 2017

1:01:10

Erich Kemper shares his journey in understanding God's guidance in his life and how he is meant to treat and to reach out to others

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 20: Bryan Berlowitz - God's Not Done With You

June 19th, 2017

1:03:45

Bryan Berlowitz discusses life in isolation and the need for community. He discusses recovery and the need for salvation. Find out what life is like …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 19: Jenny & Jay - Caregiving

June 12th, 2017

55:43

Jay and Jenny Wilburn discuss caregiving, illness, family, faith, and seeking help. This important episode deals with the issues surrounding taking on the responsibility of helping those closest to us when they are in …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 18: Jay Wilburn - Controversial Questions

June 5th, 2017

1:03:12

Host Jay Wilburn tackles the tougher questions from listeners. Everything from predestination to the political issues of the day. A discussion of …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 17: Jenny & Jay Wilburn - Leaps of Faith

May 29th, 2017

1:12:15

Host Jay Wilburn and his wife Jenny discuss various leaps of faith from their lives from spiritual and practical perspectives. They also discuss what goes into supporting one another through leaps of faith.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 16: Sara Horner - God is the Paper

May 22nd, 2017

1:07:35

Sara Horner joins us to discuss seeking God's direction, facing our brokenness, and trusting God when he moves us to where he wants us to be when he wants us to be there.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 15: Jay's Living Donor Revealed

May 15th, 2017

1:07:50

Jay's living donor makes his first public appearance to share his journey of faith, what went into the decision to donate a kidney, and things he felt others may need to know in order to decide whether to donate an …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 14: John Long - Ministry Vision

May 8th, 2017

51:22

John Long returns by popular demand to discuss the transition into full-time mission work in Tanzania, Africa. He discusses the importance of staying …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 13: Jenny & Jay Wilburn - Faith & Parenting

May 1st, 2017

53:16

Host Jay Wilburn and his wife Jenny discuss parenting, raising their kids in their faith, and figuring it out as they go together. Brief interviews with both their boys precede their discussion for context.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 12: Dean Connor - When God Uses Discomfort

April 24th, 2017

1:02:58

Pastor Dean Connor discusses his path into faith and ministry and how God sometimes uses discomfort to move us where He needs us to be.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 11: Q&A with Jenny & Jay

April 17th, 2017

57:05

Jenny Wilburn joins host Jay Wilburn and they answer questions from the listening audience about them, the adventures of surviving together, kidney transplant, past guests, topics from the show, Jay's writing, and other …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 10: Hectory Miray - Finding God In Geek Culture

April 10th, 2017

55:11

Hector Miray is the author of the Faith and Fandom series. He has served in ministry with children, youth, and adults for two decades. He has …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 09: Bryan Eckardt of Wayward Son Productions

April 3rd, 2017

50:46

Jay Wilburn interviews Bryan Eckardt about faith, music, video, communication through media, the universe, and everything.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 08: John Long: Be the Feet

March 27th, 2017

54:36

Jay Wilburn interviews Christian missionary to Tanzania John Long with Beautiful Feet Ministries 

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 07: Post Kidney Transplant Thoughts

March 20th, 2017

1:01:35

Jay and Jenny Wilburn discuss life one month post transplant

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 06: Kidney Transplant Thoughts

March 13th, 2017

1:03:36

Jay and Jenny Wilburn discuss Jay's kidney transplant 2 days before surgery

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 05: Jay and Jenny Wilburn: Thoughts on Church and youth ministry

March 6th, 2017

50:11

Jenny, wife of host Jay Wilburn, shares her experiences and insights on a life spent in Christian youth ministry. This episode was recorded pre-transplant and focuses mainly on Jenny's church experience.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 04: Keith Wilson, a minister in the process of deconstructing his faith

February 27th, 2017

52:47

Keith shares his journey into Christianity and ministry. We learn how that process changed for him and led him to completely deconstruct his faith and what a relationship with God really means.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 03: Scott Himmelsbach and a personal journey with the teachings of Meher Baba

February 20th, 2017

41:07

Scott discusses his unique search for God and some personal thoughts on faith as a daily practice and as a guide for how we should treat and include …

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 02: Undisclosed Missionary

February 13th, 2017

50:44

Episode 2 is Jay Wilburn interviewing an undisclosed Christian missionary about her personal faith journey and her work around the world.

Matters of Faith Podcast Ep 01: Jay Wilburn

February 6th, 2017

46:32

Episode 1 is Jay Wilburn explaining what brought him to Project Entertainment Network with a show on the subject of faith and what his goals are for the show going forward.

Matters of Faith Podcast - Episode 0

January 2nd, 2017

0:44

The Matters of Faith Podcast with your host Jay Wilburn on Project Entertainment Network explores individual stories of faith and personal struggle. The show does not have an agenda, but seeks to detail the personal …

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