How should a Christian respond to the tense and divisive climate of our day? The Living Uncommon podcast is an effort by three folks who don’t always agree on every question, but want to explore the Christian’s role in the social, political, and religious conversations together. With Colossians 4:6 in mind, we hope to encourage the Christian community to enter into these conversations, no matter how confusing, difficult, or frustrating they may be. Even though we may be divided in thought, we can be united by uncommon grace as we seek to understand each other.
Season 2 Recap
The holiday season is all about food, family, and celebrating the birth of Christ. With Christmas just around the corner, we sat down to share some of our favorite holiday treats with each other while we combed back through the second season and remembered bits of our favorite conversations. Join us for some reminiscing—both of the memories associated with the dishes we brought in and the themes that stood out over the past few months.
Called to the Stage: Lori Woodall + Ben Parman
How does theatre help audiences discover something true about themselves? How does theatre reveal humanity's reaching for the divine? How are actors, writers and directors changed by inhabiting new personas? As part of our ongoing engagement with Christianity and the arts we sit down with two people who are shaping Milwaukee's theatre scene in important ways.
Let’s Talk Capitalism: Van Mobley + Joseph Jacobsen
Is one economic system inherently better than all others? What’s the responsibility of such a system? What about the consequences of it? And how ought Christians to interact with it all? We’re sitting down with a professor of economics and a professor of history to chat about capitalism, the free market, how we got here, and where we should go next.
Investigating Gun Violence: Daniel Chlebos + Frank Rubino
Turn on the television or open social media and the news of violence is everywhere. In today’s episode, we’re exploring violence, particularly gun violence, with two justice and public policy professors from our Ann Arbor campus. Tune in to hear their thoughts on where this violence originated, what’s perpetuating it today, and the role that guns play (or don’t play) in the midst of it all.
Minisode: Music in Unexpected Places with Allison Schweitzer
Music has always been a medium that brings people together. With all of its varieties and genres, music offers something for everyone. Today, in our first ever mini-episode, we’re talking with musician, entrepreneur, and conductor Allison Schweitzer on how she’s bringing people together through her new project Wisconsin Music Ventures.
Mental Health: Tolu Osemwegie + Matt Weinlander
Suicide rates are on the rise, and in almost every age group, researchers are seeing an increase of individuals struggling with mental health issues. How should we, as Christians, respond to the mental health crisis in our country? Today we chat with a professional counselor and a psychiatrist to get a bird’s eye view of mental health, understand how the two fields of psychology and psychiatry interact, and what we can do to move forward and help ourselves and those around us heal.