33 episodes

Conversations at the table about life, faith, and being human. Hosted by some misfits, rebels, and dreamers trying to bridge the gap between faith and culture.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Conversations at the table about life, faith, and being human. Hosted by some misfits, rebels, and dreamers trying to bridge the gap between faith and culture.

    Curiosity, Whimsey, and God’s Delight with Matthew Paul Turner

    Curiosity, Whimsey, and God’s Delight with Matthew Paul Turner

    How do you talk to your kids or loved ones about God when you feel like you don't have all the answers? When you have big questions of your own? How about when the story books and church lessons don't seem to fit with what you know about faith, and God, and Jesus? Author Matthew Paul Turner began writing children's books because he faced those same challenges in talking to his own kids about God and faith. Listen in as we hear his story, and talk about some great ways to engage discussions of faith for our kids, and even ourselves! What if we weren't afraid of questions? What if we embraced the idea that God delights in us? What if we were curious? What if we stepped into a bit of whimsey? On a personal note, our whole team and our kids have been blessed by Matthew's books. We highly recommend them! And... We say it every time, but this was such a good convo!  Don't miss it. :)

    And don't miss Matthew's latest book: What is God Like? , co-written by the late Rachel Held Evans.

    Check out Matthew's other books at matthewpaulturner.com
    Find Matthew on social media @matthewpaulturner
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Take a Breath with Meghan Pattison

    Take a Breath with Meghan Pattison

    How much to you think about breathing? If you're like the Uncommon crew you are about to find out the answer is: not enough! This week we are joined by our friend – and Breath Work Facilitator – Meghan Pattison. In addition to hearing about her work in wellness and healing through breath, we also talk about the spiritual side of it all. And before you think "this is too woo-woo for me", take a listen. Because we also dive into the science of breath, and talk about some amazing theological parallels between breath, faith, and the Spirit of God. And we have a lot of fun along the way. So come to the table as we explore how walking in faith can be as simple as taking a breath...

    Find Meghan on Instagram @megcp
    Here's the main book she mentioned: Breath by James Nestor


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    • 43 min
    Wild Hope in Wild Times with Carlos Whittaker

    Wild Hope in Wild Times with Carlos Whittaker

    Have you ever had one of those weeks that just keeps getting worse and worse? Like, no matter what you do, the crazy just keeps coming... Well, our guest, Carlos Whittaker had a wild week like that. And it ended with some wild WILD hope. You will not believe what happened after one of the worst week's his family has ever experienced. We also talk about the power of community and a phrase Carlos uses often: "Don't stand on issues, walk with People." Carlos is one of our favorite voices on the interwebs. He uses his Instagram platform to bring hope, have important conversations, and welcomes everyone to the table with love and respect. This was a great conversation and we are so stoked to share it.

    Find Carlos on Instagram @loswhit
    Buy his latest book: Enter Wild  
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    • 46 min
    @sharonsaysso - Our Come Back Will Be Greater than Our Setback

    @sharonsaysso - Our Come Back Will Be Greater than Our Setback

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    This week we sit down with the leader of the #factrevolution, shepherd of the #governerds, a and host of the Sharon Says So Podcast, Sharon McMahon. Better known on Instagram as @sharonsaysso. We cover a lot of ground! Including Sharon's story, her huge fundraising efforts for people in need, debunking conspiracy theories, how to find truth, how to have helpful conversations with people we disagree with, and... our favorite part... hope of a bright future for humanity. Do. Not. Miss. This. Episode!

    Find Sharon here:
    @sharonsaysso on Instagram
    www.sharonmcmahon.com 
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    • 59 min
    Awesome and Awful

    Awesome and Awful

    Is anyone really doing okay right now? Maybe its okay to not be okay. Maybe if we acknowledge that we are not okay, it actually helps others be real about how they are doing. Maybe, just maybe, showing up as our authentic, messy selves is exactly what the people in our lives need... so that we can all feel less alone in this crazy time. And maybe, choosing to sit and keep each other company in hard times is kinda like what Jesus did. Meeting people where they are, and keeping them company. Let us know how you are doing! Email hello@uncommongoodsd.com

    Here's the Jen Hatmaker Episode we mentioned

    Here's the Brene Brown video on Empathy
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    • 31 min
    #twentytwentyONE - Life After Church Hurt with Kristen LaValley

    #twentytwentyONE - Life After Church Hurt with Kristen LaValley

    Okay! Every once in a while we find a kindred spirit who speaks our language and has been through some of the same stuff we have. Just a couple of minutes into this convo we knew we had found just that. Author Kristen LaValley shares about the hurt she and her husband experienced which led them out of the church walls to find God in the "wilderness". Which in their case is an RV traveling across the country... with three kids and another on the way! Kristen drops some wisdom on us about how to reconnect with God after your faith gets turned upside down, how to be spiritual leaders in our families, and what she thinks is the #1 problem the Church in America is facing. Don't sleep on this episode, guys!

    Find Kristen on IG @kristen.lavalley
    Check out her website: www.kristenlavalley.com
    Buy her books: Kristen LaValley on Amazon
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Janna712 ,

Uncommon Love

Great conversations! Dawn, Ryan and Cody do such an excellent job challenging the common idea that only a select group of people are deserving of God’s love. We all need to hear their message that God loves EVERYONE even when we feel undeserving. He delights in all of us, the imperfect, the rebels, misfits and weirdos.

Tyler P Jones ,

Uncommon Topics + Great Hosts = Awesome podcast!

These guys and gals are AMAZING! I love listening to them on the drive home from work! I can picture them all crammed in the tree house surrounding a microphone with bean bags and coffee everywhere! In all seriousness though; the topics discussed in this podcast are definitely “outside the box” and I LOVE that! The topics these folks cover provide great conversation starters with my wife, my friends, co-workers and fellow chess players (I know NERD ALERT). Ryan, Dawn, Cody and Pam are enjoyable to listen to and theologically stimulating at the same time. Who knew both could exist in the same sentence?

egiesy ,

Relatable, Knowledgable, Inspiring!

I love listening to this podcast! I very much appreciate that Dawn, Ryan, and Cody aren’t too “Holy” with a capital H, but are normal, relatable people who know a lot about scripture because they went to seminary and love God. The guests are wonderful and always leave me ready to try something new in my daily walk.

This podcast is my tether to the church at a time in my life where getting there on a Sunday morning is really difficult.

Keep it up guys! I’d love it if I could subscribe to this podcast.

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