Uncommon [cast]

Uncommon [cast]

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.... Show More

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February 22, 2021 31 min

Is anyone really doing okay right now? Maybe its okay to not be okay right now. 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 wha...

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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 ki...

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A few days after the attack on the Capitol Building on 1/6/2021, we sat down with Charles Clemons, author of the book Undivided: A Biblical Response to What Divides U.S.
Not only was it a timely convo for recent events, but it also is a perfect launching point for our focus this year: TwentyTwentyONE, where we will be talking a lot about unity in these very divisive times. We're stoked to dive in! Now here's some more info a...

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November 15, 2020 26 min

When we find ourselves in a whirlwind, we have a few choices... get angry, play the victim, or... ride the storm, and hopefully make peace with it... Such a great convo with our friend, author, mom, creative, and yes... Beach Tennis Pro, Laura Haver. We talked about the fun things she's been doing with her family during the pandemic, Netflix, self-forgiveness, her upcoming book, and a little thing called Hedonic Adaptation... A...

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October 1, 2020 37 min

Most of us love the idea of grace for ourselves. In theory, it's great for others, too. (Until we have to give grace, that is). But have you ever thought of grace as scary? Well, we think a real understanding of grace can be frightening for those of us who love to control and measure our own growth and progress. Join the team as we struggle through this concept of scary grace...

We also mention our new Uncommon [good] Spotify Pl...

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September 17, 2020 35 min

Do you feel like you have nothing to bring to the table these days? Between homeschooling, trying to work, staying healthy, and just managing life in 2020, we sure feel spent at the end of the day. Kinda like we have nothing much to offer. Well, in this episode, Ryan springs a topic on us (after we start recording) and something sure comes from nothing.

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August 27, 2020 35 min

Some things are so good they're scary. Listen in on a real-talk convo about the scary good news of life, faith, truth, grace, and... what can keep us anchored in scary uncertain times.

Wanna talk more about this goodness? Shoot us an email: hello@uncommongoodsd.com

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August 6, 2020 31 min

In this episode we talk about what's lighting us up during this strange and often dark 2020. Which leads to an awesome convo about how God often shows up in the wilderness. What's filling you up during these wild times? Check out what our team shares...

Ryan

  • The Bible for Normal People Podcast
  • The Book of James (The Message Version) 
  • Cody 

  • The Reclaim Study and The Slow Down Podcast from The Table Network
  • Music from Johnnyswim (S...
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    July 29, 2020 35 min

    The Uncommon [cast] is back! In this episode we talk about control in the midst of a 2020 that is wildly out of control. Yes, so much of this year has shown us how little control we actually have. So the Uncommon [team] wants to encourage you with some hope and advice on where to place your footing on the shaky ground that is 2020. Also Ryan shares about nearly getting in a fight with a disgruntled resident near the beach where he ...

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    March 2, 2020 67 min

    In February 2020, we had an event where we talked about Rest. And we enjoyed the conversation so much that we decided to post the audio. During the night we reference a few things, but especially a book called The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer. We strongly encourage you to read it... and when you do... COFFEE ON US!!! We'd love to talk with you about what you learned and what you got out of the book!

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    February 5, 2020 32 min

    So... This episode is just one word. Super short. ;) We kid! We kid! This was such a great conversation with Dan Britton about choosing a word for your year. And how it goes much deeper than goals and resolutions. How choosing a word can make you more aware of that word's impact in your life, and more importantly, how it can help you be a blessing and have impact on others.

    Dan is the Co-author of One Word That Will Change Your ...

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    December 20, 2019 39 min

    Dawn and Ryan had the privilege of sitting down with our good friend [and leader in all of our lives], Ken Blanchard. As we head into a new year, we wanted to share some [good] wisdom about setting goals and achieving them from one of the best minds in leadership and goal setting. We love Ken's heart and ability to humbly direct the conversation towards Jesus and following Him. As an added treat, Ken's friend and colleague,...

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    A drifter started painting rocks in the desert where his truck broke down... and now Salvation Mountain has become a national treasure. It's made its way into films, music videos, pop culture, and even politics. Caregiver, Dan Westfall shares the story of the man who created Salvation Mountain, Leonard Knight, and his unwavering devotion to spreading the message of God's love for everyone! Such a great conversation with Dan...

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    September 18, 2019 28 min

    This week we sit down with a leader in our life, Arnell Motz (in Ryan's nice cool dining room, not the hot sultry tree house). Arnell was one of Dawn and Ryan's professors at Bethel University. He's got an incredible story and is basically one of the most interesting men in the world. (Dos Equis, do you want a new spokesman? Or a podcast to sponsor?). 

    By the time you hear this episode, Arnell will be in Ethiopia Pastori...

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    September 6, 2019 49 min

    Where do we start with this episode? Soooo good in so many ways! We sit down with one of our new best friends, Russ Johnson of the Table Network. Russ and Tony from Table have been kindred spirits of ours since we met. And in this conversation, we cover the gamut of church, culture, grace, Gospel, discipleship, reclaiming truth, and what it means to be human... all woven around Russ' incredible story of how he ended up where he...

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    This was a really cool conversation with Markus Watson about finding the sacred in the ordinary things of life. Markus shares his story in a real and vulnerable way about how he came to realize that everything is spiritual. He also gives us a super interesting history lesson of why we often think that only church things and church people are "sacred". Plus he shares about the huge impact his not-so-huge church is having on ...

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    The team welcomes the amazing, talented, and wise Gallie Fisher to the tree house this week. Gallie is one half of the band (that's so much more than a band)... Digital Lizards of Doom (DLOD). We had the privilege of hearing Gallie's story and how this last year has launched her on an incredible spiritual journey. Get ready to laugh, cry, geek out, and learn how to be a "God-blob" with Gallie Fisher.

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    July 5, 2019 35 min

    In this episode, we sit down to discuss what makes a space sacred with Stephanie Firenze of FWRD Fitness in Rancho Bernardo (San Diego). Stephanie is creating a space of belonging for everyone no matter where they are on their wellness journey. And through that, she and her team create something ... sacred. If you're creating spaces for anyone (church, business, home, etc), you will want to hear what Stephanie has to say!

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    June 6, 2019 29 min

    In this week's podcast, we tackle the phrase "God will never give you more than you can handle" and other unhelpful out of context phrases we throw out into the ether... Also – much to Dawn and Cody's chagrin – Ryan brought Slim Jims as a snack... Oh, yeah!!!

    We mention towards the end that we have a ton of events coming up over Summer 2019. You can learn more at uncommongoodsd.com/events

    You can also support this pod...

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    In the midst of tragedy and darkness, the light shines brighter than ever... We are so glad we got the opportunity to sit down with Rabbi Mendy from the Chabad of Poway for part two (let's be honest, it was a part one do over...) Rabbi Mendy's wisdom, perspective, and humility was such a privilege to experience! We're so excited to share this episode and the message that God has for all people!!!

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    1. Rabbi Mendy goe...

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