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.


June 13, 2021 79 mins

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 ...

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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...

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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 sta...

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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 dis...

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February 22, 2021 31 mins

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 di...

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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 ...

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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...

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November 15, 2020 26 mins

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... ...

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October 1, 2020 37 mins

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...

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September 17, 2020 35 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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...



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July 29, 2020 35 mins

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 mins

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 mins

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 C...

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December 20, 2019 39 mins

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 colleagu...

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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 D...

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September 18, 2019 28 mins

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 Eth...

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September 6, 2019 49 mins

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 h...

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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 o...

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