Episode 34 — Incarnational Faith with Gary Selby

"Red beef and strong beer" was how C. S. Lewis described his education under one of his early tutors. It was, in other words, a substantial education that engaged deeply with the intellectual tradition and challenged him to grow. Gary Selby sees Lewis's expression as an indication of the kind of transformation that is both possible and necessary for the Christian faith. On this episode, Gary shares about the freedom that comes when we discover that spiritual formation comes about not by retreating from the physical world but through deeper engagement with it.

 
 

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Guests: Gary Selby

Resources: Pursuing and Earthy Spirituality: C.S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

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Episode 33 — Losing a Son with Liz Shemwell

On September 15, 2018, 4-year-old Marco Shemwell was hit by a car after attending a University of Kentucky football game. Two days later he passed away from his injuries. Marco’s mom, Liz Shemwell, shares about her grief, the Marco Shemwell Foundation, and how the goodness of God shines hope even into life’s darkest moments.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Guests: Liz Shemwell

Resources:

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

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Episode 32 — Embracing Paradox with Jen Pollock Michel

Jen Pollock Michel is the award-winning author of Surprised by Paradox: The Promise of “And” in an Either-or World, Teach Us to Want, and Keeping Place. She writes widely for print and digital publications and travels to speak at churches, conferences, and retreats. Jen holds a B.A. in French from Wheaton College and an M.A. in Literature from Northwestern University. She is married to Ryan, and they have five children and live in Toronto. Jen joins me to kick off Season 3 of the Ordinary Faith Podcast to talk about the beauty of learning to live with the tensions of faith.

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On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Guests: Jen Pollock Michel - Website, Twitter

Resources:

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Designs of a Daughter: Instagram


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Bonus Episode - Help Me Help You

I want to hear from you! Fill out the Listener Feedback survey below to help shape the future of the Ordinary Faith Podcast. As we wrap up Season 2 and look towards future seasons, I want to make sure this podcast is as meaningful to you as possible. You can help me do that by answering just a few quick questions to provide some honest feedback. As a “thank you” for your input, I’ll be selecting one survey participant to receive an Ordinary Faith Podcast book bundle including:

  • 1 copy of Even If You Don’t signed by the author, Bryan Taylor

  • 1 copy of Between Two Trees by Shane Wood

  • 1 copy of The Passion of the King of Glory by Russ Ramsey.

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On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Website, Instagram, Twitter

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Episode 31 — Sports and Sponsors with Andre & Audra Norman

I met the Normans while serving together in Haiti in 2018. I was immediately blown away by their grace and compassion, and by their unwavering desire to see the gospel proclaimed in any and every circumstance. Andre serves as the Student and Sports Ministry Pastor at Eastpointe Christian Church in Columbus, Ohio. His wife, Audra, works with Lifeline Christian Mission as director of their child sponsorship program. They join me on this episode to talk about their family approach to ministry and how can use everything in front of us for His glory.

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On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Guests: Andre and Audra Norman - Instagram

Resources:

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Episode 30 — Memories as Spiritual Formation with Casey Tygrett

Casey Tygrett is the Theologian in Residence at Parkview Christian Church and host of the “otherWISE” podcast, a place for gathering wise conversations about living well on the journey with Jesus. Casey joins me on the episode to talk about his latest book, As I Recall, and the place that memories have in the spiritual life.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Co-Host: LaShawn Barber - Instagram, Twitter

Guest: Casey Tygrett - Website, Twitter, Facebook

Resources:

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Episode 29 — Daniel and Holly Graham

Daniel and Holly Graham are some of the most inspired and creative people I know. Their lives - everything from the way they parent to the ways in which they serve the Church - reflect a level of thoughtful awareness and contemplation that are all too rare. The result is art and life that reflect God in unique and beautiful ways. On this episode of the podcast, I sat down with Daniel and Holly to talk about just that: life, art, and faith in the grace that holds it all together.


On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Co-Host: LaShawn Barber - Instagram, Twitter

Guests: Daniel Graham and Holly Graham

Resources:

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Episode 28 — Awe and Wonder with Christine Aroney-Sine

Christine Aroney-Sine is the founder and facilitator for God Space, an online community that grew out of her passion for creative spirituality, gardening, and sustainability. She and her husband, Tom, are cofounders of Mustard Seed Associates. Her books include Rest in the Moment, Return to Our Senses, GodSpace, and Tales of a Seasick Doctor.

Christine trained as a physician in Australia, practiced in New Zealand, and developed and directed the healthcare ministry for Mercy Ships. Her work on board the ship and in refugee camps around the world fueled her passion to see us all become instruments of God’s wholeness in our hurting world. Christine joins me on the podcast today to talk about the role awe and wonder have in the cultivation of our faith.


On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Co-Host: LaShawn Barber - Instagram, Twitter

Guest: Christine Aroney-Sine - Website, Twitter

Resources:

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Episode 27 — Becoming a Just Church with Adam Gustine

Adam L. Gustine leads CovEnterprises, a social enterprise initiative of Love Mercy, Do Justice, for the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is also the founder of Jubilee Ventures, an enterprise incubator in South Bend, Indiana dedicated to extending opportunity, restoration and ownership to the margins. Adam joins me on this episode of the podcast to talk about what it can look like when churches becomes communities that seek God’s shalom.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Co-Host: LaShawn Barber - Instagram, Twitter

Guests: Adam Gustine - Twitter

Resources:

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Header photo by Pille Kirsi from Pexels

Episode 26 — Leaning Into Lent

The rise of social media over the past two decades has allowed everyday patterns and behaviors to take a prominent place in our collective awareness. Among the myriad subjects that are now fair game for this constant stream of informal content, spiritual disciplines can be shared for all the world to see. Practices associated with Lent, which not so long ago would have been carried out in relative solitude, are now consistently present across every social network. On this episode of the podcast, we take a closer look at the season of Lent: the traditions, the symbols, and the significance of this pivotal time in the Church calendar.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Resources:

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Header image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty




Episode 25 — Building Godly Young Men with Nick Dotti

Nick Dotti has always been a man among boys. When I first met Nick at a Christian wilderness camp for boys in the late 1990’s he was a giant physical specimen - a 6’4” slab of muscle preparing for the army. After serving 20 years in the military, most of which he spent as an Army Ranger in the U.S. Special Forces where he led and supported teams of warriors on intense post-9/11 combat missions, Nick retired and began asking God the question, “What’s next?” After a few months of obedience and trusting in God’s faithfulness, Nick’s life came full circle. He is now working as the Camp Director of Deerfoot Blue Ridge, a brand new location of the boys’ wilderness camp where so much of his story first took shape. On this episode of the podcast, Nick joins me to talk about what it means to live for something beyond ourselves, and the joys of finding God in the wildest places.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Guests: Nick Dotti - Instagram

Resources:

  • Deerfoot Lodge - Since 1930, Deerfoot has been building godly men in Christ-centered community through wilderness camping.

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon


What’s Good with Lashawn B.




Episode 24 — Between Two Trees with Shane Wood

Life is hard. We’ve all experienced that reality in a hundred different ways. In his new book, Between Two Trees, Shane Wood frames our current struggles within the grand narrative of Scripture and offers a hope that is beyond anything many of us have dared to grasp. On this episode of the podcast, Shane joins me to talk about what it means to live life between the tree of life in Genesis’s Eden and the tree of healing in Revelation’s new creation, and to offer us a glimpse of the beauty, love, and restoration that is available to all of us, here and now.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Guests: Shane Wood - Instagram, Website

Resources:

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon


What’s Good

A German Shepherd driving Miss daisy

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Episode 23 — Chasing Freedom with Tanner Hobbs

By the age of 24, Tanner Hobbs had built a successful online coaching business; nevertheless she felt a gnawing sense in her spirit that something wasn’t quite right. In 2018, God spoke the word, “boldness,” into her life. Tanner was faithful to that and as a result she has seen God completely change the trajectory of her business and her relationships. On this episode, Tanner talks about Chasing Freedom and the next big thing God has called her to.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Guests: Tanner Hobbs - Instagram, Website

Resources: Chasing His Creations

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

What’s Good - Impractical Jokers

Episode 22 — Tim Thompson and 24000.org

Twenty years ago, Tim Thompson was riding into adulthood on the back of a garbage truck. But step by step, Tim and his wife, Heather, began to sense God calling them to something much larger than themselves. Today, after multiple trips to Haiti and many more to Uganda, the Thompsons have added two adopted children to their family and run a non-profit to help provide life-saving resources to thousands more across the globe.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Guests: Tim Thompson

Resources: 24000.org

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Episode 21 — Grace and Nuance with Pantsuit Politics

In a day where politics and religion are often reduced to talking points and finger pointing, is it even possible to engage the conversation in meaningful ways? Sarah Steward Holland and Beth Silvers, co-hosts of the popular podcasts, Pantsuit Politics and The Nuanced Life, think so. With a combination of both grace and intellect that is too often absent in political discourse these days, Sarah (from the left) and Beth (from the right) have made it their mission to talk about meaningful things in meaningful ways, while still choosing gentleness and patience above all. On this episode of the Ordinary Faith Podcast, Sarah and Beth join me to talk about the ways faith and politics mirror and shape one another, and how their new book, I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), can give us all a framework from which we can enter the political landscape while keeping our relationships - and our sanity - in tact.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Guests: Sarah Stewart Holland - Website, Instagram; Beth Silvers - Website, Instagram

Resources:

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

What’s Good: Tom Brady crying like a regular human.

Episode 20 — The ONE Campaign

What role does faith play in justice and advocacy? In chasing justice for the world’s poor and underprivileged, both Scoggins Berg and Debbie Charalambakis found themselves drawn to the work of political advocacy. Their work with the ONE Campaign now helps provide life-saving measures to millions of people across the globe.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - Twitter, Instagram, Website

Guests: Scoggins Berg - Twitter; Debbie Charalambakis - Instagram, Twitter

Resources: The ONE Campaign

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Episode 19 — Living Sent with Shauna Pilgreen

Do you know why you are where you are? Can you see God’s purpose for you where you live? These are questions Shauna Pilgreen has spent the past decade learning after God called her family to plant a church in San Francisco. From the obedient step of leaving one town to the discipline of staying in another, Shauna discovered the art and joy of dwelling. In this episode, I talk with Shauna about the adventure of following God to a new city, and the patient grace of learning to weave together faith and culture, right where you live.

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On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - TwitterInstagram

Guest: Shauna Pilgreen - Website, Instagram

Resources: 

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Episode 18 — Facing Fear with Scarlet Hiltibidal

Growing up in the green room of SNL, being born to a fire-eater and adopted by a SWAT cop, having internal organs explode, and adopting a deaf girl from China, Scarlet Hiltibidal has been given some strange life experiences—and lived in fear through most of them.

But life changed for Scarlet when she learned to hold the gospel up to her fears and realized that though she can't fix herself or protect herself. Jesus walked into this broken, sad, scary place to rescue, love, and cast out her—and your—fear.

On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - TwitterInstagram

Guest: Scarlet Hiltibidal - Website, Instagram

Resources: 

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Episode 17 — Advent: Feel the Love

We close our Advent series with the celebration of Christmas. On this episode, we talk about Christmas traditions and what it means to receive the best gift ever.


On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - TwitterInstagram, Facebook

Co-host: LaShawn Barber - TwitterInstagram

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Advent Resources:

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

Episode 16 — Advent: Repeat the Sounding Joy

We continue Season 2 of the Ordinary Faith Podcast by journeying through Advent together. Week 3 of Advent focuses in on the joy that is ours when we discover that Christ has come - and that He is coming again. Join us as we prepare the way for Christmas celebration together!


On This Episode

Host: Dan Jackson - TwitterInstagram, Facebook

Co-host: LaShawn Barber - TwitterInstagram

Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Advent Resources:

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon