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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

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Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

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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

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Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

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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

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  • 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


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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

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Music provided by: Łegacies - Instagram

Listener Support: Ordinary Faith on Patreon

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