Confronting Normal with Cindy Keating and Renae Kulhawe
By Cindy Keating & Renae Kulhawe
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A podcast for those confronting what the church and culture tells them is normal. By inspiring people to stay curious and live intentionally, Confronting Normal explores candid conversations with inspiring and thought-provoking people who are confronting the norms of church and culture.
||CleanCassandra Lee – Confronting Justice, Whispers of Justice Rising (#036)||Today’s episode is a conversation about justice, but also about the power of education and how dreaming for the impossible can lead to incredible places if the Global community is willing to engage, lean into the uncertainty together and allow for jus||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternational Justice Mission, Phil Reilly – Confronting Justice, Part Two (#035)||According to IJM's statistics, there are 40 million people in slavery today. These numbers are staggering, so what can one do? How can one help? Today’s episode is a two-part conversation with Phil Reilly, National Director of Development for Internat||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternational Justice Mission, Phil Reilly – Confronting Justice, Part One (#034)||According to IJM's statistics, there are 40 million people in slavery today. These numbers are staggering, so what can one do? How can one help? Today’s episode is a two-part conversation with Phil Reilly, National Director of Development for Internat||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConfronting Christmas, Unwrapping The Gift of Christmas (#033)||As we head into the Christmas season, take time to think about what gift giving is all about and what the gift of Christmas really means.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Harmeyer – Confronting Christmas, Gathering People With Love & Intention (#032)||Our guest today has personally invited 3000 people to sit with her in her own backyard for a simple meal around her table. As she shares her heart and vision for people, you will be inspired and challenged to not only invite people to gather,||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConfronting Christmas, Remembering To Slow Down (#031)||Today’s episode is a story inspired by the traffic light and how the traffic light is a reminder that a fulfilling life is found when we take time to notice the importance of ALL the speeds in life, especially at Christmas.||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Collective – Confronting Faith & Doubt, With Matt Rigby (#030)||In this episode we discuss faith and doubt, learning and reading, and all the good stuff that goes along with taking a good look at what we believe and why. Because the problem is not that people are uneducated; the problem is that they are educated ju.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlumb – Confronting Life, Beautifully Broken (#029)||Today’s episode is not only an honest conversation about what it means to be broken, but it’s also a perspective-shifting reminder that brokenness can in fact be beautiful when we recognize that we are all beautifully broken.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDanielle Strickland – Confronting Advocacy, What Keeps You Up At Night? (#028)||This episode, with the always inspiring Danielle Strickland — author, speaker and founder of many advocating initiatives that mobilize people towards transformational living — takes today’s conversation into an exploration of external and internal||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Bessey – Faith Like a Child (#027)||So often we are given the advice, "Have faith like a child." But as Sarah Bessey (mother of four) points out, children have a lot of questions. In today's day, with so many people struggling to make peace with their evolving faith,||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrittney Moses – Confronting Mental Health, Meet People Where They Are (#026)||Today’s episode explores the different signs of depression, the many faces of mental unwellness and how empathy speaks, “I’m with you.” It leaves the listener re-thinking how a simple concept such as, “meet people where they are,||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJerrad Lopes – Confronting Culture, The Roles We Play (#025)||Today’s episode is a conversation with Jerrad Lopes: author, pastor, podcaster and founder of the Dad Tired community — a non-profit ministry focused on equipping men to lead their family well. As we dive into fatherhood, manhood, motherhood,||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlison Centofante – Confronting Activism, The Least of These (#024)||Activism is so often about picking your side and hammering your stake in the ground; I’m right, you’re wrong, and let me tell you all the reasons why. But in this episode we confront activism through a grace-laced conversation with Allison Centofant||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRenae Regehr – Confronting Social Media, Free To Be Real (#023)||Social media is here to stay. But the real key to confronting social media is in how we engage with it, consume it and to what degree we allow its influence over the way we think, live and believe that will make all the difference.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWayne Jacobsen – Confronting Community, Part 2: On Differences & Conflict (#022)||With questions, thoughts and stories about the messy sides of community, this episode discusses what it means to embrace our differences, model the spirit of community to our kids, and how to deal with the pain and heartache that community can so often.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWayne Jacobsen – Confronting Community, Part 1: Let’s Call It Friendship (#021)||Community is a complicated topic. It’s a conversation laced with many layers, a wide variety of interpretations and definitions, and typically, it comes accompanied with a ton of painful baggage and unmet expectations.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWayne Jacobsen in Kelowna (#020)||An episode about a weekend with Wayne Jacobsen in Kelowna, BC, Canada.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is Community To You? (#019)||More than it’s a word to define, a question to answer or an expression to find, community should be a sense of warmth, a heart of compassion, a stance of empathy, a listening ear, a kind gesture, a gentle word, and a position of love.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAaron Tredway – On Living Outrageously (#018)||Today’s guest takes us on an outrageous conversation into curiously asking, are we aware of the unexpected faith opportunities in our lives? Are we open to what God wants to do in us and through us? And are we intentionally posturing our lives to embr||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCindy & Renae – Opening Up About Deconstruction (#017)||Deconstruction can take on many different forms for different people. On this episode, Cindy and Renae get open and honest about their own journey's of deconstruction and reconstruction, and how two very different paths have brought them to some surpr||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Deconstructionists – The Beauty of Doubt (#016)||Deconstruction is so often written off as negative, as a phase to be outgrown, but on this episode we talk to John Williamson and Adam Narloch — hosts of The Deconstructionists Podcast — about the beauty of doubt and on reframing deconstruction.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndy Harrington – We Must Be Servants (#015)||This episode is not your everyday take on social justice. Andy Harrington challenges us to look at issues of poverty, social justice, and missions from a different angle. Rather than viewing people and places as projects that need our fixing,||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShane Claiborne – Small Things With Great Love (#014)||Today's episode explores what it means to live our lives as ordinary radicals doing small things with great love. Shane Claiborne’s contagious joy inspires each of us to reimagine a better world by coming alongside the most vulnerable of our world wit||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaleb Kaltenbach – A Catalyst for Conversation (#013)||Caleb Kaltenbach is a refreshing voice speaking to an issue that is so often driven by fear, emotion and a lack of empathy. Regardless of your perspective on the intersections between the Christian and LGBQT communities,||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVahen King – Contagious Courage (#012)||Where does one go with life and how does faith look in the midst when you’ve been diagnosed with a paralyzing disease and introduced to a wheelchair? Today’s guest, Vahen King — author, speaker, life coach,||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Collective – With Matt Rigby & Alex Marriott (#011)||This episode of is the first of many on the podcast where we invite listeners to join us in unpacking prior episodes. We discuss the questions and thoughts previous episodes stirred up for us and get curious with them together.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAllison Fallon – Accepting The Different Versions Of Our Lives (#010)||A thought-provoking conversation with Allison Fallon as she challenges us to think through where we go with our questions when we find ourselves in difficult places, how we can show up in our lives in really honest ways,||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWayne Jacobsen – Living Loved (#009)||On this episode, Cindy and Renae get to pick Wayne Jacobsen's brain on all things God, faith, raising kids in the midst of rethinking the institution of church, and why people who love Jesus keep leaving churches.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAngi Fletcher – Sharing Our Stories (#008)||With social media typically being a networking platform based on filters, half-truths and façade’s, have you ever wondered what it’s like to follow someone who’s willing to be refreshingly honest and vulnerable?||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraig Greenfield – The Upside Down Kingdom (#007)||An intriguing exploration into what it means to live and model the upside down Kingdom of Jesus, Craig Greenfield challenges each of us to consider what it could look like to live out the Gospel with radical hospitality.||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulie Rohr – The Power of Perspective (#006)||What do you do when you’re diagnosed with a rare form of Leiomyosarcoma at the tender age of 33? When your world is tipped upside down and the odds are stacked against you, how do you cope? This episode is a brilliantly hopeful conversation with Julie||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Rempel – Connecting At The Ground Level (#005)||It's less important where we're attending on a Sunday morning and more important where the Spirit has planted us for the purposes of God and the Kingdom in our neighbourhoods.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Marriott – There’s Always Room For One More (#004)||It’s so important that we jump off of the well-tread paths and go ahead and make those mistakes … and be willing to fail, and be willing to mess up, and know that as we are faithful, not successful — but as we are faithful — that God is faithful||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Tendency To Add On Extras (#003)||Striving manifests itself in the look of performance, in attendance, in being well put together, in having all the answers, in showing up to everything. That, in a way, can appear to be a form of striving—making it seem like you have to present yourse||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Story of Us (#002)||We want to curate for all of you resources and stories of people who are actually doing these out of the ordinary things.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Pursuit of Intentionality (#001)||It can be summed up in the idea of I am doing everything I am supposed to be doing but I still feel like there is something more out there ... this isn't working ... is this really it?||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Latest episode exploring the upside down kingdom is so good - living that way is truly Confronting the Normal of how Christians typically live out their faith. Great guest. Great dialogue.
You can hear the exploration of Life in the conversation. Looking forward to more!
Its a great concept and fantastic discussions - stay curious! Also can hear the great chemistry between Cindy and Renae - really enjoyable!
Love the concept of questioning norms. Looking forward to each new guest.