Ordinary Grace: A Podcast on the Spiritual & Religious Life
Episode #18. Jordan A. Rothacker

Episode #18. Jordan A. Rothacker

October 17, 2019

Jordan A. Rothacker, (@j_rothacker) author of the novel And Wind Will Wash Away, joins the conversation to discuss the beauty and implausibility of religion, growing up with mythology, and teaching religion while being a "hardline agnostic". 

Episode #17. Kathryn Ross

Episode #17. Kathryn Ross

September 28, 2019

Kathryn H. Ross (@storytellerkath), author of the upcoming collection Black Was Not a Label, joins the conversation for a discussion about her relationship with Father God, her storytelling and journaling process, and her experiences as a young black woman in America. Also, she reads her stunning flash fiction piece "Icarus". 

Episode #16. Susan Pierce: A Tribute

Episode #16. Susan Pierce: A Tribute

September 24, 2019

Ordinary Grace pays tribute to former guest Susan Pierce, who passed away after a long illness, on July 16th of this year. May her spirit and her legacy live on in those she loved and who will always love her.

Rest in Peace Susan Pierce 

1946 – 2019 

“Amazing Grace 2011” by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com 

Episode #15. Alyssa Matuchniak

Episode #15. Alyssa Matuchniak

September 24, 2019

Brilliant young poet Alyssa Matuchniak joins the conversation to discuss her multicultural, multi-faith upbringing, how that has affected her identity, and the value of being messy. 

Episode #14. Kevin Johnson

Episode #14. Kevin Johnson

September 24, 2019

Teacher and podcaster Kevin Johnson of the Encountering Silence podcast joins the conversation to discuss his own “mystical experiences”, how brain science connects with spirituality, and the enduring power of silence.

Kevin’s website

Encountering Silence

Episode #13. Laura Reece Hogan

Episode #13. Laura Reece Hogan

September 24, 2019

Poet, theologian, and calming spirit Laura Reece Hogan joins the conversation to discuss her writing, the fire and passion of working in the Spirit of God, and her experience with Carmelite spirituality.

Episode #12. Harris Smith

Episode #12. Harris Smith

September 24, 2019

Verbose filmmaker and all around cool dude Harris Smith joins Matt and Sean for a discussion of being a prayer warrior, being born autistic, and the Church of U2.

Episode #11. Joanna Nelius

Episode #11. Joanna Nelius

September 24, 2019

Writer, teacher, and Nic Cage superfan Joanna Nelius joins the conversation for a discussion on Catholicism and quantum mechanics, being confirmed by Cardinal Roger Mahony, and returning to traditions you’ve abandoned. 

Episode #10. Michael Dean Clark

Episode #10. Michael Dean Clark

September 24, 2019

Pastor’s kid, teacher, and rebel, the engaging Michael Dean Clark joins the conversation to discuss his Southern Baptist roots, his B-Boy and goth days, and Ralph Reed’s pancake makeup.

Episode #9. Kenryu Jeffrey Binns

Episode #9. Kenryu Jeffrey Binns

September 24, 2019

Christian pastor, former Buddhist priest, and all-around spiritual explorer Kenryu Jeffrey Binns joins the conversation to discuss following God’s path, learning stillness in the Eastern and Western traditions, and the call and challenge of the cross.