Cortez McCraney and his wife, Alex, lead Impact ministry on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  He shares his story of growing up in inner-city Memphis which leads to our discussion on race and how the church can embody a more beautiful picture of diversity.  Insider tip…we typically hide something in the outtakes after the show and this week might be our favorite.





It’s time for the monthly Matt Chat.  Ginny and I are joined this week by our good friend, Matt Newman. Listen in as we go down a litany of rabbit trails including Ginny’s gardening, Matt Mooney’s upcoming high school reunion & Matt Newman’s passion for soul care.

The End of Reflection (New York Time Article)

Mosaic (Matt Newman’s church)

The Allender Center (Resource for Dan Allender)

Brene’ Brown 



atypical:: Mark Schatzman

How do we react to evil?  In the aftermath of Orlando, I am joined by friend, pastor and spiritual mentor- Mark Schatzman.  Mark has his own story of evil and has had an opportunity to not just to study a response to evil but to live it.  We discuss treatment of Muslims, grieving with those […]

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atypical:: Shane Claiborne [ep. 18]

This week we take dive into the place your mother always asked you to avoid- politics.  Our guest is Shane Claiborne. Shane Claiborne is a best-selling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” Shane writes and speaks around the world about peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus, and is the author of numerous books […]

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atypical:: matt chat [ep. 17]

This week we have a MATT CHAT with Ginny Mooney & the added voice of our friend and all-around good guy John Ray. Topics that come up include, but are not limited to:  kambucha tea, gorilla deaths and the political climate. In addition, this week Matt makes it a personal goal to interview Chewbacca Mom (please […]

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atypical:: congrads [ep. 16]

This week’s “side story” features 4 interviews with graduates from Barnabas Prep, a yearlong program for college-aged adults with disabilities.  Matt sits down with four of the graduates on the eve of the big day in order to hear what all they have overcome in the last year and what remains to be overcome. […]

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