1On the day before our 15th wedding anniversary, I sit down Ginny Mooney for a little Matt Chat.  We talk weight, gardens, marriage & help why the world needs help raising children.  We don’t always stay on track but we do have fun- hope you will as well.  [theatypicallife.com]

Pictured….our “garden”.








ajWe continue our Stacks series with AJ Swoboda.  Stacks refers to stories, authors and content you should add to your stack.  This week, AJ sits down with Matt to discuss his book The Dusty Ones as well as other discussions and typical meandering that we do now and again.

[If you are in Northwest Arkansas, you can come hear AJ speak on May 15th at Grace Church in Fayetteville.]

Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at George Fox Evangelical and Fuller Seminaries, including a number of other universities and Bible colleges. As well, he is the founder and director of Blessed Earth Northwest, a center that helps think creatively and strategically around creation care issues in the Pacific Northwest.  A.J. is the author of The Dusty Ones (Baker), Tongues and Trees: Toward a Pentecostal Ecological Theology (JPTSup, Deo), and Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology (Baker Academic). You can find his website and blog at www.ajswoboda.com, or follow him on Twitter @mrajswoboda.


atypical:: Annie Downs [ep. 11]

We continue our Stacks series with an interview with author Annie Downs about her recently released book entitled Looking for Lovely.  Annie is an author, blogger, and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee.  She has written three other books as well- Let’s All Be Brave, Perfectly Unique, and Speak Love.  Annie loves traveling around the country speaking […]

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atypical:: Sarah Thebarge [ep. 10]

Sarah Thebarge, author of The Invisible Girls, stops by the man-astary to share her story of heartbreak from evil Ian, surviving evil cancer & finding the Invisible Girls from Somalia.  You will enjoy Sarah as a guide though, admittedly, the road is a rugged one.  Come along with us as we delve into her story behind […]

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M@ Ch@ with Ginny Mooney [ep. 9]

Life goal met…I got my wife- the one and only Ginny Mooney- to sit down & talk with me this week on a host of topics including gardening, class reunions & last week’s first family vacation to the Grand Canyon.  It was quite a marriage test, but I think she had fun….kind of.  Although she’d […]

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atypical:: 5 men. 5 questions. [ep. 8]

It’s the gents turn.  We sit down with 5 fellows in 5 very different stages of life and pose the same 5 questions to them each.   [theatypicallife.com] These guys… Sully:: 6 Taylor:: 11 Richard:: 34 Tom A:: 61 Tom G.:: 91     [Here’s a pic of Sully at baseball:] These questions… What is […]

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