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Ordinary Voices invites ordinary people into conversations about life and faith. I created this podcast to help me, a pastor, better understand people and the way they view the world. Now, I’m inviting you into the conversation so together we might listen for the extraordinary stories dwelling inside every ordinary voice.

Ordinary Voices invites ordinary people into conversations about life and faith. I created this podcast to help me, a pastor, better understand people and the way they view the world. Now, I’m inviting you into the conversation so together we might listen for the extraordinary stories dwelling inside every ordinary voice.
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Ordinary Voices invites ordinary people into conversations about life and faith. I created this podcast to help me, a pastor, better understand people and the way they view the world. Now, I’m inviting you into the conversation so together we might listen for the extraordinary stories dwelling inside every ordinary voice.

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English

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563-210-1221


Episodes

#29: Casey's Big Adventure

3/23/2019
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As a boy, Casey Cooper grew up along the Mississippi River in LaCrosse, WI. The river was his playground and he dreamed of canoeing it. A tragic death of his friend’s mother changes his life. A life-long encounter with death pushes him towards life. He decides to take three months to canoe the entire Mississippi River by himself. In his head, he has one shot. How will it turn out?

Duration:00:45:47

OV.028: It's Really Grace

3/1/2019
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A pastor walks into the Bierman Field Athletic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota and discovers a profound expression of grace. Listen to how one man, Peyton Owens III, breathes his core value of grace into every aspect of his life.

Duration:00:50:00

New Pathways Of Hope

2/12/2019
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Drug addiction is having a dramatic impact on the American landscape. However, addiction recovery, often overshadowed in the war on drugs, is having an equally powerful impact on college campuses. Listen as Patrice Salmeri Executive Director of Recovery Advancement at Augsburg University in Minneapolis describes how we can help students find new life.

Duration:00:50:30

New Pathways Of Hope

2/12/2019
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Drug addiction is having a dramatic impact on the American landscape. However, addiction recovery, often overshadowed in the war on drugs, is having an equally powerful impact on college campuses. Listen as Patrice Salmeri Executive Director of Recovery Advancement at Augsburg University in Minneapolis describes how we can help students find new life.

Duration:00:50:30

OV.027: New Pathways Of Hope

2/11/2019
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Drug addiction is having a dramatic impact on the American landscape. However, addiction recovery, often overshadowed in the war on drugs, is having an equally powerful impact on college campuses. Listen as Patrice Salmeri Executive Director of Recovery Advancement at Augsburg University in Minneapolis describes how we can help students find new life.

Duration:00:50:30

OV.026.A Teacher's View

1/25/2019
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People on the outside of America’s school system view education through the lens of their own experience. This is natural because it is often our only point of reference. However, today’s education system does not look anything like education in the ’70s or ’80s, let alone earlier. The difference makes people think the situation is worse. It is not worse, matter of fact, it most likely is better. However, better does not mean without challenges.

Duration:00:55:56

OV.025.Little Life Lessons

12/31/2018
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The wisdom of Millennials is constantly under attack. Perhaps their wisdom is hard to hear because it reflects our younger selves, the young adult we used to be. Maybe an authentic conversation with a Millennial could help us connect with our younger self. Just as a conversation with someone more mature connects with wisdom we are yet to discover. This dialogue may help us live better today.

Duration:00:44:58

OV.024: Summer In Canoe Country

9/9/2018
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Kristi, the Director of Canoe Country at Camp Vermillion (MN) shares with us the lessons she has learned from traveling deep into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Northern Minnesota. Her words and reflections may help you discover a new outlook and ways to embrace a living hope.

Duration:00:45:41

OV.023: Crashing to Life

5/22/2018
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Author Daniel D. Maurer shares the story of his disease, addiction, and how it crashed his life while serving a congregation as a Lutheran (ELCA) pastor. In the collapse, he found sobriety and spiritual renewal. He then discusses the power of story to help those who do crash find new life and how that story is worth telling.

Duration:00:43:45

WORSHIP: From Crisis to Transformation

4/13/2018
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Worship Service for April 15, 2018

Duration:00:21:32

OV.022: My Life In An Ambulance

4/9/2018
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Emergency Medical Service workers are the first to address the aftermath of every human tragedy. They don’t prevent, they don’t arrest, they respond. They will need to look beyond the tragedy itself to deal with the immediate circumstances. Speed is of the essence, but it cannot compromise the best response. How many times have ever you thought about EMS workers? Have you ever considered the toll this job takes on them? This show explores the life of a paramedic's life in an ambulance.

Duration:00:57:30

OV.021: The Next Generation Farmer

2/1/2018
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An interview intended to educate listeners about food production, farming and the life of a farmer gets thrown a curve. Nostalgic perceptions of farmers conflict with the realities of the 21st Century. The "Next Generation Farmer's" approach to farming is corporate, scientific and Millennial. The one consistency is a sense of stewardship for land, life, and blessings.

Duration:00:46:45

OV.020: This is Life Now

10/9/2017
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Six years ago, Jason Atkinson, accidentally discovered he had a life-threatening heart disease. A disease, which left undetected, would have killed him without notice. However, since its discovery, life has become a daily battle to survive and adjust to his new circumstances. We're invited to listen what he has learned about his life now. Photo by Oliver Cole on Unsplash

Duration:00:46:45

OV.019.Michael's Search for Community

9/1/2017
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Michael, a lawyer living in Brooklyn, NY, shares with us his journey from St. Lucia to Spanish Harlem to Madison, WI and back to Brooklyn. Ultimately, he found a unique spiritual home in a dinner church and a garden project. As he reflects on his search for community, he shares wonderful insight on the dynamics of community life.

Duration:00:51:22

OV.018.Dear God, It's Not You, It's Me

7/6/2017
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A conversation with a young man who went to seminary to be a priest and ended up an atheist. How did he go from one extreme to the other? And what can we learn from his journey?

Duration:00:53:34

OV.017.An Unexpected Journey

4/30/2017
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On April 8, 2011, Liv Rosin’s life was interrupted by an unexpected journey into the wilderness. Six years later, Liv and I meet to talk about her recovery from a brain hemorrhage and what what amazing lessons she learned along the way.

Duration:00:52:36

OV.016.Its Her Story.Part II

3/17/2017
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PART II: A young woman shares her story of the difficult journey to be a mother. It was supposed to be easy and natural. In the end, it took 17 years, multiple miscarriages, surgeries and medical treatments and the death of two baby boys for her to become a mother again. Through the sharing of her story she expands our understanding of choice – the choices she makes and the ones made for her.

Duration:00:39:00

OV.015.ItsHerStory

3/7/2017
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A young woman shares her story of the difficult journey to be a mother. It was supposed to be easy and natural. In the end, it took 17 years, multiple miscarriages, surgeries and medical treatments and the death of two baby boys for her to become a mother again. Through the sharing of her story she expands our understanding of choice - the choices she makes and the ones made for her.

Duration:00:47:55

OV.014.Mr.Knobbe Goes to Scott County

2/1/2017
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Mr. Knobbe shares what he learned about government by running for public office. Do you find yourself frustrated by all the political hatred? Considering un-friending someone on Facebook, or, getting off it all together? Take a moment to listen to this show. A conservative banker speaks with a liberal leaning pastor about government and actually find common ground.

Duration:00:44:40

OV.013.The Ghosts of Christmas

12/28/2016
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Reflections from two 30-something people asked to imagine what their Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future might show them and what we, the audience, can learn from it.

Duration:00:59:41