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The GoodCast is a conversation about life hosted by Daniel Gettis. Join the journey to discover the goodness and beauty that is all around you.

The GoodCast is a conversation about life hosted by Daniel Gettis. Join the journey to discover the goodness and beauty that is all around you.
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The GoodCast is a conversation about life hosted by Daniel Gettis. Join the journey to discover the goodness and beauty that is all around you.








Episode 24 - Sleeping At Last - Ryan O'Neal - The Artist and His Enneagram Songs

Sleeping At Last is the moniker of Chicago-based singer-songwriter, producer and composer, Ryan O’Neal. The musical genius behind Sleeping At Last joins the show to talk through his love of music and how this collided so beautifully with the enneagram. An incredibly insightful episode for all, especially enneagram type nines as Ryan is a nine. He also gives us some sneak peeks into what the nine song will entail. This episode is packed full of epicness. Sleeping At Last can be heard...


Episode 23 - Pete Enns - How the Bible Actually Works

Peter Enns (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University. He has taught undergraduate, seminary, and doctoral courses at numerous other schools, including Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and Temple University. His books include Inspiration and Incarnation, The Bible Tells Me So, and The Evolution of Adam. His most recent book is called How the Bible Actually Works, which is the topic of our chat today Show Notes...


Episode 22 - Jonathan Merritt - Speaking God from Scratch

Jonathan is an award-winning writer on religion, culture, and politics. Jonathan has published more than 3500 articles in respected outlets such as The New York Times, USA Today, Buzzfeed, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. As a respected voice, he regularly contributes commentary to television, print, and radio news outlets. Jonathan is author of several critically-acclaimed books, including Learning to Speak God from Scratch, Jesus is Better Than You Imagined, and A Faith of...


Episode 21 - Greg Boyd - Making Sense of Old Testament Violence

Greg Boyd is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher and author. He has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, CNN and the BBC along with numerous other television and radio venues. He has authored and co-authored 22 books. Greg comes on the show to talk through his new recent book 'Cross Vision' where he argues that it is the crucifixion of Jesus Christ which enables us to make sense of Old Testament violence. Show Notes - The Big Ideas This episode...


Episode 20 - Cheeky Hacks for Dealing with Busyness

In this episode Daniel tackles some of the ways we facilitate busyness in our lives and shares some hacks that he has learned to be helpful for him. Show Notes - The Big Ideas It's ok to say no.Discover the things that only you can do...Screen timeHere's to all our lives being filled up with less busyness!


Episode 19 - Aaron Niequist - So what's the deal with a practice-based faith?

It was so good to have Aaron Niequist drop in to the podcast to talk through the value of a practice-based faith. God has been at work since the beginning of creation and Aaron speaks of this work as a river, a river that we are invited to not only believe exists, but we are invited into it. To wade in it and participate with God in the healing of the world. Aaron discovered a practice-based faith years ago when the limits of his own faith experience left him feeling spiritually empty,...


Episode 18 - Alex Seeley - Tailor Made

From an early age Alex Seeley was told she was an accident, but she also carried the weight of feeling stupid. Labels like these, sometimes spoken over us by well-meaning people, can cause us to believe lies about ourselves that make us question why we were born and what our purpose on earth could be. Aelx joins the conversation on vulnerability and the labels we all wear. Alex recently wrote a book, Tailor Made where she tells her story of how she dealt with a variety of labels she faced...


Episode 17 - William Paul Young and The Heart Of Man

William Paul Young author of 'The Shack' along with many other novels, dropped into the show to chat through his involvement in The Heart of Man. He talks at length on how we as humanity engage with Shame. We also chat about developing a healthy narrative around sexuality within culture, faith, how we see God and so much more. THE HEART OF MAN (Synopsis) The Heart of Man is a cinematic retelling of the parable of the Prodigal Son, intertwined with contemporary and poignant true...


Episode 16 -The Wrap -Up With Lauren Horton

The Wrap-up with Lauren Horton is a conversation where we talk about some of the previous episodes. In this Wrap-up episode we chat about all things ranging from the importance of questions all the way to raising children and heaps of things in between like Entourage and women in leadership. Such a wholesome and insightful conversation.


Episode 15 - Hillary McBride - Body Image and learning to love ourselves as we are

Hillary McBride joins The GoodCast to talk about body image, hand-me-down masks, feminism, rediscovering voice and her new book Mothers, Daughters, & Body Image. Hillary is a PhD candidate at UBC and a Registered Clinical Counsellor in private practice in Vancouver. She is also a speaker, writer, and co-host of the Liturgists podcast. Hillary loves to see people grow, heal, change and come into more fullness in themselves and their relationships. Her desire is that psychology and academic...


Episode 14 - The Heretic - Rob Bell And Andrew Morgan

Rob Bell and Andrew Morgan dropped into The GoodCast to chat about the release of The Heretic which is released on March 1. The Heretic is a documentary film following the life and work of Rob Bell, one of the most polarizing figures in modern day Christianity. Listen in as we chat about the film, surfing, faith the bible and the future. Rob Bell is the author of ten books, including the New York Times Bestsellers What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, Love Wins...


Episode 13 - Anna McGahan - Concealed challenges of life as an actress

Anna is an Australian actress, poet, writer and theology student who talked candidly with me about some of the many challenges that face many women in the entertainment industry, including sexual harassment.


Episode 12 - The Wrap-up with Ryan Smith

The Wrap-up with Ryan is a conversation where we talk about some of the previous episodes. In this Wrap-up episode we chat about all things ranging from art to male gender bias, women in leadership, growing up and some good old fashioned banter.


Episode 11 - Jarrod Mckenna and Delroy Bergsma - Love Makes a Way

I woke up this morning to see our friend Jarrod Mckenna and his pal Del suspended four stories above the Subiaco office of Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, on a hanging tent. The peaceful aerial sit-in is calling on the Australian Government to take immediate action to evacuate Manus before more people die. We needed to chat, so listen in here to our conversation.


Episode 10 - Paul Nevison - Order / Disorder / Reorder

Paul Nevison is a hugely talented filmmaker who travels the world finding stories that connect with our common humanity. He is also a prolific writer who frequently writes blogs detailing his faith journey. And oh yeah, he is also my book dealer... It was awesome to chat with Paul more about his faith journey of order, reorder and disorder. This is a challenging conversation but there are so many transformational truths found within it. Find more of his work here...


Episode 9 - Jessica Le Clerc - Awakening imagination

Jessica Le Clerc is described as a “narrative impressionist realist” which I think is artistic jargon for a ridiculously talented artist and human. The fascinating thing about Jess, is that she is completely self-taught. Art to her is deeply spiritual and confronting. Jess caught up with me to talk about the power of imagination and the need for us to continually awake ourselves to this. Jess teaches art and imagination and has found the process of 'waking up' to bring about healing and...


Episode 8 - Jarrod McKenna - Allowing grace to get at us

Grace. It’s more than just a word. It's more than a theory or a concept. I saw grace in such a powerful and tangible way recently while I was visiting Jarrod McKenna in Perth. Jarrod is a friend, pastor, non-violent activist, father, and prolific speaker. He has spoken in many different environments ranging from churches to music festivals (including Splendour in the Grass). He is the founder of First Home Project in Perth and currently lives there with refugees in Perth. Jarrod also...


Episode 7 - Tara Conradt - Accidental pastor

Tara, is a qualified social worker who somehow found herself Senior Pastor of Cornerstone church in Perth. In this conversation, we talk about some of the challenges she has faced as she has led in a Senior Pastor role along with her own journey of spiritual formation. She is also a student of theology, wife to Western Australian police officer and mum to many including two recent additions through foster care. Tara is passionate about social justice, community and being a follower of...


Episode 6 - Iain Provan - Seriously Dangerous Religion

Iain joins The GoodCast to talk about the sacredness of work, creation, the fall and so much else. He is an excellent human who has given his life to studying the scripture and in this episode he reframes the creation account from an ancient near eastern perspective and completely rethinks life and everything else... There is so much goodness to hear in this episode. He has written prolifically on the Bible and specialises in the Old Testament including his most recent book, 'Seriously...


Episode 5 - Hayley Jenkin - Wholehearted Studio

Hayley Jenkin is the founder and creative director of Wholehearted Studio. She is an incredibly creative and talented young lady who specialises in styling and photography for wholehearted brands and interiors. She has faced and overcome many challenges as she finds a balance in directing her own company, teaching primary school and embracing all the ups and downs of being a single parent. Hayley's story inspires many of us to dream big and pursue our hopes regardless of our...