About Confronting Normal.

A community for those confronting what the church and culture tells them is normal.

ListenAsk A Question / Comment

Podcast Episode

October 15, 2018 -- Confronting Life

Alison Centofante – Confronting Activism, The Least of These (#024)

01:06:55 minute listen
Activism is so often about picking your side and hammering your stake in the ground; I’m right, you’re wrong, and let me tell you all the reasons why. But in this episode we confront activism through a grace-laced conversation with Allison Centofante, Director of Strategic Communications for Live Action.

Podcast Episode

October 1, 2018 -- Confronting Social Media

Renae Regehr – Confronting Social Media, Free To Be Real (#023)

00:57:31 minute listen
Social media is here to stay. But the real key to confronting social media is in how we engage with it, consume it and to what degree we allow its influence over the way we think, live and believe that will make all the difference.

Podcast Episode

September 24, 2018 -- Confronting Community

Wayne Jacobsen – Confronting Community, Part 2: On Differences & Conflict (#022)

00:34:00 minute listen
With questions, thoughts and stories about the messy sides of community, this episode discusses what it means to embrace our differences, model the spirit of community to our kids, and how to deal with the pain and heartache that community can so often be.

Podcast Episode

September 17, 2018 -- Confronting Community

Wayne Jacobsen – Confronting Community, Part 1: Let’s Call It Friendship (#021)

00:43:21 minute listen
Community is a complicated topic. It’s a conversation laced with many layers, a wide variety of interpretations and definitions, and typically, it comes accompanied with a ton of painful baggage and unmet expectations. This episode shares openly and honestly about the struggle and beauty that is community.
September 12, 2018 -- Confronting Life

In The Thick Of It, Life Is Still Great

4 minute read
The “thick” of life is simply a disguised stage that offers amazing opportunities to model steadfastness, commitment, discipline and dedication. It’s the stage where you discover what true purpose means and looks like. And it’s the stage where you really discover what you’re made of and what matters most to you.
August 7, 2018 -- Confronting Community

You Will Fail And That’s Okay

3 minute read
Failure is not the enemy, the fear of failure is ... the refusal to lean into it is ... and the failure to learn from it is. In this life you will fail. And it’s okay. Despite the lies that our culture perpetuates, we all fail. And it is indeed okay. 

Podcast Episode

July 30, 2018 -- Confronting Church

Wayne Jacobsen in Kelowna (#020)

00:15:39 minute listen
An episode about a weekend with Wayne Jacobsen in Kelowna, BC, Canada.

Podcast Episode

July 3, 2018 -- Confronting Community

What Is Community To You? (#019)

00:32:40 minute listen
More than it’s a word to define, a question to answer or an expression to find, community should be a sense of warmth, a heart of compassion, a stance of empathy, a listening ear, a kind gesture, a gentle word, and a position of love.

Podcast Episode

June 11, 2018 -- Confronting Life

Aaron Tredway – On Living Outrageously (#018)

01:08:20 minute listen
Today’s guest takes us on an outrageous conversation into curiously asking, are we aware of the unexpected faith opportunities in our lives? Are we open to what God wants to do in us and through us? And are we intentionally posturing our lives to embrace the events and adventures that God makes available to us?

Podcast Episode

June 4, 2018 -- Confronting Curiosity

Cindy & Renae – Opening Up About Deconstruction (#017)

00:36:23 minute listen
Deconstruction can take on many different forms for different people. On this episode, Cindy and Renae get open and honest about their own journey's of deconstruction and reconstruction, and how two very different paths have brought them to some surprisingly similar places.