Not Your Ordinary Joe

Not Your Ordinary Joe

Latest Episodes

Betrayed by a god that doesn’t exist
January 18, 2021

NYOJoe 009: Jesus’s parable of the workers in the vineyard teaches that we often mistake God’s generosity as being unfair. Show notes Parable of the…

Transitions, roles, and identity
December 12, 2020

Rob Bell's latest book reminded me of how transitions sometimes create identity crises. I knew who I was in that role, but now I’m not so sure. In this episode, I'm talking about change, our titles, and knowing who we are.

Taking Thanksgiving with us
November 28, 2020

Sometimes we move on from Thanksgiving far too quickly. This year, when we may be more excited than ever for what’s next, let’s remember to take thanksgiving with us.

Gravitas and joy
November 12, 2020


Descartes, Alzheimer’s and the soul
October 27, 2020

NYOJoe 005: What makes you, you? For a long time, I assumed it was the way we think, our personalities. But loving someone with Alzheimer’s…

Backroads, monuments and the witness of Scripture
October 13, 2020

We don't study the Bible to know the Bible, but to know God and our place in God's story for the world.

Percolator hospitality
October 06, 2020

The sound of grandmother’s percolator reminds me of a special time. So I'm talking about a time machine, a percolator and a spot at the table.

Silence, complicity and LGBTQIA inclusion
September 29, 2020

A book on the church's silence about and complicity with racism, challenged me to no longer remain quiet about LGBTQIA inclusion in the church.

Humility, Striving and Satisfaction
September 13, 2020

In this podcast episode, a Hamilton song, a book, a podcast and a Bible story have me talking about humility, striving and satisfaction.