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The End of Season 3: And Sons Podcast Returning January 2nd, 2018
Dec 12 • 1 min
The And Sons season has come to a close, we’ll see you on January 2nd, 2018!
36 | Living Embodied : Shame, Opposition, and the Call to Risk
Dec 5 • 45 min
After the triathlon nerd-out episode, we realized nobody’s story of adventure and exercise begins at the starting line. For most of us, stepping out into adventure means working through sometimes decades-long stories of opposition. We asked Luke to come…
35 | Tov: What it Means to be Good, with Mandy Nelson and Scott Morin
Nov 28 • 44 min
There’s an old line in Tozer we’ve come to appreciate a great deal. It’s this: “God is speaking. He is, by His nature, continuously articulate. He fills the world with His speaking voice.” But the layers in and through which He is speaking aren’t always…
34 | Allen Arnold and the Power of Story
Nov 21 • 40 min
There’s nothing like the guys on your own team—Allen Arnold founding the fiction division at Thomas Nelson Publishing, published between 500 and 600 novels as VP of that division, and has a better grasp on story than most people earn in their lifetime.…
33 | Mark Evans Round Two
Nov 14 • 50 min
And Sons had Mark Evans on for and interview several months ago to talk about his leather-craft art, his journey as a creative, and what fuels him. We know you loved it, and we certainly did, so Sam and Blaine jumped at the opportunity to sit down with…
32 | Four Life Lessons from Combat Writing
Nov 7 • 38 min
It’s no secret that around the And Sons office we love to read and learn from men and women who have gone before us, and that’s certainly true of the men and women who step into and out of combat situations. Distilled from the many lessons offered, Blaine…
31 | Hunting Stories: A Vehicle for Initiation and Presence
Oct 31 • 37 min
Sam and Blaine reflect on their journey into the world of hunting, how most of the men in their world are first-generation hunters, and how initiation and intention effect our world. Through the lens of hunting stories from this year and those of a decade…
30 | Know Thyself
Oct 24 • 28 min
In this episode, Blaine and Sam take up the issue of self-knowledge. You’re never going to treat anyone’s heart better than you treat your own, and you’re never going to know anyone’s heart better than you know your own. That being the case, Sam and…
29 | Brett Davis: Surfing Evangelist to Evangelist Surfer
Oct 17 • 49 min
Brett Davis is the founder of Christian Surfers International, and has quite the story to go along with it. As part of the continuing goal to hear from the sages in our world, Blaine and Sam get to hear more of Brett Davis’s story.
28 | Technology (but it’s not what you think)
Oct 10 • 57 min
To better grasp how technology effects us today, we need to understand where the idea came from and what the purpose of technology was originally intended to be, and how it’s changed and stayed the same over millennia. Spoiler: the issue is often more…
27 | Admiration and Emulation
Oct 4 • 49 min
Blaine and Sam are joined by Jon Dale and Justin Lukasavige from the team to share stories about who we admire. It’s a practice that we don’t always think to do, but that can be surprising and helpful. So, who do you admire and try to emulate?
26 | Sara Hagerty: Unseen and the Hidden Places of Our Lives
Sep 26 • 52 min
Sara Hagerty is the author of Unseen: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed, and together with Blaine and Sam she talks about her journey with the church, burnout, discovering God in new ways, her lessons as a mother, and how…
25 | Tim Thornton: Creativity and Crisis
Sep 19 • 36 min
Welcome back to Season 3 of the And Sons podcast. To kick things off, Sam and Blaine sat down with Tim Thornton, a friend, mentor, and artist, to talk about the creative process, how it mirrors the story of the gospel, and how we respond to crisis. To…
24 | Rhythm: Season 2 Finale
Aug 22 • 38 min
In time for the finale of Season 2 of the And Sons podcast, Sam and Blaine talk about rhythm, balance, and how they are (or more often are not) cultivating a life intentionally. The And Sons Podcast will return in late September.
23 | Jon Dale: Business, Growth, and Thinking Outside the Box
Aug 15 • 42 min
Jon Dale is a member of the Ransomed Heart and And Sons teams, and while his work these days revolves around bringing the kingdom his journey didn’t start there. Dale began early as an entrepreneur and has spent his life thinking about how to walk well in…
22 | Feminism Part 2: The 3 Waves in Snapshots
Aug 8 • 59 min
In part 2 of the feminism series, Sam and Blaine jump into the history of feminism in the US. Starting with ancient Athens (of course), on through the Blackstone Commentaries and early American legal frameworks, this episode explores the legal, political,…
21 | Feminism Part 1: Hegemony
Aug 1 • 40 min
In this two-part series, Blaine and Sam dive into the history of feminism. But before they can do that, they dive into the history of history - the ancient Greek world, Xenophon, the Battle of Cunaxa - to understand a key concept. That’s hegemony: the…
20 | Justin Rizzo: Worship, Calling, and IHOP
Jul 26 • 45 min
We love hearing about the creative journey here at And Sons, something that each of us acts out in our own unique ways. How someone chooses to pursue a calling, what choices they make, and how they keep their passion alive after a decade of plugging away…
19 | The Body: Why Exercise Matters and Why We Tri
Jul 18 • 67 min
A longer episode with two parts within it: The first is an exploration of why the body matters, and why it should not be neglected, the second is why Sam and Blaine choose triathlon and lessons they’ve learned about the sport. We are beings that have…
18 | Adversity and Persistence: Padre, Interpretation, and How Do You Tell When God is Calling You
Jul 11 • 49 min
We use terms like “God opened a door” or “closed the door” retrospectively all the time, but how do you tell in the moment if you are being invited into something or if God’s not in it? How do you know if what you are experiencing is adversity and…
17 | The Mid-Mission Recording
Jul 4 • 38 min
While filming for the latest And Sons project the team sat around in the truck on a cold night to debrief where they were and what what going on, internally and externally. What followed was an honest conversation about Resistance, what it’s like to fight…
16 | Dan Allender: On Learning to Listen, Presence, and Wholehearted Quitting
Jun 27 • 40 min
Dan Allender is no stranger in the And Sons world, nor is he a stranger to listening to people’s stories. Rather than give the quick steps to better remember names and influence people, the process of learning to be a better listener demands the same…
15 | Brian Hardin of Daily Audio Bible: Art, Vocation, and the Introvert Podcaster
Jun 20 • 45 min
How does an introvert in the music industry end up creating and hosting a podcast that gets over 55 million downloads? That’s Brian Hardin’s story, and it was never one that he would have anticipated. This week, Blaine and Sam get to sit down with the man…
14 | A Young Man’s Story: Jesse Barkalow, The Classics, and Cooking
Jun 13 • 37 min
This episode is an experiment. What happens when you sit three young(er) men around the table and start riffing on life? What stories feel important, what motivators rise to the surface, is it encouraging or intimidating to hear from the lives of those…
13 | Bo Zivcak: Clandestine Church and Rebuilding Community after Communism
Jun 6 • 47 min
Kicking off Season Two, Bo Zivcak joins Sam and Blaine via the workings of technology from Slovakia, wherein he tells his story of growing up behind the Iron Curtain and his journey after its fall. Secret priests, Church partnership with laymen, and…
12 | Season One Finale and Padre’s Thoughts about It
May 2 • 50 min
Bringing the season to a close, Padre joins Sam and Blaine to talk about the mission of the podcast, what episodes they loved, and where we go from here. The And Sons Podcast will return with Season Two on June 6.
11 | Post-Graduation: The Body Slam and Where Expectation and Our Response Meet
Apr 25 • 51 min
With Luke in town, the three brothers talk about the experience of life in the wake of college and all of the spoken and unspoken expectations of what it will be like. It’s rare that our visions of the future pan out no matter what the season, but the…
10 | Jeff Vanderstelt: The Gospel, Vulnerability, and Community in Covenant
Apr 18 • 42 min
This week, Blaine and Sam sat down with Jeff Vanderstelt, a longtime apostle/teacher/church-equipper. We know that for many young men, it’s a big and often tricky jump from living a life with Jesus to living life in a community with Jesus. Fortunately,…
09 | Postmodern Drama: Where the Ideas Came From, and How to Engage With Them
Apr 11 • 54 min
In this conversation, Blaine and Sam nerd out on the history of Postmodern ideas, which like people or places have very specific stories that help inform where they came from and what they really are. From a solar eclipse to the demolition of a St. Louis…
08 | Money: What Men Have Learned and What They Wish They Knew in Their 20’s
Apr 4 • 40 min
Ever heard that the same convictions that help you handle scarcity also help you handle plenty? Turns out it’s true. In this episode, we sat down with two men on our team, Bart Hansen and Jon Dale (who have at times led companies and at other times lacked…
07 | Sam Jolman: Sex and the Heart of the Romantic
Mar 28 • 40 min
Sam Jolman is a councilor who in the last issue of And Sons Magazine explained that men need romance, not just sex. That was worth following up on, and in this conversation, Sam and Blaine dove in to hear about Jolman’s story with romance, the development…
06 | Three Choice Challenge: What Can You Do to Change Your World?
Mar 21 • 43 min
Sam and Blaine challenge each other to make three choices this week that will effect change in their worlds. It’s easy to want to change big things, or to get crippled by the pressure to do something dramatic, but to effect lasting change we need to…
05 | Young Marriage: Learning to Love Our Wives and Better Understand Restoration
Mar 14 • 34 min
These days getting married in your 20’s is considered strange, with plenty of social and financial reasons to hold off. Whether you’re one of the folks to take the leap, you’re dating someone and wondering, or you’re single and thinking about the road…
04 | Craig DeMartino: Pain, Ability, and Overcoming the Unexpected
Mar 7 • 47 min
Craig DeMartino is a record-holding adaptive rock climber with a powerful story. In this interview, we dive into his journey through trauma and suffering and ultimately back into doing what he loves. DeMartino offers thoughts on navigating pain, being a…
03 | Becoming a Father: Soul Care, Love, and the Process of Becoming Stable
Feb 28 • 39 min
It turns out, becoming a dad shows you which way you’re headed as a man. Sam and Blaine talk about rhythms that sustain your heart, prioritizing the core elements of your calling when your time is limited, and increasing your capacity to sacrifice for…
02 | Mark Evans: Risk, Craftsmanship, and Tips for the Visionary
Feb 14 • 60 min
Mark Evans is an internationally-renowned artist and a pioneer in the craft of leather microsculpting. In this interview, we tease out his thoughts on the role of the visionary, the need for God in the creative life, resisting the tumult of technology,…
01 | A Young Man’s Success: Competency, Virtue and the “Bitch Goddess” of William James
Feb 14 • 38 min
If we haven’t defined success for ourselves, the world will define it for us, and a misunderstanding of success can cripple a young man. Too often, we think of success as achievement, applause, and a reasonable cash prize. In this conversation, Sam and…