As a learning institution, you can imagine that Concordia University has a wealth of information to share.


Of course, professors express their knowledge and insights compellingly during classes, in both traditional and non-traditional formats. Concordia also has a multitude of respected professionals who get tapped on the regular to keynote or guest lecture at conferences or events worldwide.

But if you’re not able to connect with our experts through either of these means, Concordia’s faculty and staff can also be accessed at your leisure on any of your Smart devices.

This year, the university launched the Living Uncommon podcast to provide an avenue through which we can share Concordia more broadly. This new endeavor allows our Uncommon Concordians (and others who represent Concordia’s mission) to poignantly and winsomely convey ideas about what it means to be a Christian in modern life. With an array of dynamic guests featured in each episode, Living Uncommon explores topics including philosophy, education, faith, science, current events, and more.

Learn more by visiting the Living Uncommon website, and click on the episode titles below to listen to some of the inaugural podcast guests.


Concordia: Rev. Patrick Ferry, PhD

Post date: March 21, 2019

For its inaugural guest episode, the Living Uncommon podcast hosts welcomed Concordia University President Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PhD. Tune in as Dr. Ferry shares about his faith background, 22 years of service as president of Concordia, the future of Christian Higher Education, and Concordia’s unique, inclusive culture.

Education: Heather O’Neil and Brad Alles

Post date: April 10, 2019

Brad Alles and Heather O’Neil, both professors of education at Concordia, discuss their most powerful moments as educators, bring Christianity into education, facilitiating discourse in the classroom, and how the parent-teacher relationship has evolved.

Science and Philosophy: Dr. Michael Young and Dr. Angus Menuge

Post date: April 24, 2019

What is truth? How do we find truth—or is truth something that we create? Are those means reliable? In this episode, podcast hosts invite a philosopher and a scientist to the show to talk about how the two fields define truth, where they clash, and how they can work together.

Art & Faith: Cameron J. Anderson

Post date: May 8, 2019

How should Christians interact with the arts? Is there room for faith in the arts? What about the Church—what relationship should it have to the arts? In this episode, podcast hosts talk with Cameron Anderson, a lifelong artist and writer, about his personal experience with the intersection of the two. The hosts also say goodbye to one of the original Living Uncommon hosts, Tim, during this episode—his final one before he packs up for a move across the lake to Michigan.

Ministry to Gen Z + Millennials: Randy Duncan and John Rathje

Post date: May 22, 2019

The first wave of Gen Z is finishing up their first year of college, making the college campus an interesting blend of Millennials and Gen Z students. Particularly on a Christian campus, how do we engage with these students in a meaningful way that points toward God? For this episode, the podcast hosts are on Concordia’s Ann Arbor campus, joined by CUAA Campus Pastor Randy Duncan and Dean of Students John Rathje to talk about building authentic connections with students in a way that makes ministry impactful.

Rhetoric’s History & Power: Dr. Erin Laverick

Post date: May 31, 2019

Over the centuries, rhetoric has evolved and taken on many different forms. In a digital age where almost everyone has access to a public platform via social media, rhetoric is now everywhere. But how are we to digest all of these messages? How do we differentiate between the helpful and the destructive? Dr. Erin Laverick, campus dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at CUAA, joins the hosts to look back over the history of rhetoric, analyze how it’s changed, identify the emergence of female voices, and provide suggestions on how we can engage in a meaningful way with the rhetoric of our current day.


Catch some of our other Concordians on podcasts or radio shows that were aired by media partners within the past few months.

Concordia Bible Institute podcasts

Various episodes

Concordia Bible Institute is a servant institute of Concordia University Wisconsin that exists to provide Christ-centered Bible instruction from distinguished experts who teach “Christ in Every Word” of the Old and New Testaments, to strengthen faith and spread belief in the one true God. CBI Director Rev. Dr. Brian German, who is also assistant professor of theology at CUW, records regular episodes, with hundreds in the repertoire.

The Coffee Hour—Living as Servants of Christ

Post date: March 29, 2019

Rev. Dr. Ron Mudge, associate professor of theology and director of the pre-seminary program at Concordia University Wisconsin, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Servants of Christ Confernce, how this conference began, what attendees will learn and experience regarding vocation and living as Christians, and how this confernce has made a difference in the lives of past attendees. Learn more about this summer’s Servants of Christ Conference by clicking here.

Lutheran Educators Association—ABCs of Defending Your Faith 

Post date: May 2019

How can teachers help students know about evidence that confirms what we believe and confess? As CUW professor Brad Alles shares, it’s as easy as ABC (A is for Archaeology, B is for Bible, C is for Christ…) Discover details of these and other answers to questions that people have about the truth of the Christian faith. Dr. Alles’ podcast is one of LEA’s membership benefits. Members may access it by logging in on the LEA website, and then clicking here for Resources>LEA Podcasts & Webinars>Podcasts & Archived Webinars. 

MichBio Podcasts—Concordia Podcast

Post date: May 2019

CUW MBA Director Dr. Brian Curry and CUAA Campus Dean Dr. Suzy Siegle discuss the new pMBA program Concordia is offering. The program is designed for PhD students looking to gain the business skills necessary to start their own company.

Justice with Honor

Air dates: First three Tuesdays of each month at 9:20 a.m. on 1290 AM WLBY | Catch the livestream at www.1290wlby.com

CUAA Professor and Justice and Public Policy Chair Dan Chlebos hosts this regular show which airs on Michigan’s WLBY 1290 AM. The first Tuesday of the month focuses on current issues, and the subsequent two episodes of each month feature a rotation of guests.

Lucy Ann Lance Show featuring CUAA guests

Air dates: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:20 a.m. on 1290 AM WLBY

The Lucy Ann Lance Show features a rotation of CUAA guests on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Tune in to 1290 AM to hear the latest from CUAA.

Superhero Education

Dr. Steve Gerner and Professor Eugene Pitchford III record a groundbreaking educational podcast that tackles the tough, relevant, and controversial topics with the goal in mind to lead listeners to gain or maintain Superhero Educators status. Gerner and Pitchford also co-authored a book, Superhero Educator: How to Teach with Superior Skills and Success, that can be purchased here.

Kai Goldenstein

— Kai Goldenstein is a student writer and junior year Social Work major, minoring in German

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