After a month apart, Thane and Adam waste no time diving into life and learning how to make the most of it. As Adam enters into a new season of life with marriage, the differences between Thane and Adam’s lives grows even further apart, yet the core remains the same. And that’s what this episode and this show is all about, the aspects of life that transcend the external or surface realities of what our culture or location provides.

From stories, to laughs, to profundity, memories, and more – this episode is sure to leave you excited for more of what’s in store for the future of The Up & Comers Show. Join us in finding Intention in the Tension, once again.


 “We have the same core values even though they flesh out very differently.”  – Adam Setser

“You can leverage the power of generations in one location incredibly deeply.”  – Adam Setser

“I think that things like both of us pursuing a high level of athletics instilled in us a high level of work ethic that isn’t necessarily a norm.”  – Thane Ringler

“You have to be iron to sharpen iron.”  – Thane Ringler

“It’s cool to be in a place now where we can strive to see ourselves objectively.”  – Thane Ringler

“Not every relationship dictates a deep level of trust.”  – Thane Ringler

“At our core we’re made in the image of God, we’re of inherent worth and value.”  – Thane Ringler

“The sharpening of iron is often hard work.”  – Thane Ringler

“You can’t customize your life.”  – Adam Setser

“Life is not meant to be structured to your best pleasure or your best ease.”  – Adam Setser

“We ultimately don’t have dominion over ourselves, God does.”  – Thane Ringler

“I do like being in an environment of people who are striving for challenging things, and it’s definitely a culture of that out here [in LA].”  – Thane Ringler

“I find it refreshing working with blue-collar people.”  – Adam Setser

“Everybody has their own flavor of life.”  – Adam Setser

“Look at it as an opportunity and not an obstacle.”  – Adam Setser

“Wherever you’re at – make that your home.”  – Thane Ringler

“We gotta own where God has us.”  – Thane Ringler

“The simplistic nature of living highlights the most important part of life, which is people.”  – Thane Ringler

“Big cities attract the dreamers, because they have what seems to be a bottomless ability to pay for stuff that other people won’t pay for.”  – Adam Setser

“This show is not meant to be a one-man’s perspective on what it means to live a good life. It is the exploration and discovery of what that means from two very different perspectives.”  – Adam Setser

Show Notes

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20:00 – True Friendship
28:30 – Cultures / Locations
43:45 – Teaser for Convo on Work
48:00 – Future Direction for the Show