The Mockingcast is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by RJ Heijmen, Sarah Condon and David Zahl, and brought to you by Mockingbird Ministries, an organization which seeks to connect the Christian faith with the realities of everyday life in fresh and down-to-earth ways. You can find out more about Mockingbird at www.mbird.com.
Audio production provided by The Narrativo Group.
April 28th, 2018 | 40 mins 33 secs
Recorded in front of an audience at the 2018 Mockingbird Conference in New York City, Sarah, RJ, and Dave discuss adulthood, body positivity, and chicken sandwiches. Also, RJ searches in vain for an Applebees.
April 19th, 2018 | 50 mins
In which Ethan Richardson takes us on a tour of The Humor Issue of our print magazine and in the process gets to the bottom of some very silly business--with the help of Ben Maddison, Aaron Zimmerman, Caroline Henley and Harrison Scott Key. Also, the world's first ever game of Who Said It: Wonder Showzen or Soren Kierkegaard?
April 14th, 2018 | 39 mins 34 secs
After sharing their least anxious journal entries, Sarah, RJ and Dave come clean about loneliness, community and AA envy. Also, RJ talks way too much about Spider-man.
March 24th, 2018 | 41 mins 42 secs
RJ, Sarah and Dave tell Mr. Rogers stories before talking deconstruction, doubt and good news. Also, Sarah shares the recipe for her favorite Holy Week treats.
March 9th, 2018 | 43 mins 38 secs
In which RJ, Sarah and Dave discuss their waning interest in the Oscars and their waxing interest in the psychological, theological and cinematic dimensions of imputation. Also, RJ's son does well on his math test (but poorly on his grammar quiz).
February 26th, 2018 | 37 mins 41 secs
Recorded in front of an audience at the 4th annual Mbird Conference in Tyler, TX, Dave is joined by long-time contributors Aaron Zimmerman and Charlotte Getz, as they talk Billy Graham and the opioid crisis. Also, Aaron ponders some things you can't say.
February 10th, 2018 | 41 mins 29 secs
RJ, Sarah and Dave talk Olympic forgiveness, resurrected Valentines and their favorite Wednesday of the year (Ash). Also, RJ drinks some free juice.
February 2nd, 2018 | 38 mins 39 secs
Sarah, RJ and Dave talk football, motivation and the kingdom of God before consulting the NY Times on what suffering people really want. Also, Sarah airs her distaste for the term "Cradle Episcopalian".
January 19th, 2018 | 42 mins 54 secs
atonement, aziz ansari, dating, humblebragging, sexual misconduct
After not-so-humbly bragging about themselves, RJ, Sarah and Dave dive into the Aziz Ansari / #MeToo headlines, which leads into a discussion of their favorite atonement models. Also, RJ sings highlights from The Little Mermaid.
January 5th, 2018 | 33 mins 38 secs
Sitting in for vacationing RJ this week, Dr. Todd Brewer joins David and Sarah to talk about the top theology book(s) of 2017, as well as hopes and fears for the new year. Together they try to answer the question, "what is church for?"
December 15th, 2017 | 41 mins 39 secs
christmas, exercise, social media, star wars, u2
In our second episode after the hiatus, RJ, Sarah & Dave talk about Persistent Pirates, U2, Facebook Guilt, Exercise Cults, and Christmas.
December 1st, 2017 | 40 mins 8 secs
Our first "proper" episode in eight months(!), David and Sarah are joined by new co-host RJ Heijmen, as they talk Disneyland, church types, sexual harassment, male libido, Advent, and the difference between justice and revenge.
Episode 116: Prayer and Affliction: Martin Luther on the Spiritual Roots of Theological Insight - Simeon Zahl
November 28th, 2017 | 21 mins 18 secs
Delivered at the 2017 American Academy of Religion conference (AARSBL) in Boston, MA on Nov. 19, 2017.
November 26th, 2017 | 47 mins 29 secs
Delivered November 19th, 2017 at All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton, IL.
November 26th, 2017 | 52 mins 51 secs
Delivered on October 15th, 2017 at All Souls Anglican Church in Wheaton, IL.
November 10th, 2017 | 32 mins 46 secs
mbird dc 2017
Closing question and answer session on Saturday afternoon, October 28th, 2017, with four of the speakers at our "500 Years of Grace" event All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, MD.