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.
July 27th, 2018 | 43 mins 38 secs
In which Sarah, RJ and Dave make it all look so easy, not just keeping the law but planting a church. Also, RJ goes car shopping.
July 6th, 2018 | 48 mins 5 secs
In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave relive eighth grade and try to figure out who's the most "washed" (spoiler alert: it's RJ). Also, Mr Rogers makes an appearance.
June 22nd, 2018 | 45 mins 24 secs
In which Dave, Sarah, and guest host Aaron Zimmerman talk Hollywood evangelists, suicidal men, and detained children. Also, Aaron gets a new office.
June 9th, 2018 | 45 mins 52 secs
In which RJ, Sarah and Dave win the narrative on obituaries, Kate Spade, and political addictions. Plus, Sarah chases her son up the stairs.
May 26th, 2018 | 42 mins 25 secs
In which RJ, Sarah and Dave talk about the royal wedding sermon, YouTube Vegans, and the only empirically verifiable Christian doctrine. Also, Philip Roth was not astonished.
May 11th, 2018 | 47 mins 43 secs
RJ, Sarah and Dave try to wrap their heads around race in America, online utopias and Vietnamese conversions. Also, Dave talks way too much about Michael Jackson.
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?"