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.
May 6th, 2017 | 38 mins 57 secs
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Opening talk at our 2017 Conference in NYC from The Rev. Aaron Zimmerman. Delivered April 27th, 2017 at St George's Episcopal Church. Subtitle: "The Secret of Mockingbird's Success".
March 24th, 2017 | 1 hr 4 mins
Our guest this week is Jeffrey Hanson, author of "Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical, and the Religious in 'Fear and Trembling'". Then the roundtable talks Yik Yak, the breeding grounds of resentment and more Melissa Febos.
March 17th, 2017 | 1 hr 13 mins
Our guest this week is Tony Jones. Tony is a theologian, author and the trade editor at Fortress Press. He's also a consultant on Hulu's popular serial drama "The Path". Then the roundtable talks happiness, headwinds and the Zacchaeus option.
March 10th, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
Our guest this week is Emily Esfani Smith. She's the author of The Power Of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters. Then the roundtable talks tribalism, storytelling and failure.
March 3rd, 2017 | 1 hr 12 mins
Our guest this week is Adam Morton. Having successfully avoided the pitfalls of money and social standing, sometime Mockingbird contributor Adam Morton serves as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church and associate pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, both in Lancaster, PA. After the conversation with Adam, David Zahl and Scott Jones are joined by Mandy Smith to talk about outrage, the church escaping the world and the denial of death.
February 24th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
This week's guest is Melissa Febos. She's the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010) and the forthcoming essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017). Then the roundtable comes to you live from Texas at the mbirdtyler.com conference.
February 17th, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
Our guest this week is Jason Micheli. Jason is a United Methodist pastor. He's the author of Cancer Is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo. He's the co-host of the Crackers and Grape Juice podcast. Then roundtable talks loved, religion and death.
February 10th, 2017 | 1 hr 11 mins
This week our guest is Stephanie Butnick, co-host of Tablet Magazine's popular podcast Unorthodox. We have now had all three co-hosts as guests. We saved the best for last! Then the roundtable talks eating your way to immortality, atheist conversion studies and concludes with a story of what love is all about.
February 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 19 mins
In this special episode of The Mockingcast we give a preview of some of the content of Mockingbird's quarterly print magazine. Several contributors are featured including Dr. Helen Zoe Veit. She's the author of Modern Food, Moral Food.
February 3rd, 2017 | 1 hr 15 mins
Our guest this week is Nadia Bolz-Weber. She is a pastor, author, speaker, fitness jedi and poster child for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Then the roundtable tackles fat shaming, date hating, food solidarity and the definition of a sermon.
January 27th, 2017 | 56 mins 7 secs
Our guest this week is Carlen Maddux, author of A Path Revealed: How Hope, Love And Joy Found Us In A Deep Maze Called Alzheimer's. Then the roundtable talks "people analytics", living in bubbles and the foolish culture of the carnival.
January 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 11 mins
This week our guest is Paul Walker. Paul is the Rector at Christ Episcopal Church, where Mockingbird is headquartered. He’s also a longtime friend of Mockingbird and spoke at the first Mockingbird conference in New York City. After our conversation with Paul the usual suspects talk about the death of the American dream, frames of mind and the stories we tell ourselves.
January 13th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
Our guest this week is Jennifer Underwood. Jennifer is a lawyer, wife and mother of 3. She blogs at the Houston Moms Blog. Then the roundtable talks about profanity and honest, shame, forgiveness and Silence.
January 6th, 2017 | 49 mins 18 secs
Dr. Todd Brewer, New Testament Professor at General Theological Seminary, comes on the podcast to talk about Mockingbird’s best theology book list of 2016. Then the roundtable talks about, among other things, Good Riddance Day.
December 23rd, 2016 | 57 mins 49 secs
Our guest on our Christmas episode is Rev. Mandy Smith. She has recently written about dealing with mixed emotions during the holidays. She also created an advent art exercise to help cultivate child-likeness.