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.
September 30th, 2016 | 1 hr 31 secs
This week we have Jeffrey Pugh as our guest. He’s the author, most recently, of Homebrewed Christianity’s Guide To The End Times: Theology After You’ve Been Left Behind. Then David, Sarah and Scott talk about judgmental children,
September 26th, 2016 | 1 hr 39 secs
On this special edition of the podcast we talk with the staff who puts together Mockingbird’s print magazine. We also speak with social psychologist Carol Tavris, interviewed in the magazine, and Brian and Debbie Solum, who together wrote a piece for this issue entitled Confessions of Parental Recidivists: Searching for Hope in Raising a Mentally Ill Child.
September 23rd, 2016 | 1 hr 18 mins
We all need a little help from our friends, and ultimately from the Friend of Sinners. This week features a conversation with the one and only Paul Zahl and his longtime friend Duo Dickinson, renowned architect and lifelong Episcopalian.
September 16th, 2016 | 1 hr 6 mins
Our guest this week is Kenneth L. Woodward, one of the deans of American journalism. Ken was the religion editor at Newsweek for 40 years. He most recent book is Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama. Then Scott, David and Sarah talk time travel, clowns and poetry.
September 9th, 2016 | 1 hr 6 mins
This week we have two guests, both actively involved in the work and mission of church life on the ground. The R.J. Heijmen works at St. Martin’s Church in Houston, Texas. His responsibilities there include Stewardship and oversight of all Christian Education Ministries of the Parish. He continues to play a supervisory role in Student Ministries and is a regular participant in the Family Table service. However, in this interview he talks more about his work before St. Martin’s, when he attempted to plant a church in the heart of New York City. Rick Heltne is partner in the firm SIMA Partners for Churches, whose mission is to serve as partners in the crucial journey of churches in the midst of leadership transitions. After the conversations with our guests some of the usual suspects talk about the contents of Another Week Ends.
September 2nd, 2016 | 1 hr 6 mins
Our guest this week is Mark Tietjen, author most recently of Kierkegaard: Missionary To Christians. Then the roundtable remembers (with laughter) Gene Wilder, talks about the alternate universes, and why we feel the need to shout into the abyss.
August 26th, 2016 | 1 hr 9 mins
On this episode of The Mockingcast our guest is Bart Campolo. Bart is the humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California. He also has a popular podcast called Humanize Me. After our conversation with Bart, Ethan Richardson and Sarah Condon join Scott Jones to talk cell phones, religion on the small screen and in American life, and the nature of the perfect day.
August 19th, 2016 | 1 hr 22 secs
Our guest this week is Richard Beck, author of most recently Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted. Then the roundtable talks Animal Farm, happiness rules and the danger of nostalgia.
August 12th, 2016 | 1 hr 16 mins
Our guest this week is Krista Tippet, host the wildly popular NPR show On Being, and the author of several books, most recently Becoming Wise: An Inquiry Into The Mystery And Art Of Living. Then Scott, David and Sarah talk fashion and friendship.
August 5th, 2016 | 47 mins 56 secs
This week our guest is Jonathan Master, author most recently of A Question Of Consensus, which deals with post-Reformation understandings of the doctrine of assurance. He also hosts the podcast Theology On The Go,
July 30th, 2016 | 1 hr 20 mins
This week we have Rebecca Schiff as our guest, author of the amazing book of short stories, The Bed Moved. Then we introduce a new listener profile piece. Our first guests: Kyle and Liz Dupic. Wow! Then the usual suspects……Sarah come back!
July 23rd, 2016 | 57 mins 52 secs
This week we welcome Peter Leithart to the show as our guest. He is the author most recently of Delivered From The Elements Of The World: Atonement, Justification, Mission. He also directs the Theopolis Institute. Then our roundtable talks Mayberry,
July 15th, 2016 | 53 mins 28 secs
Paul Zahl is back. He and Mary Zahl just returned from England, where they saw their grandson baptized. He also returns to the Mockingcast today to talk Brexit, why he does his podcast, and what preaching is all about.
July 8th, 2016 | 56 mins 53 secs
Our guest this week is Kimm Crandall, author most recently of Beloved Mess: God’s Perfect Love For Your Imperfect Life. Then Scott, David and Sarah discuss the contents of Another Week Ends.
July 1st, 2016 | 1 hr 5 mins
This week we feature an interview with Miroslav Volf, Professor of Theology at Yale University and author most recently of Flourishing: Why We Need Religion In A Globalized World. Then David Zahl, Sarah Cond0n and Scott Jones discuss Seinfeldia,
June 28th, 2016 | 32 mins 23 secs
In this special, spontaneous episode David Zahl, Will McDavid, Lindy Jones and Scott try to make sense of where we’ve Game of Thrones has been, where it is, and where it’s going. Enjoy!