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.
December 2nd, 2016 | 1 hr 3 mins
This week’s guest is Makoto Fujimura, author most recently of Silence And Beauty: Hidden Faith Born Of Suffering. His book is a personal engagement with the great Shusaku Endo novel Silence, adapted recently to film by Martin Scorsese. Following the interview our roundtable discusses comprehensive credit ratings, atheism, and the forthcoming Scorsese film.
November 24th, 2016 | 16 mins 40 secs
Please enjoy this special Thanksgiving holiday episode of the podcast. Sarah and Scott with the help of some material from Evolving Out Loud reflect on what our Thanksgiving dinner tables tell us about ourselves.
November 18th, 2016 | 59 mins 37 secs
Our guest this week is one of America’s great theologians, Robert Jenson. He’s joined by Adam Eitel, who helped put together Jenson’s most recent book A Theology In Outline: Can These Bones Live? Then we talk Episcopal heartbreak, attachment theory and the cult of progress.
November 12th, 2016 | 1 hr 7 mins
This week’s guest is Suzanne Stabile, co-author of a new book on The Enneagram entitled The Road Back To You. Then the roundtable talks about the past week’s events and the passing of Leonard Cohen.
November 10th, 2016 | 1 hr 18 mins
On this special episode of the podcast Scott sits down in NYC with singer, songwriter and playwright Jim Knable. For more about Jim you can go to www.jimknable.com.
November 4th, 2016 | 49 mins 40 secs
Friend of the show Mark Oppenheimer returns to share about his recent adventure with Episcopalians. He also explains why he quit the NY Times and why he still writes to his daughter in cursive. Then the usual suspects talk Bill Murray, teen anxiety and Cormac McCarthy.
October 31st, 2016 | 58 mins 25 secs
The Mockingcast turned one year old yesterday and what a year it’s been! On this special episode we reflect on the past year and reflect on the Reformation rediscovery of 100 proof Gospel that inspires everything that Mockingbird is and does.
October 28th, 2016 | 1 hr 11 mins
This week we talk with Zac Hicks, Worship Pastor at Cathedral Church of the Advent and author of The Worship Pastor: A Call To Ministry For Worship Leaders And Teams. Then Scott and Sarah are joined by a mystery guest to discuss the contents of Another Week Ends.
October 21st, 2016 | 1 hr 12 mins
This week our guest is Devorah Heitner, author of most recently, Screenwise. Following our conversation the usual suspects discuss the contents of Another Week Ends.
October 14th, 2016 | 1 hr 7 mins
Our guest this week is Mike McHargue, host of the Ask Science Mike podcast and co-host of The Liturgists podcast, both wildly popular. He’s also the author of Finding God In The Waves: How I Lost My Faith And Found It Again Through Science.
October 7th, 2016 | 1 hr 5 mins
Our guest this week is Katelyn Detweiler. Her most recent novel is Transcendent. She lives, work and writes in Brooklyn. After Scott’s conversation with Katelyn some of the usual suspects talk about moral licensing, call out culture, and the beauty of the transcendent God in the flesh.
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.