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 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!
June 24th, 2016 | 1 hr 18 mins
Our special guest this week is Liel Leibowitz, senior writer at Tablet Magazine and co-host of Unorthodox, one of the greatest podcasts on the web. Liel and Scott thought their conversation was nearly apocalyptic in magnitude,
June 17th, 2016 | 49 mins 45 secs
Our guest this week is author and literary critic Jonathan Levi, whose most recent book is Septimania, a ” strange and magical picaresque romance.” Then Scott is joined by David Zahl and Sarah Condon to consider questions like: “Do we live in the Matri...
June 9th, 2016 | 45 mins 4 secs
This week Scott Jones talks with Erik Guzman about his new book, The Seed: A True Myth. Then Scott is joined by the usual suspects to talk about, among other things, the dangers of being authentic and doing what you love.
June 6th, 2016 | 11 mins 50 secs
This is the second of an ongoing, albeit semi-regular series, where the host of the Mockingcast goes to the cinema with his lovely wife, Lindy. This episode we review Love and Friendship, a film inspired by Jane Austen’s unpublished novella.
June 3rd, 2016 | 56 mins 5 secs
We have one of the top experts on Zombie Apocalypses on the show this week. Alissa Wilkinson teaches at King’s College in New York City. She is the author most recently of How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith,