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.
February 19th, 2016 | 41 mins 8 secs
This week we’re priveleged to have Mockingbird contributor and Rector of Calvary-St.George’s in New York City. (http://www.calvarystgeorges.org) He shares some thoughts on the theology of the cross and how it can inform the Lenten season,
February 12th, 2016 | 56 mins
In this episode of the show we talk with some really interesting people. We begin with a conversation with J.R. Rozko, co-director of the Mission Alliance (www.missioalliance.org). They are doing a series of conference gatherings to explore what differ...
February 6th, 2016 | 40 mins 58 secs
In this episode we talk with first time guest Stephanie Phillips about the dance working career moms have to do and how she changed her dance steps. Then David Zahl shares some thoughts about the nature of criticism (the literary and artistic kind),
January 29th, 2016 | 40 mins 11 secs
In this episode of the Mockingcast we have Sarah Condon reflecting on the futility of the New Year’s Resolution and how it connects to the Lenten journey. We also have Ethan Richardson sharing his take on the contents of Another Week Ends,
January 25th, 2016 | 50 mins 33 secs
This special edition of the Mockingcast comes to you by the good graces of Greg Strawbridge. Greg is a pastor in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He’s also a musician and an online sound producer extraordinaire. You can find his interviews,
January 22nd, 2016 | 20 mins 39 secs
This week we talk about the contents of Another Week Ends with David Zahl as he hunkers down in preparation for the first impending blizzard of 2016.
January 15th, 2016 | 31 mins 5 secs
In this week’s episode we cover the highlights of Another Week Ends with David Zahl. As usual all the content we mention can be found on our website: www.mbird.com. Have a great weekend.
January 12th, 2016 | 30 mins 22 secs
In this special edition of The Mockingcast we talk with Will McDavid about the state of the Church as of 2015. We also get a rundown on Todd Brewer’s best theological reads from 2015.
January 8th, 2016 | 35 mins 3 secs
In this episode C.J. Green breaks down the highlightd of Another Week Ends. We consider the power of Derek Webb’s recent published confession, talk about failure and mediocrity, and consider how the story of our lives isn’t always one we can chart with...
December 24th, 2015 | 24 mins 6 secs
This is our Christmas Show. It’s short, sweet and full of Christmas cheer. Enjoy. And Merry Christmas! Show Notes: Here is the essay by Dan Harmon which was quoted at the beginning of the show.
December 18th, 2015 | 49 mins 37 secs
In this episode we not only run down some of the most interesting stories in Another Week Ends, we talk about food shaming and judgment at holiday parties, as well as offering our own review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
December 11th, 2015 | 30 mins 32 secs
Another week ends…In a world that seems unpredicable, chaotic and sometimes downright scary both the religious and the irreligious seem drawn to creating hermetically sealed safe spaces. But no matter what you can’t escape door to door proseletizers.
December 4th, 2015 | 31 mins 42 secs
This week we talk about the increasing burden of shame in our culture and the new trend of “prayer shaming.” We also talk a little about Bill Murray as secular saint and consider why we’re all drawn to D.I.Y. spirituality.
November 25th, 2015 | 35 mins 6 secs
Every year at the end of November we gather with friends and family eat, drink and watch football and listen to people tell us how grateful we should be. What’s the source of gratitude and what robs us of the ability to be grateful?
November 20th, 2015 | 24 mins 44 secs
In this episode of the Mockingcast we look at the a phenomenon in Palo Alto and what it tells us about the performance pressure cooker in which we all find ourselves. We also ask what grace has to do with it.
November 13th, 2015 | 25 mins 44 secs
How does wonder shape the way we approach people outside the faith, people with whom we deeply disagree and how might it help us see our own stories? All that and Guns N’ Roses on this week’s edition of the Mockingcast.