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.
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 This episode we review Love and Friendship, a film inspired by Jane Austen’s unpublished novella.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,
May 28th, 2016 | 1 hr 6 mins
This week we have as our guest Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, the author of numerous books and essays, including her most recent work, Nurture The Wow, a deeply affecting, funny, insightful meditation that challenges readers to find the spiritual meaning of p...
May 20th, 2016 | 54 mins 24 secs
This week’s show features an interview with Fleming Rutledge about her recent book, The Crucifixion:Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ. Then the usual suspects review the contents of Another Week Ends. Scott,
May 18th, 2016 | 1 hr 24 mins
In this special episode of the podcast we talk about the most recent issue of our magazine which is all about the Church. We talk with the editor of the magazine, Ethan Richardson, as well Molly Worthen, Professor of History from UNC and New York Times...
May 13th, 2016 | 48 mins 18 secs
In this episode Scott talks with Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert, Professor of Homiletics at Howard Divinity School. Dr. Gilbert teaches preaching and is also a student of its history. Following the interview Scott is joined by David Zahl and a special guest...
May 6th, 2016 | 50 mins 52 secs
In this episode we’re joined by John Newton, author of the Falling Into Grace: Exploring Our Inner Life With God. Following that conversation David, Sarah and Scott discuss the content of Another Week Ends.
April 29th, 2016 | 47 mins 34 secs
In this episode Scott talks with Geoff Holsclaw, author of, most recently, Transcending Subjects: Augustine, Hegel and Theology, and the co-host of the Theology On Mission Podcast. The usual suspects (Scott,
April 22nd, 2016 | 58 mins 46 secs
In this episode we air a conversation that David Zahl and Scott Jones had with Derek Webb at the 2016 New York City Conference. Then the usual suspects discuss the contents of Another Week Ends.
April 15th, 2016 | 38 mins 22 secs
In this special episode of the podcast all our content was recorded live from the #mockingbirdnyc2016 conference. Our usual cast of characters, with the welcome addition of Jacob Smith, talk about the story and identity of Mockingbird,
April 8th, 2016 | 49 mins 30 secs
In this episiode Scott talks with Mandy Smith, author of The Vulnerable Pastor. Then the panel talks about the loss of a great artist, Merle Haggard, and reflect on the anniversary of the loss of a great preacher of grace, Michael Spencer.
April 1st, 2016 | 54 mins 20 secs
In this episode we are privileged to talk with noted author Chris Bachelder about his newest book, The Throwback Special. We also discuss some of the highlights of Another Week Ends, including the American Psycho musical and Microsoft’s genocidal socia...
March 26th, 2016 | 20 mins 53 secs
In this episode my mystery guest who’s secret identity is revealed on the podcast joins me to give a first look and reaction to the just released Batman V Superman film. SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers start at minute 12.