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.
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.
November 13th, 2015 | 25 mins 16 secs
This is a special episode of the Mockingcast where we preview the most recent issue of the Mockingbird Magazine, which deals with Technology and how it shape us and our culture. You can order the issue here: http://magazine.mbird.com/shop/.
November 6th, 2015 | 22 mins 4 secs
In our second episode we consider what it takes to accept failures, begin again with levity and grapple with self-deception. We also conclude with a thought about the Jesus that makes it all possible.
October 30th, 2015 | 20 mins 48 secs
This is the first edition of the Mockingcast, the podcast of Mockingbird Ministries (www.mbird.com). In our first episode, Scott Jones converses with the Director of Mockingbird, David Zahl, about the content of their weekly roundup post “The Weekender...