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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.

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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.

    Special Episode: The Future Issue

    Special Episode: The Future Issue

    In this special episode of The Mockingcast, Ethan Richardson takes us on a tour of The Future Issue of The Mockingbird magazine, featuring interviews with historian Tom Holland and NY Times technology columnist Nellie Bowles. Also, once-and-future Mbird authority Will McDavid provides what may be the world's foremost take on the intersection of Marcel Proust and the Left Behind series.


    Grab your copy of The Future Issue today at magazine.mbird.com.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 175: Spirals of Forgiveness

    Episode 175: Spirals of Forgiveness

    In which Dave, Sarah, and RJ talk 50 year old aspirations, middle school peers, and knitting purity spirals. Also, Rev. Condon takes us on a tour of that frightening place known as "Secular Sarah Hell."



    Click here to read Jennifer Weiner's article "I Feel Personally Judged by J.Lo's Body"
    Click here to read Lydia Denworth's article on The Outsize Influence of Your Middle School Friends in The Atlantic.
    Click here to read Gavin Haynes' article on "How Knitters Got Knotted in a Purity Spiral".
    Click here to read David Brooks' piece, "Jesus Is a Jew."

    • 59 min
    Episode 174: The Unchurchables

    Episode 174: The Unchurchables

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk advanced status games, gracious cheerleaders, deathrow mercies, and anti-institutional performancism. Also, Ken F promises to let them all cut in line.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 173: Time's Quaint Stream(ing Service)

    Episode 173: Time's Quaint Stream(ing Service)

    In the first new episode of 2020, RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk Parkinson's Law, algorithmic decades, and neonatal epiphanies. Also, Dave sees Little Women, Sarah preps for Twin Day, and things stop going according to RJ's plan.



    Click here to read The Atlantic's explanation of Why You Have No Time
    Click here to read Katherine Miller's essay on how The 2010's Broke Our Sense of Time
    Click here to listen to the interview with Ada Calhoun about Gen X judgements
    Click here to read Lonnie Lacy's sermon What We Hold

    • 54 min
    Episode 172: Mary, Did You Have Amazon Prime?

    Episode 172: Mary, Did You Have Amazon Prime?

    In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave talk sassy mom merch, overrated advents, and the theology of foster care. They also share their favorites from 2019. Oh and RJ sings... a lot.



    Click here to read Jia Tolentino's article on "The Quiet Protests of Sassy Mom Merch."
    Click here to read Tish Harrison Warren's NY Times column about Advent.
    Click here to read Ben Maddison's "Mary Definitely Knew."
    Click here to respond to the invitation at the beginning and support The Mockingcast!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 171: Everybody Loves Dolly

    Episode 171: Everybody Loves Dolly

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk generational warfare ("OK boomer"), Sunday morning racial reconciliation, refugee puppetry, and America's favorite Dolly. Also, Sarah gets beeped for the first time--but probably not the last. Throughout it all, hope abounds. Oh and to take RJ up on his offer, visit [www.mbird.com/support](www.mbird.com/support).



    Click here to read Aja Romano's article in Vox about the OK boomer meme.
    Click here to read Batya Ungar-Sargon's "A Tale of Two Churches" in the NY Review of Books.
    Click here to read about the Ahlan Simsim children's show.
    Click here to read Sarah Condon's piece "When Jesus Tells a Boob Joke".

    • 1 hr 1 min

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