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The Mockingcast is a 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 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.

    Episode 182: Deployed!

    Episode 182: Deployed!

    In which Dave, Sarah, and RJ talk celebrity backlash, culpability anxiety, remote worship, and New York trauma. Also, Dave does his best Coach Taylor impression while Sarah learns from widows.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 181: The Great Thing About Hell

    Episode 181: The Great Thing About Hell

    In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave talk favorite memes, anticipatory grief, apocalyptic pick-up lines, and other impossibilities. Also, Sarah organizes a Zoom happy hour, and RJ shakes his neighbor's hand.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 180: Lowering the Bar

    Episode 180: Lowering the Bar

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk corona-couples, corona-parents, corona-jobs, and the perils of giving advice. Also, RJ takes things too personally, Sarah skips Morning Prayer, and no celebrates Lazarus's life. Articles discussed:



    Jennifer Senior's "Welcome to Marriage During Coronavirus"
    "Lowering the Bar in Parenting" via The Cut
    Productivity in a Pandemic
    Click here to read Tim Kreider's polemic Against Advice
    Click here to read why Jason Micheli won't be doing any celebrations of life

    • 59 min
    Episode 179: Coronacation Survival Kit

    Episode 179: Coronacation Survival Kit

    In which Dave, Sarah, and RJ talk new corona-realities, compassion shortages, and Martin Luther's advice for pandemic survivors--before giving their quarantine recommendations. Also, RJ goes bodysurfing while Sarah prays for teenagers in love.



    Click here to read David Brooks' column on how Pandemics Kill Compassion.
    Click here to read Emmy Yang's article on What Martin Luther Teaches Us About Coronavirus.
    Click here to read Sarah's list of people she's praying for.
    Click here to follow the Mockingbird Facebook page, where daily video devotions will be posted starting on Monday.

    • 54 min
    Episode 178: What Would Gaga Do?

    Episode 178: What Would Gaga Do?

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk dating Lady Gaga, reading MeMaw's bible, reckoning with coronapanic during Lent, and forgiving other people's enemies. Also, Sarah leaves a trail of bodies behind her while Dave listens to Big Pink.



    Click here to read about Lady Gaga's new boyfriend's ex-girfriend
    Click here to read Sarah's article about the blessings of the elderly
    Click here to view A Photographer's Parents Wave Farewell
    Click here to read Tara Isabella Burton's piece on fleeing coronapanic.
    Click here to read Stephen Freeman's post on forgiving other people's enemies.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 177: The Type Who Never Listens

    Episode 177: The Type Who Never Listens

    In which Sarah, RJ, and Dave talk closeness-communication bias, Type of Guy Theory, nuclear family breakdown, and skipping church. Also, Florida man RJ Heijmen reveals why he speaks so quickly, and Sarah discloses her least favorite sermon.


    Click here to sign up for The Mockingbird Digest.
    Click here for more info about the Mockingbird Festival in Tyler, TX (4/3-5).
    Click here to sign up for the 2020 Mbird Conference in NYC (4/23-25).

    • 1 hr 5 min

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