238 episodes

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 TJ Hester.

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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 TJ Hester.

    Episode 238: Heaven Is a Sleepover

    Episode 238: Heaven Is a Sleepover

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk sleepover stories, mindfulness apps, prison ministries, and dangerous cliches. Also, Sarah lipsyncs to Amy Grant while Dave avoids the noid.



    Click here to read Erika Christakis' Case for Sleepovers in The Atlantic
    Click here to read the Dear Cloud column in Wired about mental health apps.
    Click here to read Rina Raphael's Well to Do newsletter.
    Click here to read the second installment of Richard Beck's "Reading the Bible with the Damned" series.
    Click here to read the third installment.
    Click here to read Todd Brewer's piece for Mbird "Comforting the Comfortable".
    Click here to listen to the sermon Sarah references by Jacob Smith.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 237: Missing the Miracles

    Episode 237: Missing the Miracles

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk one-downing, dry January, raging creatives, and Nigerian faith healers. Also, Sarah reveals how to get people to care, and Dave finally says what we're all thinking about RJ.


    Correction: around the 30 min mark, when Dave says "Johnny Walker" he meant to say "Jack Daniels."



    Click here to watch the clip of Colbert speaking with Quinta Brunson
    Click here to read The Atlantic interview about Dry January
    Click here to read Freddie deBoer's newsletter on the Raging Creative Underclass
    Click here to read Molly Worthen's piece about Miracles in the NY Times.
    Click here to read Jim Nestingen's forward to Free to Be

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 236: Dimming the Gaslights

    Episode 236: Dimming the Gaslights

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk words of the year, overly honest friendships, gift giving snafus, and Rob Delaney's late son Henry. Also, RJ gets chosen while Sarah throws shade at some Swifties.



    Click here to watch The Chosen
    Click here to check out Kobe Campbell's Instagram, and here to pre-order her book, Why Am I Like This?
    Click here to listen to the episode of Heavyweight Dave mentions, and here to order the audio of Nick Cave's Faith Hope and Carnage
    Click here to read about Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year
    Click here Stephanie Murray's piece on Friendship in The Atlantic
    Click here to read "Unpacking the Psychology of Gift Giving" by Kate Murphy in the NY Times
    Click here to read about The Upsides of Feeling Small via Robert Fisher and the BBC
    Click here to read Drew Colby's piece on Rob Delaney's Water in the Desert on Mbird

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 235: Disco Advent

    Episode 235: Disco Advent

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk sleep tracking, the therapy/gospel dichotomy, public apologies, and the Second Coming. Also, Sarah almost ruins a baby shower.



    **Click here to respond to the opening appeal to support Mbird
    **Click here to read (part of) CJ's opener for the Sleep Issue of the magazine
    Click here to order your copy of the Sleep Issue today
    Click here to read Tara Isabella Burton's piece for the NY Times, "The Problem With Letting Therapy-Speak Invade Everything"
    Click here to read Brad East's post "A Therapeutic Church Is an Atheist Church"
    Click here to watch the trailer for the documentary Stutz, directed by Jonah Hill
    Click here to read Jill Lepore's essay on "The Case Against the Twitter Apology"

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 234: Boundaries Schmoundaries

    Episode 234: Boundaries Schmoundaries

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk the moneyballing of everything, the perils of oversharing, the contradictions of adult orphanhood, and the beauty/difficulty of Sunday School. Also, RJ overshares some feelings about our national pastime.



    Click here to read Derek Thompson's newsletter on what Moneyball-for-Everything Has Done to American Culture.
    Click here to read Michael Waters' piece in the Atlantic on The Decline of Etiquette and the Rise of 'Boundaries'.
    Click here to read Kathryn Jezer-Morton's column for The Cut on Adult Orphans.
    Click here to read Jane Grizzle's post for Mbird on Pumpkins, Unicorns, and Saints of God.
    Click here to read Todd Brewer's piece on Preaching That Connects.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 233: The Main Difference Between a Wedding and a Funeral

    Episode 233: The Main Difference Between a Wedding and a Funeral

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk moralized therapy, misunderstood jobs, and the underrated upsides of an altar call. Also, Sarah laments the snow crabs while RJ loses a wrestling match.



    Click here to read Mychal Denzel Smith's article "Why Do People Think Going to Therapy Makes You a Good Person?".
    Click here to read Huw Green's article "We Have Reached Peak 'Mental Health'".
    Click here to read The Atlantic's poll on "What People Don't Understand About Your Job".
    Click here to read Russell Moore's column on Bringing Back Altar Calls.
    Click here to read Ken Sundet Jones's piece on Mbird, "Where God Met Me".

    • 1 hr 9 min

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