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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.

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    • 4.8 • 364 Ratings

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.

    Bonus Episode: "Faith" from The Brothers Zahl

    Bonus Episode: "Faith" from The Brothers Zahl

    For Mockingcasters looking for something to listen to while the gang is on hiatus this summer, look no further! We hope you enjoy the first episode of the new season of Mbird's The Brothers Zahl podcast, "Faith".



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    Click here to peruse the recommendations and references included in the episode

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 261: What Am I Gonna Do About the Demons?

    Episode 261: What Am I Gonna Do About the Demons?

    In their last episode before the summer hiatus, RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk wedding snobbery, tearjerker movies, and secular exorcisms. The gang wish listeners a fruitful unburdening these next few months! If you feel so led, visit www.mbird.com/support to respond to the opening appeal.



    Click here to read Francesca Carington's article in the The Guardian, "Why Are We So Snobby About Other People's Weddings?"
    Click here to read Heather Havrilesky's plea in the NY Times to "Bring Back the Tear-Jerker!"
    Click here to read the head-spinning review of Rober Falconer's The Others Within Us on Astral Codex Ten
    Click here to listen to Andrew Root's talk from the NYC Mbird Conference
    Click here to read Elizabeth Callen's Infinite Grace on Mbird


    Season 3 of The Brothers Zahl kicks off on Monday June 10th! Click here to subscribe.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 260: I Don't Know If I Should Say This

    Episode 260: I Don't Know If I Should Say This

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk weight loss drugs, hypochondria, and the hound of heaven. Also, Sarah attends a pool party while Dave fesses up to his inner Christian Scientist.



    Click here to listen to the recordings of our recent NYC Conference.
    Click here to watch Jerry Seinfeld's commencement address at Duke.
    Click here to read "So Was Body Positivity a Big Lie?" by Samhita Mukhopadhyay in The Cut.
    Click here to read Meghan O'Rourke's "Hypochondria Never Dies" in The Atlantic.
    Click here to read "Found By the Hound of Heaven" by Lindsay Holifield on Mbird.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 259: Last Chopper Out of Vietnam

    Episode 259: Last Chopper Out of Vietnam

    Recorded live in front of the audience at Mockingbird's annual conference in NYC, RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk quarter-life crises, parental control, dating types, and the relief of not being God. Also, Dave and RJ finally figure out who won.



    Click here to read The New Quarter-Life Crisis by Maggie Mertens in The Atlantic.
    Click here to Kathryn Jezer-Morton's piece on "Parenting Through Control Issues" for The Cut.
    Click here to read The One Big Thing You Can Do for Your Kids by Arthur Brooks.
    Click here to read Lillian Fishman's advice column for The Point, asking Can We Ever Trust Ourselves?
    Click here to read Seven Words That Sum Up the Entire Bible by Anthony Robinson on Mbird.

    • 58 min
    Episode 258: The Greatest Bible Study of All Time

    Episode 258: The Greatest Bible Study of All Time

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk furniture flipping, rental people, lunar eclipses, and Rwandan redemption. Also, RJ drops some serious science.



    Click here for more details about next week's Mbird Conference in NYC
    Click here to read the excerpt from Amanda Montell's new book The Age of Overthinking in Marie Claire
    Click here to receive Sarah Hinlicky Wilson's newsletter Theology and A Recipe, the most recent installment of which is Bad Pie
    Click here to read Todd Brewer's piece Looking for Enchantment on Mbird
    Click here to read Denise Uwimana's "How Far Does Forgiveness Reach?" in Plough

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 257: Screwing Up Is a Good Start

    Episode 257: Screwing Up Is a Good Start

    In which RJ, Sarah, and Dave talk elephant mudslides, liquid death, Alzheimers, and atonement. It's an instant classic!


    Click here to register for the NYC Conference (April 25-27). To reserve a spot for the James Tissot exhibit, email info@mbird.com ASAP.



    Click here to read Sallie Tisdale's piece in The Atlantic, "Do Animals Have Fun?"
    Click here to read Jacob Stern's article on how Of Course America Fell for Liquid Death.
    Click here to read The Case Against the Instant Classic by Sam Bush on Mbird.
    Click here to read the (first three quarters of) of the Garrison Keillor's blog entry that Sarah quotes.
    Click here to read Jen Pollock Michel's Mbird essay "The Long Lent of Alzheimers."
    Click here to read "God's Forgiveness Is Costly" by Emil Brunner on Plough.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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364 Ratings

364 Ratings

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