Our guest on our Christmas episode is Rev. Mandy Smith. She has recently written about dealing with mixed emotions during the holidays. She also created an advent art exercise to help cultivate child-likeness. Then David, Sarah and Scott talks business, Christmas gifts and how to grow old.
We dedicate this most recent podcast about the work of the Czech theologian and philosopher Tomáš Halík to our beloved friend, of blessed memory, Dr. Howard Baker. We continue to miss him and wish we could have listened in on a conversation between Drs. Halík and Baker. Someday….
This week’s guest is Simeon Zahl. Simeon is a theologian who teaches at the University of Nottingham. His work focuses on the role of emotion and feeling in the spiritual life. He’s also David Zahl’s brother. Then David, Sarah and Scott talk about judgyness, the significance of place and reflect on the legacy of Henri Nouwen.
In this special episode of the Mockingcast Scott Jones is joined by Duo Dickinson, the renowned architect and episcopalian. They talk about what you do when your holiday is not so happy.
Our guest this week is Benson Shelton, Rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Culpeper, Virginia. Then the roundtable talks empathy, reality myths and Charlie Brown.
In this episode we share our thoughts about the venerable electoral college, among other things.
- We reference a Freakonomics episode on public trust. You can find it here: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/trust-me/
This week’s guest is Makoto Fujimura, author most recently of Silence And Beauty: Hidden Faith Born Of Suffering. His book is a personal engagement with the great Shusaku Endo novel Silence, adapted recently to film by Martin Scorsese. Following the interview our roundtable discusses comprehensive credit ratings, atheism, and the forthcoming Scorsese film.
In this episode we do a little Luther vs. Calvin on the question of faith in the spiritual life. We ask if our faith is something in which we should in any sense believe. Our thinking was originally stimulated by Philip Cary’s extremely helpful essay, Why Luther is not Quite Protestant: The Logic of Faith in a Sacramental Promise.