Contemporary American culture, however, holds a much more optimistic view of human moral capabilities than does the Bible, and this has unfortunately crept into churches. How else to explain the fact that a religion based on acknowledging our own faults and shortcomings has become widely associated with extraordinary judgmentalism and self-righteousness?…American Christianity now is in crisis, in large part because people have marketed it as a religion of good people getting better, when in fact it is a religion of bad people coping with their failure.
-Law & Gospel: A Theology for Sinners and Saints
In this podcast we talk with David Zahl, the Director of Mockingbird Ministries and a co-author of Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners and Saints. Mockingbird seeks to connect the Christian faith with the realities of everyday life in fresh and down-to-earth ways. The name was inspired by the mockingbird’s peculiar gift for mimicking the cries of other birds. In a similar way, Mockingbird seeks to repeat the message that liberates sinful and broken people: God’s word of grace and forgiveness.