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Bearing One Another’s Burdens, Not Fixing Them

Sitting With People is Simple, And Yet It’s Not.

The Justification of the Godforsaken, by Theologian Jürgen Moltmann

We Believe in the Forgiveness of Sins, But Who Justifies the Victim?

Where Coach Mosley’s Compassion Comes From

Two updates to Friday’s weekender and the unfolding saga of Netflix’s amazing Last Chance U: Basketball series.

1. If you’re not convinced to take the plunge yet, here’s a clip of Coach John Mosley talking about faith and ministry during a live Q&A this past weekend, in which he and his assistants also predicted the outcome of Monday evening’s NCAA championship game. Genius:

2. If you’ve finished the series, check out this touching update to the Joe Hampton story.

P. S. Couldn’t be more excited to announce that Coach Mosley will be joining us via Zoom for a session at the upcoming Mbird Tyler Festival (May 6-8)!! Be there or be square. Full schedule coming later today.

Season 1 of The Brothers Zahl Podcast is Here!!

Good news: It’s LAUNCH DAY for Mockingbird’s latest podcast, The Brothers Zahl!! As of this morning all six episodes of season one (“God,” “Holiness,” “Evil,” “Church,” “Abreaction,” and “Grace”) are available wherever you get your podcasts. Listen and/or subscribe by clicking on the image above — or searching wherever you get your podcasts, e.g. Spotify. […]

Absolution in Practice

Hiding the Evidence of Sin After a Deathbed Confession

Love Lingers at a Locked Door

A Valentine’s Day Themed Reflection for Those Who Don’t Live in a Fairy Tale.

Norman Rockwell, Ted Lasso, and Isaiah’s Coup de Grâce

I received a remarkable gift for Christmas, the kind a grown man shares on Instagram. No, not the mint condition New Wave Dave that one brother gave me. I’m referring to something from the other brother, a print of Norman Rockwell’s 1957 painting, “Lift Up Thine Eyes.” Perhaps you’ve seen it. In classic Rockwell style, […]

The Useful Sinner: A Story of Grace in Practice

God’s Chief Agents Have Often Been Notoriously Weak: Murderous Moses, Lying Peter, Adulterous David …

The One Thing She Needed

She was Still Haunted by the Old Failures of Her Practice; She Didn’t Save Everyone

Law and Gospel in Youth Ministry

So grateful to Rooted for inviting me to give this presentation back in August, which went public today. Hopefully the content applies beyond any specific age group!

 

“The Green Light of Forgiveness” Glimmers at the End of Taylor Swift’s Dock in evermore

This Album Reminds Us that We Can’t Come out of the Darkness Alone

A Letter Santa Rarely Receives

My Daughter’s Kind of Thankfulness is a Kind of Pre-Thanking