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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.

The aim was for the three brothers — one a writer, one a professor, one a priest, all in the “God business” — to paint a picture of how grace and faith intersect with everyday life (and have some fun in the process). You could almost think of it as a crash course in “Mockingbird theology” — or at least our approach.

We definitely pulled out all the stops on this project, production-wise, thanks to the super talented TJ Hester (and the irrepressible DJ JAZ) and could not be happier with how it turned out.

If you like what you hear, please spread the word! And while you’re at it, give us a rating and review on iTunes.

Wind (and God)

“A Rapid — Footless Guest — / To Offer Whom a Chair / Were as Impossible as Hand / A Sofa to the Air —”

The Apocryphal Imagination of Richard Rohr

The More I Read of Rohr, the More He Reminds Me of Early Christian Apocryphal Literature

The Comfort of Not Being Our Own

“If You are What You Do and You Do Poorly, What Then? It’s Over; You’re Wiped Out.”

Skepticism and Low Anthropology: Beholding the Magic While Missing the Point

“When I Listened to Him there was Such a Strange Joy and Pain within Me, I Don’t Know How to Describe It”

A Bright Light in a World of Gray

“‘I am not Trying to Make any Point,’ Said the Spirit. ‘I am Telling You to Repent and Believe!'”

The Case of Missing Corpses: Alexander the Great and Jesus

Alexander Paved the Way for a King He Did Not Know

MLK’s “True Revolution of Values” Begins with the Mercy of the Cross

“The First Hope in Our Inventory Must Be the Hope that Love is Going to Have the Last Word.”

The Faith That Possesses Nothing (and Everything): Bo Giertz’s Faith Alone

“What Then Would Carry Us to God? What Would Be Able to Make a Bridge Over the Bottomless Abyss?”

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!

 

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The Law of Advent and the Gospel of Christmas

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