Mbird Tyler 2017 Recordings: The Soul of the Gospel

A Texas-sized thank you to everyone who helped put on our conference in Tyler last […]

Mockingbird / 3.7.17

A Texas-sized thank you to everyone who helped put on our conference in Tyler last month, especially the fabulous–and ridiculously ecumenical–steering committee, led by the indefatigable Matt Magill. Huge thanks to all the sponsors as well: B3 Ministries, Bethel Bible, Christ Episcopal, Redeemer Pres Tyler, ETX Brewing Co, Porch Culture Coffee Roasters, Sola Bread Co, The Kalos Foundation, Center for Creative Media, The Foundry Coffee Shop, and True Vine Brewery, not to mention Mark Babikow, who once again came to our rescue on the A/V front. Vielen dank to Casey and Travis Squyres at Stellate Photography for taking such awesome photos, too. And to Liz Vice for putting on such an extraordinary performance!

As per usual, we’re making the recordings available at no charge; we only ask that those who were not able to attend this year *consider* tossing something in the hat to help cover the cost of the event. Download links are followed by an in-line player for each session. Only one that’s missing is the discussion with artist Mary McCleary, which doesn’t really make sense without images–but we’ll be rolling out the videos super soon.

Talks (in order)

Paul Zahl – “How Low Can You Go? The Soul of The Gospel?”

Sarah Condon – “Dear Reformation, It’s Not You, It’s Me: Theology We Love to Hate”

Paul Zahl – “Viva La Resistance: Personal and Pastoral Resistance to Grace”


David Zahl: “You Complete Me? Grace, Loneliness and The Religion of Romance”

Mark Braaten (Our Savior’s Lutheran): “Sin Boldy? Really?”

Ricky Garner (New Days Community Church): “What’s Really Goin’ On? Sight Through Surrender”

Randy Randall (Kalos Foundation) & Mary McCleary (featured artist): “What Sort of World? Trivial Expressions of the Transcendent”.