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Refreshed: Faith, Hope, and Love Brought Down to Earth

Mockingbird / 5.6.21

It’s here! The Tyler Mockingbird Festival 2021, “Refreshed: Faith, Hope, and Love Brought Down to Earth.”

We’re so looking forward to seeing everyone’s faces in person. But if you’re unable to be here physically, we’d love to have you attend virtually, and for free, no less. All you need to do is register with your email here, and we’ll send you the link for all our main talks and breakouts.

Here’s the schedule (with all times shifted from CDT to EDT):

Thursday May 6
8:15 David Zahl: ”Apocalypse Now! The Great Reveal Meets The Great Refreshment”

Friday May 7
11:00 Carrie Willard: “The Gospel for Quitters: A User’s Guide”
12:00 Todd Brewer: “If Jesus had a Twitter Account”
2:00 Bryan Jarrell: “Laughter At Your Own Expense: The Surprisingly Refreshing Doctrine of Original Sin”
3:00 Cimber Cummings: “The Fleshiness of the Creative Process: When Wounds are Worth Sharing”
6:15 Tim Blackmon: “Not Easily Broken: The Supernatural Power of Friendship”

Saturday May 8
10:15 Jason Micheli: “Breaking Up With My Barren Deities”
11:00 Breakout #1:
Tim Blackmon: “Do This in Remembrance of Me: The Supernatural Power of Ritual”
Melina Smith: “The Utopia of Childhood”
11:45 Kelsi Klembara: “Refreshing Absolution: Staying Hydrated in the Desert of Digital Confession”
12:20 Leigh Hickman: “The Gory, Ghoulish, and Grotesque Groove of the Gospel: How Horror is Haunted by the Holy”
3:00 Matt Hinton: “Sing Lustily & with Good Courage: Sacred Harp as a Model for Congregational Singing”
3:30 Josh White: “The Song That Made the Young Girls Cry: Little Graces in Graceless Moments”

Stream Thursday’s talks here and Friday’s below: