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Another Week Ends: Twittercide, Paul Simon, Reality TV, Reasons To Quit, Better Book Titles, Community & Shallow Small Groups

1. A great little editorial on Slate about the recent instances of “Twittercide” committed by folks as wide-ranging as Gilbert Gottfried, Tucker Carlson, Keith Olbermann, and Rashard Mendenhall. The author wisely points out how silly it is to blame the medium – its immediacy is a big part of its genius after all – that […]

Mockingbird Interviews Mark Galli (Slight Return)

Last year, many of us at Mockingbird discovered the writings of Mark Galli, Senior Managing Editor of Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of Evangelicalism (started in 1956 by none other than Billy Graham). Galli’s grasp of the Gospel—God’s grace in Jesus Christ to broken human beings, including Christians who can’t get it together—was as deeply […]

Galli: God’s Favor to Miserable Little Disciples

A new article from Christianity Today‘s Mark Galli, keynote speaker at the upcoming 2011 Mockingbird Conference, has this typically scorching humdinger on the annunciation and what it says about God’s grace to us: “This announcement to Mary comes completely out of the blue, as if it were an act of sheer grace. Indeed, an act […]

All That You Can Leave Behind: Moralism, Doubt and De-Converted Youth

A lengthy and very thought-provoking article from Drew Dyck in Christianity Today entitled “The Leavers: Young Doubters Exit the Church,” looking at the current wave of 20- and 30-something “de-conversions.” Dyck thankfully avoids the alarmist rhetoric that usually characterizes these articles and offers instead a fairly thorough analysis (he recently published a full-length discussion of […]

Another Zinger from Luther

“Someone asked Martin Luther what we contribute to salvation, and he said, ‘Sin and resistance!'”

-Michael Horton, in a Christianity Today interview by Mbird’s 2011 conference speaker Mark Galli

The Exposed Lies of "Saints"

This month’s issue of Christianity Today has an interesting piece on William Wilberforce, and, in particular, the dark side of the abolitionist that has just recently come to light. It turns out that Wilberforce, a 19th century politician best known for bringing down the slave trade in England, was the very same politician who sanctioned […]

SAVE THE DATE! 2011 Mockingbird Conference in NYC 3/31-4/2

We are super excited to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Mark Galli, Senior Managing Editor of Christianity Today. All other details still being finalized. To receive the special pre-registration materials, please…:

The Anne Rice Chronicles: Part 2

More news on a story we’ve been following with some interest here at Mockingbird: Anne Rice’s very public rejection of Christianity (while maintaining her personal devotion to and belief in Christ). The author recently gave a well-worth-a-look interview to Christianity Today. Read it and see what you think. She talks about her thinking on the […]

Another Few Weeks End: Hitchens & Galli, OK Go, Shaun White, Big Love and more Elvis

After taking a few weeks off to ponder all things Elvis-related, and to try out a new smaller-but-more-frequent approach to posting, I am returning to the weekly round-up. Mainly in response to the surprising and flattering popular demand (a la EP…?). Regardless, it will probably end up being more of a bi-weekly round-up from here […]

Mark Galli on Transformation

Mockinghero Mark Galli, Senior Managing Editor of Christianity Today, does it again: From Point of Crisis, Point of Grace: Why it’s crucial to recognize how little we’re being transformed.: To those who wonder what good is Christian faith if it’s not going to make a difference, I reply: If you’re a Christian mainly because you […]

Gayle Haggard on Compassion and Forgiveness

From the Christianity Today interview with the wife of disgraced former mega-church pastor/Evangelical leader Ted Haggard. Gayle has just published a book titled “Why I Stayed”. Two relevant soundbytes from the interview (ht AZ): What do you want individuals and churches to take away from this? I really want our story to offer hope to […]

Brit Hume Explains Himself

A few notable excerpts from an interview the former Fox News anchor did with Christianity Today, regarding his recent bold remarks about Tiger Woods (ht AZ): What about raising the topic of Buddhism? I didn’t say much about Buddhism. Look, I don’t think there’s any question, this is a matter of fact. I don’t think […]