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2019 NYC Conference Breakout Previews, Part 2

The countdown is on for our annual NYC Conference, so here’s Part 2 of the previews for our breakout sessions. The following breakouts will be available during the 2:00pm block on Friday, April 26. Check out Part 1, too, for the morning session offerings. Also note: “all inclusive” registration, which includes [delicious, excellent] meals, is […]

A New Recipe: Grace in Family Life

This is an edited version of a talk given by the famed child psychologist, Dorothy Martyn, at the second annual Mockingbird Conference in 2009 and republished in our most recent issue of the magazine, the Deja Vu Issue. She died in January 2018. I suppose that you are, in some way or another, engaged in […]

NYC Preview: National Lampoon: Stephen Colbert and Ancient Pulpit of Satire

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own.  –Jonathan Swift He told them, “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, “‘they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and […]

Self Portraits Coram Deo: The Poetry of Brad Davis (A Conference Breakout Preview)

Mockingbird’s 5th annual New York City Conference is a week away and we are honored to present, during Session C of Friday’s breakout sessions, the poet Brad Davis, who will be reading from his new collection of poems, Self Portrait w/ Disposable Camera (as well as his inspired Opening King David collection, which we’ve highlighted […]

“How Did You Find Me Here?”: American Music’s Love-Laden Legacy (A Conference Breakout Primer)

“200-proof lovin’ is all the proof I need.” –Jason & The Scorchers One of Mockingbird’s deepest wells is the life-giving fount flowing from all forms of American music, from Elvis to Johnny to Michael to Axl. From the folk-lineaged prophecies to the jukebox-empty-bar country confessional to the anthemic rock-throb of a power ballad, to the […]


The full schedule for our Spring Conference is now up on the conference site! We could not be more excited about how the breakout sessions have come together – we’ve even added a third slate this year. In fact, we’re so excited that we’ve decided to cut the pre-registration fee for those who register online between now and March 20th. Simply select the “All-Inclusive Early Bird rate” which costs the same as the student one – $100/person or $150/couple – and includes meals. We will be getting in touch with those who are already registered to see if they would like to take advantage retrospectively. Again, this offer will expire on March 20th and only applies to web registrations. What are you waiting for?

Morning Breakout Sessions – 10:45am-12:00pm

  1. Grace in (Sexual) Addiction: Honesty and Freedom in a Cyber-Connected World – Jay Haug
  2. Mockingbird at the Movies: Hollywood’s Love Affair with Love – Nick Lannon
  3. These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty: Human Nature, Humor and Seinfeld – David Zahl
  4. This American Gospel: Public Radio Parables and the Honesty of God – Ethan Richardson

Afternoon Breakout Sessions I – 2:30-3:30pm

  1. Disarming Parenthood: Love and Forgiveness with Young Children – Melina Smith
  2. How Did You Find Me Here? Fear and Rescue in American Music – Ethan Richardson
  3. Light When All Is Dark: Depression, Mental Illness, and Christian Hope – Kathryn Greene McCreight
  4. What Would Don Draper Do (to Eric Taylor)? Downward Mobility and Grace in Mad Men and Friday Night Lights – RJ Heijmen

Afternoon Breakout Sessions II – 3:30-4:30pm

  1. The Future of the Gospel: A Theological Discussion with Michael Horton – Jady Koch
  2. Grace in (Sexual) Addiction, Take 2: Honesty and Freedom in a Cyber-Connected World – Jay Haug
  3. CORAM DEO: An ‘umble Poetry Reading and Discussion – Brad Davis

In addition, we are finalizing the details of a PZ’s Podcast reception (with the Man Himself), which will likely take place on Friday evening. Bios and previews coming soon.