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From <i>This American Life</i>: When Freedom Means Getting Caught

From This American Life: When Freedom Means Getting Caught

This comes from Jonathan Adams, co-pastor at Village Church Vinings in Atlanta, GA. A few Saturdays back I was taking my weekend run and listening to my favorite radio show This American Life.   This time it was Episode 477: “Getting Away With It.” Famous host Ira Glass had just finished the Prologue and already […]

The 3 Responses to Conflict: Fight, Flight, and Appeasement

The 3 Responses to Conflict: Fight, Flight, and Appeasement

Is David Brooks reading Mockingbird? Or is Mockingbird covertly getting its wisdom from one of the 1950s’ lesser known psychoanalysts, Karen Horney? Either way, in a deeply clairvoyant op-ed about the pluses and minuses of cognitive behavior therapy, Mr. Brooks looks at what’s missing from today’s preferred form of self-knowing, which seems to be more focused […]

You Can't Argue With Grace: Fathers, Sons, and <i>This American Gospel</i>

You Can't Argue With Grace: Fathers, Sons, and This American Gospel

Another from Mockingbird’s most recent publication, This American Gospel: Public Radio Parables and the Grace of God. Based on the evocative power of NPR’s This American Life, Mockingbird writer Ethan Richardson touches on the theological potency of selected episodes of the program. This excerpt discussses TAL episode 432, “Know When to Fold ‘Em” and the […]

The Beautiful Identity Crisis of <i>Radiolab</i>

The Beautiful Identity Crisis of Radiolab

“Comfort zone” speak is generally relegated to those who live life, you know, really take it on. I’m reminded of the crew of bros driving that snazzy Cadillac ATS full bore through those Chinese mountain tunnels and laughing and talking about the extremeness of it all. Those guys, the ones who relish taking jumps over […]

Feeding Ice Cream to Adopted Children: Unconditional Love on <i>This American Life</i>

Feeding Ice Cream to Adopted Children: Unconditional Love on This American Life

This comes from Mockingbird’s most recent publication, This American Gospel: Public Radio Parables and the Grace of God, written by Ethan Richardson. Chapter (Act) Eight of the book, “Adopted,” deals with the theological concept of adoption, through the lens of This American Life‘s episode on “Unconditional Love.” Act One of this episode tells the story […]

Now Available! <i>This American Gospel: Public Radio Parables and the Grace of God</i>

Now Available! This American Gospel: Public Radio Parables and the Grace of God

The wait is over! Ethan Richardson’s This American Gospel: Public Radio Parables and the Grace of God, Mockingbird’s newest book on the market, is available online here. For those lovers of all things public radio, all things Ira Glass, those in love with a good story–all of the above, none of the above–looking for a […]

<i>This American Life</i> and The Foolish Wisdom of God

This American Life and The Foolish Wisdom of God

Are you an NPR junkie? Do you never jones for public radio human interest stories, but feel peace knowing you’re not the only one telling hardness-of-life, love-of-God stories week after week? In other words, are you a This American Life listener? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This American Gospel: Public Radio Parables […]

This American Gospel: Our Motorcycles, Our Morphine, Our Lives in Death

This American Gospel: Our Motorcycles, Our Morphine, Our Lives in Death

We’ve just sanded down the finishing touches of a new Mockingbird publication, called This American Gospel: Public Radio Parables and the Grace of God. As you might imagine, it’s based on This American Life, the radio program known for its consistently indelible human interest pieces, which span the full Mbird thematic landscape, from judgment to […]