1. The first images of Wes Anderson’s The Fantastic Mr. Fox were released last week! The trailer comes out next week… Stay tuned.
2. The Hill And Wood. First Charlottesville, then the world… We love these guys. Check out their recent performance:
3. An index of Jack Kerouac’s colorful (and funny) one-liners about cities and states, very much worth your time, among them “this New York world of telephones and appointments”, “overcommunicating America” and “California TOO MANY COPS AND TOO MANY LAWS and general killjoy culture“.Then there’s this recent quote of his, unearthed by our favorite Kerouac scholar:“The happy ending of the ‘Brothers Karamazov’, called dull and uninteresting by some critics, is not the laughing mockery of a great genius of understanding, but rather, it seems to me the admission that though human beings do not need ‘happiness’ they might as well be happy. This is like God’s gratuitous sunshine after a bad storm, and it is good. I say to these critics: ‘Don’t be assholes all your life.’”
WHAT: Mockingbird seeks to connect the Christian faith with the realities of everyday life in fresh and down-to-earth ways.
WHY: Are we called Mockingbird? The name was inspired by the mockingbird’s peculiar gift for mimicking the cries of other birds. In a similar way, we seek to repeat the message we have heard - God’s word of grace and forgiveness.
HOW: Via every medium available! At present this includes (but is not limited to) a daily weblog, semi-annual conferences, and an ongoing publications initiative.
WHO: At present, we employ two full-time staff, David Zahl and Ethan Richardson and one part-time, William McDavid. They are helped and supported by a large number of contributing volunteers and writers. Our board of directors is chaired by Mr. Thomas Becker.
WHERE: Our offices are located in Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, VA.
WHEN: Mockingbird was incorporated in June 2007 and is currently in its sixth year of operation.
The work of Mockingbird is made possible by the gifts of private donors and churches. Our 2013 operating budget is roughly $170,000, and with virtually no overhead, your gifts translate directly into mission and ministry. Can you help? Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like more information.
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