As per usual, we’ll be taking a break for the next few days, returning with new content on Monday. While we’re gone, a few things that might be worth checking out:

  1. Thanksgiving has provided the inspiration for a number of memorable posts over the years. To peruse our archive, click here.
  2. Releasing 12/7! Grab some popcorn and spread the word.

    Releasing 12/7! Grab some popcorn and spread the word.

    Funny when things hit at once. This past week, the episode of The White Horse Inn I was privileged to tape back in August hit the airwaves. Our topic was “Jesus in Pop Culture”, and you can listen here. Or download the mp3 (free), right here. Always a joy to be with those guys.

  3. Then, I had the opportunity to sit in with our friends at Christ Hold Fast for an episode of the Christ Hold Fast Cast. Among the subjects we touched on were Law and Gospel (our new book), church in a digital age, and self-forgiveness. Lots of fun to be with them as well.
  4. At the risk of over-saturation, we recorded a special new Thanksgiving episode of The Mockingcast this week, which you can listen to here. Sarah “adviceless” Condon guests #scottjonesismyhero.
  5. The digital versions of our magazines are just a click (or three) away! We’ve been incredibly touched and encouraged by the response to The Technology Issue. Important: if you’ve got a church or seminary bookstore that you’d like to see stock The Mockingbird, let us know (info@mbird.com)! We’d love to send them some sample copies.
  6. Speaking of the magazine, we’re about to send out a Christmas card with some exclusive deals on all our print publications. To be sure you get one, sign up for our physical mailing list.
  7. Great NY Times column on internal persecution and the echo chamber of conscience in the smartphone era from Rachel Fields, “The Five Stages of Ghosting Grief”, i.e. Was it Something I Texted?
  8. Believe it or not, Pixar’s beloved Toy Story turned 20 years old this past week. If you’ve never read the fantastic essay that Jeremiah Lawson wrote for us about the landmark film(s), “Toy Story as a Journey of Heroic Repentance”, click here for part one. Jeremiah wrote an updated reflection here.
  9. Along those lines, we couldn’t be more excited to announce our newest publication: the book-length Mockingbird at the Movies! This one’s been in the works for a while, a collection of 45 essays (almost all brand new) from a wide range of contributors, exploring relevant themes in our favorite films. The manuscript is being proofed as we speak, and you can check out a preview of the cover above (not final). Look for a release the first week of Dec #cjgreenismyhero.
  10. Last but not least, pre-registration for our 2016 NYC Conference (4/16-18) opens Friday, Dec 4th.