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You Complete Me? Grace, Loneliness and the Religion of Romance – David Zahl

Carrying on with the videos from Tyler, here’s the first of the breakouts, courtesy of DZ:

You Complete Me?: Grace, Loneliness and the Religion of Romance ~ David Zahl from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

How Low Can You Go? The Soul of the Gospel – Paul Zahl

The opening talk from Tyler is here! As as you’ll see, it was really something else:

How Low Can You Go?: The Soul of the Gospel ~ Paul Zahl from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

Dear Reformation, It’s Not You It’s Me: Theology We Love to Hate – Sarah Condon

The first video from Tyler is here! And as you’ll see, the footage fills in a number of blanks from the recording, so if you’ve yet to listen to the audio, definitely start here. The good Rev. Condon brought the house down – truly one for the ages (and an immediate addition to the “I’m New Here” page). Asshats not included sadly:

Dear Reformation, It’s Not You, It’s Me: Theology We Love to Hate ~ Sarah Condon from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

P.S. We’ll have PZ’s opening talk soon – the separate venue made for a slight delay.

Mbird Tyler 2017 Recordings: The Soul of the Gospel

Mbird Tyler 2017 Recordings: The Soul of the Gospel

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A Texas-sized thank you to everyone who helped put on our conference in Tyler last month, especially the fabulous–and ridiculously ecumenical–steering committee, led by the indefatigable Matt Magill. Huge thanks to all the sponsors as well: B3 Ministries, Bethel Bible, Christ Episcopal, Redeemer Pres Tyler, ETX Brewing Co, Porch Culture Coffee Roasters, Sola Bread Co, The Kalos Foundation, Center for Creative Media, The Foundry Coffee Shop, and True Vine Brewery, not to mention Mark Babikow, who once again came to our rescue on the A/V front. Vielen dank to Casey and Travis Squyres at Stellate…

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2017 NYC Conference (4/27-29): New Video Invitation and Scholarships

With (magnificent!) Tyler behind us, it’s time to go full steam on the promotion for our big 10th Anniversary Conference in NYC which takes place the end of next month, April 27-29th. First up is our new video, which we encourage you to share to the ends of the Earth #markbabikowisourhero:

2017 Mockingbird Conference – 10 Years of Grace St. George’s | April 27-29, 2017 from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

While we’re on the topic, the schedule is being released in bits and pieces (sorry!), with the main presentations pretty much set in stone over on the conference site. Breakouts will be announced next week. And menus right after that.

Last but not least, thanks to the generosity of several patrons/sponsors, there are 12 10 7 5 2 complimentary registrations to the conference available! If you’re interested, send us an email with the how’s and why’s at info@mbird.com as soon as possible. There’s a small budget to help with accommodation & travel cost as well.

Roll Credits: Freedom, Grace and the Neverending Sequel – David Zahl

Here is the grand finale video/talk from our recent Mockingbird event in Dallas, “Grace on the Big Screen.” Enjoy!

Roll Credits: Freedom, Grace and the Neverending Sequel – David Zahl from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

Seeing Upside Down, Pt 2: The Beauty of Failure in Movies (and Life) – Ethan Richardson

Talk number three from our “Grace on the Big Screen” event in Dallas is here! Click here to watch the first part (tho’ both stand alone).

Seeing Upside Down – Part Two: The Beauty of Failure in Movies (and Life) – Ethan Richardson from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

T-Minus Ten Days: Mbird in Tyler, TX (2/24-25)!

We’re just over a week out from Tyler! Our man Mark Babikow put together a second little promo for it, which you can watch below.

Also, I don’t think we ever formally announced our talk titles, so here you go:

  • “How Low Can You Go? The Soul of The Gospel?” – Paul Zahl, Friday PM
  • “Dear Reformation, It’s Not You, It’s Me: Theology We Love to Hate” – Sarah Condon, Sat AM
  • “You Complete Me? Grace, Loneliness and the Religion of Romance” – David Zahl, Sat AM
  • “Viva La Resistance: Personal and Pastoral Resistance to Grace” – Paul Zahl, Sat PM

Those are just the tip of the iceberg, too. Click here for the full schedule. For those who arrive early, Sarah, Scott and DZ are doing a live recording of The Mockingcast on Friday afternoon (4pm). And let’s not forget about Stanley’s BBQ…! Or this incredible lady, who performs on Friday night:

Pre-Register Today!

You’re Invited! Last Weekend of February (24-25)

Stencils not included, sadly (#mattmagillismyhero):

Click here to pre-register.

Mbird Tyler 2017 (2/24-25): The Soul of the Gospel

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Come join us next month (2/24-25) for our third annual event in downtown Tyler, TX! Our theme this year will be “The Soul of The Gospel”. Paul Zahl and Sarah Condon, along with a host of others, will guide us as we explore the question, “what remains when cultural attachments are relinquished or extinguished and religious traditions have run their course, what is the meaning of the life, death and resurrection of The Son of God?”
None other than Liz Vice will serve as our guest artist with a Friday night concert and Saturday morning worship.

FEED YOUR SOUL AND REGISTER TODAY!

P.S. Lonestar state double-whammy: Grace on the Big Screen event happens in Dallas next weekend (1/13-14)! Click here to view the schedule.

Things Done and Left Undone – David Zahl

Alrighty, just under the wire, here’s DZ’s closing presentation from the OKC Conference (10/28-29):

A View From the Back Pew – Carrie Willard

Our next video from the OKC Conference comes to us from the remarkable Carrie Willard. We guarantee you’ll never think of school uniforms the same again: