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Grace in an Age of Distraction 1 – Steven Paulson

Voila: the first video from our recent conference in Oklahoma City! Here, keynote speaker Steven Paulson — author of Luther’s Outlaw God — introduces the conference theme: distraction… Trust us, you’ll want to give your attention to this one. 😉

Grace in the Age of Distraction 1 ~ Steven Paulson from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

I Don’t Identify as Human: The Hidden Image of the Hidden God ~ Adam Morton

With sincerest apologies to the much esteemed and beloved Rev. Morton, this video fell through the cracks! Behold, the final breakout video from our Spring Conference in NYC, featuring a cover image for the ages:

I Don't Identify as Human: The Hidden Image of the Hidden God – Adam Morton from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

OKC 2018 Recordings: Grace in an Age of Distraction

An incredibly heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped put on our conference in Oklahoma City last weekend, especially the good folks at All Souls Episcopal Church, The Anglican Foundation, Commonplace Books, and all-around miracle-worker Carol Johnson. We’re also supremely grateful to Terry Prather and Doug Klembara for filling in on A/V at the last minute.

As per usual, we’re making the recordings available at no charge; if you weren’t able to attend but would like to make a contribution to the cost of putting on the event, Lord knows we’d appreciate it! You can do so via our Support page.

Download links are followed below by an in-line player for each session. And everything’s available on our Talkingbird podcast if you prefer to listen that way. Videos of the talks will be rolled out gradually over the next few weeks. Photos courtesy of Casey and Travis Squyres at Stellate Photography.

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Talks

“Grace in an Age of Distraction I” — Steven Paulson

“In Praise of Distraction” — Curt Benham

“The Distraction of Our Lives” — Jady Koch

“Grace in an Age of Distraction II” — Steven Paulson

“I’m So Worried: How God Loves Me Through Anxiety” — Carrie Willard

“A Discussion on Law & Gospel” — Steven Paulson and Jady Koch

“Sinners in the Hands of—SQUIRREL!” — David Zahl

 

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Breakouts

“Marriage-Salvation Events” — Ellis and Debbie Brazeal

“Instagram Scrolling and Twitter Rants: Today’s Solutions to Luther’s Anfechtung” — Kelsi Klembara

“Grace in Distracted Parenting” — Nathan Carr

“Walker Percy on Distraction and Selfhood” — Scott Johnson

 

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Mbird Fall Conference in Oklahoma City – Less Than Six Weeks Away!

Check out the trailer that the ever-talented Mark Babikow put together for our event next month in Oklahoma City (10/11-13)! You don’t want to miss this one:

For more details or to pre-register, click here!

Grace for Those With Father Issues (AKA Those With a Pulse) – Dave Johnson

Our next breakout video is one that really seemed to hit those in attendance right between the eyes. We’ve got our fingers crossed that Dave will turn it into a book:

Grace for Those with Father Issues (AKA, Grace for Those with a Pulse) – Dave Johnson from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

Do I Feel a Draft? Leaving the Door Open for Reconciliation – Carrie Willard

The next breakout vid from our NYC Conference is here–and it’s explosive! After you’ve recovered and are ready for your next dose of Willard magic, be advised: Carrie is giving one the keynotes at the upcoming event in Oklahoma City (10/11-13).

Do I Feel a Draft?: Keeping the Door Open for Reconciliation – Carrie Willard from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

Across the Great Divide – David Zahl

The final plenary from NYC in which we broach that topic and lose our sense of smell. Also, ABBA meets the King.

Across the Great Divide – David Zahl from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

Saturday Night Law: How Humor Convicts the Sinner – Sam Bush

Another breakout from our NYC Conference, from the one and only Sam Bush.

Saturday Night Law: How Humor Convicts the Sinner – Sam Bush from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

A Dirty Church, Body Shame, and God’s Twisted Smile – Chad Bird

Beyond grateful for this eloquent, powerful talk from our recent conference in NYC, by guest speaker Chad Bird:

A Dirty Church, Body Shame, and God’s Twisted Smile – Chad Bird from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

2018 Fall Conference in OKC (10/11-13): Register Today!

Super excited to announce that pre-registration for our Fall Conference in Oklahoma City in now open!

Join us October 11-13th at All Souls Episcopal Church in OKC as we explore what “Grace in an Age of Distraction” might look like. Speakers include Steven Paulson, Jady Koch, Carrie Willard, David Zahl, Kelsi Klembara, and more. You can check out the full schedule here.

Thanks to the generosity of our hosts, the price tag is just $30/person or $50/couple, which includes (distractably) delicious lunch and dinner on Friday catered by The Kitchen at Commonplace. You do not want to miss this one.

PRE-REGISTER TODAY!

All the Pods That Are Fit to Cast

No fresh Mockingcast this week, as the hosts have all been on vacation, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to run down what else we’ve got on offer, audio-wise, and where you can listen/subscribe. Also, the more reviews we have on iTunes, the more visibility those casts get, so if you haven’t had a chance to post one, go for it! The links are below.

The Mockingcast

A bi-weekly roundtable on culture, faith and grace, co-hosted by RJ Heijmen, Sarah Condon and David Zahl.

Listen/Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or Stitcher

 

 

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The Mockingpulpit

Sermons and talks from the voices associated with Mockingbird, singing that “same song” of God’s grace in different keys, week after week.

Listen/Subscribe on iTunes or Google Play

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PZ’s Podcast

Grace-based impressions and outré correlations from the author of Grace in Practice, Paul F.M. Zahl. [Note: two fresh episodes have gone up since we last posted a blurb, “252: Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life” and “253: Facing the Cannons (NOT!)”]

Listen/Subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play or Stitcher

 

Talkingbird

Your destination for talks given at our events, both present and past. Subjects run the gamut from religion and theology to psychology and literature to pop culture and relationships and everything in between. Humor and grace abound. Selected talks from our archives go up every two weeks in between events.

Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher

 

Fresh on Talkingbird as of this past weekend are both David Zahl’s talk from the Ordinary event in CA last month (“Nobody’s Somebody or Somebody’s Nobody’s”) and Jady Koch’s masterful presentation on “Law, Gospel and Guns N Roses: How the English Reformation Is Still Speaking Today” that he gave at Concordia Seminary this past Fall as part of their symposium on “The Just Shall Live by Faith: The Reformation Word for Life Then and Now.” You can watch the video below.

Did We Even See the Same Movie?: How Art Works, and Why It Matters – Alissa Wilkinson

Grateful for this wonderful talk from special guest NYC Conference speaker Alissa Wilkinson, film critic for Vox and co-author of How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World.

Did We Even See the Same Movie?: How Art Works, and Why It Matters – Alissa Wilkinson from Mockingbird on Vimeo