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Shut Up and Dance With Me: Relief in a World of Noise – Sarah Condon

My Memaw Was Right – Sarah Condon

Don’t Get Ready for Christmas, Get Ready for Jesus – Sarah Condon

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

Why Sarah Almost Titled Her Book Prodigal Daughter Who Is the Worst

Why Sarah Almost Titled Her Book Prodigal Daughter Who Is the Worst

Mockingbird’s latest publication, Churchy by Sarah Condon , is flying off the shelves! A hilarious and deeply touching dispatch from the trenches of contemporary life, the book recounts the real life (and grace-saturated) adventures of a wife, mom, and priest as only Sarah can. The introduction alone, excerpted below, features tips on raising churchy kids of your own, and an explanation of the startling white robes seen here: “Are you…

The Anatomy of an Athlete

The Anatomy of an Athlete

…#8217;d be there cheering them on (if not participating). Add to that a “rise from the ashes” story on the heals of last years’ bombings, and you have Oprah-level inspiration just waiting to exude…but Sarah Condon spoke wisdom into the penultimate chaos: Every national tragedy we face (a bombing, a shooting, a natural disaster) becomes a platform for this heroism. Social media outlets are flooded with images of people…

Two Mockingbirds Talk Two Corinthians

Two Mockingbirds Talk Two Corinthians

…table. President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, greets President-elect Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Last week one of our friends (one of Sarah’s to be specific) mentioned how guilty she felt about not attending a women’s march in protest of the inauguration. Apparently a family member had chastised her for not going. “You can’t go to a freaking march,” Sarah

First Issue of The Mockingbird Now Available!!

The first issue of The Mockingbird, our brand new quarterly magazine, is in the mail! If you signed up for our mailing list, you should have one coming to you, free of charge. If haven’t, sign up before March 1st and we’ll happily send you one. If you want to subscribe, look no further than magazine.mbird.com. (Remember, Mockingbird’s monthly donors receive a free subscription!)

In the meantime, here’s the line-up for our maiden voyage.

photo1Paging Doctor Presley: Thoughts on the Healing Hands of King Mockingbird by David Zahl

The Real Real Orange County: Looking Back on MTV’s Laguna Beach by Dan Varley

There Is Nothing the Matter with My Heart: Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim and My Myth of Me by Zach Williams

For the Record: Mockingbird’s Netflix Queue, Must-Hear TED Talks, A Kurosawa Primer, Top 5 Church Debates, and an Elvis Gospel Playlist

Transformational: The Hidden Spirituality of America’s Great Movement by Ethan Richardson

“Friends Don’t Get Serious”: John Cassavetes, James Baldwin and Tall Tales of Angry Men by Charlotte Hornsby

When a Measure Becomes a Target: Inside the Economics of Repentance by Will McDavid

A New Way to Tell It: An Interview with Francis Spufford (click here for a preview)

A Vision for the Storms by Blake Ian Collier

Coming to Terms with the American Hero Fix by Sarah Condon

Dying to Live: What Are the Side Effects of the Modern Hospital? by R-J Heijmen

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Another Week Ends: Compassion at School, Kathy Griffin, Dystopian Fiction, the Feeling of "Liget," Transference in Therapy, and a Robot Priest

Another Week Ends: Compassion at School, Kathy Griffin, Dystopian Fiction, the Feeling of “Liget,” Transference in Therapy, and a Robot Priest

…’re squirming with shame. Gottlieb goes on to say that this can actually be a good thing. As with the anthropologist’s story above, naming the problem gives it form, makes it seem less all-consuming. Strays: This week, Sarah Condon was featured on the very cool Popping Collars Podcast, speaking about her recent post on The Handmaid’s Tale. Listen here! A bit of humor from the Babylon Bee: Father of 3 Wonders When He’ll Get…

Kindness Countdowns, First Responders and Human Exhaustion

Kindness Countdowns, First Responders and Human Exhaustion

A timely contribution from Mbird Sarah Condon: In the wake of the bombings in Boston, social media was aflutter with stories about the human response to the tragedy. Numerous articles were shared in the days that followed offering heroic accounts of those who stepped in to offer help and those who placed their own lives at risk. One of the countdowns I kept seeing was this piece on Buzzfeed. There was also this on The Atlantic. Such kindness…

An Ash Wednesday Homily from JAZ

“For the first time in the history of humanity, many of us can live a life where our death might be the first death we see up close. We can die “neatly” in a hospital room with as much or as little family contact as our relationships demand. The cost of this is great: Death is no longer a part of life. Instead, it has become a devastating impossibility that always happens.” – Sarah Condon, Churchy

Life Expectancy (In a World of Expectations): A New York Conference Review

Life Expectancy (In a World of Expectations): A New York Conference Review

…o really, any word of relief is a good word. But more and more I’m discovering how much expectations impact me and the concentric circles I find myself a part of. The first talk of the conference was given by my friend Sarah Condon and I felt a certain affinity (that I basically always feel when I hear Sarah speak) when she mentioned her proclivity for listening to National Public Radio–even during the pledge drive. She explained…