Posts tagged "2013 NYC Conference"

Kierkegaard and Young Adult Anxiety

Believe it or not, we’re down to the penultimate video from last month’s conference in NYC. This one comes to us courtesy of a true expert in the field (zing!). Will “WB” McDavid:

You may download the recording of this talk by clicking here.

Death and Life in the Artist’s Studio – Dan Siedell

Nearing the finish line, we are thrilled to present Dan Siedell’s session from our recent NYC conference, complete with an integrated slideshow. Do yourself a favor:

You may download the audio recording by clicking here. Interested parties should also be sure to check out Dan’s “Who’s Afraid of Modern Art?” lecture.

Walter White vs Raylan Givens: The Two Hats of American Law

Alright TV fans, the moment of truth (and consequence) has arrived:

You may download the recording of this session by clicking here.

Ministering to Winners: The Blind, Poor, Broken, Oppressed (and Other People Like You and Me)

In which our hero falls into a pile of excrement and discovers the theology of the cross… Must watch for ministers–and human beings–of all persuasions:

You may download the recording of this session by clicking here.

Thou Art My Beloved Child: Parenthood for Prodigals

Changing things up a little, here’s one of the breakout sessions from the NYC conference, Matthew Schneider’s discussion of grace as it relates parenting and adoption in the fourth season of NBC’s Parenthood. Highly recommended, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of the show. Just be sure to have some tissues handy. Quick note: the first three clips can be heard but not seen. All the others should be fine. You can view the missing footage in episode two of the fourth season, “Left Field” (22:51-24:40, 27:20-18:05, 34:40-36:25).

You may download the audio of this recording by clicking here.

Give Us Your Real (As Long As It’s Fake)

Give Us Your Real (As Long As It’s Fake)

I haven’t been watching American Idol this season, but that’s about to change. In Sunday’s NY Times Magazine, Heather Havrilesky made a very convincing case for the show’s relevance, claiming that the current season has turned into an authentic instance of our collective idolatry of authenticity (pun couldn’t possibly be more intended) being worked out in real time, on a national stage, via the conflict between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. Their dynamic makes for a petri-dish of cultural law par excellence, that is, in their back-and-forth we see the Should’s and Shouldn’ts of the pop landscape articulated with…

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I Can’t Fight This Feeling: The Problem of Emotion in Protestant Christianity – Simeon Zahl

Slightly re-titled but no less, er, plausible (or awesome):

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Big Foot Called My Unicorn an Antinomian: The Double-Bind of the Law – Jady Koch

Week two of conference video begins! This time with the inimitable Dr. Koch:

You may download the recording of this talk by clicking here. To read the post upon which this talk was partly based, go here. He also references this one at some length.

It Came From The (Church) Basement: Addiction, Grace, and Alcoholics Anonymous

Here comes another video from our NYC conference, this time from John Zahl. In addition to some deep wisdom, it features what was hands-down the best joke of the conference.

You may download the recording of this talk by clicking here. And you may order a copy of the book that the talk is based on by clicking here.

Crunch Time: What We Can Learn From Athletes About Dealing with Stress – Nick Lannon

Seeing as Wednesday has become our unofficial sports day, we continue with our series of conference videos with Nick Lannon’s terrific presentation on success and failure in the public eye:

You may download the audio recording by clicking here.

The Unlikely Believer: How a Smart-Assed Intellectual Crossed the Secular/Religious Divide – Mary Karr

What an absolute delight and honor it was to meet and listen to the one and only Mary Karr at last week’s conference in NYC. Buckle your seat-belts indeed – just don’t leave the cake out in the rain:

You may download this recording by clicking here.

One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World – Tullian Tchividjian

Each morning this week we’ll be posting a different video from our recent conference in New York City. A major, major thank you goes out to David and Mark Babikow for making these clips possible. We begin at the beginning:

You may download this recording by clicking here.

2013 NYC Conference Recordings: Good News That Never Gets Old

2013 NYC Conference Recordings: Good News That Never Gets Old

Another heartfelt thank-you to everyone who helped put on this year’s Mockingbird Conference in NYC, especially our friends at Calvary St. George’s Church. It’s a good thing most of the presentations below have to do with grace, as the very thought of trying to top it is incredibly scary…! Speaking of freebies, though, we are once again making the recordings available at no charge; we only ask that those who were not able to attend this year *consider* making a donation to help cover the cost of the event. Download links are followed by an in-line player for each recording….

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2013 NYC Conference Book Table

2013 NYC Conference Book Table

A major thank you goes out to all who helped put on this past weekend’s conference in New York! We honestly could not be more pleased with how it all went. Recordings and video should be available soon — hopefully by the end of the week. Until then, here’s this year’s book table, with a couple of embarrassing omissions and logistical impossibilities rectified. Every year it’s a little different, depending on speaker and theme, but overall, it’s safe to say that it doubles as something of a “Mockingbird Reading List.”

NON-FICTION

Alcoholics Anonymous – Big Book (little version)
Aronson, Elliot, and Tavris, Carol…

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NYC CONFERENCE: FINAL SCHEDULE AND TALK TITLES!

In two short days (4/18-20), Mockingbird is hosting its Sixth Annual Conference in New York City! The event has come together beautifully, and the full schedule is below (click on any of the talk titles for more information). Although pre-registration is now closed, last minute walk-ins are still more than welcome. To reserve a spot, email us at info@mbird.com.

Thursday April 18th

4:30pm Registration Opens
6:30pm One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World – Tullian Tchividjian
7:30pm Dinner

Get your pre-release copy at the conference! Won’t be widely available til June.

Get your pre-release copy at the conference! Won’t be widely available til June.

Friday April 19th

8:15am Coffee and Registration
9:00am Morning Mini-Talks (20 minutes each)

10:45am Morning Breakouts

12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Afternoon Mini-Talks

2:30pm Afternoon Breakouts

7:00pm The Unlikely Believer: How a Smart-Assed Intellectual Crossed the Secular/Religious Divide – Mary Karr
7:40pm Q&A with Mary
8:00pm Dinner

Saturday April 20th

8:15am Coffee
9:00am Grace for Today: The End of To-Do List Christianity – Tullian Tchividjian
10:00am I’ve Just Gotta Get A Message To Me – David Zahl
10:45am Q&A with Tullian and others
11:30am Closing Remarks and Service
12:30pm Conference Ends

*Sally’s talk will not be taped or recorded.