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The Good News of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everyone – John Zahl

From our recent conference in Tyler, TX, here’s the incredible second talk from John Zahl, inspired by his book Grace in Addiction. Topics include: the founding of AA, the spirituality of the 12-steps, a plaid peg-leg, an empathetic high priest, and cat curling.

The Good News of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everyone – John Zahl from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

Everything I Never Learned from Seinfeld – David Zahl

In this talk, from the recent Mockingbird conference in Tyler TX, DZ speaks about the personal and spiritual significance of Seinfeld’s trivial obsessions (9 seasons’ worth). It’s an abbreviated version of his essay featured in the just-released Humor Issue, which you can find here.

Everything I Never Learned from Seinfeld – David Zahl from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

My Empire of Dirt: Delusions of Grandeur & the Grace that Promises to Dethrone Us

Another wonderful talk from our recent conference in Tyler, TX. This one features Mockingbird writer Charlotte Getz, who talks about wanting to become a queen, and about the King who works out all things for good.

My Empire of Dirt ~ Charlotte Getz from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

Five Feet High and Rising: Finding God…While Drowning in Fear ~ Aaron Zimmerman

From our recent conference in Tyler, TX, here is the wonderful Saturday morning talk by Aaron Zimmerman, president of the Mockingbird board, who speaks about fear, middle school dances, and Jesus calming the storm.

Five Feet High and Rising: Finding God…While Drowning in Fear by Aaron Zimmerman from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

How to Annoy Jesus ~ John Zahl

Excited to start sharing videos from our recent conference in Tyler, TX! (You can catch all the recordings here.) First up, the inimitable John Zahl, with how to annoy Jesus:

From Mockingbird on Vimeo.

Mbird Tyler 2018 Recordings: The Wonder of Grace

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, Moon River Naturals, Porch Culture Coffee Roasters, Sola Bread Co, The Kalos Foundation, Center for Creative Media, The Foundry Coffee House, and True Vine Brewery, not to mention Mark Babikow, who once again came to our rescue on the A/V front, and Casey & Travis Squyres at Stellate Photography who take the best photos ever. And to Josh White for putting on such an extraordinary performance!

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As per usual, we’re making the recordings available at no charge; we only ask that those who were not able to attend this year *consider* tossing something in the hat to help cover the cost of the event. Download links are followed by an in-line player for each session. They’re also up The Mockingpulpit feed if you’d like to stream on your mobile device. We’ll be rolling out the videos super soon (Seinfeld one doesn’t really make sense without the clips). Enjoy!

Talks

John Zahl — “How to Annoy Jesus”

Aaron Zimmerman — “Five Feet High and Rising: Finding God…While Drowning in Fear”

Charlotte Getz — “My Empire of Dirt: Delusions of Grandeur & the Grace That Promises to Dethrone Us”

John Newton — “Giving Up On Growth: Rest in a Restless World”

Breakouts

John Zahl — The Good News of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everyone”

Stacy Canion — “Controlled Chaos: An Artist’s Journey to Peace”

Josh White — “The Love of Jesus in a Post Christian City”

David Zahl — “Everything I Never Learned from Seinfeld”

Ricky Garner — “If It Ain’t Broke It Can’t Be Fixed: Why the Cross is the Only Hope for Your Marriage”

Brent Kirkley – What’s Wrong With Me? Why Everyone Needs Therapy

And be sure to check out Josh White in concert.