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"Mockingbird Turns 10" Interviews: Aaron Zimmerman

“Mockingbird Turns 10” Interviews: Aaron Zimmerman

This is the seventh installment in a series of interviews with myself and various writers and members of the Mockingbird community. These posts will explore some aspects of each individual’s personal story and some aspects of Mockingbird’s larger story and ministry as we celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Additional interviews in this series can be found here.

Charlotte Donlon: How did you find out about Mockingbird?

Aaron Zimmerman: Well, it was started around 2007 as a tiny blog by some friends of mine. I knew all of them from seminary and they asked me to be a writer for the website.

CD: How has the…

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Madman Across the Water: Found in Failure – Aaron Zimmerman

The first of the Tyler talks is here! As you’ll see, Mboard president Aaron Zimmerman kicked things off in style. Many thanks to all who helped put the event together, especially Matt Magill, and to Mark Babikow for filming.

Madman Across the Water: Moses & Getting Found in Failure – Aaron Zimmerman from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

From the Magazine: Mixed Messages

From the Magazine: Mixed Messages

As a short glimpse into the Technology Issue, here’s The Sermon, which came to us this time from the Rev. Aaron Zimmerman. 

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty…No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me; and I will raise that person up on the last day (Jn 6:35, 44)

Do you ever feel like you’re getting mixed messages? The classic ones are around gender roles: men are supposed to be tough…yet tender. Women should wear makeup…but…

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Does Jesus Like Donuts? The After-Party for the Sermon on the Mount – Aaron Zimmerman

The first of a slew of conference videos is here, Aaron’s ridiculously inspired talk from Texas! Many thanks, again, to Mark and David Babikow for making this possible:

Does Jesus Like Donuts? The After-Party for the Sermon on the Mount – Aaron Zimmerman from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

The Good News of a High Risk God – Aaron Zimmerman

The first video from our Fall Conference in Houston is ready for blastoff! Enjoy:

The Good News of a High Risk God – Aaron Zimmerman from Mockingbird on Vimeo.

Once again, huge thank you goes out to Mark and David Babikow for making this happen.

Thank You For Not Coaching

Thank You For Not Coaching

People are selfish. Christians are people. That’s an interpretation of something Aaron Zimmerman said at last year’s Mockingbird Conference (Have you registered for this year’s yet?). He said that people are bad, and that’s true…selfishness is just one of the myriad ways in which we’re bad. That’s why it’s noteworthy when someone does something legitimately unselfish; when someone does something for someone else with no regard for themselves, they usually end up on magazine covers and talk shows. Such behavior runs counter to our nature, and so it stands out.

Professionals in the athletic arena are people…

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Hopelessly Devoted: First Corinthians Chapter One Verses Eight and Nine

Hopelessly Devoted: First Corinthians Chapter One Verses Eight and Nine

This morning’s devotion comes to us from Aaron Zimmerman.

[God] will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

The opening to Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians shows both Paul’s deep personal knowledge of the church in Corinth (can you sense his emotional involvement in their lives?) and his abiding concern for theological precision. This first paragraph is dense: Paul gets into Christology, ecclesiology, soteriology, eschatology.

What this means is that, right off the bat, Paul is especially…

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2012 NYC Conference Recordings: Honesty, Humility and the Grace of God

2012 NYC Conference Recordings: Honesty, Humility and the Grace of God

A major thank you to everyone who helped put on this past weekend’s conference in New York! We could not be happier or more grateful for how it all went. We are offering the recordings free of charge again this year; we only ask that those who were not able to attend this year *consider* making a donation to Mockingbird to help cover the cost of the event. Download links are followed by an in-line player for each recording.

Thursday April 19th

Devotion 1 – Jacob Smith

“The Zoolander Antidote: Telling the Truth (About You)” – Aaron Zimmerman

Friday April 20th

Devotion 2 – Jacob…

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My Heart Would Poison You, But God Wants My Poison Heart

My Heart Would Poison You, But God Wants My Poison Heart

Yitzhak Zuckerman

I just came across this quote from Yitzhak Zuckerman, who was a Jewish resistance movement leader in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during World War II:

If you could lick my heart, it would poison you.

Wow! You see, although a hero of the resistance movement, plagued by survivor guilt, he became an uncontrollable alcoholic later in life. So despite rightly being celebrated for his wartime heroism, Zuckerman was in touch with the darkest parts of himself. (This quote, by the way, is originally from the French documentary Shoah, which—full disclosure—I have not seen.)

While allowing Zuckerman’s words to stew in my…

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Hopelessly Devoted: Acts Chapter Twenty Seven Verses Twenty through Forty Four

Hopelessly Devoted: Acts Chapter Twenty Seven Verses Twenty through Forty Four

This morning’s devotion speaks to the gracious honesty that comes in the shipwrecks of our lives, which speaks to the heart of control (or lack thereof) in the lives of those of us who try so earnestly to render it. It comes from Aaron Zimmerman, who will be one of our speakers at this year’s New York Conference.

When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope of our being saved was at last abandoned.  So they cast off the anchors and…they made for the beach.  But striking a reef, they ran…

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