Scott Jones is a pastor (ascensionchurchpa.org), an avid karaoke singer (and former karaoke DJ), and was once a level 62 Hunter Elf in World of Warcraft. He is slugging through a dissertation in his free time. He lives with his best friend Lindy (to whom he’s also married). They have two dogs named Lucas and Damien (one of them seems to thinks he’s a human). Scott is the host of Mockingbird’s podcast, The Mockingcast. He’s also the co-host of New Persuasive Words, a podcast he does with his friend and co-belligerent Bill Borrer.
March 15th, 2018 | 40 mins 23 secs
In this episode we talk about two recent pieces, one in the Atlantic and the other in the National Review, that discuss the continued support for Trump in the evangelical community. The authors, Michael Gerson and David French, are both conservative evangelical never Trumpers.
March 2nd, 2018 | 34 mins 35 secs
We're at episode 202, and we realized we have never talked about baptism! Thanks to Nathan Smith, a regular listener, for asking us to share our thoughts. Keep the suggestions coming friends.
February 26th, 2018 | 37 mins 8 secs
In this episode we reflect on the legacy of Billy Graham and consider the nature and future of evangelism in the modern world.
February 21st, 2018 | 58 mins 18 secs
When we began this podcast we never imagined we'd get to 200 episodes. It's been a wild ride. We were joined on our 200th episode by Mark Oppenheimer, Editor at Large at Tablet Magazine and co-host of the wildly popular Unorthodox podcast. We talk faith, politics, public life and even epigenetics. Thanks to all our listeners. Here's to 200 more!
February 11th, 2018 | 41 mins 21 secs
In this Saturday Night Special episode of the podcast we talk a little about Ash Wednesday, its origins and the practice of serving "ashes on the go."
February 10th, 2018 | 36 mins 47 secs
In this episode we continue our recent discussions of Luther and the Reformation. We focus specifically on Luther's Christology, asking whether or not it's really what's behind some of the 16th century sacramental controversies.
February 7th, 2018 | 36 mins 21 secs
In this episode we talk about the Eagles big Super Bowl victory! We also consider the legacy of the recently deceased theologian George Lindbeck
February 3rd, 2018 | 34 mins 13 secs
In this episode we consider the dark side of Martin Luther's personality, how it shaped the Reformation and how we should consider it today.
January 27th, 2018 | 37 mins 5 secs
In this episode we consider why prominent evangelical leaders still support President Trump, even amidst recent revelations of an affair with an adult film star.
January 22nd, 2018 | 33 mins 7 secs
In this episode we consider the late medieval philosophical movement called Nominalism. Many think it's the movement that gave birth to the modern world.