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 6th, 2017 | 32 mins 3 secs
In this episode we talk about what may be the most important thing in human existence: love. Our conversation is inspired by Tomas Halik's newest book.
February 21st, 2017 | 32 mins 44 secs
In this episode we look at the relationship between science and faith.
February 19th, 2017 | 28 mins 54 secs
In this episode we talk about the role of rudeness and manners in contemporary life, inspired by a piece in the NY Times magazine.
February 16th, 2017 | 30 mins 45 secs
We were going to talk about the history and philosophy of science. Then the press conferences happened!
February 10th, 2017 | 30 mins 8 secs
Traditionally relativism has been something that conservatives blamed on liberals. But in a new world of alternative facts is there a new relativism on the rise? We talk about this, and Bill's frustrations after doing a google search.
February 6th, 2017 | 32 mins 13 secs
In this episode we discuss the concept of American Exceptionalism, in addition to rehashing Bill's recent chastisement by a Facebook Group administrator.
February 4th, 2017 | 36 mins 56 secs
The most recent Supreme Court Nominee is Neil Gorsuch. Mr. Gorsuch is a respected legal scholar and intellectual whose work has focused on, among other things, natural law. He wrote a monograph on the topic which served as his doctoral thesis at Oxford. We talk a little about natural law and its role in public life.
August 2nd, 2016 | 54 mins 44 secs
In this episode, which is a crossover with the Theology On Mission podcast, we discuss the current debates in the evangelical world over the Trinity and gender roles in church and society, joined by Geoff Holsclaw.
June 28th, 2016 | 32 mins 14 secs
On this episode Bill and Scott cover what could be the religious news story of the year: Donald Trumps born again evangelical experience.
June 18th, 2016 | 31 mins 54 secs
In this episode Bill and Scott spend some time trying to find words to understand the Orlando mass shooting and what it means for thinking about modern life.
May 31st, 2016 | 32 mins 31 secs
In this episode we consider the funny and frightful world of online dating and what it tells us about modern culture and ourselves. Show Notes: This podcast grew out of a piece Scott wrote for Mockingbird. You can find it here: http://www.mbird..com/2016/05/faith-the-future-the-frightening-reality-of-online-dating.