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.
December 2nd, 2017 | 30 mins 44 secs
In this episode we talk about the 13th century, a century G.K. Chesterton claimed was great because it was one of reform without revolution.
November 22nd, 2017 | 38 mins 16 secs
In this episode of the podcast we discuss a recent New York Times piece by UNC historian Molly Worthen.
November 21st, 2017 | 31 mins 45 secs
In this episode we consider what it means to have a faith that does not simply react to the turbulent and sometimes outrageous times in which we live, but actually serves as a kind of calming reality in the eye of the storm.
November 18th, 2017 | 27 mins 27 secs
In this episode we reflect on the nature of creativity. Where does it come from? What makes it flow? What kills it?
November 10th, 2017 | 28 mins 44 secs
Inspired by a recent Atlantic piece by Peter Beinart, we talk about what it might take to have more understanding public discourse today.
November 5th, 2017 | 37 mins 3 secs
In this episode of the podcast we discuss a Platonic dialogue entitled "Euthyphro." It poses timeless questions about the relationship between justice, piety and the nature of truth.
November 1st, 2017 | 56 mins 6 secs
In this episode we have a conversation with Geoff Holsclaw and David Fitch about the legacy of the Reformation and what it means today.
October 29th, 2017 | 27 mins 21 secs
We were recently inspired by something David Bentley Hart wrote about atheism in First Things in 2014. For this we thank Facebook.
October 21st, 2017 | 34 mins 7 secs
In this episode we talk about a recent Wall Street Journal piece by "Yoram Hazony" entitled "Is 'Classical Liberalism' Conservative?"
October 20th, 2017 | 36 mins 3 secs
This week there was a controversy involving President Trump and a phone call he made to the family of a fallen Special Forces soldier who was one of four that died this month in Niger. Trump's Chief of Staff weighed in during a press conference, at one point asking if anything is sacred anymore. We ponder that question.