Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008) and the New York Times Bestselling theological memoir, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint (Jericho 2013). She blogs at www.sarcasticlutheran.com and Jim Wallis’ www.Godspolitics.com. Her writings can be found in the Christian Century, The Lutheran Magazine and Patheos.com. Nadia has been featured in The Washington Post, NPR’s Morning Edition, The Daily Beast and on CNN.
Nobody really believes she’s an ordained pastor in the ELCA. Maybe it’s the sleeve tattoos or the fact that she swears like a truck driver. Either way…she’s fine with it. Nadia lives in Denver with her family of 4 where she can be found writing bios in the third person, lifting weights and walking her Great Dane, Zacchaeus.
Jamin Warren is the co-founder of videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen, which publishes a website, produces a magazine, and runs a store. Formerly a culture reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and currently an advisor to MoMA’s department of Architecture and Design, his thoughts on games and digital culture have been featured in the New Yorker, New York Times, Paris Review and others. He is also a frequent contributor to NPR, hosts Game/Show on PBS, and has spoken at SXSW, the New York Film Festival, XOXO, and more. He graduated from Harvard University in 2004 with a focus on cultural theory and lives in Brooklyn.
Jim Munroe attended Phillips Academy, Williams College, Wycliffe Hall (Oxford) and Virginia Theological Seminary – with brief stints along the way for hockey, the Marine Crops and quitting smoking. Early on, he served for 4 years as Curate at Grace Church in NYC, along with Fitz Allison and Paul Zahl (who taught him how to disco). For the past 30 years, Jim has served Episcopal churches in Massachusetts. He is the Dean (for two more months) of Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield. It’s all about grace.
Jacob Smith is the Priest-in-Charge at Calvary St. George’s Episcopal Church in New York City. A founding member of the Mockingbird board, Jake was born on the Navajo Reservation and was raised in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2000 with a BA in History, with an emphasis in Near Eastern Studies, and received his M. Div from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in May, 2006. In 2010, he also earned a Diploma in Apologetics from the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism, and Human Rights, where he wrote a thesis offering a reformational critique of Charles G. Finney and the theology of much of American Evangelicalism. Jacob and his wife Melina have two children.
Sarah Condon is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Texas. She is married to Josh Condon and mother to Neil and Annie. Sarah serves the people of St. Martin’s Church. Previously, she was a chaplain at St. Luke’s Hospital. A regular contributor to the Mockingbird website, click here to read some of Sarah’s latest.
Jim Gilmore co-wrote The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business a Stage (Harvard Business School Press, 1999), the highly influential book that spawned worldwide attention in experience design and innovation. His other book, Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want, (Harvard Business School Press, 2007), identifies the emergence of authenticity as a new consumer sensibility. In a March 2008 cover story, TIME magazine recognized the significance of Gilmore’s insights on this subject and named it one of “Ten ideas that are changing the world.” He is currently working on a book on “looking as a skill.”
Jim is co-founder of Strategic Horizons LLP and a Batten Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is also a Visiting Lecturer in Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California, where he teaches a course in cultural hermeneutics. He previously served as the Dean Helen LeBaron Hilton Endowed Co-chair at the College of Family & Consumer Sciences at Iowa State University. Gilmore is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
William Graham Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin), is the senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a Lecturer of Pastoral Theology at Knox Theological Seminary, founder of the LIBERATE resource ministry, and the grandson of Evangelist Billy Graham. He is a graduate of Columbia International University, where he earned a degree in philosophy, and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, where he earned an M.Div. degree (Master of Divinity). A South Florida native, Tullian has been married to his wife Kim since 1994 and they have three children: Gabe, Nate, and Genna.
Tullian is a best-selling author, having written seven books, the most recent, One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World was released in October 2013. Other titles include, Glorious Ruin, October 2012 (an ECPA finalist for Book of the Year) and Jesus + Nothing = Everything, which won Christianity Today’s book of the year in 2012. Tullian has appeared on CBS News, Fox and Friends, Morning Joe, among other programs, and his writing has been featured on the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Christianity Today, and a host of other print outlets. Tullian is singularly and passionately devoted to seeing people set free by the amazing power of God’s grace. To catch up with Mockingbird’s coverage of Tullian, click here.
David Zahl is the Director of Mockingbird Ministries and editor-in-chief of the Mockingbird blog. Born in New York City, David graduated from Georgetown University in 2001 and then served for five years as a youth minister in New England. In 2007 he founded Mockingbird in New York City. David and his wife Cate reside in Charlottesville, VA with their two boys, where David also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church, supervising their ministry to students and young adults. He is a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal diocese of Virginia, and his writing has appeared in Christianity Today, Modern Reformation and The Dish. His first book, A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock N’ Roll, appeared in December of 2014.