The relationship between pastors, elders, and deacons impacts the church, and the results can be nurturing or divisive.

The crew chats about the function of each church office, and what those office holders can do to encourage one another, and thus maintain and improve the health of the local body.

Todd, Carl, and Aimee discuss whether personalities should be considered when choosing men to serve, and just what can go right…or wrong!

From past horror stories to present leadership bliss, the team offers helpful advice. Pull up a chair and join in! However, be advised: Carl’s been sharpening his rhetorical sword, and he’s ready to pounce!

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Browse and listen to the entire archive of Mortification of Spin here

The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Moralism is not the gospel  OR  I'm not going to make new friends with this one

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

You'll thank me.

Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Current discussions of the Pence Rule and friendship seem to ignore the pink elephant in the room.

Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

I'm still sitting.

Posted on Friday, May 04, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Will the real gospel please stand?

Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Trueman on Wordsworth and Kardashian

Posted on Monday, March 05, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The second century is much neglected.  A new book by Michael Kruger helps to correct this.

Posted on Friday, February 09, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

...to the means of grace?

Posted on Monday, February 05, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Kruger on Hatmaker

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »