The Spin Team—yes, the fashion guru, the pastor to the “furries,” and the lead singer of the punk band “Feminist Outrage Machine”—have not one, but two special guests today! Kelly Kapic and Brian Fikkert, both at Covenant College, have authored Becoming Whole: Why the Opposite of Poverty isn’t the American Dream.

Becoming Whole brings further insight into topics explored in Brian’s book, When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor, by giving the reader a greater picture of what it means to live a good life in light of God’s transcendence.

Is economic growth the solution for the world’s problems? How can the Church be a good and faithful neighbor: helping the poor, without compromising the truthfulness of the Gospel while simultaneously avoiding the pitfalls of Christian liberalism? Can we proclaim a form of good news that has nothing to do with this physical world today? Don’t miss a truly fascinating discussion!

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The Blog

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

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The complementarian argument needs to do better.

Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Oh wait, that wasn't a thing then. And it was a patriarchal culture. Really makes me think. And as my friend Anna says, rethink.

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Terry Johnson may not understand the greatness of Jethro Tull but his new book shows that he grasps the greatness of the biblical, orthodox, classical doctrine of God.

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Serene Jones offers a joyless, hopeless alternative to her caricature of orthodox Christianity

Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The Psalms of ancient Israel are -- and always have been -- the liturgical spiritual lifeblood of all Christians, everywhere.

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Lester Bangs got it right.

Posted on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Teaching doctrine must open students' eyes to the doxology which drove dogmatic formulation.

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Barry York offers a constructive response to my Den Dulk lectures.

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Some spring reading suggestions.

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 »