While Todd is busy attending meetings about the doughnut ministry program at his church, the darling Cruella De Vil is honored to fill in. And the topic is as hot as the oil in that doughnut fryer: Would a church’s basket weaving class somehow further the proclamation of the Gospel? Sometimes, the answer is just…sometimes.

So, what are the purposes of church programs, and whom should they serve? Are programs a Biblical criteria for choosing a church? What if a church is unable to offer anything beyond the preached Word, and administration of sacraments on Sundays? Would that church be found lacking?

The trio discuss the pros and cons, the temptations to avoid, and the small ways church members can display the love of Christ. You’ll even learn what Carl is doing to better relate to his students!

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, November 27, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A brief look at John Frame's rather exotic review of Dolezal.

Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A troubling trend...

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The Pence Rule and Stealing Unearned Virtue

Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

And Inner Rings and Repugnant Cultural Others....

Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Is it racial reconciliation that is being sought or something else?

Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

How far is Hugh Hefner's view of complementarity from the church's?

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

A panel on the Reformation that is worth reading.

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

In which I invent a new hate crime.

Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

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 »