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 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Worth going to Georgia for...

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Are you who you were when you were 17? I hope not, but I also hope you didn't sexually assault others.

Posted on Monday, September 03, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Women in the World of the Earliest Chrsitians, Lynn H. Cohick

Posted on Friday, August 31, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

On the gulf between the academy and the church and where women participate.

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Thomas Weinandy, Petrus van Mastricht, and Melvin Tinker are all worth reading.  And Camille is back.

Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The preachability of a doctrine is irrelevant to whether it should be preached, let alone whether it is actually true.

Posted on Friday, August 03, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

What Revoice and its supporters get terribly wrong...

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Revoice capitalizes on precisely the culture of evangelical power which its critics have perfected and which has always been problematic.  And an old friend returns from exile.

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Let's be vigilant but not hysterical

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2018 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 »