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This week the spin's all about Thomas Oden and his latest book, A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir. Oden, once a man deep in radical, liberal ideals passionately opposed to orthodoxy, confesses a stunning conversion to orthodox evangelical Christianity, and at the coaxing of the most unlikely person. Carl, Aimee, & Todd discuss many fascinating stories of Oden's life and the array of renowned theologians, politicians, leaders, and icons he's rubbed shoulders with along the way. His humble accounts occupying these pages are shocking and showcase an intellectual man with a pastor's heart. It's a page-turner the gang suggests you read in 2015.
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 Friday, January 30, 2015 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
A novel way of preventing assault on babies.
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
The collapse on same sex marriage will impact conservative evangelicalism.
Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
Irony of ironies, as we’ve become vigilant advocates for providing our future dinner foul with proper elbow room to roam freely, our children may be the ones living in caged conditions.
Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
What kind of legacy should leaders leave?
Posted on Thursday, January 29, 2015 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Thomas Oden is too optimistic about the mainline.
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Scot McKnight reviews Thomas Oden's autobiography
Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Thomas Oden knew what to read and therefore what to write.
Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
When theology is reduced to ideology, it's the local church that is starved and poisoned in the end.
Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
A week with Oden.
Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2015 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
A few things to think about if you are a famous pastor...

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 »