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 Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Something new from the Magic Kingdom

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?

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 »