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, February 05, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Kruger on Hatmaker

Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A thought experiment...

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

 A plea for repentance and moral clarity

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Yes.  More so than our generation does but perhaps not in the way our culture of victimhood accepts.

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

How do we respond to rumors and acusations?

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517
Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Rachel Denhollander explains law and gospel

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Another voice from the margin...

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Unmarginalizing the marginalized

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 »