The relationship between pastors, elders, and deacons impacts the church, and the results can be nurturing or divisive.

The crew chats about the function of each church office, and what those office holders can do to encourage one another, and thus maintain and improve the health of the local body.

Todd, Carl, and Aimee discuss whether personalities should be considered when choosing men to serve, and just what can go right…or wrong!

From past horror stories to present leadership bliss, the team offers helpful advice. Pull up a chair and join in! However, be advised: Carl’s been sharpening his rhetorical sword, and he’s ready to pounce!

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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, August 28, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Because there is more than one voice...

Posted on Friday, August 25, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

I've heard lots of explanations for Rahab's lie. But learning about ancient families shed more light on it.

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

An experience you will never forget!

Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

A harrowing article on sex slavery.

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Is the gospel still the power of God?

Posted on Sunday, August 06, 2017 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Seven theses on preaching.

Posted on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Obedience to the Great Commission is not cultural imperialism

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Rod Dreher weighs in on the Church of Identity Politics

Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Rosaria Butterfield, the PCA, and homosexuality

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 »