Mortification of Spin is a casual conversation about things that count. Todd Pruitt and Carl Trueman deliver a humorous, informal podcast with bite. Listen each week for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation on the challenges facing the Church and the Christian, and decide for yourself if words spoken in a British accent truly carry more weight…
The Holy Spirit
Christian understanding of the Holy Spirit ranges from calling Him an “it,” to claiming the Spirit is a mere independent force operating in the universe. Systematic and historical theology professor Robert Letham reminds us that the Holy Spirit is holy God, a person of the triune Godhead operating in perfect harmony and inseparably with the Father and Son. In his latest book, Dr. Letham skillfully addresses disputed beliefs about, and perceptions of, The Holy Spirit.
For an opportunity to win a copy of our guest’s book, click here. Our giveaways come courtesy of P&R Publishing.
Here We Stand
Our intrepid podcasters set out to answer one of life’s most pressing questions: Mello Yello® or Mountain Dew®? This specific gastronomic dilemma should quickly identify today’s special guest. Kevin DeYoung’s dietary list may read like the kid’s menu at Denny’s®, but his theological scholarship is unparalleled. The famed pastor, professor, and author once again places his reputation at risk to visit with Spin-Meisters Carl and Todd.
Dr. DeYoung is one of the speakers for the 2023 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology (PCRT) in East Lansing, MI, and Bryn Mawr, PA. On today’s episode, Kevin discusses this year’s theme—Here We Stand: The Five Solas of the Reformation—as he deftly avoids questions about fine cigars and chicken nuggets.
Alliance Publishing is offering copies of the book Our Sovereign God--edited by James Montgomery Boice—for giveaway. Enter here for the opportunity to win one.
Many churches have men in the pulpit who care for the flock, remembering they are "shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood." Their ministries can be a resource for unity, healing, and growth for a congregant. But in recent years, several high-profile cases of abuse have been reported—and there are many more we don't hear about. Often, the victims of such abuse are compelled to suffer in silence.
Michael Kruger serves as a professor and president at the Charlotte campus of Reformed Theological Seminary, and he—once again—places his reputation in jeopardy by appearing on this podcast. With his new book, Michael seeks to help leaders and laypersons identify and deal with the problems that may be caused by spiritual abuse in their church. All as Todd continues to proselytize for your conversion to Presbyterianism.
Zondervan Reflective has provided several copies of Michael's Bully Pulpit: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church for giveaway. Register here for the opportunity to receive one.
So What Is Marriage?
How swiftly things change. Signed into law in 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) refused to codify same-sex “marriage” federally, as it preserved the rights of each state to choose to recognize such unions. Recently, President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA), repealing DOMA and requiring the federal government and every US state and territory to recognize homosexual matrimony.
So what is marriage if it can be redefined in less than 30 years? Carl and Todd analyze statements made by the president and others as they discuss whether religious liberties will truly be preserved. Could RFMA provide an entree for polygamy or other challenges to the Christian definition of marriage? Are traditional mores still relevant?
Congratulations to our winners of copies of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense: .
*Joe G. of Meridien, ID
*Donald T. from Omaha, NE
*Brian M. of Annapolis, MD
Protestant Social Teaching: An Introduction
Brad Littlejohn reminds us of the powerful influence of Protestant social teaching throughout the millennia. In his roles as president of the Davenant Institute, professor, author, and researcher, our guest has spoken of the radically anti-human concepts now creeping into the national dialogue as the leavening influence of Christian moral teachings is redefined or forgotten. Dr. Littlejohn‘s essays are an essential contribution to the book Protestant Social Teaching: An Introduction, where the reader will come to appreciate that the tradition of Protestant moral theology still offers concrete guidance for political, social, medical, and judicial leaders on subjects like marriage, sexuality, life, death, and more.
We'd like to congratulate our winners of a copy of Protestant Social Teaching, courtesy of the Davenant Press:
*Collin W. from Beaufort, SC
*Andrew B. from Ruston, LA
*Stacy C. from Akron, OH
"Live Your Truth" and Other Lies
Alisa Childers knows the difference between “live the truth” and “live your truth.” In her new book, the former ZOEgirl singer/songwriter explains how modern lies disguised as truth in today’s culture have taken hold in many churches. Does Scripture call Christians to “follow their hearts” and “make their dreams a reality?” Alisa points the way to freedom and relief from popular deceptions that can leave us anxious, exhausted, and self-obsessed.
Congratulations to our winners of a copy of Alisa's book, Live Your Truth and Other Lies, courtesy of Tyndale Elevate:
*Freddy F. from Jacksonville, AR
*D. Lee G. from Friday Harbor, WA
*Kenny L. from Spokane, WA
Excellent, helpful, accessible, Reformed Christian discussions
Mortification of Spin is a really helpful, clearly explained, sometimes humorous but always serious, podcast explaining current and historic events, ideas and topics from a Reformed Christian perspective. Praise the Lord for Mortification of Spin!
I hope the first podcast back after the ‘holiday’ sees Carl and Todd explaining why Aymee was sacked by ACE - and why they’re continuing the podcast without her. I think regular listeners deserve their side of the story.
Not what it was
I used to love this Podcast. Then Aimee was forced out under very peculiar circumstances (and never referred to again). It’s never been the same since