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Mortification of Spin is a weekly casual conversation about things that count. Carl Trueman, Todd Pruitt and Aimee Byrd serve up a humorous, informal podcast with bite. Join this engaging and thought-provoking conversation on the challenges the Church faces and what counts in the Christian life. Served up with a healthy dose of germane cultural references. Hear for yourself if British accents carry more weight...

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Mortification of Spin is a weekly casual conversation about things that count. Carl Trueman, Todd Pruitt and Aimee Byrd serve up a humorous, informal podcast with bite. Join this engaging and thought-provoking conversation on the challenges the Church faces and what counts in the Christian life. Served up with a healthy dose of germane cultural references. Hear for yourself if British accents carry more weight...

    PCA Report on Sexuality

    PCA Report on Sexuality

    Todd and Carl’s guest today is Kevin DeYoung. He’s the pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, NC, assistant professor of systematic theology at the Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte campus, and author/contributor for numerous outstanding books.
    Kevin joins us today for the first time to discuss the recently-released PCA report on human sexuality. DeYoung recently served as a member of the ad-interim committee that produced this useful study, and he briefs us on the process, structure, purpose, and legality of such reports. Be sure to tune in for this incredibly helpful discussion.
    Nota bene: While we may safely recommend any of Kevin's many helpful books on several topics that have been a great blessing to the church at large, please beware if he ever publishes a collection of recipes or offers any sort of dieting advice. 
    Register for the opportunity to win a free copy of Kevin’s book What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?

    Show Notes


    PCA’s General Assembly Committee Report on Sexuality


     

    A Dark Cloud for Democracy

    A Dark Cloud for Democracy

    We’re living in a time of many, simultaneous world crises. Are these global challenges in some way related? Seeking perspective and clarity, our hosts discuss one of Carl’s recent articles at First Things, where he ponders why the British seem more concerned with incidents of police brutality in the US than with China’s aggressive plan to diminish Hong Kong’s democracy as Britain’s former colony. 
    How may identity politics and social media be shaping this behavior, and what does it say about us as a society? Carl’s one-word answer: Belonging!

    Show Notes
    A Dark Cloud for Democracy

    Best of MoS: Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?

    Best of MoS: Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?

    Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary debuted on “The Spin” in 2019 in the person of Michael Morales, the seminary’s professor of Biblical Studies. Who Shall Ascend the Mount of the Lord? is Michael’s latest work on the book of Leviticus, and part of the New Studies in Biblical Theology series by IVP. Don’t dismiss this outstanding book merely on the subject matter! Leviticus is not “the most boring book in the bible,” and you’re about to learn why!
    Michael identifies an intriguing theme in Leviticus, along with its relationship to the sacredness of time and the Sabbath. Don’t miss this important perspective on the Pentateuch!

    Best of Mortification of Spin: None Greater, Indeed

    Best of Mortification of Spin: None Greater, Indeed

    Matthew Barrett joined us in 2019. He’s associate professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, MO. Matthew stopped by to chat about his latest work, None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God.
    If you’re wondering what Matthew means by the word “undomesticated,” you’re not alone! Could it be that—because of our fallen, limited abilities to apprehend the infinite attributes of God—we tend to try and “tame” Him, or “pull Him down” to our level? Are those immutable attributes what make Him worthy of worship? Don’t miss this thoughtful conversation about the relationship between the doctrine of God and His divine attributes.

    Best of MoS - Jesus Becoming Jesus

    Best of MoS - Jesus Becoming Jesus

    The crew receives a visit from Fr. Thomas Weinandy. He is a Franciscan Capuchin priest, systematic theologian, long-time professor, and author of many books. In his latest--Jesus Becoming Jesus: A Theological Interpretation of the Synoptic Gospels--Thomas focuses on the doctrine and theology of the synoptic gospels, zooming in closely on the acts of Jesus in his earthly life, and the mysteries of the faith as the Lord becomes Yahweh Saves.
    The conversation emphasizes the importance of connecting the saving acts of God in the person of Jesus Christ, and the orthodox doctrines of immutability and impassibility. Hear what Fr. Weinandy says about holding both together in preaching, and what is truly essential for our salvation.
    Show Notes
    About Thomas Weinandy
    Does God Suffer?
    Thomas C. Oden
    Theologian John Webster

    Best of Mortification of Spin - Walking Through Twilight

    Best of Mortification of Spin - Walking Through Twilight

    Mortification of Spin is on holiday in June, so we are enjoying a few powerful episodes of the podcast just one more time. In 2018, Douglas Groothuis joined the conversation. He’s professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary and had recently written a very personal book titled Walking through Twilight - A Wife’s Illness, A Philosopher’s Lament.
    Groothuis reflects on his role as his wife's primary caregiver. He shares with us his personal suffering and life’s dynamics in light of her illness, the ministry of the body of Christ, and how God is glorified through it all.
    How does one lament biblically? What are some practical ways in which the local church can minister to and help the suffering brother or sister? This topic is one that many of us have or will face one day. Listen closely and learn about lamentation from the tender heart of a philosopher.
    Show Notes
    Know more about Douglas Groothuis
    Dr. Groothuis’ 2015 article
    Primary Progressive Aphasia

Customer Reviews

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494 Ratings

494 Ratings

sadanddisheartened ,

No longer listening

I am very sad to see Aimee go. She was a bright spot on this podcast. I will be following her on twitter @aimeebyrdhwt and on her blog.

sarahlin<3 ,

For shame

The way you all treated Aimee Bryd is disgraceful. I have been a long time subscriber(at least two years) but I cannot support the way you have treated her or the way you have silenced her and dismissed her for simply having the AUDACITY(heavy sarcasm) to call the church to do better in discipling men and women. For shame

emccunningham ,

No longer interested without Aimee

Aimee Byrd added tremendous luster and a great perspective from an unordained but thoughtful and informed layperson. Without her, I’m no longer interested in listening. It was a good run while it lasted...

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