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 Shepherd’s Toolbox
Tim Witmer, one of Carl’s only friends (or so Carl claims), is back on the podcast today to discuss his latest book, The Shepherd’s Toolbox. Designed to complement his well-loved book The Shepherd Leader, Tim’s latest book gathers seven church leaders to show how they and their churches have innovatively addressed specific shepherding challenges. Tune in to hear more and discover why Carl has called Tim “The PCA’s answer to Frank Sinatra.”
P&R Publishing has generously provided three copies of The Shepherd’s Toolbox for our listeners. Register here to enter the drawing.
The Shepherd Leader: https://reformedresources.org/the-shepherd-leader-paperback/
The Shepherd’s Toolbox: https://reformedresources.org/the-shepherds-toolbox
The Political Christian
Should Christians be involved politically? “How can they not be?” asks David Innes when he sits down with Carl and Todd to discuss the upcoming Prince George’s Conference on Reformed Theology, The Political Christian: Citizens of Heaven in the City of Man. Partisan politics has divided our country and, sadly, even our churches. How are we to think biblically about government and our role in it?
To sign up to win a copy of David Innes’ book, Christ and the Kingdoms of Men, provided by P&R Publishing, register here.
To find out more about the Prince George’s Conference on Reformed Theology, September 29-30, 2023 in Washington, D.C. and to register to attend, visit https://www.alliancenet.org/thepoliticalchristian.
What’s Happening in the PCA?
Armed with his leather-bound copy of Robert's Rules, Fred Greco joins Todd and Carl to discuss the recent General Assembly meeting of the Presbyterian Church in America and his role as moderator. Breathing a sigh of relief, Fred and Todd report that the 2023 GA was more charitable and constructive than in previous years, and good progress was made. And yet we find Carl is still not ready to change teams.
P&R Publishing has provided a few giveaway copies of Guy Prentiss Waters’ book, How Jesus Runs the Church, for our listeners. Register here for the opportunity to win.
Kids Talk Church History
Today is the battle of the podcasts as the hosts of Mortification of Spin welcome the hosts of Kids Talk Church History to discuss their growing podcast, the importance of studying church history, and to debate Scottish vs. English culture and Bronte vs. Austen. Despite Todd’s best attempts, Emma and Linus don’t seem too intimidated by the international scope of the podcast, but Emma’s grandmother is a different story!
We're pleased to announce the winners of the giveaway for Simonetta Carr's award-winning book, Church History, courtesy of our friends at Reformation Heritage Books: Matthew M. from Youngstown, OH, Alycia W. from Denver, PA, and Casey H. from Levittown, PA.
The Toxic War on Masculinity
Nancy Pearsey joins Carl and Todd to discuss her important new book, The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes.
Books have appeared with titles like I Hate Men and Are Men Necessary? Mainstream news organizations publish articles like "Why Can't We Hate Men?" T-shirts are sold with messages like "So Many Men, So Little Ammunition.” And Christian men, in particular, are being singled out despite social science data indicators. When did the script against masculinity become so toxic, and what effect is it having on men today?
Thank you Baker Publishing Group for providing three giveaway copies of Nancy Pearcey's book for our listeners! And congratulations to our winners: Adam P. from Raleigh, NC, Michaiah S. from Huntsville, AL, and Cathryne S. from Fuquay Varina, NC!
Nancy Pearcey is the author of the upcoming book The Toxic War on Masculinity: How Christianity Reconciles the Sexes. Her most recently published book is Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, Finding Truth, and two ECPA Gold Medallion Award Winners: How Now Shall We Live (coauthored with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson) and Total Truth. Her books have been translated into 19 languages. She is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Christian University. A former agnostic, Pearcey has spoken at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, USC, and Dartmouth. She has been quoted in The New Yorker and Newsweek, highlighted as one of the five top women apologists by Christianity Today, and hailed in The Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual."
To order a copy of Nancy’s book, The Toxic War on Masculinity, visit: https://reformedresources.org/the-toxic-war-on-masculinity-how-christianity-reconciles-the-sexes-hardcover/
Social Conservatism for the Common Good
After a brief discussion about craziness you can understand and craziness you can't, Carl and Todd get down to business talking to Andrew Walker, editor of the new book Social Conservatism for the Common Good. A collection of essays from high-profile evangelical writers and academics – including our very own Carl Trueman – the book focuses on the work of renowned catholic, social conservative thinker Robert George.
We are grateful to our friends at Crossway Publishing for providing a few giveaway copies of his book for our listeners. Congratulations to Stephanie M. from Port Byron, IL, Carol R. from Centennial, CO, and Phil C. from Albany, NC!
It’s solid from top to bottom. Humor, good theology, serious discussion, good theology, Carl Trueman…did I mention good theology?…and Todd Pruitt is there too.
Mingle good doctrine and practical implications. Thoughtful yet with good understanding of ordinary peoples.
Love it, keep it up, favorite podcast
I look forward to this podcast every other week (so bummed it’s not weekly anymore, but I understand). They are doctrinally sound, humble yet willing to state truth and relevant to current PCA/evangelical culture wars. I also appreciate the dry humor.