Mortification of Spin

Mortification of Spin

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...
What is a definitive standard for Biblical interpretation? Our guest is Dr. Craig Carter . He’s professor of theology at Tyndale University College and Seminary, and his most recent book--Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition: Recovering the Genius of Premodern Exegesis-- is a...
The crew weighs in on the pastoral care of those who struggle with sin associated with homosexual desires. How can elders and leaders of the church help these brothers and sisters walk in holiness? One way is to understand how society defines sexual orientation and identity. First and foremost,...
The second century of the church hasn’t received much attention from historians, as it lacked what many would call “remarkable developments.” Michael Kruger disagrees. In his recent book, Christianity at the Crossroads, the RTS president fills in the gaps on how the challenges...
Money can be a pretty sensitive topic for pastors to address, so there’s often a temptation to avoid the subject altogether. However, the needs of a church must be clearly communicated to its congregants. So, what principles should be followed? How much should members give—a tithe? What...
The team sits down for coffee with Tim and Jonelle Frost. Tim is an associate pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, VA, which Carl refers to as “Todd’s megachurch!” Tim and wife Jonelle talk openly about the initial shock and all-consuming journey of raising a...
It’s group therapy in the bunker. The crew is feeling blue, and the only cure at this moment is to get together and discuss their gloominess. Depression and anxiety are real issues. But is depression a sin? Saints from Biblical times to today have experienced discouragement and depression...
What does the Supreme Court ruling on the Masterpiece Cakeshop signify for religious freedom from the conservative perspective? Should the decision be celebrated or not quite yet? The crew welcomes Dr. Matthew Franck to shed some insight on this case and to answer a few other questions. He’s...
The light of the sun can be blinding, but there is a light that is even brighter, and it knocked Paul off his feet on the road to Damascus. This week on No Falling Word, we're continuing our study of Acts Chapter 26, as Paul is brought before King Agrippa, and that bright shining light will be...
The crew is stoked that Daniel Hyde has agreed to take them on dawn patrol to teach them some rad surf moves. After multiple failed attempts to simply keep the bennys on deck , they take a break to talk about Danny’s favorite hair gel and his book, In Living Color: Images of Christ and the...