Mortification of Spin

Mortification of Spin
Reports of sexual abuse are now commonplace in the media and those claims originate in diverse places, from Hollywood to the sacred confines of the neighborhood church. Our compassionate crew...
The three amigos gather for Carl’s send-off, as he’s about to move west. Before Carl departs, Aimee offers some helpful tips on how to make new friends. In fact, she has recently written...
Thabiti Anyabwile has stirred up a bit of controversy with an op ed published by the Washington Post . In it he makes some rather serious statements concerning fellow evangelicals who differ with him...
Thabiti Anyabwile has stirred up a bit of controversy with an op ed published by the Washington Post . In it he makes some rather serious statements concerning fellow evangelicals who differ with him...
It was some six years ago that I accepted the call to become Pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Ambler, Pa., as a bi-vocational appointment. I had been on the session there for two...
Friendship between men and women is a taboo topic in the evangelical subculture. It makes us uncomfortable. Apparently, we are all time bombs on the brink of having an affair—or of being...
Insuppressible Intelligent Design Douglas Axe is invited to the bunker. He’s the author of Undeniable , and the director of the Biologic Institute in Seattle. Alongside Gabe Fluhrer and Derek...
It remains to be seen whether the unity displayed at this year's General Assembly represents an ecouraging trend or something fleeting. There are times when I wonder whether our differences are...
Terry Johnson shows up at the Spin's "totally awesome" worship band practice. Terry is the pastor of Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah and has written Worshipping with Calvin...
Part of the beauty of friendship is that one friend can’t possibly be adequate to share every discovery and experience with us. Having another lover would dishonor and diminish a marriage, but...
Praised be God that he has not created me a gentile; praised be God that he has not created me a woman; praised be God that he has not created me an ignorant man (Tosephta, Ber. 7,18; Talmud, pBer...
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America has concluded and there is good news to report. In my last post I lamented the decision of the Overtures Committee of the General Assembly...
In ancient Greece, paideia was a rich educational experience that compelled students to broader comprehension and deeper discussion. Today, the Paideia Center offers a fresh and informal means of...
Bad news from PCA General Assembly. The overtures seeking to make Book of Church Order 59 (the solemnization of marriage) constitutional were all defeated by the Overtures Committee. It is a sad, sad...
There is a great deal of discussion going on among Christians these days about the moral status of homosexuality and homosexual desires. In my own denomination, the PCA, the latest dustup is swirling...