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A Very Important Interview on Sexual and Domestic Abuse

Today we are airing a much anticipated Mortification of Spin episode. After a past episode on domestic abuse, and then another on spouses who are verbally and mentally abused, Carl, Todd, and I have invited psychiatrist Dr. Diane Langberg for an interview on these topics, as well as child sexual abuse. We ask questions about […]

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Intimate Friendships Among Christians

I have recently had the pleasure of reading a product from Logos Bible Software. As much as I am a lover of the printed book, the benefits that an interactive library such as this can provide are very advantageous. And so I thought I would share a few posts on the first wonderful book that […]

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The Refuge of a Friend

Okay, one more post from Stephen Nichols’ Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life ought to do it. This one is a brief rabbit trail on friendship which I found very inspiring. It immediately followed the description of Bonhoeffer’s Thursday Circles: We should not overlook the small circle of community, that of friendship. Probably no friendship of […]

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The Erosion of Privacy

It’s Wacky Wednesday again, which means Carl, Todd, and I have another Mortification of Spin Bully Pulpit edition for you. This week, we play the coffee snobs while discussing the role social media has played on our sense of privacy. Do we even have one anymore? Where is the line when it comes to how […]

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Limping Warriors

Stephen Nichols has written a book that causes great reflection. Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life really succeeds at living up to its title. Naturally, there are certain expectations that one has when reading about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. His life really was that word Christians today love to use: radical. And if you have ever entered any […]

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Clean Hands and a Pure Heart

This is the title of Phil Johnson’s first talk at this year’s PCRT conference. His text was Psalm 24:3-6: Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? 
And who shall stand in his holy place?He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false
and does […]

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Abled in the Church

Carl, Todd, and I had the pleasure of welcoming Melanie Brunson and her guide dog, Sparta, in the underground bunker to interview for this week’s Mortification of Spin podcast. The tagline of our podcast is “casual conversations about things that count.” Well that couldn’t be any more true for our episode today. Melanie Brunson is […]

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Thursday Circles

I cracked open Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life by Stephen Nichols this weekend. I have to say that I am a fan of this series of biographies that Crossway is putting out, and I have been looking forward to reading this one for a while now—especially since reading Getting the Blues by Nichols. There is […]

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Sweet and Sour

When a housewife theologian goes to a conference, she has a lot of catch-up to do when she gets home. Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who makes these opportunities possible for me in the first place. I think I came home to a cleaner house than I left. But aside from the ever-changing drama […]

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Fight Church?

The MoS team was issued another challenge. This time we were asked to discuss a new phenomenon, Fight Church, without tapping out. We were sent a link to view a trailer of a new documentary about Fight Church. Todd and I were left to discuss this one alone, as Carl was off learning the ways […]

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