Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
02/14/2024
Chasing Proof, Finding Faith
Tom Rudelius had science and an Ivy League pedigree—why did he need God? Immersed in his physics studies at Cornell, he never thought much about God until his brother, a new convert to Christianity, challenged him to explore faith. Tom joins Carl and Todd to discuss his new book, Chasing Proof, Find
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01/31/2024
Created in the Image of God
The Bible teaches that all people are created in the image of God, but how can believers remain firmly rooted in the imago Dei when culture is more confused than ever about issues of human dignity? Today’s guest, Lauren McAfee, along with co-editor David Dockery, gathered a team of expert collaborat
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01/17/2024
Abortion: Tearing Us Apart
Carl and Todd are joined by Ryan Anderson and Alexandra DeSanctis to discuss their book, Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing. Todd puts this exceptional book in the top three of all time on this critical issue. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and
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01/03/2024
The Character of Christ
Returning to the podcast today is Jonathan Landry Cruse to discuss his new book, The Character of Christ, with Todd and his plaid waistcoat-wearing partner, Carl. In this practical and applicable book, Jonathan examines the godly attributes of the fruit of the Spirit in the Lord’s example, showing u
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12/20/2023
Bulwarks of Unbelief
Joseph Minich joins Todd and Carl to discuss his new book, Bulwarks of Unbelief. Millions of people in the West identify as atheists. Christians often respond to this reality with proof of God’s existence, as though rational arguments for atheism were the root cause of unbelief. Joseph argues that a
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12/06/2023
Holy Sexuality
Todd and Carl are quite excited about the new Mortification of Spin swag available at Reformed Resources. Still, they’re even more excited about their guest, Christopher Yuan, and his latest work, The Holy Sexuality Project, a 36-part video series intended for teens and their parents. It is a thorou
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11/22/2023
Don’t Follow Your Heart
Having narrowly escaped being held hostage at gunpoint, Carl and his partner-in-crime, Todd, sit down with Thaddeus Williams to discuss his latest book, Don't Follow Your Heart: Boldly Breaking the Ten Commandments of Self-Worship. Don't Follow Your Heart offers a compelling vision for the kind of C
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11/08/2023
The Doctrine of Justification
Todd acts as solo host today as Carl, clad in the latest fashions from J.Crew (thanks to his wife), shifts to the other side of the table to discuss John Owen’s book for which he recently wrote the foreword, The Doctrine of Justification by Faith. Owen’s classic work presents one of the most rigorou
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10/25/2023
The Reformed Deacon
The PCA has been the subject of much buzz on the podcast, but today it’s the OPC’s turn to grab the spotlight. Carl and Todd sit down with David Nakhla and Tim Hopper, deacons in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, to talk about the ways the OPC is working to create a network of deacons within the OPC
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10/11/2023
Feminism Against Progress
Mortification of Spin welcomes Mary Harrington to the podcast, and Carl is in full fan-boy mode. Mary, the author of Feminism Against Progress, shares how the birth of her daughter radically changed her view of feminism and why she now describes women’s liberation as more of an economic transition t
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09/27/2023
Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age
Clad in a Texas flag shirt, Carl and his button-down-wearing cohost Todd welcome their good friend Rosaria Butterfield back to the podcast to discuss her latest book, Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age. In this powerful book, Rosaria uses Scripture to confront cultural lies she once believed about
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09/13/2023
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 innovat
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08/30/2023
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 a
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08/16/2023
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 t
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08/02/2023
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 an
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07/19/2023
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 so
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07/05/2023
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
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06/21/2023
Reformation as Renewal
Carl and Todd welcome Matthew Barrett back to the podcast for the fourth time…or is it the fifth?…to discuss his latest book. Many Protestants are confused about what it means to be Protestant. The Reformation as Renewal offers a fresh history of the Reformation to help Protestants understand their
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06/07/2023
Satan and Demons
Much to Carl’s relief, Todd dresses up this week for a serious conversation about the controversial issue of Satan and demons. When is Satan introduced in the Bible, and how are we to understand his power? And how are we to view the demonic realm and its influence in our daily lives? Crossway provid
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05/22/2023
Reformed Theology with Jonathan Master
Carl and Todd sit down with long-time friend and Theology on the Go podcast host, Jonathan Master, to discuss his latest book, Reformed Theology. In this practical book, Jonathan provides a helpful primer for church leaders, study groups, and anyone who wants a well-rounded and concise overview of R
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05/10/2023
Neo-Calvinism: A Theological Introduction
Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck sparked a theological tradition in the Netherlands that came to be known as Neo-Calvinism. While studies in neo-Calvinism have focused primarily on its political and philosophical insights, its theology has received less attention. Carl and Todd welcome Cory Brock a
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04/26/2023
Mourn with Those Who Mourn
The recent horrific murders at a Nashville Christian school compel Carl and Todd to discuss how believers should respond in the face of such inexplicable tragedy. It’s safe to say that most people—believers included—don’t consider in advance what they might say or do when answers are few. Our hosts
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04/12/2023
The Story of Abortion in America
“Citizen Carl” Trueman flies without a co-pilot as he interviews author Leah Savas. She joins the legendary Marvin Olasky in writing The Story of Abortion in America: A Street-Level History, 1652-2022. The book offers a unique historical perspective that digs deep between the milestones of the abort
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03/29/2023
The Knowledge of God, the Fear of the Lord
As international best-selling author Carl Trueman enjoys a few days among the “jet set” in Rome, faithful pastor and co-host Todd Pruitt sits down with guest Michael Allen. Dr. Allen serves as professor of systematic theology and academic dean at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando. Despite his be
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