Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
The deepest place of confusion and internal struggle for me as a teenager was finding pornography at the home of neighbors where I babysat. How can I look at pornography?
Planting 1,000 Churches in Your Lifetime
Churches need to be planted and then quickly need to plant other churches.
If you're not careful, this conference can become ministry pornography for you—an unrealistic depiction of an experience that you're never going to have, and one that distracts you from
Are You on Track if You Lead a Church of Less Than 100?
Most of the time church planting is a long, hard slog.
I reminded those in the crowd that this conference could help them, or it could hurt them. “If you aren't careful,” I told them, “this conference can be ministry pornography for you.
Parenting in a Porn-Saturated World
It’s addictive, has devastating consequences, and nearly all of our kids will be exposed to it. What can we do?
While some studies indicate the average age children first view pornography is between 11 and 13, a growing number of experts believe this number is changing.
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
His latest book,Cheap Sex, shows how readily available options in birth control, pornography, and online dating—among other cultural developments—have made sex “cheaper
Here's How 770 Pastors Describe Their Struggle with Porn
More than half have wrestled with it, but less than 1 percent recommend telling their congregation.
for an April summit. The study examined pornography's effect on pastors, churches, the general population, and young people. “Most pastors (57%) and
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
I have seen pastors return to pornography after a 10-year abstinence when the stress of success hits home. 6. Opportunities for an affair increase with popularity.
36 Years Of Ministry: One-on-One With Erwin Lutzer
My interview with Erwin Lutzer on what it takes to survive, and thrive, during 30+ years of ministry.
families. Of course we do have men's ministries at The Moody Church, and even more recently have a program for men who struggle with pornography.
Q+A: The Secret Lives of Teens Online
The conversation about the pornification of social media is long overdue.
“Pornography really is central to what's going on with girls and social media,” journalist and author Nancy Jo Sales told me in a phone conversation from her Manhattan apartment.
How to Binge Watch Like a Believer
The acclaimed cultural critic Andy Crouch says parents, not kids, are the key to a tech-wise family.
Crouch spoke recently with CT about Internet pornography (and why filters aren't enough), the future of biologically engineered human beings, and why developing character virtues in
NEW RESEARCH: Divorce Divides More Than Just Families
Pastors are divided about when divorce is sinful and whether or not they would perform the wedding of someone who is divorced.
the couple no longer loves one another; 38 percent when a spouse abandons the other; 37 percent when a spouse is abused; and 35 percent when a spouse is addicted to pornography
Morning Roundup 7/28/15
Accountability for Sex offenders; Dealing with Criticism; Index of Culture
I have also met and worked with many sexual offenders. In 1999, a church contacted me to help them with an offender who had downloaded child pornography (ie child abuse images).
Pete Holmes: Believing in God Gave Me Hope as Comic
In his new HBO show 'Crashing,' the former evangelical winks to Christian fans.
When I was a kid, I didn't want to look at pornography, let's say, because I pictured God doing something else, and then he'd get an email saying, “Pete was looking at pornography
From Jonathan Edwards to Jerry Falwell
Pulitzer Prize–winner Frances FitzGerald looks at the long history behind evangelical political activism.
and in his speeches, was gathering up the feelings of resentment that existed at the grassroots, from issues of textbooks that people deemed unpatriotic to pornography and gay rights.