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
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?
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
I fear the pressures of secularism, campus rape, cell phone addiction, pornography, consumerism, disordered eating, greed, loneliness, loss of faith, underage drinking, drugs, campus
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?
When the public hears that a pastor, known for his campaign against pornography, is discovered with terabytes of pornography on his computer, most respond by saying, “What a
A Small Rural Church Is Hard to Kill
A Texas Baptist pastor on the risk and resilience of America’s smallest congregations.
changing. Violence in television, movies, gaming, and pornography reaches more and more homes, in rural America just as much as urban contexts.
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.
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.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Any contact they made to reach out to me, I reported to her as soon as possible. Also, I would have no contact with other women, no pornography, and no masturbation.
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
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.
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.
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