Social Media and the Church
Now we live in a new age of technology, and it is having massive, unforeseen effects.
Just as pornography is widely available across the globe and into the privacy of home more than ever before through the smartphone, so also are Bibles, various translations, biblical
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?
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.
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
Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.
Sexual promiscuity, pornography, abortion, divorce, materialism, racism, and countless other ills so permeate our culture—even among the churched—that they seem to be the rule
Being Salt and Light in the Middle of a Twitter Mob
Social media can be a dark and divisive place. That doesn’t mean we should simply withdraw.
up as well. In some cases (as in pornography) this is appropriate. In others, we ought not make this case without fear and trembling. What we abandon
I Grew Up in a Ministry Family—and I Hated It
But as I poured out my anger on the world, Jesus was waiting to pour out his perfect love.
I went to youth group begrudgingly, all the while growing increasingly bitter, angry, and repulsed by the idea of a god. My anger drove me headlong into pornography.
Partnering Across Denominations
We can learn from one another and grow together in our love for Christ and the world.
for life. Similarly, there are ways I can work with progressive feminist atheists to fight against pornography. We can be co-belligerent with people. This
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 Technological Discipleship Gap
New digital technologies have potential to either advance the gospel or sow destruction.
I have heard plenty of sermons that address the problem of pornography, but I can count on one hand the number of times a pastor or Sunday school teacher discussed a more
It’s Not Billy Graham Rule or Bust
15 ways my husband and I guard our marriage while still loving our friends of the opposite sex.
I also recognize that there are some men or women who, due to pornography or sexual addiction or particular patterns of weakness, may not be able to have relationships with the
Mending Men’s Ministry
How to disciple in an era of male floundering.
He thinks that Christian men are, in fact, concerned about sexual misconduct and harassment. They rightly recognize the dangers of pornography and sexual sin.
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
When Internet Filters Are Not Enough
Because ten is too young to lose your innocence
his exploration. Jacob's introduction to pornography—a word he'd never even heard or used before—is fairly typical for children and teens today. No
Lord, Have Mercy on 67% of Us
A Lenten research roundup of what Americans think of sin.
While pastors were more likely to say divorce was sinful when a couple fell out of love (61%, vs. 38% Americans) or when one spouse was addicted to pornography (39% vs.
The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars
How theological differences over sex have fueled some of the bitterest political fights of the past century and more.
Suffrage was followed by a series of what we would now call “culture wars” over birth control laws, censorship of pornography, marriage across ethnic lines, Alfred Kinsey's sex research