The Embodied Church in a Digital Age
Should we cheer or moan when online churches perform virtual baptisms?
employees at Facebook headquarters. Some say church is a positive alternative in a realm known for graphic pornography and violent games. In many ways
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
throw up. His years-long battle with pornography and masturbation grew worse. And then Brian's oldest son turned six, the age of Brian's abuse. “I began
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Urgent Care: Pornography & Sexual Addiction Urgent Care: Pornography & Sexual Addiction Also, I would have no contact with other women, no pornography, and no masturbation.
Why Moral Failure Happens When Ministry Is Going Great
7 characteristics of success that can lead to adultery.
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.
Using Scripture Well in Pastoral Care
When speaking truth one on one, you're not delivering a sermon.
More. Brenda got up in the middle of the night and caught Tom, for the third time, looking at pornography. person. Jack, like Tom, also was using pornography.
Digging For Truth
Josh McDowell on the Bible's truthworthiness, the internet, and the future of the church
In your view, what concerns you about where we are today? Probably my greatest concern and fear is about the invasiveness of the internet—especially regarding pornography.
The Duggar Abuse Case: A Lesson for Churches
What churches can learn about the need to report abuse—and the consequences of failing to do so.
mandatory reporter. In an unrelated case, In Touch reports that that trooper is now serving time in prison for possession of child pornography. Once the
From Moralizing to Connection
XXXChurch's Steven Luff on how local churches can engage porn addiction.
It affects the user's children. It affects the user's productivity. Pornography use ripples out from the individual in many different forms that is being felt deeply by society overall.
Restoring Fallen Leaders
What a healing response produces
"I had a moral failure" does not do the trick, but admitting, "I have watched online pornography and visited massage parlors for the past three years" does.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
Ministry emerges out of a person's character. Today that is tested by the pervasiveness of pornography and electronic gambling, or escapist behaviors such as drinking and overeating.
Keys to Preventing Adultery
Resisting sexual temptation involves taking practical steps and caring for your soul.
important. But sometimes the neglect of a leader's soul—especially during stressful seasons—can increase the appeal of pornography and affairs. It's
My First Sexuality Sermon
Can I keep it biblical and interesting without becoming TOO interesting?
In a culture where 33 percent of men in my church's demographic think they may be addicted to pornography, I wonder how some of those men see me as I preach.
Max Lucado: Dangerous Voices
Don't be quick to believe what others say about you—whether it's bad or especially if it's good.
weekly basis? It's a hard day we live in. Every single one of us, whether we're in church leadership or not, is a mouse click away from pornography. We're
Unprecedented, All Over Again.
3 of today's crises the church has faced before.
sexes, for mirth and jollity" late into the night "without regard to any order in the families they belonged to." There was even a nasty controversy over boys passing around pornography.
Screens and Your Teens
Kathy Koch on guiding teens to use technology well.
Many adults are aware of the dangers of things like pornography, but they may not be aware of the variety of devices that can introduce kids to these images.
Every Idle Word: 8 Cautions for Ministers on Social Media
Social media is a powerful tool for good, for evil, and for mischief. These eight ideas can help keep conversations civil and reputations intact.
can't trust our online behavior. In this post, I'm not referring to such obviously sinful behaviors as watching pornography. I'm looking at seemingly innocent