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Pornography is affecting the church in major ways, even ministers and other leaders. In 2005, 57% of pastors surveyed said addiction to pornography is the most sexually damaging issue to their congregation. In 2006, a survey reported 50% of all Christian men and 20% of all Christian women are addicted to pornography. In 2002, 54% of pastors surveyed said they had viewed Internet pornography within the last year, and 30% of these had visited within the last 30 days. Below are some free articles, sermons and podcasts that are particularly helpful for pastors who are looking for resources to help … Continue reading →
The Internet is a marvelous invention that has many incredible benefits . . . and unfortunately many pitfalls. Web surfers can hide behind their computer screens and interact with the world in ways they would never think to do in real life. This feeling of invincibility has led to numerous problems online: from cyberbullying to predators, and from cybersex to pornography. It all reminds me of the ancient myth of Gyges’ Ring. – – – – Gyges’ Ring Gyges of Lydia is a humble shepherd under the king’s service. One day an earthquake opens up the mouth of a cave, … Continue reading →
The following is a guest post by Dr. Don Galardi, teaching pastor of Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Owosso, Michigan. This article originally appeared in the EPNews last week. . . . . Nearly twenty-five years ago I had the privilege of representing the EPC as a two-year delegate to the National Coalition Against Pornography and its annual conference, held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The NCAP (today called the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families) was an umbrella organization for a number of other institutions whose aim was to combat the rise of pornographic materials across the United … Continue reading →