Letters to the Editor (Gospel, Porn, Sober Warnings, and Joel Osteen)

I continue to receive letters from readers. Here is a small collection of them commenting on my articles or videos on living worthy of the gospel, on warnings from the earliest Christians, and on Joel Osteen’s sermon that changed Oprah’s life.  I hope you enjoy them! Letters on Are You Living Worthy of the Gospel? In our times, I think a more important question is ‘How are we to live a life worthy of the gospel?’ I think a lot of …

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Porn’s Ever-Evolving Verbs

Porn existed before the digital era, though it was rarely spoken of and was relatively scarce. In these days it primarily took the form of images printed in magazines stashed in (and stolen from) the forbidden top rack in convenience stores. It seems quaint now, but in those days porn was something we only looked at. [Look: “Perceive with attention; direct one’s gaze towards.”] By the time we were in our twenties and thirties, porn had evolved. Liberated from print, …

Letters to the Editor (The Decline of Blogs, the Next Frontier for Pornography)

I consider it a joy and an honor that anyone would take the time to pen a letter to the editor. It’s a double blessing to be able to share some of them with you. Be sure to give these ones a read, as I think you’ll benefit from them. Letters on Why Christians Blogs Aren’t What They Used To Be Tim, I have been reading you for a long time and love your heart, your thinking, your consistency. So thankful …

The Next Frontier in Pornography

It has long been claimed that pornography drives technology. This claim is over-stated, no doubt, but what’s clear is that pornography very quickly and cleverly takes advantage of new communication technologies. As one commentator says, “If we invent a machine, the first thing we are going to do—after making a profit—is use it to watch porn.” If you don’t believe me, just do a little research into VHS, DVD, internet, iPhone, and a host of other innovations that were created …

Lust, Porn and Dating

How can young men best cope with their struggles with lust? And is it wrong to pursue a wife before that sin has been conquered? Join me as I discuss this issue. Transcript What advice do you have for young men struggling with lust & porn? Like a lot of men, probably most young men struggle with sexual purity at various times and for many, it’s an ongoing struggle all the way through their lives. But for young men, in …

The Porn Problem

It was just a few years ago that the Christian world was blindsided as it learned about the size and scope of the modern-day porn problem. We learned that a vast percentage of young men, and an increasing percentage of young women, are immersed in porn and have been since their youngest days. We learned that many older men and women are into it as well. This led to a great number of books on the subject as well as …

Children and Pornography – Three-Minute Thursdays #2

Today’s pornography plague is reaching around the world and impacting even the youngest children. In this edition of Three-Minute Thursdays I offer three things parents ought to consider about children and pornography. I’ve got it in YouTube and Facebook formats, then a transcript for the dedicated readers. Rush Transcript Welcome to another edition of 3-minute Thursdays. How does it work? I put three minutes on the clock, and in that sparse amount of time, I try to say something useful, …

Ask Me Anything (Parents, Porn-Free Families, Studying the Bible, Worship Services)

Here is another batch of answers to questions I’ve received as part of my Ask Me Anything series. I hope you find them helpful! Would you consider updating the Porn-Free Family Plan? My wife and I have three small children, and this is something we would like to implement early. The principles laid out in the plan are solid, but I’d like to know about any new tools I haven’t heard of. I’m aware of Circle, but I wonder if …

Ask Me Anything (Abortion, 13 Reasons Why, Local Church, Cartoon Pornography, etc)

I receive questions—lots and lots of questions—as part of the feature I call Ask Me Anything. Here is another attempt to answer a few of them. I had an abortion when I was in college. I have confessed that sin to God and know I have been forgiven. I am now dating and about to be engaged, but have never told my boyfriend about the abortion. Does he need to know? Do I need to confess the sin to him …