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  • Pornography addiction & steps to freedom

    by Joe Carter, posted Monday, March 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In every age and culture there are certain habits of sinful behavior that are particularly common and overwhelmingly destructive. In modern Western cultures one of the most soul-destroying habits is consumption of pornography, which leads us to commit adultery in our hearts.

    For this reason (see Matthew 5:28) we should give special scrutiny to how habits of porn consumption develop and how they can, by the power of the Gospel, be overcome. Job 31:1 describes how to sever the shackles of porn. Read More

  • Amid digital-age porn, kids need 'safe place'

    by Grace Thornton/The Alabama Baptist, posted Thursday, February 25, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Traylor Lovvorn saw porn for the first time when he was 8.

    It set him on a path that ripped his family apart for years before God healed him and put them back together.

    It breaks his heart. It sobers him. And it makes him wonder what's about to happen in the next few years.

    "Today's 8- to 12-year-olds, when they are first exposed to porn it is not a Playboy or Penthouse centerfold -- it is much more graphic and hardcore," Lovvorn said. Read More

  • Study: monthly porn exposure the norm for teens

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Half of teenagers and nearly three-quarters of young adults come across pornography at least monthly, and both groups on average consider viewing pornographic images less immoral than failing to recycle.

    Those are among the findings of a survey of 2,700 Americans released Tuesday (Jan. 19) by Josh McDowell Ministry and the Barna Group. McDowell Ministry and the Internet accountability software provider Covenant Eyes paid approximately a quarter-million dollars to commission the online survey, McDowell told Baptist Press. The study also found porn use is on the rise among young women and that 14 percent of senior pastors surveyed "currently struggle with using porn." Read More

  • Naghmeh Abedini regrets emails of marital woe

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, November 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini has voiced regret for emails she sent to close friends reportedly accusing the pastor of spousal abuse stemming from what was described in press reports as his addiction to pornography.

    In two emails to close friends, Abedini disclosed that her marriage to Saeed Abedini has been troubled by "physical, emotional, ... Read More

  • Playboy's nudity purge addressed

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 16, 2015 (2 years ago)

    "Whatever Playboy does or doesn't do won't change God's plan and promise." -- Jay Dennis
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Playboy's decision to remove nude photos from the U.S. print edition of its magazine, pornography opponents say, in no way suggests the company is moving away from the objectification and exploitation of women.

    "This decision was not a moral one, it was purely business," said Charles Beeghley, a Missouri pastor whose proposal to the Southern Baptist Convention Resolutions Committee this summer ... Read More

  • Black church conf. addresses 'biblical sexuality'

    by Myriah Snyder, posted Thursday, September 24, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- "The sexual revolution in the black church" was among the topics addressed at a Louisville, Ky., symposium on "Biblical Sexuality in the Black Church."

    More than 400 people gathered for the Sept. 19 sessions at Forest Baptist Church, where several Southern Baptists made presentations. Among them were symposium organizer Joel Bowman, pastor of Temple of Faith Baptist Church in Louisville, and Curtis Woods, the Kentucky Baptist Convention's associate executive director for ... Read More

  • SBC resolutions on key issues pull broad consensus

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- Messengers to the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention adopted nine resolutions -- some on culturally divisive issues -- with almost no opposition.

    All the resolutions offered in the Tuesday afternoon session (June 16) at the SBC's meeting gained passage by unanimous or nearly unanimous votes. The messengers affirmed biblically based stances on such topics as same-sex marriage, racial reconciliation and the sanctity of human life, as well as religious persecution and pornography. Approved resolutions also called for spiritual awakening and celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Cooperative Program. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Convoluted reasoning

    by Jeff Iorg , posted Tuesday, May 26, 2015 (3 years ago)

    MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- Seminary president Jeff Iorg comments on the convoluted reasoning involving moral authority by Bay Area politicians after a consultant's arrest on child pornography charges. "Governing by principle based on unchanging moral convictions -- not popular opinion -- is essential for democracy to survive," Iorg writes. "Let's hope we figure this out again before it's too late." Read More

  • 'Fifty Shades' draws successful opening weekend

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Record-breaking sales for the R-rated film "Fifty Shades of Grey" on its opening weekend should grieve Christians and encourage pastors to persevere in promoting God's Word, Southern Baptists and others told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Skip 'Fifty Shades,' critics urge

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, February 05, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" offers no benefit to the Christian life and should be avoided by followers of Christ, said Southern Baptist pastor Jay Dennis, founder of the One Million Men anti-pornography ministry.

    The New York Times best-selling book trilogy, including "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed," was originally marketed primarily to women. But with reportedly 114.4 million people tuned in for the Super Bowl, a trailer for the film aired during the big game Feb. 1. Read More