As a senior minister what should you do if you have a porn addiction? What if it’s a staff member of senior lay leader? How do you preach to the congregation about these issues?
We talk to Marshall Ballantine-Jones who is doing a PhD on this topic, and who says there’s a significant rate of porn consumption in the general community, the church and amongst church leaders.
The younger the minister the more likely they will be to be a porn user!
What are the implications for a heavy user of pornography? psychological, biological, neurological and sociological? How does porn use impact attitudes, behaviours?
What impact does porn have on spiritual vitality. Is there a rank hypocrisy and inappropriate tolerance of sin or are we extending compassion?
What’s the relationship of porn use and self control?
What practices should you introduce as a senior minister for yourself?
How should you lead your staff and lay leadership team?