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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Porn Pastor

Every semester, our school sends out a little chapel schedule for the next few months. I always scan the sheet, stuff it in my purse, and eventually dig it out to stick in my desk for future reference. 

When I got my schedule this semester, I did my usual scanning and noticed one name that excited me to a ridiculous extent: Craig Gross. 



I had heard Craig speak in 2006 at CIY, and that message was so solid that I still remembered it even after all that time.

So I basically freaked out about the fact that he was coming to chapel.

It may sound weird that I freaked out about hearing from a guy known to many as the Porn Pastor. (He works to love people in the adult entertainment industry, to help people struggling with porn addiction, and to spread the message of Jesus.)

But this is why I like Craig's messages:
Even when he's talking about porn, he's really talking about Jesus and how much Jesus loves us.

You may call me old-fashioned, but I think that's the kind of stuff pastors are supposed to talk about.

During Monday's chapel he spoke about porn. During today's he spoke about Compassion International. But both messages were primarily and fundamentally about Jesus, about his love and his forgiveness.

That's what changes hearts and lives. That's what drove the messages of Jesus himself. It's the only thing that's really going to heal anybody, and it's the stuff I want to hear more of.

Monday's chapel:


Wednesday's chapel:



Craig's site. Craig's twitter. XXXchurch. XXXchurch podcast.

1 comment:

  1. those guys at XXXchurch have a great ministry. Ministries like theirs, www.PornFreedom.org and others are taking this issue out of the darkness and bringing it into the light.

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