The Naked Gospel

Proven Ministries

Our hope is to see a revival of sexual integrity and dignity throughout the Bride of Christ. To that end, we invite guests on for candid and raw discussions around sexual ethics, pornography, sex trafficking, singleness, marriage, and everything in between. Produced by Proven Ministries.

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Support this show by leaving a rating and review! Sam Allberry joins us in this episode to discuss the place our bodies have both theology and the culture around us. Sam and Shane talk about Jesus as an embodied person, how Christians should approach their bodies, and how to have hope in the midst of hook up culture. Partner with us for $5 a month and receive a free Naked Gospel coffee mug! Check out Sam's latest book, What God Has to Say about Our BodiesSam Allberry is a pastor, apologist, and speaker. He is the author of 7 Myths About Singleness, Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With?, and, most recently, What God Has to Say About Our Bodies. He is in the process of moving to the United States to join the staff at Immanuel Nashville, is a Canon Theologian for the Anglican Church in North America, and is the co-host (with Ray Ortlund) of TGC’s podcast You’re Not Crazy: Gospel Sanity for Young Pastors.Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Nov 24

42 min 40 sec

 Desire is often thought of as a bad thing amongst Christians, so what should Christians do with their desires? What is the place of desires? And does God care about our desires? Dr. Curt Thompson joins us to discuss the place of desires and longings in the Christian life. Shane and Curt talk through the desires of Jesus, how our emotions allow us to know God, and what it looks like to reshape desires.  Support this show for $5 a month and get a naked gospel coffee mug (amongst other things!)Get a copy of Dr. Thompson's book The Soul of Desire!Psychiatrist, speaker and author Curt Thompson connects our intrinsic desire to be known with the need to tell truer stories about ourselves — showing us how to form deep relationships, discover meaning and live integrated, creative lives. Curt and his wife, Phyllis, live outside of Washington DC and have two adult children.Website            CurtThompsonMDPodcast.           Being Known PodcastInstaGram    CurtThompsonMDFacebook  @CurtThompsonMDTwitter      @Curt_ThompsonMDSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Nov 3

1 hr 4 min

Leave a Rating and Review to support this show!  Christopher West joins us to discuss how our bodies are not merely biological but they are also theological. Shane and Christopher talk through gender, hook up culture, post-modernism, singleness, and how our bodies fit into God's story. Get a copy of Christopher West's book Our Bodies Tell God's StoryGet a Naked Gospel coffee mug and become a Disruptor here!Christopher West is cofounder, president, and senior lecturer of Theology of the Body Institute, and professor of theological anthropology in the jointly sponsored master’s program with Pontifex University. His global lecturing, bestselling books, multiple audio and video programs, and popular podcast (co-hosted by his wife Wendy) have made him one of the world’s most recognized teachers of St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Oct 27

1 hr 18 min

To support this podcast, leave us a Rating and Review! With more single people in the church than marriage people, we have to be attentive to the life of singleness. Heather and Beca are single women who join us to discuss sex, longings, and singleness within the church and the broader culture. Support this show for five dollars a month to become a Disruptor and receive a free Naked Gospel coffee mug and other free giveaways! Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Oct 20

1 hr 4 min

Support us by leaving a rating and writing a review! Pastor Rob Singleton joins us today to examine how social media is shaping our humanity. With the creation of social media we are now able to present ourselves, so we need to ask the questions: how is this shaping my relationships? am I presenting a fake image of myself? what does it even mean to follow Jesus in a social media age?Click here to support this show and receive a Naked Gospel coffee mug!  Check out Rob's book here! ROB SINGLETON the lead pastor of The Summit Church in Centennial, Colorado, has more than thirty years of experience speaking at churches, conferences, retreats, and camps. Over the years, he has been involved in church planting and was the founding and lead pastor of Impact Church and founding and lead pastor of Southbrook Church, both in North Carolina. Watch this interview here!Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Oct 13

46 min 16 sec

Leave us a rating and review! Pastor Ray Ortlund joins us today to talk through why Christians are hooked on porn.  Shane and Ray discuss why porn is present in the Church, the nature of sex industry, and where Jesus is in the midst of porn.Consider supporting this show by clicking here.  Get a copy of The Death of Porn here! (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; MA, The University of California, Berkeley; PhD, University of Aberdeen, Scotland) is president of Renewal Ministries, and an Emeritus Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He founded Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee, and now serves from Immanuel as Pastor to Pastors. Ray has authored a number of books, including The Gospel: How The Church Portrays The Beauty of Christ and Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel. He and his wife, Jani, have four children.Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Sep 29

34 min 21 sec

Share this episode if you found it helpful! Leave a Rating and Review. Both Drew and Shane have a childhood history with pornography and abuse. But now they both work for different organizations that fight against porn and for healthy, whole relationships. In this episode, Shane and Drew look at their own histories with porn, they're journey's to freedom, and how they go about helping other people find freedom.  Support this show and become a cultural disruptor!Drew Boa is an author, podcaster, and coach. He is the founder of Husband Material, where he helps Christian men outgrow porn and heal all kinds of sexual brokenness.M.A. in Christian Formation from Wheaton CollegePastoral Sex Addiction Professional (through IITAP)Unwanted Guide (certified through Jay Stringer)https://www.husbandmaterial.com/https://www.drewboa.com/Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Sep 22

1 hr

Would you leave us a rating and a short review? In this classic replay, Shane and Dr. Kreeft touch on everything from Boredom, to Neitzsche's insanity, to desire and pornography. This is one of our nerdiest podcast episodes and we hope you thoroughly enjoy it! For Women's Resources, click here!Use Code womenstruggletoo to get 30% off!  Click here to support this show and become a Disruptor! Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College.  He loves his five grandchildren, four children, one wife, one cat, and one God.  His 95 books include:Handbook of Christian ApologeticsChristianity for Modern PagansFundamentals of the Faithhttps://www.peterkreeft.com/Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Sep 15

39 min 52 sec

Leave us a rating and write a quick review to ensure other people see this content. Harmony Dust joins us to discuss what the sex industry is like and our role in contributing to the pornographic culture we see around us. Harmony created an organization dedicated to helping women get out of the sex industry and in the interview she discusses how the cultural demand for porn-content impacts the supply of pornography and prostitution. Support this show here!Watch Harmony's story here!Harmony (Dust) Grillo, MSWSurvivor of exploitation turned UCLA honor student, in 2003, Harmony founded Treasures to help women and girls entrenched in sexual exploitation find freedom. She has provided training for the Department of Justice and the FBI and has helped launch outreaches in 120 cities worldwide. Her story has been featured on NPR, in Glamour and in her memoir, Scars and Stilettos.Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Sep 8

52 min 13 sec

Today we're playing a classic replay — last years most popular podcast.  Lexie Smith shares her story of being sex trafficked at a young age in Chicago to help us see the connections between pornography and sex trafficking. Lexie's story helps us to see the people behind the pleasure we pursue as products. Support this show here! To show your support, leave us a review and rating! Thanks everyone! Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Sep 1

54 min 36 sec

Our culture is one of desire, lust, and sexual impulse. But what does it look like to know God with our desires? Is God for or against pleasure? And where is God in the midst of our passions? Drew Boa joins us today as we talk through how lust hijacks our longings and what it looks like to reshape our desires. Support this show and become a Disruptor!Drew Boa is an author, podcaster, and coach. He is the founder of Husband Material, where he helps Christian men outgrow porn and heal all kinds of sexual brokenness.M.A. in Christian Formation from Wheaton CollegePastoral Sex Addiction Professional (through IITAP)Unwanted Guide (certified through Jay Stringer)https://www.husbandmaterial.com/https://www.drewboa.com/Join our fundraiser event at: https://www.provenmen.org/product/shootskeet/Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/)

Aug 25

37 min 58 sec

What does it look like to have a conversation with you parents about sex? Why is the current generation so disconnected from the older generation? Here is a conversation between Shane and his father, as they discuss pornography, sex, trust, and so much more!Support this show and become a Disruptor! Jim O'Neill served as a missionary for 13 years in the Philippines. He was the executive director for the mission organizations such as Crossworld and ABWE. Jim is currently the director of mobilization at Frontier Ventures. Check out his work at: https://nextgenleader.net/Check out our upcoming fundraiser at: https://www.provenmen.org/product/shootskeet/Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Aug 18

49 min 42 sec

Dr. Harry Poe joins us to see what we can learn from the life of Lewis. In this episode we look at Lewis' transformation from an atheist to a Christian. To support this show check out the Disruptor Initiative!  At the end of World War I, young C. S. Lewis was a devout atheist about to begin his studies at Oxford. In the three decades that followed, he would establish himself as one of the most influential writers and scholars of modern times, undergoing a radical conversion to Christianity that would transform his life and his work.Check out the new Lewis book here! Scholar Harry Lee Poe unfolds these watershed years in Lewis’s life, offering readers a unique perspective on his conversion, his friendships with well-known Christians such as J. R. R. Tolkien and Dorothy L. Sayers, and his development from an opponent of Christianity to one of its most ardent defenders.Harry Lee Poe (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the Charles Colson University Professor of Faith and Culture at Union University, where he has taught a course on C. S. Lewis for over fifteen years. He is the author of The Inklings of Oxford and C. S. Lewis Remembered, as well as numerous articles. Poe hosts regular Inklings Weekend retreats and is a speaker on Lewis at major libraries worldwide.Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Aug 11

40 min 47 sec

Most of us think that sexual integrity is about singleness and that our sexual problems will go away once we get married. Today, we are joined again with Sheila Gregoire to discuss if sexual integrity is needed in marriage and the place of sex in marriage. To support this show check out The Disruptor Initiative!Check out Sheila's book The Great Sex Rescue!Sheila Wray Gregoire is the face behind ToLoveHonorandVacuum.com, which was the largest single-blogger marriage blog until she invited Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach and Joanna Sawatsky to join her. Sheila is also an award-winning author of nine books, including The Good Girl's Guide to Great Sex, and a sought-after speaker. Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Aug 4

38 min 50 sec

We have a lot of high level conversations on this podcast, whether that be in theology, philosophy, cultural awareness, or sex trafficking. However, today we're looking at a tangible resource and organization devoted to helping people kick pornography. Proven Ministries have been around for 20 years and has helped thousands of men and women break free from pornography and rebuild their lives. Click here to get resources for men, women, wives! To support this show check out the Disruptor Initiative!Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jul 23

24 min 29 sec

This episode is a shout out to all of you! We hit 1,000 subscribers on Youtube, which helps fulfill the vision of this podcast and see conversations about sexuality and sexual integrity become normalized within the Church and the lives of Christians. To celebrate this milestone we wanted to give you three resources to kick porn, which you can use in your own life or offer them to a friend in need. Thank you for supporting us and helping to shape this show! And if you haven't yet, subscribe and continue to share these episodes with friends and family. Watch the Video Here! Support this show at Here!Thanks everyone!Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jul 21

13 min 59 sec

When most of our relationships and information are funneled through technology, we have to ask how technology is shaping our humanity. In this episode, psychotherapist Christopher Miller joins us to discuss how technology forms our humanity. Christopher's work sheds light on how media shapes our relationships, our sense of meaning, and even our identities. Check Out the Disruptor Initiative Here! Click here to watch this episode! Check out Dr. Miller's book here! Christopher Miller attended Anderson University for his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion, as well as Biblical Studies, and received two graduate degrees from Hollins University as well as a graduate degree in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University. Dr. Miller obtained his Ph.D. in Humanities and Culture from Union Institute and University. A practicing psychotherapist, Chris lives with his wife and children in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/)

Jul 14

54 min 46 sec

The world renowned C. S. Lewis scholar, Dr. Michael Ward, joins The Naked Gospel to discuss Lewis' approach to sexuality. In this episode, Shane and Michael discuss everything from Lewis' personal struggles to Lewis' views on gender and contraceptives. Watch this episode here! Check out Dr. Ward's latest book After Humanity. MICHAEL WARD, a Catholic priest, is Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. He is the author of the best-selling and award-winning Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis, and presenter of the BBC television documentary The Narnia Code. On the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death, Michael Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey, London.Click here to view Dr. Ward's website and resources!Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jul 7

52 min 13 sec

Once a year we release a short video letting you all know why we're here and what our vision is. The Naked Gospel is a podcast but we also video record all of these interviews and make them available on Youtube. Check out the Youtube channel and subscribe to help other people become aware of these conversations!  Most of what we do is interview cultural thinkers and authors to better understand what it looks like to follow Jesus with our bodies, our relationships, and our sexuality. Occasionally we release a video like this one, which we call a Dispatch. Each Dispatch runs for under 10 minutes and we use this time to inform you all about things happening in the culture around us — such as the Ravi Zacharias scandal. Christians have long neglected these kinds of raw conversations and we're all paying the price for it, as we see hook up culture invade the Church, pornography infest our lives, marriages broken apart, and abuse take place in the lives of those we love. Our hope is to normalize these kinds of conversations amongst our friends, communities, churches so that we can know the redemption Jesus lived and died to give us.  Stand with us as we fight by joining the Disruptor Initiative and continue to share these conversations with the community around you! Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jun 30

5 min 10 sec

Josh and Dan join us to discuss how Christians should live and parent in a pornographic world. Join the Disruptor Initiative here! Watch this episode here! Get Josh and Daniel's new book on parenting through porn here! Joshua Glaser and Daniel Weiss—authors of the book, Treading Boldly through a Pornographic World: A Field Guide for Parents— provide parents with the tools they need to navigate a hypersexualized culture. As leaders of Christ- centered ministries aimed at helping families live in God’s beautiful design for sexuality, Josh and Daniel are passionate about helping parents raise healthy kids—both relationally and emotionally. In Treading Boldly through a Pornographic World, Josh and Daniel are the experts parents need to help their kids navigate a digital world full of landmines. Check out Josh Glaser's resources here!Check out Daniel Weiss's resources here! Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jun 23

1 hr 7 min

Sean McDowell joins us to discuss what we should do when we're trapped in porn or sex-addiction. He also helps us to process how Christians can approach a sexualized culture. Check out The Disruptor Initiative here!Watch this episode here! Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview.  Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. https://seanmcdowell.org/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC321oNTD2yrszfYoz3-X1wSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jun 16

32 min 24 sec

In this episode, Brad Huddleston joins us to talk about what technology is doing to our relationships and our sexuality. Specifically, Shane and Brad work through how technology is shaping our Christianity. Become a Disruptor! Click here to watch this video! Brad Huddleston is an internationally respected speaker, consultant, teacher and author on the important issues such as technology and culture. He has worked with universities, schools, churches and law enforcement, and spoken to hundreds of thousands around the world on both the advantages of well-used technology tools and the dangers of the growing trend toward technology addiction. Brad has an on-going collaboration with the Bureau of Market Research (BMR) and its Neuroscience Division at the University of South Africa. Brad has a degree in Computer Science and a Diploma of Biblical Studies and is a credentialed minister in the Acts 2 Alliance (A2A) movement in Australia. He's also a frequent guest on radio and television and author of Digital Cocaine: A Journey Toward iBalance and The Dark Side of Technology: Restoring Balance in the Digital Age.Brad and his wife, Beth, live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia (USA).Podcast: bradhuddleston.com/podcastWebsite: bradhuddleston.comMinistry Facebook page: facebook.com/bradhuddlestonministriesPersonal Facebook page: facebook.com/rbradleyhuddlestonSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jun 9

51 min 50 sec

Brenna Blain is a same-sex attracted woman who is in a wonderful heterosexual marriage with two kids! Join us as we hear her story and what it's been like to follow Jesus in a sexualized culture. Check out the Disruptor Initiative Here! Watch this episode here!Brenna Blain is a wife, mom, christian speaker and podcast producer from the PNW. She has a BA in Theology and Biblical Studies from Multnomah University and uses her degree to help christians pursue a deeper and more authentic relationship with the living God. While she speaks on many topics, Brenna is most passionate about God’s involvement in our pain and personal struggles including mental illness, same sex attraction and abuse. You can connect with Brenna on social media and hear more of her speaking as well as check out her podcast by searching for @bunonmyhead Check out Brenna's website here! Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jun 2

45 min 10 sec

Shane is getting married so we're taking May off! Get some rest and check out older episodes, we've got plenty! Thank you for thinking and processing alongside of us. You folks are a gift! Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

May 5

4 min 30 sec

Shane and Kaylee are one week out from their wedding day. For this episode they share their fears about sex, the wedding night, vows, and finding Jesus in marriage. Check out the Purity Assessment here!And watch this episode at: thenakedgospel.org Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/)

Apr 27

47 min 38 sec

Shane and Kaylee are set to get married in t-minus 17 days. In this episode they both talk together about moments they went too far physically, what Jesus has taught then through dating, boundaries that protected them, and what it looks like to grieve your singleness while you celebrate marriage.  Check out the Purity Assessment here! And watch this episode at: thenakedgospel.org Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Apr 21

54 min 41 sec

Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz, mega church pastor Bill Hybels, apologetics super star Ravi Zacharias, all of these men have been guilty of sexual misconduct and sexual infidelity. So, what do you do when the people you look up to are revealed to be predators and exploiters? Join us for this conversation as Shane sits down with two women to discuss relationships in the Church.Check out the purity assessment here!  Watch this podcast at: thenakedgospel.orgHope Johnson is a writer based in Upstate New York whose passion is writing through the hard questions of the Christian life in pursuit of the truth. She most often writes about her journey with Jesus through unexpected singleness, and she desires to encourage and empower other believers in a similar place. She is also the host of Hope Unyielding, a weekly podcast where Christians from all walks of life share stories of God's faithfulness in the dark, difficult, and unexpected parts of their journeys. You can download her free eBook on satisfaction in Jesus as a single at https://hopeunyielding.com/, and you can find her podcast, Hope Unyielding, at https://hopeunyielding.buzzsprout.com/ as well as Apple Podcasts and Spotify.Sue is a mother of two young adult sons and has been married to her best friend, Jeff, for thirty years. She has also been in education for thirty years and is currently teaching college English. She loves coffee, dark chocolate, and is devoted to her church and ministries. Not in that order.Lori Anne Thompson's video!Ravi video by Mike WingerSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Apr 14

1 hr 11 min

Is porn a problem, or is porn just a way we medicate our deeper problems? Here are three studies that look at the impacts of pornography!Check out the Purity Assessment!Click here for the Porn Studies! Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/)

Apr 7

11 min 40 sec

Porn and hook up culture steal our attention and our affections away from the people in our lives who matter. Matt Tan joins us to reimagine what it looks like to follow Jesus after pornography.Take Free Purity Assessment! Matthew Tan is the Dean of Studies at Vianney College, the seminary of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga. Previously, he was senior lecturer in theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and was a research and formation officer in the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. He is the author of two books, his most recent being Redeeming Flesh: The Way of the Cross with Zombie Jesus (Cascade 2016). He blogs at Awkward Asian Theologian. Twitter: @asiantheologianFacebook: @awkwardasiantheologianBlog: www.awkwardasiantheologian.comSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/)

Mar 31

1 hr 9 min

Sheila Gregoire joins us to talk about the sexual disconnect between men and women, and what it looks like to for men and women to actually know and be known by one another. Sheila and Shane talk through the orgasm gap, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, and so much more!  Get Sheila's book here: The Great Sex RescueSheila Gregoire is a speaker, a blogger, an award-winning author, and a wife and mom. She loves speaking to women and encouraging them in authentic relationships with God, with their families, and with each other. Sheila has been speaking at women’s outreaches and retreats since 2003, and it’s one of the big callings on my life.Check out Sheila's website here! Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Mar 24

46 min 54 sec

Author and pastor Joshua Ryan Butler joins us to discuss what God has to say about sex. Josh helps us to see the beauty of sex, and he helps us to see what happens when that beauty is exploited and abused.Get the Lent Proven Path book here! Check out the podcast video here! Joshua love helping people who wrestle with some of the tough topics of the Christian faith. I wrote two books on this theme: The Skeletons in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, The Surprise of Judgment, The Hope of Holy War  (Thomas Nelson: Oct 2014), and The Pursuing God: A Reckless, Irrational, Obsessed Love That’s Dying to Bring Us Home (Thomas Nelson: May 2016). Josh is a pastor at Redemption Church - Temple in the Phoenix area. Visit Josh's site here! Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Mar 17

54 min 39 sec

Preston Sprinkle joins the Naked Gospel for our first conversation on transgenderism. In this episode, Shane and Preston explore what transgenderism is and how Christians should approach transgenderism.  Check out Preston's latest book Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say Watch this episode at: https://www.thenakedgospel.orgGet the Proven Path for let at here! Preston Sprinkle (Ph.D.) is an international speaker and a New York Times bestselling author, who’s written a dozen books including People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is not just an Issue. Preston currently serves as the president of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, an organization that equips Christians to engage questions about faith, sexually & gender with theological faithfulness and courageous love. Preston also hosts the popular podcast “Theology in the Raw” and posts regularly on his YouTube channel “Preston Sprinkle.”https://twitter.com/PrestonSprinklehttps://www.prestonsprinkle.com https://www.instagram.com/preston.sprinkle/?hl=en“Theology in the Raw” podcast“Preston Sprinkle” Youtube ChannelSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Mar 10

48 min 35 sec

Is singleness just a waiting period till marriage? What is the place of singles in the Church? What does it mean to have the gift of singleness? Hope Johnson joins us to explore these questions and so many more! Watch this podcast at: thenakedgospel.org Hope Johnson is a writer based in Upstate New York whose passion is writing through the hard questions of the Christian life in pursuit of the truth. She most often writes about her journey with Jesus through unexpected singleness, and she desires to encourage and empower other believers in a similar place. She is also the host of Hope Unyielding, a weekly podcast where Christians from all walks of life share stories of God's faithfulness in the dark, difficult, and unexpected parts of their journeys. You can download her free eBook on satisfaction in Jesus as a single at https://hopeunyielding.com/, and you can find her podcast, Hope Unyielding, at https://hopeunyielding.buzzsprout.com/ as well as Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Article on Singleness: https://www.provenmen.org/singleness-and-the-death-of-options/Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Mar 3

52 min 3 sec

If our churches and organizations don't have policies and procedures in place to support leaders and workers then something is terribly wrong! Here's the latest update about Ravi Zacharias! For recent podcast conversation: thenakedgospel.orgFor sexual integrity resources check out: https://www.provenmen.org/Report about Ravi: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/rzimmedia.rzim.org/assets/downloads/Report-of-Investigation.pdf Letter from RZIM Board of Directors: https://www.rzim.org/read/rzim-updates/board-statementSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Mar 2

5 min 44 sec

Ken is our first ever pastor to come onto the show and discuss his previous failings with pornography and what it looks like to pastor in a pornographic age. watch the episode at: https://www.thenakedgospel.org  Kenny is a husband to his wife Jenna of eight years and father to Lillie who is almost 3 years old. He has been in full-time ministry as a pastor for almost 10 years now and currently pastors at MissionWay Church in Jacksonville, Florida. He hosts two podcasts - Cowford Catechism and Hold Fast and loves more than anything to communicate the Word of God. Kenny's mantra for life and ministry is that Jesus is better.Need help?! For Men: https://www.provenmen.org/For Women: https://www.provenmen.org/women/For Wives:  https://www.provenmen.org/wives/Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Feb 24

43 min 52 sec

Author, speaker, and writer, Laurie Krieg, joins us to discuss marriage, sex, one-ness, attraction, and so much more!  Read Laurie and Matt's story here! What this episode here! Laurie Krieg is a speaker, author, and Hole in My Heart Podcast host whose mission is to equip Jesus-followers with a gospel-centered approach to sexuality. Laurie speaks and trains extensively about the gospel, sexuality, and marriage–often alongside licensed therapist and her husband, Matt Krieg.Check out Laurie's podcast, blog, and ministry here! Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/)

Feb 17

34 min 58 sec

The Rev Dr David Instone-Brewer joins us this episode to talk through what the Bible has to say (and doesn't have to say!) about masturbation, polygamy/polyamory, divorce, and so much more. Rev Dr David Instone-Brewer is an Honorary Research Fellow of Tyndale House, Cambridge, specialising in ancient Jewish background to the Bible. He brings a pastoral heart to scholarly issues, which he communicates in both widely read and academic publications. He exercises his other love - computer programming - by creating websites such as www.STEPBible.org, where you can read multiple Bibles and understand the underlying Greek and Hebrew without knowing the languages.Check out Dr. Instone-Brewer's recent book here!Links mentioned on the program: www.STEPBible.org www.BibleContexts.comwww.DivorceRemarriage.comSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Feb 10

45 min 19 sec

What are the things in our culture that are shaping us and what are they shaping us into? Dr. Matt Tan walks us through the ways that sex and porn shape our humanity. Matthew Tan is the Dean of Studies at Vianney College, the seminary of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga. Previously, he was senior lecturer in theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and was a research and formation officer in the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. He is the author of two books, his most recent being Redeeming Flesh: The Way of the Cross with Zombie Jesus (Cascade 2016). He blogs at Awkward Asian Theologian. Twitter: @asiantheologianFacebook: @awkwardasiantheologianBlog: www.awkwardasiantheologian.comSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/)

Feb 3

1 hr 2 min

Harmony grew up in the world of the sex industry, until she met Jesus. Come hear about how Harmony went from exotic dancing to intentionally loving the lonely and lost. Watch the interview video here! HARMONY GRILLO, MSWFOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTORSurvivor of exploitation turned UCLA honor student, Harmony’s goal is to help women and girls entrenched in sexual exploitation find freedom. Armed with personal experience, evidence-based theories and a Master’s Degree in Social Work, she comprehensively sheds light on the impact of a pornified culture and the lives of those trapped within it. Her pursuit of justice has led to Congressional recognition and opportunities to train the Department of Justice and FBI in best practices. In 2003, she founded Treasures to support other women in their recovery from the commercial sex industry and trafficking.Harmony’s memoir, Scars and Stilettos, details her harrowing account of moving from victim to survivor to liberator. Do You Struggle with Sexual Addiction QuizJoin the Prayer TeamSocial Media: @HarmonyGrillo @Treasures.LASupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/)

Jan 27

41 min 29 sec

A massive victory against PornHub and porn in general. Here's how it happened! Watch this video at: https://youtu.be/lP43fhodspUExodus Cry Petition and Trafficking HubNew York Times Article: The Children of Pornhub" Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jan 20

7 min 1 sec

Shame, regret, guilt, humiliation. We've all experienced these emotions, but more than that, these emotions have shaped our most intimate moments. Psychiatrist, researcher, and author, Dr. Curt Thompson, joins the Naked Gospel to help us see the impact that shame has on our relationships and on our bodies.Watch this podcast at: https: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3g7ZzcwQ5E&tPsychiatrist, speaker and author Curt Thompson connects our intrinsic desire to be known with the need to tell truer stories about ourselves — showing us how to form deep relationships, discover meaning and live integrated, creative lives. Curt and his wife, Phyllis, live outside of Washington DC and have two adult children.Check out Dr. Thompson's resources here!Support this podcast at: https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=4942Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jan 13

1 hr 3 min

Is there any connection between hooking up and sex trafficking? What's the relationship between sex trafficking and pornography? And is sex trafficking only something that takes place in distance lands or does it happen in our own country? Join us as we sit down with Emily Worsham from Freedom 4/24. Support this podcast at: https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=4942Emily Worsham has been on staff with Freedom 4/24 since 2014. She has had the privilege of working with victims and survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking in India, Thailand, Uganda, and here in the USA. In her free time, Emily enjoys renovating her house, playing fetch with her dog, and making pottery.Check out Freedom 4/24 at: https://www.freedom424.org/ Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Jan 6

32 min 23 sec

During the month of December we are taking a brief break from our regularly scheduled posting to enjoy the holiday season. But we wanted to continue to provide you all with content so we will be posting podcast highlights onto our youtube so that you still have content to enjoy!You can check out that content here!Thank you for investing your time with us and for making space this year to consider what it looks like to follow Jesus with our bodies and imaginations. And if You're interested in more long format content then check out Marshall's podcast interview with Freedom 424: https://anchor.fm/freedom424/episodes/Season-3-Trailer-en6a24Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Dec 2020

5 min 47 sec

When it comes to pornography, many of us can't help but wonder how harmful pornography actually is. In this episode, Shane asks subject-matter expert Ted Shimer all the questions he's wanted to ask about pornography. Check out Ted's book The Freedom Fight: The New Drug and the Truths that Set Us FreeSupport this podcast at: https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=4942Ted Shimer has mentored men since 1991 with the collegiate ministry Student Mobilization. He received his MABS from Dallas Seminary and was trained as a Pastoral Sex Addiction Professional-Supervisor.His discipleship background, theological instruction and world class clinical training gives Ted a unique and grounded approach to porn addiction recovery that is biblically based, scientifically sound, gospel centered and effective.Ted is the Founder of The Freedom Fight, an online porn addiction recovery program.Ted and his wife Amber have four adult children and live in Fayetteville, Arkansas.https://thefreedomfight.org/https://www.facebook.com/thefreedomfight1Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Nov 2020

59 min 40 sec

Officer Scott Medlin joins us today to help us see into how porn and hookup culture are impacting those in the police force. Give Here: To help us continue doing what we do and have your gift doubled by an anonymous sponsorScott Medlin has worked as a Police Officer since 2007. Prior to that, he was in the United States Marine Corps. He also attended college. He was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2005. Once he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps and earned his Bachelors Degree, Scott entered into law enforcement. Through deployments and time in law enforcement, Scott has done his best to inspire others and be a team player. Scott has helped fellow officers keep marriages together, pull through during hard financial times, overcome depression, and has provided encouragement whenever an officer needed it. He is also willing to share his mental health fights to teach others how to become aware, and overcome.  Scott's Books: https://bit.ly/MentalHealthHeroesBookhttps://bit.ly/101HealthTipsForPoliceOfficersScott's YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/LawEnforcementMotivationSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/)

Nov 2020

50 min 22 sec

In this episode, Shane sits down with historian Carl Trueman to discuss his latest book on the Sexual Revolution: The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.  Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/YYBME2eBv0kOur culture is largely addicted to porn, casual sex has replaced honest dating, and our movies and malls are hyper-sexualized—all due to the Sexual Revolution. But how many of us can actually define what the Sexual Revolution is/was? Is it an event? An ongoing phenomenon? Or something else entirely? During this interview, Dr. Trueman helps us see where we are as a culture and how we got here! Check out Dr. Trueman's latest book about the Sexual Revolution: The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual RevolutionCarl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of biblical and religious studies at Grove City College. He is an esteemed church historian and previously served as the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life at Princeton University. Trueman has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including The Creedal Imperative; Luther on the Christian Life; and Histories and Fallacies. Trueman is a member of The Orthodox Presbyterian Church.Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Nov 2020

42 min 19 sec

Jill and Marshall have been married for over four years. But before they got married, they both had porn addictions. In this episode, Shane interviews them to see what kind of impact porn had upon their marriage and how they have known redemption in their intimacy. Watch on Youtube:https://youtu.be/fie3kD0rkKgIf you're struggling: For Men: https://www.provenmen.org/nopornnovember/For Women: https://www.provenmen.org/nopornnovember/For Wives: https://www.provenmen.org/nopornnovember/Jill and Marshall Shank have been married for 4 years and “some change”. Jill works full-time as a travel logistics coordinator for educational trips at Liberty University, and is a part-time wedding coordinator for A Little Party Events LLC. Marshall works full-time at Proven Men as the Director of Outreach and owns and operates his own woodshop, Shank Woodcraft. They live in their home in Lynchburg, VA with their yellow lab, B. Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Nov 2020

40 min 22 sec

Often times, knowing where we came from will help us create a way forward. In this episode, Shane shares the development of pornography and where the porn industry is headed. Watch this episode at: https://youtu.be/IrHK--yCOmkTo fight for healthy love and wholesome marriages, check out the Protector Initiative at: https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/Article about the history of pornography: https://www.provenmen.org/the-history-of-pornography/Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Oct 2020

7 min 18 sec

Shane sits down with former porn star, Crissy outlaw. Crissy was in the porn industry for 7 years, at which point she met Jesus and everything began to change. Check out her ministry below and leave a review if you appreciated this interview. watch on youtube: https://youtu.be/wpd3U2gEpusTo fight for healthy love and wholesome marriages, check out the Protector Initiative at: https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/In 1999, Crissy Outlaw began working in adult entertainment. She was in the business until 2006, when she became a Christian. Since leaving the industry, she has spoken out about the harmful effects of porn and has helped other women also transition out of the sex industry. Her story has been featured in a number of publications, films, documentaries, and, most recently, a TV mini series. Crissy shares her story at conferences, universities, churches, and community groups throughout the United States and abroad. In 2013, Crissy married the love of her life. They live in Houston, Texas.https://crissyoutlaw.com/Support the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Oct 2020

1 hr 23 min

Is the fight against porn only a religious issue? Here are three actors who fight porn (along with several others)! For more info see links below on over a dozen actors and actresses who actively fight porn! To fight for healthy love and wholesome marriages, check out the Protector Initiative at: https://www.provenmen.org/protectors/Joseph Gordon-Levitt: https://www.provenmen.org/joseph-gordon-levitts-fight-against-pornography/Orlando Bloom: https://www.provenmen.org/orlando-bloom-how-6-months-of-celibacy-changed-his-view-about-porn-and-sex/Terry Crews: https://www.provenmen.org/terry-crews-and-his-journey-through-pornography/Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/eXyNzuR8QHgSupport the show (https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/)

Oct 2020

4 min 32 sec