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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

National Porn Sunday

Found this on the back of the latest issue of Christianity Today (August 2005). I first heard of XXXChurch from Relevant Magazine where the guys of XXXChurch went to Mosaic Church in L.A. (Erwin McManus' pastor). Obviously, this is a highly controversial deal, but I can't help but think, "What other way do you deal with such a big than to hit it head on." Not many conservative evangelical leaders have come out in support of this event, and I don't know if they will (The People's Church in Franklin Tennessee appears to be a big supporter though). Here are some statistics on their site: > Number of pornographic web sites: 4.2 Million > People who regularly visit Internet porn web sites daily: 40 million > Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home: 47% > Breakdown of male/female visitors to pornography sites: 65% male - 35% female > 30% of unsolicited e-mails contain pornographic materials > Women, far more than men, are likely to act out their behaviors in real life, such as having multiple partners, casual sex, or affairs. > Porn revenue is larger than the combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises. > US porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC at $6.2 billion. I am sure you will be hearing more of this as October 9 arrives. I will be listening in and learning how this will impact Christianity and the world of porn as well.

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