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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.

The Naked Gospel Proven Ministries

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

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.

    Masculinity and the Sex Industry w/ Alan Smyth

    Masculinity and the Sex Industry w/ Alan Smyth

    Listener Discretion Advised (this is a raw and hard conversation)

    The president of Saving Innocence joins us today to talk about sex exploitation and how men are the primary perpetrators. What can men do to turn from being perpetrators to become protectors?

    Support this show and what we do for $5 a month!

    Check out Alan and Jessica's book here!

    Alan serves as the Executive Director for Saving Innocence, an anti-human trafficking, community based organization focused on the recovery and restoration of child victims of sex trafficking. Based in Los Angeles, Alan has responsibility over Direct Services and Business Operations. His main focus includes budgeting and resource development, strategic partnerships, staff development and client services. You can learn more about Saving Innocence at www.savinginnocence.org.

    • 45 min
    Inside the Industry with a Former Porn Star: Crissy Outlaw

    Inside the Industry with a Former Porn Star: Crissy Outlaw

    Listener Discretion Advised.

    Former porn star Crissy Outlaw joins us to discuss how she got into the porn industry and what the porn industry is like.

    Help us fight for people like Crissy supporting this show for $5 dollars a month!

    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/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Fantasy, Shame, and Love vs. Lust w/ Corey Latta

    Fantasy, Shame, and Love vs. Lust w/ Corey Latta

    In this episode, Shane and Corey talk through how fantasy is used in lust and how imagination can be used in prayer. Along with that, Dr. Latta also helps us to see that our draw to stimulation is also an addiction to shame, and he helps us to see the good news in the midst of our shame. As a practitioner, Dr. Latta helps us to look at these issues not only as thinker but also as a counselor.

    Support this show at: https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/

    Corey Latta, PhD, is a husband, father, writer, speaker, counselor, as well as the author of When the Eternal Can Be Met, C. S. Lewis and the Art of Writing and the forthcoming Serve the Work: Reflections on Christ and the Creative Life. Corey is the father of four (two sets of twins!), Justice, London, Gus, and Emma.

    Check out Corey's books here: 

    https://www.amazon.com/When-Eternal-Can-Met-Bergsonian/dp/1625644213

    https://www.amazon.com/Lewis-Art-Writing-Apologist-Theologian/dp/1498225349

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Lewis and Tolkien: Imagination and Sexuality w/ Michael Ward and Holly Ordway

    Lewis and Tolkien: Imagination and Sexuality w/ Michael Ward and Holly Ordway

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    C. S. Lewis scholar Michael Ward and J. R. R. Tolkien scholar Holly Ordway join us today to discuss the place of fantasy and imagination in the Christian life. Is fantasy always a bad thing?  What is imagination? Can reason and imagination have a healthy relationship? What does imagination even have to do with sex? Join us as we discuss these questions and several more!

    Support this show for $5 dollars here!

    Check out Dr. Ward's latest book, After Humanity.

    And check out Dr. Ordway's latest book, Tolkien's Modern Reading.

    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!


    Holly Ordway is Fellow of Faith and Culture at the Word on Fire Institute. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith (Emmaus Road, 2017), and Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms (Ignatius, 2014). She is also a Subject Editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies, Visiting Professor at Houston Baptist University, and a published poet. Her academic work focuses on imaginative apologetics, and on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. Her forthcoming book is Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages (Word on Fire Academic, 2021).

    Her website is

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Life After Porn

    Life After Porn

    This episode finishes up the independent mini-series on porn. Cale joins this episode as he and Shane discuss porn in their own life, how they've addressed it, and what life looks like after porn.

    As always thank you for your support! Share your thoughts with us, leave a review, and if you'd like to support this show for $5 check out this link! https://www.provenmen.org/disruptors/

    • 37 min
    How to Get Free from Porn w/ Ted Shimer

    How to Get Free from Porn w/ Ted Shimer

    Ted Shimer joins us so that we can ask him the harder questions around pornography. In this episode, Shane and Ted talk about how common porn actually is in the Church and what it really takes to get clean and free.

    Check out Ted's book The Freedom Fight: The New Drug and the Truths that Set Us Free

    Support this show for $5 and get a Naked Gospel coffee mug!

    Ted 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/thefreedomfight1

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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75 Ratings

75 Ratings

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