The Naked Gospel

The Naked Gospel

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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July 20, 2022 50 min

Pastor Will joins The Naked Gospel podcast to discuss his own history with porn and mental health. Shane and Will talk through issues of abuse among Christian leaders, how Christians should respond to sexual misuse, how we should handle leadership abuse, and what it means to build safe Christian communities.

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What is purity culture? Is it actually an important topic to discuss? What's the history of purity culture and why has it impacted so many people?

Without having an attractive and compelling story for sex, more and more Christians are embracing the hookup culture story for sex. Pastor Dean Inserra joins us today for a conversation about purity culture. As a pastor, Dea...

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Drew Boa and Sathiya Sam both founded organizations that help men and women rebuild relationships, heal from trauma, and recover from unwanted sexual desires.

This is the first of many episodes where Drew, Sathiya, and Shane will get together to discuss the landscape of sexual integrity and sexual pain — from porn, lust, love, to science, the church, and secular culture.

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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?

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

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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 ...

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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.

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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!

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February 23, 2022 37 min

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.

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February 16, 2022 51 min

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

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Author, speaker, and apologist Josh McDowell joins us today to discuss porn and abuse in the Church. Josh has spoken to over 46 million people in 139 countries and he began warning the Church about porn over 20 years ago. In this interview, we discuss the damage of pornography and what it looks like to find healing.

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February 2, 2022 37 min

 How should we be honest about porn in our life and what is the place of forgiveness in healing? This episode kicks us off our four week mini-series on pornography. Sathiya Sam joins us to discuss his story with porn. 

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January 5, 2022 38 min

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Today, John Hopper joins us to talk about faith and reason in the Christian life. We're taking a short break from looking specifically at sexual ethics to examine the place of apologetics in the Christian life. What does it mean to question God? What does it mean to be a witness? Join us as we look at these questions and more! 

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December 22, 2021 23 min

Shane and Heather look back on what's happened culturally and with the podcast this past year. They look at the themes, conversations, and guests of 2021.

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Books of the Year:

The Death of Porn by Ray Ortlund
Our Bodies tell God's Story by Christopher West
The Soul of Shame by Curt Thompson
What God has to Say about Our Bodies by Sam Allberry



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December 15, 2021 10 min

In an interview with Howard Stern, Billie Eilish discussed how pornography destroyed her brain and her understanding of sex. In this episode, we discuss how Eilish's exposure at such a young age is as devastating as she says it was and how that pattern is perpetuating among young people everywhere.

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December 15, 2021 34 min

What is masculinity? What does it mean to be manly? Why are men in the church struggling so much with loneliness, depression, anxiety, and pornography? And how is all this impacting women in our lives?

Justin Camp joins today to discuss these questions and several more!

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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.

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 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. 

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October 27, 2021 78 min

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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.

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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.

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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?

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