Christian Film Confronts Christians Addiction to Pornography

The Heart of the Matter is a film documentary offering a compassionate response to Christians addicted to pornography and sex.

The issue of pornography and its devastating impacts has certainly gained wider attention in our culture. From the pulpit to the blogosphere, we’re hearing more and more conversations about how porn harms people. But a serious Christian documentary film confronting the objectification and emotional and spiritual enslavement perpetuated by the porn industry is a fresh missional approach.

 

The Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, Wisconsin once fell on hard financial times and needed a means to keep its doors open. Lessors decided to show X-rated films. Thank goodness times have changed for the historic theatre. On Saturday, August 6, the Grand Opera House will open its doors to show a different kind of pornography film:The Heart of the Matter, a film documentary offering a compassionate response to Christians addicted to pornography and sex.

“The beautiful irony of a venue which used to profit from pornography now set to show a film about redemption from pornography perfectly illustrates God’s total restoration,” said Daniel Weiss, founder and president of The Brushfires Foundation, the Christian non-profit organization behind the Seeds of Fire Community Engagement documentary film.

I’m not one to support every out-of-the-box new ministry email that comes my way. But when Weiss’ subject line read “Midwest film festival proclaiming orthodox Christian sexual ethics,” well, I couldn’t help but reply.

“We are using documentary films to open discussion about topics that the church is often silent on or uncomfortable with,” Weiss wrote. “Following the films we feature local and national subject-matter experts to explore the messages in the films and take audience questions.”

The issue of pornography and its devastating impacts has certainly gained wider attention in our culture. From the pulpit to the blogosphere, we’re hearing more and more conversations about how porn harms people. But a serious Christian documentary film confronting the objectification and emotional and spiritual enslavement perpetuated by the porn industry is a fresh missional approach.

Not only is  the Seeds of Fire film project a new way to spread awareness of sexual brokenness, but it’s a unique way to share the Gospel.

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