Craig Gross was the founder of fireproof ministries and XXX Church. He ministered to people in the porn industry and did years of speaking gigs with Ron Jeremy who he became close friends with. XXX Church made porn blocking software and was the first sponsor of the BadChristian Podcast. Since we have last heard from Craig, he and his wife Jennette have experienced a tremendous amount of personal and spiritual change. They have ventured in cannabis and then psychedelics which prompted them to begin to deal with trauma they had both been suppressing. This conversation is them verbally processing and catching us up on their journey so far while still clearly being in the middle of it. They speak freely and unfiltered. The content of the episode may be triggering to some and includes trauma, abuse, and conspiracy theory type content, most of which goes unchallenged. We made the decision to leave the full episode uncut and unedited and will leave it to you to decide what to take in and how to process it. Links & Sponsors: BadChristian.com thebcclub.com Marriage Supply: marriagesupply.com use code BCPOD for 10% off Emeryland: emerymusic.com/emeryland Ziprecruiter.com/badchristian Phineas - the fire itself
“Weed is just a plant growing out of the ground. I don't need a prescription for that.” – Craig Gross Craig Gross is the founder of XXXChurch.com and the new website ChristianCannabis.com, a site designed to start “A conversation that isn’t being had amongst believers who are both seeking to be faithful to the word of God and interested in what, exactly, this whole ‘weed thing’ is all about.”In this wide-ranging conversation, hear Craig share his history from foundingXXXChurch.com, how and why he first started using cannabis, his thoughts on how marijuana products compare to drinking alcohol, and much more.One of Craig’s main challenges is whether marijuana should even be considered a “drug.” He argues, “We've been fed a bunch of lies… weed is a plant growing out of the ground. I don't need a prescription for that. It's been there, and it's for us. And I think it's good. …It could be abused, just like we can eat too much of something from the Garden (of Eden). You’ve got to be responsible, and you’ve got to figure out like, ‘What's your intent, and what are you searching for? What do you want to learn?’"As with every episode of the Twenty-First Century Jesus Podcast, the goal is to have respectful and helpful conversations with people from all different perspectives and walks of life. Ultimately, the question is: what would a first-century Jesus say to a twenty-first century world, and for the purposes of this specific discussion, what would he say to his followers about smoking marijuana?
Craig Gross: There Has to Be Space for Us to Talk About Cannabis
The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast
Get notes on this podcast here: https://churchleaders.com/podcast/355555-craig-gross-space-talk-christian-cannabis.html “I think Christians sit on the sidelines of a lot of conversations," says Craig Gross. Craig's latest venture is a Christian cannabis website, and this week on our podcast, he talks about his personal journey with using marijuana and why it's important for Christians not to be afraid of this topic. ► Listen on Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-churchleaders-podcast/id988990685?mt=2 ► Listen on GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Iycvfoqhkk6saen2hsbjw6yuz24 Connect with ChurchLeaders Online! ChurchLeaders brings you the latest headlines and expert tips on faith, ministry and leading the church. Subscribe to our channel for exclusive content. Visit ChurchLeaders Website: https://churchleaders.comFind ChurchLeaders on Facebook: https://facebook.com/churchleaders Follow ChurchLeaders on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChurchLead Follow ChurchLeaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/churchlead/ Follow ChurchLeaders on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/churchleaders/
046: Passion, Porn, & Pot | A Conversation with Craig Gross
Making Elephants Fly | Conversations with High Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Craig Gross. Craig is a serial creator and entrepreneur. He started started speaking across the country in 1998 with his best friend, Jake. They called it “Craig and Jake LIVE.” and it eight years they spoke in front of a half million people. Since then he’s been speaking everywhere from churches, conferences, workshops, and many other events since then. In 2006, I was asked to debate the porn king, Ron Jeremy, in front of college audiences. That journey took him debating Ron at Yale on ABC Nightline and over 100 times across the country. Recently, he was featured at the Kajabi Impact Summit. He’s started a non-profit XXX Church addressing porn addiction, written 13 books over the last 17 years, recently launched two podcasts, helped a ton of people through masterminds and coaching, and launched a few businesses along the way. His podcast "Craig Brain" is a live look in as he fleshes out his next book and shares what’s inside his brain. Bottom line Craig is not afraid to get in the messy middle and break stuff. Speaking of breaking stuff his new project is https://christiancannabis.com and the Christian Cannabis Podcast. Where he’s sharing his story of and asking lots of hard questions. Even if you’ve never heard his name you’ve probably seen his work it’s been featured everywhere except Oprah. Places like CNN, FOX, ABC, LA Times, Time Magazine, and in the New York Times. We learn how to know when to start things and when to stop them and what happens when we say yes to adventure. We talk about everything from Kayne West to mentoring influencers. Craig has always asked hard questions and I asked a few of my own. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the next Thing Event at http://thething.live .
Greetings Congregation, and happy Memorial Day! This week Jed flies solo, and is joined by Craig Gross, of XXXChurch fame and more recently, Christian Cannabis. Craig had a life-changing experience with Cannabis(the devil's lettuce) in 2013, and came out recently by way of blog post and website about his personal experiences and what he hopes to be "a place to start the discussion on the church". I had heard Craig speak on a few other podcasts, and i wanted to give him the perspective of an addict in recovery. It's a great conversation, and i had a lot of fun. Let us know what you firstname.lastname@example.org/churchandotherdrugs storefrontier.com/churchandotherdrugs
58. Holy Smokes! Christians and Cannabis with Craig Gross
This week @alexhalperin and @donnyshell sit down with Christian leader and founder of xxxchurch.com, Craig Gross, about his new mission: getting Christians to embrace cannabis. The edibles enthusiast founded christiancannabis.com after having a life-changing experience with cannabis and now he wants Christians to feel free to try weed for themselves. Also, the Oregon senate passes an interstate commerce bill. Find out more about Craig Gross: https://craiggross.comChristian Cannabis: https://christiancannabis.comXXXChurch: https://www.xxxchurch.comOregon Senate Votes To Legalize Interstate Marijuana Imports And Exports: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/oregon-senate-votes-to-legalize-interstate-marijuana-imports-and-exports/Our sponsor this week is SoapBoxSample.SoapBoxSample helps businesses understand the unique attitudes and experiences of their cannabis customers. Visit Soapboxsample.com/cannabis to download your free “Green Rush survival kit”Join our Patreon at www.patreon.com/weedweek. We have thank-you gifts at every donation level. For just $2/month, you get a bonus episode of WeedWeek every month. For $25/month you get the bonus episodes, additional swag, plus an OTTO, the precision joint machine by Banana Bros ($129 value). Watch how the OTTO works here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zqq9m1Bf7U. Join now at www.Patreon.com/WeedWeek.Sign up for the WeedWeek newsletter, WeedWeek Canada, and WeedWeek California to get weekly info on the most interesting industry delivered to your inbox. www.weedweek.net/newsletterEmail us your comments, questions or suggestions at email@example.comSubscribe to this podcast in iTunes so that you never miss an episode!https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/weedweek/id1332937362?mt=2Follow us on Twitter and Instagram:twitter.com/weedweeknewstwitter.com/alexhalperintwitter.com/donnyshellinstagram.com/weedweeknews/
Craig Gross is spearheading dialogue based on his own experience and conversations with Christian leaders around the nation regarding marijuana use among Christians. Through his new website, Gross wants to help facilitate a discussion that has previously been avoided in the Church about the possible benefits of the plant that has historically been demonized and condemned.
Craig Gross - XXX ministries, pornography, raising teenagers in the digital age, and more!
Follow me on IG: @Nick.CarlileCraig Gross is a pastor, entrepreneur, podcaster, and content creator based out of Los Angeles.www.CraigGross.com https://www.xxxchurch.com/x3watch https://betterandbetter.co/
XXX Church Founder Craig Gross joins the podcast for EP. 17!! Man, what an interview! You do not want to miss this. Craig talks about the beginnings of FireProof Ministries and how XXX Church came to be. We discuss what it looks like to be a parent in today's culture with pornography at our fingertips and how you CAN find freedom from pornography addiction.