Made for More – Letter from Alan Chambers for May 2012

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Dear Friends: As we approach the 37th annual Freedom Conference, I am filled with great expectancy of what God is going to do in and through each one of us. Year after year, in our weakness and humility, Jesus shows up mightily in both our personal and corporate time. Who … [Read more...]

Letter from Alan Chambers for April 2012

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Dear Friends, For years Exodus has been well known for our outreach to people with same-sex attractions (SSA).  Sixty percent of the people who seek help through Exodus and our membership network for their SSA are single.  Over the years we have sought to highlight … [Read more...]

My First Freedom Conference – Letter from Alan Chambers for March 2012

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In June 1993 I attended my first Exodus International Freedom Conference. I was an immature college student who had yet to share with my parents that I had same-sex attractions and was seeking help to surrender them to the Lordship of Christ.  Because I was dependent on my … [Read more...]

Embracing the Messy – Letter From Alan Chambers for January 2012

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I had a dream last night that my wife, Leslie, and I were in a Life Group at church and a gay couple joined.  The two men were friends of mine from 20 years ago and had since adopted children.  They obviously knew me, how my story had evolved, and joined the group anyway. … [Read more...]

Adopted Into the Family – Letter from Alan Chambers for December 2011

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We have been talking a lot about adoption this month at the Chambers house.  As most of you know, Leslie and I adopted our kids at birth. Because Isaac and Molly are just 4 1/2 months apart we have always had to answer questions of passers-by who would inquire, "Oh, are … [Read more...]

Marvel at the Marvelous – Letter from Alan Chambers for November 2011

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Dear Friends, Recently I have been thinking a lot about how underwhelmed we all are in this day and age.  This morning we called our kids to the front of the house to show them that our elderly neighbor had carved two jack-o-lanterns, lit them and placed them in two of … [Read more...]

It Gets Better – Letter from Alan Chambers for October 2011

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Dear Friends, A few months ago I went on record criticizing the “It Gets Better” campaign that has gone viral with an anti-bullying message for LGBT teens.  My criticism was over the use of "Woody," the fictional star from the box office smash Toy Story trilogy.  I … [Read more...]

Good News of What God is For – Letter From Alan Chambers for September 2011

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Dear Friends, For years the message of what God is FOR has been overshadowed by the Church's obsession over what God is AGAINST.  It seems that our default message in the Church is to lay out the laundry list of do's and don'ts when talking about our faith.  When asked … [Read more...]

The Fullness of the Gospel – Letter From Alan Chambers for August 2011

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Dear Friends, I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Currently, my family and I are in California packing up Leslie's folks who have decided to move to Orlando after a lifetime in the city where they live.  It is a daunting task to pack up 65-75 years worth of mementos … [Read more...]

An “Almost Prodigal” Story – Letter from Alan Chambers for July 2011

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Dear Friends, Last month I shared a story with you about a young man that wasn't quite sure which direction he was going to take related to his same-sex attractions.  I mentioned that he was looking for more than the rights and wrongs of religion.  I also reflected on … [Read more...]