Concerning Sin & Confession

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From Pastor Clark Whitten at PureGraceOnline.com: Christians are not required to confess their sins to God in order to be forgiven, we already are forgiven when we put our faith in Christ for our salvation. There is no Biblical basis for believers to confess sins … [Read more...]

Life’s Not Fair

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Alan and I have a 7 and an 8-year-old running around our house, so the call for “fairness” is a big deal. Phrases like, “Mom, that’s not fair! Isaac just…” or “Dad, that’s not fair! Molly didn’t …” can often be heard floating around our house.  Such … [Read more...]

Entering The Promised Land – Letter from Alan Chambers for September 2012

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Twenty-one years ago this month I walked into a local Exodus Member Ministry for help.   I was 19 years old and a church kid—a believer in the one, true Christ.  I was also 8 or 9 years into my struggle with same-sex attraction. SSA was, at that time, all consuming; … [Read more...]

His Kindness

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I left my wife in 1996. I was a mess of confusion and frustration and anger.  My Christianity had primarily been a force for behavior modification and for years I had fought to keep my behavior in check.  I was fearful of God’s disfavor with me and I was fearful that my … [Read more...]

I Am God’s Favorite Little Weirdo. You Are Too.

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Randy Thomas wrote a great post on his blog recently. A portion is posted below. To read the entire post, click here. Back when I was coming of age, I was weird. Still kind of am but … really … I was so.very.weird. I was the male version of Ally Sheedy’s character in … [Read more...]

No Holds Barred

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There are two ways to live—the risky way or the mundane way. I really don’t think there is an “in between” way of life. We either take risk or we hold on to the effortless comfort we’ve found. Fear paralyzes us. What other people think paralyzes us. Our own history … [Read more...]

Following Christ in Restoring

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Hearing countless stories, I understand why many in the gay community are upset, hurt, and frustrated by the church. Over the past 60 years or so, the gap widened and deepened between the gay community and Christ’s community. Some churches allowed the divide to grow wider, … [Read more...]

Freefalling in the Danger Zones of Life

I know this season in my life the Lord wants to strap me to Himself, come to the edge of the platform and freefall into the “danger zones” of my relational and emotional life.

Last week I went skydiving. I have one word that doesn’t even begin to describe the experience, but will have to do…PHENOMENAL! It was truly the most incredible experience I have ever had. The entire way up to 18,000 feet, which by the way is the highest tandem jump in … [Read more...]

An Unfailing and Generous Grace – Letter from Alan Chambers for April 2011

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This letter from Alan Chambers appears in both our offline and online newsletters. To receive this letter along with the full newsletter online via email or offline through the postal service please sign up here. --- Dear Friends, Many of you know that Exodus was … [Read more...]

Identity Matters – Letter from Alan Chambers for March 2011

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This letter from Alan Chambers appears in both our offline and online newsletters. To receive this letter along with the full newsletter online via email or offline through the postal service please sign up here. --- Dear Friends, In the last few years Exodus has … [Read more...]