Litmus Test Christianity

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Litmus Test Christianity “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” - John 14:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) I have been involved in and among the so-called “ex-gay” movement for almost 21 … [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...]

Ending the Spiritual Vacation – Real Voices for August 2012

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This article appears in both our offline and online newsletters.  To receive articles like this along with the full newsletter online via email or offline through the postal service please sign up here. Ending the Spiritual Vacation by Chris Stump Summer is coming to an … [Read more...]

Soul Revolution

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“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 I love the revolutionary period of American history. As this Independence Day went by, I thought about our freedoms and liberties, how they were … [Read more...]

No More Hiding – Real Stories for July 2012

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You Are Not Alone – Letter from Alan Chambers for July 2012

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The 37th Annual Exodus Freedom Conference, Made for More, was my 20th conference.  As I sat backstage on opening night preparing to speak, I tried to remember what life was like for me as a 21 year-old college student 20 conferences prior.  At that point, it had been … [Read more...]

Life After Sexual Abuse

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Back in 2009 I wrote a blog post on my recent coming to terms with the fact that I had been sexually abused. You can view that here. Since then I've experienced a lot of growth and healing and had the opportunity to write about that for Boundless webzine over at Focus on the … [Read more...]

When Christ Shapes Culture

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I’m a Millennial. I grew up in a landscape that left me embarrassed to say, “I’m a Christian.” No one is perfect, but the culture wars the church had been involved with for a few decades before I entered the world in ’85, left a sour taste in many people’s … [Read more...]

A Lamenter’s Hope

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My feelings have gotten me into trouble numerous times. Feelings of envy influenced bad purchasing habits. Sadness and depression nudged me to forms of medication that left me emptier than before. Hopelessness and fear made me want to throw in the towel so often. Constant … [Read more...]

Gentle Restorers

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This weekend I went “hiking” with a friend. I put hiking in quotations because it really doesn’t exist in Florida. But as we went along I saw a butterfly violently flitting around on the ground. I crouched down to examine the erratic moving insect. Part of its wing … [Read more...]