Kindness and Trust

Growing up, I lived a couple of houses down from a red headed boy named Bradley. In the picture my memory conjures of him, his face is sprinkled with a handful of freckles and his ear-to-ear smile is missing some of its Chiclet-like teeth. He was older than me, but I was bigger and stronger. […]

Alan Chambers: President Obama is right to try to end Reparative Therapy for minors (RNS COMMENTARY)

Today Religion News Service asked me to weigh in on Reparative Therapy for minors. It is titled, “Alan Chambers: President Obama is right to try to end ex-gay therapy (COMMENTARY).” From the article: I got married in 1998, and for more than 17 years have found it easy to be faithful to my wife. I am more in love with […]

UPDATE: Speak. Love., The Chambers, and ZONDERVAN!

Today we are consolidating Speak. Love. into AlanChambers.org. In June 2013 when we closed Exodus International and embarked on this new season we decided to continue doing what we knew well, which was run an organization. However, about a month into the process someone asked me rather pointedly, “So, Alan, what’s your hiring policy going […]

My Dad’s Sweet, Strong Heart

I was recently asked, “Where do you get your understanding of God?” Because I desire everything in my life: my worldview, my relationships, my actions and reactions, even what I think about myself to be based on who I understand God to be, this is an important question. While both my own study of the […]

#Grace #Church

Leslie and I were in church yesterday morning for the first time in 3 weeks.  The last two Sundays we played hooky.  The first week we celebrated a birthday.  Last week, Leslie’s mom kept the kids for the whole weekend and, well, we savored every moment of our much-needed time off by doing very little. […]

Forever. For Always and No Matter What.

On the morning of January 3rd, 1998 I repeated the prayer that had been mine for nine months for the very last time. I woke up early and began getting ready for what I knew would be a full day. I needed to be dressed and at the church by 7:30a.m. for pictures. It was […]

Introduction to Speak. Love.

The world is fraught with bad news. It has been since the beginning and will be until the end. Ironically, after however many thousands or millions of years (depending on your theology, or lack thereof) humans are still surprised wars continue to happen, that people die, and senselessly bad things happen to really good people. […]

An Overview of Alan Chambers’ Summer Media Appearances

This has been a busy summer for Alan in many ways, including media. Here is a list of some of the highlights over the past few months: Special Report: God & Gays – Lisa Ling, Our America ‘Ex-gay’ group Exodus International shuts down – BBC World News Exclusive: ‘Gay cure’ advocate apologizes – Anderson Cooper 360 […]

Exodus International to Shut Down

Originally announced June 19th, 2013. — Exodus International to Shut Down Thirty-seven-year-old ministry for those with same-sex attraction marks its last national conference  Irvine, Calif. (June 19, 2013) — Exodus International, the oldest and largest Christian ministry dealing with faith and homosexuality announced tonight that it’s closing its doors after three-plus decades of ministry. The […]

A Changing World – Letter from Alan Chambers May 2013

In 2009 I spent ten days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to going, I spent time researching the country, its people, and the state religion of Malaysia—Islam. Months before my trip I called one of my Malaysian friends and asked her a number of questions about how the Christian Church is treated in her country. Her answer both surprised and comforted me. She said, “We are guests of Islam and Islam is a gracious host. We are guaranteed freedom of religion, worship and practice as long as we do not proselytize (seek to convert others).”