I had the honor of joining the Washington National Cathedral for the celebration of Holy Eucharist on the fourth Sunday after Pentecost (this past Sunday). It was a very difficult morning with the breaking news of the massacre in our home town. Even so, I hope you are encouraged by the message. The first video is the sermon and the second video is a Q&A we did with the … [Read more...] about Speaking at Washington National Cathedral During DC Pride Weekend (2 Videos)
Last week I had the privilege of writing an opinion piece for the The Washington Post in light of the Supreme Court ruling on marriage. Here are the ending paragraphs from the article: My prayers going forward will be for those who fear the results of the decision that was made today. Those who feel like they have lost their country and like evil is prevailing. As one who once … [Read more...] about My Washington Post OpEd on Gay Marriage
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 her today than ever before and enjoy every part of our … [Read more...] about Alan Chambers: President Obama is right to try to end Reparative Therapy for minors (RNS COMMENTARY)
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 to be for Speak. Love.?” It was then I … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Speak. Love., The Chambers, and ZONDERVAN!
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. We don’t expect this reality. Maybe because … [Read more...] about Towards Peace & Conversation