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ABBI’s CEO’s Annual Report

By | 2016-12-19T06:41:55+00:00 December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Two weeks ago, Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International had its Annual General Meeting.  I have attached the CEO’s report which reviews what transpired for us 1 July 2015 through to 30 June 2016. It was definitely a year of progress. Along with our regular activities of: Radio and print media interviews Articles written for the [...]

Great opportunity – urgent appeal

By | 2016-12-13T02:47:21+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

I’ve just been notified that the Gay Christian Network  (GCN) would like me to give two presentations at the upcoming conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the beginning of January. GCN is the largest organisation of its kind and the annual conference has grown to over 1,500 attendees including LGBTI people, their allies and friends. The [...]

REPORT: Half of LGB Americans Identify As Christian

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:26+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

REPORT: Half of LGB Americans Identify As Christian By Eliel Cruz Originally published on Advocate.com May 12 2015 7:10 PM ET More LGB Americans consider themselves Christian than ever before. In a new Pew Research Center report, 48 percent of LGB Americans identify as Christian, up from 42 percent in 2013. The statistic contrasts the [...]

HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CHURCH – WHY WE GOT IT WRONG

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:27+00:00 December 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

  Before looking at homosexuality and the church, two important things should be mentioned. Firstly it is inevitable that the church will accept the fact that homosexuality is an orientation and not an abomination. Same sex orientation is not a perversion, illness or the result of a dysfunctional upbringing but an expression of sexuality that [...]

8 FACTORS THAT CREATED THE CLOSURE OF EXODUS – No.7 The Evolving Faith Factor

By | 2016-11-08T01:48:27+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

7.   The evolving faith factor People in evangelical/Pentecostal circles have a strongly biblically based faith. This type of theology has been at the core of the ex-gay movement and you'll often find it clearly stated on ex-gay websites. An evangelical/Pentecostal faith is all very neat and tidy. It's black and white. There are no arguments. [...]

8 FACTORS THAT CREATED THE CLOSURE OF EXODUS – No. 6 The Listening Factor

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:20+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

If people are going to reach out to dialogue there has to be a willingness on the other part to engage. Of course their willingness to listen depends largely on the approach and the language used to reach out. No one is going to engage if they are attacked and the language consistently accusatory or defamatory. I don’t bother with [...]

8 FACTORS THAT CREATED THE CLOSURE OF EXODUS – No.5 The Bridge Building Factor

By | 2016-11-08T01:49:20+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

5.   The bridge building factor When I first wrote briefly in my newsletter about being at the Exodus Conference and the 37 year old organisation was closing a lovely person responded via email saying "Thank you.......etc etc". I laughed aloud. Oh dear, this person was under the allusion that somehow, singlehandedly, I had managed to [...]