Statement on the ACC’s Removal of Core Issues Trust from Membership

Jan 23, 2015 by

From the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity: The Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity (hereafter referred to as the Alliance) is compelled to express in the strongest terms our consternation at the Association of Christian Counsellor’s (ACC) recent decision to remove Core Issues Trust (CIT) from their organizational membership. We register this dismay particularly in light of statements made by ACC to justify their decision, statements that mimic the...

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Reflection: Your greatest need is not what you think

Jan 22, 2015 by

By David Baker, Christian Today: They made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralysed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” (Mark 2:4-5) Back in 1998 the satirical American newspaper The Onion ran a savage spoof article entitled: “God Answers Prayers Of Paralyzed Little Boy.”The sub-heading, immediately below those words, was the simple but brutal:...

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NHS England, medical and psychological professionals speak out against gay conversion therapy

Jan 14, 2015 by

From UKCP: Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people seeking therapy will be better protected from harmful ‘gay cures’ following commitments made today by NHS England, and leading medical and psychological professional groups. Gay conversion therapy (sometimes referred to as ‘gay cure’ or ‘reparative’ therapy) is the umbrella term for a type of talking therapy which attempts to change sexual orientation or reduce attraction to others of the same sex. There is no good evidence this works and...

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Why Jesus doesn’t heal everyone

Jan 7, 2015 by

by David Baker, Christian Today: When they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!” Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so that I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” (Mark 1:37-38) So, how are your New Year resolutions going, then – a little way into 2015? Mission worker Simon Guillebaud, in his excellent book Choose Life, recalls one January in which he found himself “breaking my major resolution...

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Why SSA Became a Blessing in Disguise

Jan 5, 2015 by

From JONAH: For me, SSA (same-sex attraction) is a blessing in one hell of a disguise. Every single day between the ages of 13 and 23, I would think and despair endlessly about the impossible struggle I was in, being attracted to other men. Ten years alone, keeping this heavy, shameful secret from every single person in my life. It hurt a lot, for a very long time, in a very deep place. In October 2013, I attended the Journey into Manhood (JiM) workshop in Israel and had the most wonderfully...

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Refusal of Association of Christian Counsellors to renew Core Issues Trust’s organisational me...

Jan 1, 2015 by

The Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC) has refused Core Issues Trust organisational membership as of 31 December 2014. In a letter from its chief executive Rev Tony Ruddle received by email on 24th December, the ACC Executive states “your response to our request for compliance is not acceptable as it adds too many caveats”. The Trust had indicated that it would comply “for the time being” in a letter to the ACC emailed on 23 December 2014.i  It further indicated that it would...

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