I have been aware of the work of TFT for some time. These brothers and sisters are performing a vital task of bringing biblical grace and truth to bear for those with same- sex temptations and gender dysphoria. I warmly commend their work.
Bishop Andy Lines, Mission Director, Crosslinks
Over the last half century there has been a huge revolution in attitudes to sex, marriage and human sexuality. Throughout this period, TFT has been a beacon of sensitive, balanced thinking and wise pastoral support. Countless numbers of Christians who want to remain faithful to classic Christian thought and teaching on sexuality have been helped. As this revolution continues to play out, their work and witness will become more important still and I’m deeply grateful for their wise and faithful ministry.
Glynn Harrison, Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry, University of Bristol (retired)
Thanks so much for all you did last week at our youth camp. That was really appreciated, and very well received by the campers, who continued to chat about it as the week went on. Above all, thank you for your honesty and biblical faithfulness, and your gospel focus in all you do.
Jim Sayers, Communications Director, Grace Baptist Mission
TFT have long been the market-leaders in providing encouragement and support for same-sex attracted Christians like me. I’m eternally grateful for the Christ-like compassion and companionship my membership has brought me.
Ed Shaw, Co-Founder of livingout.org and Pastor of Emmanuel City Centre, Bristol
As a same-sex attracted Christian I have benefited from the witness and teaching of TFT, and the time I have spent at TFT conferences with like-minded people has been a huge source of joy, fun and inspiration. They provide much-needed love, support and care from within a biblical framework in a world which often does not understand the counter-cultural way that Jesus calls us to live.
Sean Doherty, Co-Founder of livingout.org and member of General Synod
It is a privilege and pleasure to commend the great work that TFT does, both in upholding orthodox Biblical teaching on love, sex and marriage, and pastorally helping and supporting those who experience same-sex attraction to live faithfully as disciples of Jesus, the Son of God. In the present climate the work TFT does is supremely valuable.
Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes (retired)
TFT offers support, teaching, and encouragement for helping Christians live out their convictions on sexuality in the context of the local church. That’s exactly what we need today and so I’m delighted the True Freedom Trust exists and appreciate its work.
Graham Beynon, Pastor of Grace Church, Cambridge. Director of Independent Training, Oak Hill Theological College, London
The feedback from both staff and students from last week has been overwhelmingly positive. We much appreciated the strong biblical content in the sessions you led and comment has also been made about the way in which you both dealt with issues in a pastorally sensitive manner. Thank you for that investment of time and we trust you both went away feeling it was a day well spent.
Ian Coffey, Vice-Principal (Strategy), MA Course Leader and Director of Leadership Training (Moorlands College)
I get lots of materials from many different Christian organisations, but your newsletter Ascend is the one that I will read and reread. Your leader article was particularly helpful - encouraging and challenging and, as ever, extremely practical for all Christians, including myself, as we seek to resist temptation and walk with Jesus on the road of discipleship.
Andrew Patterson, Minister for Evangelism, Emmanuel Church, Chesham
The work of True Freedom Trust has been of huge value over the years in teaching God’s good design for sex and marriage and offering pastoral encouragement for Christians experiencing same-sex attraction. Its faithful, winsome witness is urgently needed in encouraging the church to hold firmly to God’s truth while caring deeply for his people.
Vaughan Roberts, Rector of St Ebbe’s Oxford
Thank you so much for coming to teach us and share your story with us. We very much appreciated your time with us, and the way that you warmly modelled truth and grace.
John Russell, Lead Minister of Cornerstone Church, Nottingham