This week we talk to Alan Chambers, the former president of Exodus International, the ex-gay Christian organization that closed down last June. Alan is a fascinating individual and he sat down with Eddie to talk through the complexities of his story and why he shut Exodus down. (You can read our feature on Alan here, listen to the full interview below, and watch all the videos of our conversation with Alan on our Youtube page.) Plus, we give you our VMA's recap, continue working on a dcTalk reunion and learn why an American paid a $500 fine to swallow a pickled toe in a Canadian bar...
Alan ChambersListen to the full, unedited interview with Alan Chambers
Notable Jokes & Runs
0:50 - Calvin steals Jesse's greeting.
1:25 - Discussion of the N'Sync reunion.
4:52 - Jokes about men's chambray Spanx.
6:24 - Eddie suggests that they host the Dove Awards.
6:47 - Tyler talks about the possibility of a DC Talk reunion. This is the first mention of what becomes Eddie's favorite (and Cameron's least favorite) running joke. They also talk about Toby Mac snubbing Cameron.
9:24 - They recap the first Candy Talk, from the previous episode.
16:38 - Jesse talks about Ikea.
Notable Guest Moments
36:40 - Introduction to Alan Chambers.
42:00 - Beginning of the actual interview.
46:53 - Chambers talks about finding renewal and acceptance at Exodus as a teenager.
48:17 - Chambers mentions some of the problems with Exodus, and his own leadership.
50:36 - Chambers addresses the recent controversy and his change of mind that let to it.
53:06 - Chambers discusses his own personal story, and why Exodus' message didn't work for everyone.
55:22 - Chambers talks about the message of Jesus to gay people.
59:05 - Chambers addresses the parts of our life that we fail to give wholly to God, whether sexual aspects or otherwise.
62:42 - Chambers talks about his apology.
65:49 - Chambers clarifies whether his apology was for his theological stance on homosexuality, or the methodology of treatment that Exodus used.
66:41 - Chambers addresses the issue of gay parenting.
Other Notable Moments
19:15 - Eddie reveals that he's never seen Rambo.
22:14 - Jesse's slice about new words admitted into the Oxford Dictionary.
25:27 - Calvin's slice about Marseille's petition for Batman to save the city. He also lists possible French supervillains resulting from Batman's presence in France.
27:43 - Eddie's first use of the slide whistle for Calvin's puns.
29:38 - Eddie's slice about a drinking challenge bar in the Yukon Territory involving a pickled human toe. This is perhaps the most disgusting and disturbing slice ever, but also has some amazing puns, including a few from Eddie.
71:14 - Feedback to Question of the Week: "What would your theme music for life be?"
75:50 - Jesse sings the first line of the Family Matters song.
81:00 Outro: "The simple games you can play with pen and paper, Tic-Tac-Toe Talk." - Jesse
Question of the Week
What word or phrase would you like to see added to the dictionary?
This week we learned of a few new words being added to the dictionary (food baby, twerk, etc...). So it made us wonder, what word or phrase would you like to see added to the dictionary?
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