On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Dr. Christopher Yuan, and his parents, Dr. Leon and Angela, joined us at Calvary Bible Church East. We invited them to teach and share their story because of their commitment to “speaking the truth in love,” about the issue of homosexuality. I first heard of the Yuans through Christopher’s book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel (see my review). We were both encouraged and equipped by their time with us. Our recordings of their presentations are below. More information about their ministry is available at christopheryuan.com.
-Pastor Bryan Craddock
Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over ten years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses and in churches. Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005, Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and received his doctorate of ministry in 2014 from Bethel Seminary.
Dr. Leon and Angela Yuan have experienced much heartache due to a prodigal son who embraced homosexuality. But, God has given them the grace to rely upon His power to change the unchangeable and focus upon their own daily renewal and transformation. Angela and Christopher share their amazing journey in a book (now in seven languages), Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope. Christopher’s newest book is Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.
A Christian Response to Homosexuality
Sexual identity is one of the most relevant topics of our day. Most know someone who is gay. How can Christians better engage with our loved ones and friends in the LGB community? How does the gospel (sin, repentance and redemption) influence the conversation around sexual identity? Without any compromise of truth or grace, Dr. Christopher Yuan combines his life experiences and his theological training in biblical languages to bring a fresh and unique perspective on this important topic.
- Response to Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage
- For further study: Holy Sexuality and the Gospel
Out of a Far Country
Dr. Christopher and his parents, Dr. Leon and Angela, share their family testimony of redemption and grace. Christopher finishes by preaching about holy sexuality. The Yuans’ amazing story, told from the perspectives of father, mother and son, offers encouragement and hope for anyone who was or has a prodigal.