What is God’s design for sexuality? What is “holiness”? And is there such thing as “holy” sexuality? Can you be a gay Christian?
In our world and culture, there’s a lot of confusion around the topic of sex. But what is God’s design for sexuality? In this episode of the podcast, Jonathan sits down for part 1 of a two-part conversation with our friend Christopher Yuan. In part 1, Jonathan and Christopher talk about understanding humanity through the lens of Scripture, the difference between temptation and desire, why it’s important to read Jesus’ teachings in context, and whether or not the biblical view of sexuality leads to “bad fruit.” Join us this week and learn about how to understand sexuality in light of the gospel, and how God’s design is good news for everyone.
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. He has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope (100,000 copies sold and now in seven languages). He is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless. 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. Yuan’s newest book is Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.
Join us again next time for part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Yuan!