SINGLENESS SERIES PART ONE If you had told the Christopher Yuan of years ago what his life would look like today, he probably wouldn’t believe you. As a promiscuous gay man who made his living selling drugs, Christopher’s life didn’t look anything like it does now. But an arrest, a prison sentence, and an HIV diagnosis turned out to be the things that would change Christophers life forever. Now, Christopher spends his days sharing the message of the gospel. To kick off our series on singleness, Christopher sits down with Davey to share some of his powerful story and how he’s learned to find his identity solely in Christ.
In this episode, Josh has a conversation with Dr. Christopher Yuan about his story and message from his amazing book, Holy Sexuality. You do not want to miss this incredible episode. Dr. 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 and received a master’s in biblical exegesis in 2007 and a doctorate of ministry in 2014. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named 2020 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine. Visit christopheryuan.com for more information. Today's episode was sponsored by Covenant Eyes. Go to covenanteyes.com and use the code "purehope" at checkout to get your first 30 days free! JOIN THE CONVERSATION Find us wherever you are: @findpurehope or /findpurehope and use #aworldfree, or visit: purehope.net/aworldfreepodcast SUPPORT If this message and mission is meaningful to you, consider supporting the ministry of pureHOPE: purehope.net/give CONTENT We will explore mature themes from a biblically-rooted perspective. Please listen with discretion and determine what is age-appropriate for the young listeners in your life. For more information, visit purehope.net. Download our FREE pureHOPE App today!
Christopher Yuan's Story, & His Response to Skeptics
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45. From Atheist to Prayer Warrior: The Love and Devotion of a Mother with Christopher Yuan
How did God transform an atheist mother into a prayer warrior? Christopher Yuan and his mother, Angela, wrote a compelling book sharing their journey to faith called "Out of a Far Country." In this episode, Christopher shares more of his mother's story and how after she came to love Jesus, her prayers led him to leave his life of sin and love Jesus as well. Christopher Yuan Show Notes: Christopher’s Website: https://christopheryuan.com/ “Holy Sexuality and the Gospel” by Christopher Yuan: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/holy-sexuality-and-the-gospel-christopher-yuan/1128060432?ean=9780735290914 “Out of a Far Country” by Christopher Yuan and Angela Yuan: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/out-of-a-far-country-christopher-yuan/1100569160?ean=9780307729354&aug=1 Summit Ministries: https://www.summit.org/ “War Room” Movie: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-war-room-alex-kendrick/28702944?ean=0043396461536 “War Room” by Chris Fabry: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/war-room-chris-fabry/1121637810?ean=9781496407283 Bible Study Fellowship: https://www.bsfinternational.org/ “Out of a Far Country: The Yuan Family Testimony” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR-2EZe6XIc&t=882s Join Strong Women on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/strongwomencc Erin and her husband, Brett, run Maven which “exists to help the next generation know truth, pursue goodness, and create beauty, all for the cause of Christ.” Check out more about Maven here: https://maventruth.com/ The Strong Women Podcast is a product of the Colson Center which equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment. Through commentaries, podcasts, videos, and more, we help Christians better understand what’s happening in the world, and champion what is true and good wherever God has called them. Learn more about the Colson Center here: https://www.colsoncenter.org/ Visit our website and sign up for our email list so that you can stay up to date on what we are doing here and also receive our monthly book list: https://www.colsoncenter.org/strong-women
143 Prodigal Story: Sexuality, Drugs, and Scripture with Dr. Christopher Yuan
The Savvy Sauce
Prodigal Story: Sexuality, Drugs, and Scripture with Dr. Christopher Yuan *DISCLAIMER* Part of this message contains mature content and is not intended for young listeners. James 5:16b (NIV) "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." Christopher Yuan, DMin, 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 and received a master’s in biblical exegesis in 2007 and a doctorate of ministry in 2014. Dr. Yuan’s newest book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, was named 2019 Book of the Year for Social Issues by Outreach Magazine.He has been interviewed in many media outlets, including Christianity Today, In the Market with Janet Parshall, The Eric Metaxas Show and The Christian Post. Visit christopheryuan.com for more information. Follow Dr. Christopher Yuan on TwitterInstagramFacebook or Youtube. At The Savvy Sauce, we will only recommend resources we believe in! We also want you to be aware: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story Thank You to Our Sponsor: Leman Property Management Company Connect with The Savvy Sauce on Facebook or Instagram or Our Website Please help us out by sharing this episode with a friend, leaving a 5-star rating and review, and subscribing to this podcast! Also, check out our Patreon Page to find out how to gain access to additional podcasts and goodies! Gospel Scripture: (all NIV) Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.” Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.” Ephesians 2:8–10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God‘s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.“ Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.“ Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Holy Sexuality & Singleness (with Dr. Christopher Yuan)
Hear Dr. Christopher Yuan's amazing story of coming to Christ, surrendering same-sex attraction, and embracing the gift of singleness.Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught at Moody Bible Institute for over ten years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. In this episode, we dive into his newest book: Holy Sexuality and the Gospel.Dr. Yuan is the author of three books (these are paid links):1. Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope2. Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: Reducing The Marginalization Of Same-Sex Attracted Students3. Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand StoryLearn more about Christopher at christopheryuan.com
Spiritual Anemia with Christopher Yuan // S04E04 How do you know if you’re malnourished? What about spiritually? When you realize you’re lacking important eternal vitamins and minerals, what do you do to fix it? This week, we welcome Dr. Christopher Yuan to discuss spiritual anemia, spiritual sustenance, and the vitality of swallowing truth pills. Books...
102: Christopher Yuan | Transformation & Holy Sexuality
Grace Enough Podcast
Christopher Yuan joins me to discuss his journey from being an agnostic gay man in prison to a follower of Jesus, who now teaches the Bible at Moody Bible Institute and travels around the world with his parents speaking on faith and sexualityQuestions Christopher and I Discussed:(1:48) I have briefly introduced you, but will share with our listeners a little about the work you do on a day to day basis? (3:03) What was life like for you growing up? (4:41) In your early 20’s, you came out as a gay man to your parents, which you and your mother write about in your first book Out of A Far Country, tell us more about that experience. (14:51) It was through realizing she was a sinner that your mom was able to begin loving and accepting you, but you went the opposite direction. You were in dental school and began making some really destructive choices. Tell us what happened that led you to read the Bible and a little about your journey from prisoner to Bible professor?.............................Quotes to Remember:“We were in the office [Dean of the Dental School], all four of us and my mom told the dean, ‘It’s not important that Christopher becomes a dentist. What’s more important is that Christopher becomes a Christ follower.” “She realized that nothing is more important than our children following Jesus, even more important than education, even more important than career.” “Before my dad left, he wanted to give me his very first Bible and I threw it in the trash can. That’s how much I despised it.” SHOW NOTES cont.Related Episodes:76: Rosaria Butterfield | Radical Hospitality 77: Rosaria Butterfield | Christian Identity, Intersectionality 98: Katherine James | A Son’s Addiction & A Mother’s Love 52: Nick Stumbo | Discovering Freedom From Pornography 91: Mary Flo Ridley | Let’s Talk Birds and Bees Connect with Christopher Yuan on Twitter and christopheryuan.com ----------------------------------------------- Follow Grace Enough Podcast on IG and FB and www.graceenoughpodcast.com ------------------------------------------------
Today we're talking gender and sexuality! Dr. Christopher Yuan is sharing his story as he came out of a lifestyle of homosexuality and promiscuity to being a transformed disciple of Christ. Dr. 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. 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. Shownotes at KindledPodcast.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kindledpodcast/support