Sunday, October 02, 2022
Dr. Christopher Yuan - Sunday, October 2
Dr. Christopher Yuan, the author of Holy Sexuality and the Gospel and Out of a Far Country, joins us on Sunday, October 2, during the Community Group hour and again at 4 PM at Mallard Creek Campus.
Click here to watch a video with background information on who the Yuan family is and what they will be discussing Sunday. Register to attend this event today!
Sunday morning, during the Community Group Hour, Dr. Yuan and his mother, Angela, will share their testimonies and articulate a biblical view of sexuality through the narrative of his personal and family’s transformation. All Adult Community Groups will meet in their respective Worship Centers during the Community Group Hour.
8:45 AM - Mallard Creek Campus
9:30 AM - Harris Campus
We will all gather back that afternoon from 4-7 PM at our Mallard Creek Campus as Dr. Yuan teaches from his book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel. Other sessions that evening include:
Schedule for Sunday Evening
He Made Them Male and Female: Sex, Gender, and the Imago Dei
& "Is Being Gay Genetic"
As we grapple to wrap our minds around sexual identity, transgenderism has taken many by surprise. Is gender a social construct? Do our bodies matter? Dr. Christopher Yuan explains pertinent terminology and categories as the first step to better understanding gender identity.
Ordinary Parents, Extraordinary Father: When Prodigals Break Our Hearts
Angela Yuan shares what parents can do when their prodigal breaks their hearts. Often parents feel they have nowhere to turn. What will help their child and what will help them to persevere? Angela Yuan shares from personal experience as she survived the difficult years with her prodigal son. Come and hear practical steps which can benefit any parent of any child of any age. This session will include a video component of previous discussions led by Leon Yuan, Angela's late husband.
Texts & Hermeneutics
There are six passages in Scripture that touch on the issue of homosexuality and condemn same-sex relationships. And yet some claim they do not. So what does the Bible really say? With a deep understanding of Hebrew, Greek, contextual issues, and biblical exegesis, Dr. Christopher Yuan presents and analyzes the gay-affirming interpretations of these Old Testament and New Testament passages with clarity and compassion.
Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story
Dr. Christopher Yuan explores the concept of holy sexuality--chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage--in a practical and relevant manner, equipping attendees with an accessible yet robust theology of sexuality. Whether you want to share Christ with a loved one who identifies as gay or you're wrestling with questions of identity yourself, this book will help you better understand sexuality in light of God's grand story and realize that holy sexuality is actually good news for all. A time of questions and answers will follow this session. All questions can be submitted on the night of the event.
Note: no childcare will be provided.
Dr. Christopher Yuan graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005 and received a master’s in biblical exegesis in 2007 and a doctorate of ministry in 2014. Christopher taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for twelve years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, and in churches. To learn more about Dr. Yuan and his family, visit ChristopherYuan.com.
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