From casual hook-ups to living together to same-sex marriage, there seems to be confusion about what God’s design is for human sexuality. We are offering The Gospel & Sexuality to answer some of these questions.
Sex is a good gift given to us by God. It was also designed by God. Therefore, He has the authority to tell us how to enjoy his good gift, within the parameters of His design. Think of sex like a fire. Fire is wonderful within the right context. We enjoy a fire in a fireplace, outside by a campfire, and under the burgers on our grills! However, fire is also very destructive if it gets out of control or outside of the boundaries of its intended use. While it can heat your home, it can also burn your house down. It warms; but it also burns.
As our culture continually changes (including the Christian subculture), we are noticing that the context of sexuality and sexual conduct is shifting in some pretty dramatic ways. What has been defined in the Scriptures to be the context of sexual relationships is now being challenged and rejected by people within and outside the church. From casual hook-ups to living together to same-sex marriage, there seems to be confusion about what God’s design is for human sexuality. We are offering The Gospel and Sexuality to answer some of these questions.
We think that the Bible both prescribes and describes the design God had in mind for human sexuality. We want to explore the Scriptures, as God’s authority over us, and talk about sex within the context of God’s good design. Moreover, we believe the Gospel intersects with human sexuality because we also recognize that each and every person deals with brokenness in our own sexuality. Addictions to pornography, one-night stands, prostitution, and other sexual deviancy litter our churches. These things are seen within the context of heterosexuality and homosexuality. Our hope is to show that the Gospel offers a better alternative to sexual brokenness and allow it to repair each of us.
Christian Response to Homosexuality
Texts & Hermeneutics
Nature or Nurture
Christopher teaches the Bible at Moody Bible Institute and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences (such as InterVarsity’s Urbana and the Moody Pastors’ Conferences and Men’s Conferences), on college campuses and in churches (such as Saddleback Church and Willow Creek Community Church). He is featured in the award-winning documentary “HOPE Positive: Surviving the Sentence of AIDS,” and 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. 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.
Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country (written by Christopher Yuan and mother Angela Yuan) speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community.
Dive deeper on the tough questions surrounding the Gospel and human sexuality.
A Question and Answer sheet around what The Gospel& Sexuality conference aims to do and the tough questions it tackles.