24: Holy Sexuality with Christopher Yuan

When you think about your identity, where's the first place you go? In our confused culture, many turn to their sexuality to define their identity. Dr. Christopher Yuan thinks that is a mistake. We chat it up with Dr. Yuan about his powerful testimony, his new book, “Holy Sexuality and the Gospel, and what it means to have God define our identity.

Passage of the Day:

"Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be sober-minded and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. But as the one who called you is holy, you also are to be holy in all your conduct; for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:13-16, CSB)

Interview Notes:

7:54-24:56 - Testimony

26:01-32:49 - How do we define our identity? 

33:50-38:00 - Defining sexuality and "holy sexuality"

39:09-47:35 - Critique of the Revoice conference and how do we define "attraction," "temptation," and "desire."

48:30-56:21 - How do we have conversations with Progressives and our LGBT neighbors about these issues?

57:38-1:04:15 - Is LGBT justice the same as racial justice?

1:05:05-1:08:05 - How should the church respond to people who identify as LGBT?

1:08:45-1:11:10 - How do we talk to our kids about sexuality?  

1:11:15-1:14:36 - How can we better love our LGBT neighbors?

1:15:25-1:19:50 - Counsel for people who are struggling with same-sex desires.

Links Mentioned:

Christopher Yuan’s site

Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God. A Broken Mother's Search for Hope. by Christopher Yuan and Angela Yuan


The Gospel Comes With A House Key by Rosaria Butterfield


Theme music by: David Butler

Podcast design by: Jake Cannon

Additional consulting by: Nick Francis

Sponsored by: Christian Standard Bible, Switch Coffee, and JM Films.

Jake Cannon