A few months ago when we were both speaking at an apologetics conference, I had the privilege of meeting Christopher Yuan, who is an author, speaker, and instructor at Moody Bible Institute. I had read things written by Christopher, and greatly enjoyed having breakfast with him and hearing his testimony of God’s grace.
I want to recommend several resources from and about Christopher that I think many will find helpful. Perhaps you’re trapped in a cycle of homosexual behavior, or perhaps someone you know and love is struggling with temptation. Christopher is an encouraging example of someone who is honest about his temptations and is living a meaningful life in a loving relationship with God.
Here’s a video of his story, which also features his parents Leon and Angela Yuan, who I also enjoyed meeting.
Christopher and Angela, his mom, have written a fine book together, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son's Journey to God. A Broken Mother's Search for Hope. (Together, they did a 3-part interview with FamilyLife Today that is well worth listening to.)
Here’s another great video of Christopher’s testimony, produced by Radical.
Here’s a longer video of Christopher, talking to believers about the subject of homosexuality.
Finally, here’s an excellent review Christopher Yuan wrote of God and the Gay Christian, a book by Matthew Vines that has persuaded some that the homosexual lifestyle is compatible with Scripture and the Christian life. Christopher’s insights are profoundly biblical and personal. Whether or not you’re familiar with the book by Vines, this review is full of great insights.
I encourage you to take advantage of these resources yourself and share them with others who could benefit from them.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).
Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.