Excerpt From The Interview
“What the world says is true right now is essentially if you feel something, that’s your truth. If you think something, that’s your truth. That really has come out of these philosophies from the mid 1800’s, the romantic period, and existentialism. First, what that came out of was a rejection of not just organized religion, which I think needed to be critiqued at that time, but they threw the baby out with the bathwater. So they said, ‘There is no God.’ And if there’s no God, we have no purpose, no value, no dignity, and then we need to create that ourselves. Where do we do that if we have no inherent value or dignity or essence? Will we do that from our experience? That’s essentially existentialism. So meaning, purpose, value, and truth is not determined by an absolute truth, but by subjective experience.
So, essentially, we are reaping the rotten fruit of the mid 1800’s and 1900’s. I think we’ve moved on from postmodernism to the new world view, which is critical theory. So that’s kind of where we are as Christians, many of us are just shocked. And while this seems to come out of nowhere, it didn’t come out of nowhere. We’ve been, as a culture in the west, sowing and fertilizing these rotten trees that produce rotten fruit.”
About Dr. Christopher Yuan
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 at Moody Bible Institute for twelve years. His speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses, and in churches. Dr. Yuan 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, which has sold over 130,000 copies and is now in eight languages. His latest 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.
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