In this month’s podcast, Dr. David Stevens is first joined by Cary Summers, the president of Museum of the Bible. Next, he interviews author Christopher Yuan about his new book Holy Sexuality and the Gospel.
Meet Our Guests:
Individual Interview Location: 1:50
Cary serves as the President of Museum of the Bible Enterprises and has been involved since its not-for-profit formation in September 2010. Cary is the founder of The Nehemiah Group (consulting to for-profit and not-for-profit organizations). He was also President and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment/Silver Dollar City Corporation, prior to Museum of the Bible. Over the last 30 years, he has served in an executive role with Abercrombie and Fitch (when it was a sporting goods company) and Bass Pro Shops. Cary founded Churchill Coffee Company, Adventure Legacy and Legends, and Treasures of the Holy Land. He is the founder and Emeritus CEO of Nazareth Village, Nazareth, Israel (first-century village sharing the teachings of and about Jesus in a very difficult part of the world). The Knesset Christian Allies Caucus, together with the Ministry of Tourism of the State of Israel, recognized Cary as the recipient of the 11th Annual “Night to Honor our Christian Allies” Tourism Award for his steadfast commitment to bringing tourism to the State of Israel and for his endless contribution to the Jewish State. He is a graduate of the University of Texas with a mathematic/physics degree, with analytical analysis focus on aerospace engineering. Cary’s passion is studying and teaching God’s Word. He is a recognized international speaker on biblical leadership principles from the book of Nehemiah. He has been a member of the Gideons for more than 40 years. Cary has vast knowledge of Israel, both biblically and the modern state of Israel, having visited there over 100 times. Cary and his wife Jacque reside near Springfield, Missouri and have been married for 47 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.
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Dr. Christopher Yuan
Individual Interview Location: 32:00
Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught at the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for more than 10 years, and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at conferences, on college campuses and in churches. He has co-authored with his mother their memoir (now in seven languages), Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope, and he is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless. 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. Dr. Yuan’s forthcoming book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story, will be released in November 2018. Dr. Yuan articulates a biblical view of sexuality through the narrative of his personal transformation from an agnostic gay man to a Bible professor. Not only did God turn his unbelief into belief, but God also freed him from the bondage of drugs and promiscuity. This inspirational story of redemption and grace transcends the topic of sexual identity touching on issues such as drug addiction, promiscuity, incarceration and HIV.