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Sexuality and the Gospel

Dr. Christopher Yuan

November 2018

Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for ten years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks in conferences (such as The Gospel Coalition, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, InterVarsity’s Urbana and the Moody Pastors’ Conferences and Men’s Conference), 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. Leon and Angela Yuan have experienced much heartache due to a prodigal son who embraced homosexuality. But, God has given them the grace to rely on His power to change the unchangeable

Taking the Gospel to a Broken World

Steve Oeffling & Dudley Brown

November 2017

Steve Oeffling and Dudley Brown provide leadership in Network Beyond, a ministry that arose out of Christ Community Church in Greeley, Colorado. As they set out to make a difference in the world for the glory of Christ, both globally and locally, there are three primary kinds of work in which they are engaged: Meeting compassion and justice needs; helping to expand networks between churches and organizations around the globe; and training leaders through their International Training Institute.

Powerful vision for impacting people with the gospel, along with years of pastoral, missions, and equipping experience’ uniquely qualify Steve and Dudley to address how and why Christians should be involved in taking the gospel to a broken world.

The Gospel and Our Anger

Edward T. Welch

November 2016

Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He earned a Ph.D. in counseling (neuropathology) from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over 30 years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions. His books include: When People Are Big and God is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame it on the Brain; Depression—A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Addiction; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety.

Worship for all of Life

Dr. Bryan Chapell

November 2015

Dr. Bryan Chapell is a widely traveled speaker in the United States and abroad, the former president of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently is the senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois. He is the author of numerous books, including the Gold Medallion finalist Holiness by Grace, as well as Praying Backwards and the award-winning Christ-Centered Preaching. He and Kathy, his wife of 34 years, have three married children and one who is still in college.

Books by Speaker: Holiness by Grace  |  Praying Backwards

Getting to the Heart of Parenting

Paul Tripp

November 2014

Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 16 books on Christian living, produce 14 teaching series and travel around the world speaking at events. Paul’s driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people experience in this broken world.

Books by Speaker: Age of Opportunity  |  Dangerous Calling

In Step with the Gospel

Charles Leiter

November 2013

Charles lives in Kirksville, Missouri, with his wife, Mona. They have five children. He has served as co-pastor of Lake Road Chapel since 1974 and has been a conference speaker in various places throughout the world. You may learn more about his church and ministry at Lake Road Chapel

Books by Speaker: Law of Christ  |  Justification & Regeneration

A Praying Life

Bob Allums

November 2012

Though he has been in pastoral ministry for 14 years in times past and has served Christian publishing companies such as InterVarsity Press and Crossway Books & Bibles, his greatest love is teaching the seminars; especially A Praying Life. He has been regularly teaching the seminar both in the USA and internationally for over eleven years. In fact, he enjoys it so much, he is now the Director of A Praying Life Ministries for seeJesus. Bob and his wife, Helen, have three grown children and live in the Chicago, Illinois area.