Barna Group sheds new light on striking social and demographic trends: Teenagers in Gen Z are at least twice as likely as American adults to identify as LGBT or as an atheist.
These students, born between 1999-2015, believe that identity comes from belief, sexual orientation, or what they do, rather than their Creator. Summit has connected with teenagers for over 55 years to answer these kinds of hard questions. At this event we welcomed worldview experts John Stonestreet, Dr. Christopher Yuan, and Caleb Kaltenbach. These speakers will equip you with information and practical strategies for helping students to navigate within a sexually broken culture.
The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims – John Stonestreet (47:30)
Homosexuality: Texts and Hermeneutics – Dr. Christopher Yuan (47:46)
How Churches Can Leverage Grace & Truth to Love LGBTQ Individuals – Caleb Kaltenbach (38:30)
Living in this Cultural Moment – John Stonestreet (19:30)
Session Notes & Resources
Aaron Atwood serves as the Vice President of Advancement at Summit Ministries. He began working for Summit in 2011; he is a 1993 and 1994 alumnus of the Student Worldview Conference. Prior to his role as Vice President of Advancement, he worked for Focus on Family, Centura Health, and as a consultant to Christian ministries and other social sector organizations. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado and lives in Colorado Springs with his family. Aaron is an avid runner and golfer. He loves doing things that keeps his kids exploring Colorado.
Caleb Kaltenbach is a pastor, founder of The Messy Grace Group, and author of God of Tomorrow: How to Overcome the Fears of Today and Renew Your Hope for the Future (releasing May 2018). His first book was Messy Grace: How a Pastor With Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction. In Messy Grace Caleb discusses his experience of being raised in the LGBT community, trusting Christ, and helping others to understand that loving others doesn’t require a shift in our biblical beliefs. He’s a graduate of Ozark Christian College, Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), and received his doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary. Besides speaking at conferences and churches, Caleb has also contributed to or been a guest with the New York Times, Fox and Friends, The Glenn Beck Show, The Eric Metaxas Show, Christianity Today, Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, Church Leaders Podcast, The 700 Club, Moody Radio Show, Q Podcast, Dallas Seminary Podcast, & more. Caleb and his wife Amy reside in Southern California with their two children.
John Stonestreet serves as president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He’s a sought-after author and speaker on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education and apologetics. John is the daily voice of BreakPoint, the nationally syndicated commentary on the culture founded by the late Chuck Colson. He is also the voice of the Point, a daily one-minute radio feature on worldview, apologetics and cultural issues. Before coming to the Colson Center in 2010, John served various leadership capacities with Summit Ministries and was on the biblical studies faculty at Bryan College (TN). John has co-authored four books: A Practical Guide to Culture, Restoring All Things, Same-Sex Marriage, and Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview. John holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN). He and his wife, Sarah, have four children and live in Colorado Springs, CO. Connect with John at BreakPoint.org, or follow him on Twitter (@jbstonestreet).
Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over ten 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 newest book is Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.