Upcoming Events

Live Interview with Jesus People

March 9, 2021 – 7 pm CST

Tammy Perlmutter with the Mudroom Blog and JPUSA interviews Liuan on the themes of Hurting Yet Whole.

Invite Liuan to your event!

She weaves storytelling, theology, and socio-cultural analysis to deliver talks that are soulful, informed, and approachable. She also offers embodied prayer workshops (see below).

Sample Talks

  • What Is Healing When You Don’t Get Better?
  • Becoming a Church of Wounded Healers
  • Faithfully Navigating Conventional and Alternative Medicine
  • Women: Uniquely Vulnerable to Pain, Uniquely Permeable to God
  • Connecting with God through our Bodies

Embodied Prayer Workshops

These 1-2 hour workshops connect participants to how God is present in their bodies.

Through a combination of gentle breathing exercises and guided movement (including some yoga poses – accessible to all abilities) Liuan guides participants to pay attention to what our bodies are saying, and use that information to process our experiences.

Contact Liuan to inquire about hosting an embodied prayer workshop as part of your church or small group retreat.

Past Events

The Delgado Podcast

January 30, 2021

On faith struggles, trauma, anxiety, and being “that person” who always needs prayer in church.

Love is Stronger than Fear Podcast

January 25, 2021

Amy Julia Becker and Liuan discuss the question, “Where is God when the pain won’t stop?”

Holistic Ease Podcast

January 25, 2021

Erin Oberlander, owner of Prairie Aromatherapy, talks with Liuan about what she learned after seeking countless conventional and alternative treatments for pain.

Conversation with Sharon Garlough Brown

January 21, 2021

How do we know God’s presence when the suffering is chronic and unending? How does who God is change for us as we walk through the spiritual and emotional abyss? Liuan talks with the beloved author of the Sensible Shoes series and Shades of Light book.

Radio Interview with Carmen LaBerge

January 14, 2020

On our mixed-up theologies of the body, our hope of resurrected bodies, and living alongside loved ones in pain. The interview starts at 22:24.

The Heal Podcast

Dec 21, 2020

Tera Bradham, author of Swimming for Victory who runs the Heal ministry for chronic pain sufferers, talks with Liuan about Hurting Yet Whole.

Handle with Care Podcast

Dec 13, 2020

Liesel Mertes, a workplace empathy consultant and podcast host, talks with Liuan about the “Fix-it Frank” mentality, and how chronic illness is not a problem to be fixed.

Every Voice Now Podcast

Dec 7, 2020

Liuan talks with IVP’s Maila Kim and Ed Gilbreath about the struggles of the immigrant experience and the Asian Americans tendency to deny or push past areas of pain, and how she learned healthier ways to respond.

Mental Health and Relationships Panel

Dec 3, 2020

Liuan joined Rev. Justin Coleman and psychologists Donald Baucomb and Greta Smith to discuss building resiliency in the unique relational challenges of the pandemic.