Strange Science in the Service of a Statement

The Endocrine Society’s position statement on transgender health promises that “considerable scientific evidence has emerged demonstrating a durable biological element underlying gender identity.” The Society uses these results to advise insurance companies to cover sex changes operations. I am still waiting to see the “considerable scientific evidence” of a biologically based gender identity apart from one’s biological sex.

The Starting Lines Don’t Matter

People have a hard time suppressing all of God’s truth. There is usually some of His common grace operating wherever you see relationships. When you come to recognize the Biblical principles of gender, you can see the good happening even when dressed in some gaudily bad outfits.

A Woman’s Thing

I am a woman who has struggled intensely with lust and sexual sin for most of my life, while also battling deep shame in the context of a church that always speaks about sexuality as a man’s struggle. The painful lie is that something is disgustingly wrong with me, that especially in church, I can’t talk about it.

When My Human Resources Department Mandates Pronouns

Are you receiving policy mandates from your company or school about pronouns? One reader writes: …Some in the administration would like to force faculty to use the pronoun that a student chooses instead of a gender-based pronoun.  The student affairs folks are also going to provide gender inclusive housing options this fall…

Do I Agree to Use Their Pronouns?

 Do you agree to use “she” to refer to your trans-man uncle? Do you accept your niece’s insistence that she is really a ‘he’ and you should call her…that is him, that? Soon all of us will face this question as our culture continues to shred gender like it was some kind of incriminating document.

The Lascivious–Free Super Bowl

This game, like the other recent ones, have displayed repeated opportunities to marvel at the achievement of the male body. But absent was any of the usual exploitation of the female body to sell things. The female body was respected. And we were free to celebrate the male.

A Deepening Reflection of God in His Creatures

Our being made male and female is an important part of being made in God’s Image.  Yet being male and female isn’t unique to humans, but is found throughout creation, including in plants and flowers.  This means that the human gift of gender goes far beyond just maleness and femaleness.