I meet a lot of Christians looking for answers about transgenderism. Many feel like they don’t know where to begin. The best treatments are going to attempt to give you a framework through which to understand some of these issues. That deeper look can help you to navigate the strange terrain. If you are looking for such reliable and understandable books to help, here are the best three I have encountered.
The Wall Street Journal’s recent article on spousal competition, while not saying anything particularly meaningful about it, shows this rising phenomenon in the gender-minimizing marriages of today. But competition between partners is exactly the thing God created gender to eliminate.
Ephesians 5:1 tells us to be “imitators of God.” Okay. But how do we imitate God? Some theologians say that we should not look to God’s triune relationships, ad intra, as examples for our own. They say that there is nothing to prescribe our relations with one another in what They do for One Another. This is a grave …
NBC did a recent major story about parents raising “theybies” (07/19/2018) that is, parents who do not tell their child, or anyone else, what the gender of their child is. They leave it up to the children to decide what their gender is as they grow up. In what area of parenting do we “let the children decide”? Supposing we started to let them decide when to go to bed? Or whether or not they should eat their vegetables? The only way raising “theybies” could make sense to parents if is if they believe that being a boy or a girl is not real.
A few years ago, Tim was a troubled 20-something year old. One day Tim learned about transgenderism and thought, “This is it!” Tim became certain that living as the other gender was the answer to his troubles. So he changed his name to Darlene, marched down to the nearest doctor’s office and got a quick diagnosis of gender dysphoria, which allowed him to start taking hormones to make his body change. But Tim didn’t realize the trouble to his body that this would bring.
I recently was interviewed by a bright young student studying queer theology. She was trying to figure out what she believed about it. What is queer theology, you ask? Well, as always, people try to adopt Christianity to cultural movements. This isn’t necessarily bad, as God sometimes brings up important truth through the culture. But to do it in a faithful way you must have a firm grasp on the Bible’s truth so you don’t end up damaging or losing the Faith.
At times a call is made to reach out to those who might follow Christ, but who struggle with unbidden sexual desires that contradict Christ’s call. The call is to deal with those unbidden desires with understanding and mercy. This is a good call. While Christ calls people to take up their crosses and follow Him, He does so while bearing their burden. But then, we need to be truthful about what understanding and mercy are.
My name is Peter and I once marched in some of those parades during what I call “my former life,” when I self-identified as gay from my mid-20s to early 40s, in the 1980s and ’90s.
A highlighting of the very fine cultural engagement work carried out every weekday by the President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Albert Mohler.
A providential conversation with a Trinitarian theologian briefly explores who we are. I love hanging around these exotic beasts, as they have thought long and hard about the meaning of the great Three in One. As such, they stand as caretakers of one of the keys to the universe.