“What am I going to do with these feelings? I can’t stand living in this body. Someone told me about this website but it’s all talk. Where can I get HELP?” Welcome to AffirmingGender’s new tab for pastoral care.
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 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.
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.
Want to understand the Trinity of God more deeply and clearly? British Trinitarian Theologian, Michael Reeves is that most wonderful of all things, a theologian with a sense of humor. His book brings a cheerful clarity and an appreciation of how God’s internal relationships can inform and inspire our own.
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.
I’ve done a new short video to highlight a big component of transgenderism that is usually ignored. And it is not gender dysphoria.
A minister friend of mine told me about his recent job interview. The discussion brought out an interesting combination of views: they believed in no difference at all between women and men in taking responsibilities in a church. At the same time, they understood gayness as wrong. My friend was rightly puzzled.
Nothing says it quite like a video, especially if you are under 29. Check out these short videos from the 2017 AffirmingGender conference in Cary, North Carolina, ranging from 1 to 5 minutes long.
Thank you for reading and responding to this first year of AffirmingGender. I published 100 posts on Affirming Gender this year. Guess which made the top ten? Herewith the most visited/read issues in 2017, and plans for 2018.