In light of the Bible’s revelation of God’s design for gender identity (which we discussed in Part 3 of this series) and his desire for us to love and appreciate individuals who experience gender dysphoria (which we discussed in Part 4) how should we respond to transgenderism as an ideology and political movement? In a [ Read More ]
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Experts estimate that roughly 700,000 Americans identify as transgender. Based upon that number, it is reasonable to believe that most Christians will interact, and perhaps become well-acquainted with, several transgender persons over the course of their lives. In the course of our interactions and acquaintance, what should be our aim? To start with the obvious, [ Read More ]
The transgender debate is complex and multi-layered, including physical, psychological, social, cultural, political, moral, and religious components. In this this article, we limit ourselves to a brief theological evaluation of gender dysphoria and transgenderism based upon three significant biblical teachings. Creation & God’s Design The first significant biblical teaching is found in the first chapter [ Read More ]
During the last decade, the United States has experienced a “heating up” of the transgender debate. Unfortunately, that heat is often unaccompanied by “light.” In fact, from a recent website survey, I learned that many of my readers expressed the need to be acquainted with basic terms associated with the debate. With that in mind, [ Read More ]
In recent weeks, international media outlets have published a number of articles and interviews about transgender surgery, focusing especially on the regrets experienced by many recipients of gender reassignment operations. In an interview with The Telegraph, world-renowned genital reconstructive surgeon Miroslav Djordjevic said that he is seeing an increase in “reversal” surgeries for persons who [ Read More ]