Article by Sky Cline. And as those made in the image of God, they are worthy of the same care, respect and dignity as any other human being. What is the one who experiences gender dysphoria to do about it? And how should parents speak to their children about issues of gender identity? Is there such a thing as the 'self'?
There is certainly no doubt that following the high-profile transitions of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn, of film directors Andy and Larry Wachowski to Lilly and Lana, and boxing promoter Frank Maloney to Kellie, issues concerning gender and gender dysphoria have never been more in the public eye.
The Transgender Delusion
Even if the man thinks he is a woman, which is not to deny feelings he does not cease to be a man, anymore than men who think they are birdsdragons or goats all current examples cease to be men. How should Christians advise transgender people to proceed when they themselves become Christians? Those who want to look into gender issues more deeply will also find that the book is very basic in parts. Walker suggests that Christians pay attention to the voices of those experiencing gender dysphoria; including some real stories told by such people would have allowed Walker to lead by example. To one degree or another, none of us feels aligned in ourselves; those experiencing gender dysphoria know the pain of that anguish more acutely than most. There is certainly no doubt that following the high-profile transitions of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn, of film directors Andy and Larry Wachowski to Lilly and Lana, and boxing promoter Frank Maloney to Kellie, issues concerning gender and gender dysphoria have never been more in the public eye.
These chapters are pastoral, thought-provoking and clear, and will equip many Christians to move forward in a commitment to both truth and love. The groans we experience now will not endure forever, and God is able to give grace to those who wait faithfully for him, including those with gender dysphoria. The Good Book Company, According to Andrew Walker, author of God and the Transgender Debategender identity has become one of the most fashionable social justice issues of our day. With transgender issues raising difficult questions, this book from Vaughan Roberts offers a helpful introduction. There is also an excellent FAQ section, with a particularly helpful answer as to whether the existence of intersex people invalidates the biblical idea that there are just two genders.