Understanding the Transgender Phenomenon
The leading Christian scholar on gender dysphoria defines the terms—and gives the church a way forward.
Understanding the Transgender Phenomenon. The Mark Yarhouse/ June 8, 2015. Image: Tom Maday. Understanding the Transgender Phenomenon. The
Loving My Sister-Brother
Over dinner one night, my sibling announced he was becoming a woman. And so began the greatest test of my faith.
He'd change clothes in his car and stroll through Chicago's Boystown neighborhood trying to make transgender friends, then change back again to travel home, say goodnight to his son
Morning Roundup 6/17/15
Hillsong's "Oceans"; Franklin Graham's Boycott; Child Preachers of Brazil
Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index — the organization's ranking of businesses according to workplace equality for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.
Revisiting Evangelicals' Favorite Same-Sex Marriage Laws
Indiana draws criticism while Utah draws praise in latest attempts to balance religious and gay rights.
In contrast, last week—in an unprecedented compromise—Utah passed two bills: one banning discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people; and on
Morning Roundup 5/27/15
The Catholic Church's American Downfall; The Evangelical Advantage; Overestimation of LGBT Community
revealed. That's way off: The polling organization most recently found that less than 4 percent self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. A
Four Questions I Have About Transgender Identity
Struggling to love my neighbors in grace and truth.
SexualityJuly 15, 2014. Four Questions I Have About Transgender IdentityStruggling to love my neighbors in grace and truth.Amy Julia Becker. wikicommons.
Transgender Students Battle Christian Universities
(UPDATED) George Fox University and California Baptist University receive religious exemptions to newly clarified gender equity requirements.
Transgender Students Battle Christian Universities. (UPDATED) George Fox University and California Baptist University receive religious exemptions
Responses to our July/August issue.
An updated version of the story is available at Gleanings. Understanding Gender Dysphoria p. 44. I'm confused. I'm confused about the transgender phenomenon.
Top Posts of 2014
Looking back on a year in news and culture from Let it Go to Ferguson to Prenatal Testing
We don't want to be hostile but exemplary, not angry but affirming.". Four Questions I Have About Transgender Identity. Struggling to love my neighbors in grace and truth.
Morning Roundup 10/13/14
Stop Fixing Problems; New Women's Program; Lecrae in the Mainstream
Sam Rainer shares a helpful look at how to help others in a realistic way. I once made the mistake of giving my cell number to a suicidal transgender alcoholic.
Transgender Theology Professor Leaves Christian College
(UPDATED) Former theology chair and one of CCCU's largest schools agree to part ways.
Transgender Theology Professor Leaves Christian College. Transgender issues remain a sensitive and often misunderstood topic within religious circles and larger society.
Houston Mayor Drops Pastor Subpoenas
National debate over religious freedom prompts withdrawal.
The ordinance (PDF), among other things, grants transgender people access to the restroom of their choice in public buildings and businesses, excluding churches.
A Different Look at ‘Transparent’
Other people see a pioneering portrayal of the trans experience. I see the rawness of family love.
As she told of discovering her father was transgender, I expected drama, for my heart to break during the show. But I knew I had to watch. Jeffrey Tambor in 'Transparent'
Let Kids Be Kids Instead of Sexualized Little Adults
What both conservative and liberals miss about children’s gender identity.
One note: while I argue in this post that little children should not be oversexualized and essentially cannot be labeled "transgender," the same cannot be said for adolescents and adults.
How We Made Too Much of Gender
Reclaiming an identity more meaningful than manhood or womanhood.
How We Made Too Much of Gender. Jul 7 2015. Reclaiming an identity more meaningful than manhood or womanhood. Leslie Leyland Fields, guest writer. Read as Single Page.