Complementarians Issue New Manifesto on Gender Identity
CBMW’s Nashville Statement addresses shifting notions of sex and sexuality.
CBMW upholds “God's design for self-conception as male or female” in the face of new conversations over transgender identity, gender fluidity, and homosexual relationships.
Where Evangelicals Stand on Transgender Morality
LifeWay Research looks at how Americans feel about changing genders.
Research. Where Evangelicals Stand on Transgender Morality. Evangelicals are less likely than others to know a transgender person (20%) and more likely to have moral objections.
A Look at Notable 2017 Publications
TEDS President offers his annual list of best books
into Rest (Eerdmans). God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew T. Walker (Good Book Company) makes for timely reading. Stephen Baskerville
What Americans Think of What Evangelicals Think of Religious Liberty
How both sides of the debates over same-sex marriage, transgender bathroom access, and employer-provided contraception feel about each other.
How both sides of the debates over same-sex marriage, transgender bathroom access, and employer-provided contraception feel about each other. Research.
New HHS Division Defends Pro-Life Health Care Workers
Under Trump, federal policy keeps shifting away from abortion rights in favor of religious conscience protections.
the conscience division has drawn criticism from civil groups concerned that the protections will be used as a license to discriminate, particularly against gay or transgender patients, as
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 highest prevalence estimates come from more recent surveys that include “transgender” as an option.
Weekend Edition—June 24, 2016
Church members, Stats, Singing Scripture, Church Signs, and more!
ruling: Gallup currently estimates 3.9% of US adults are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and 0.4% of US adults are married to a same-sex spouse.
It’s Official: Evangelicals Appreciate Chick-fil-A the Most
The popular chain scores big for community impact among Christians, Southerners, and millennials.
And despite some evangelicals' outcry over Target's transgender- friendly bathroom policy last year, most evangelicals overall see the store as having a positive impact (60%)—almost
How Urban Christians Failed President Obama
The transgender bathroom directive is the latest sign that we shouldn't have given him a pass.
The transgender bathroom directive is the latest sign that we shouldn't have given him a pass. How Urban Christians Failed President Obama. The transgender
Weekend Edition—July 1, 2016
Care for Refugees, America Divided, Church Signs, and more!
In this year's presidential race, the social policy issues championed by Christian conservatives are not central, even amid the furor over bathroom access for transgender people.
What’s a Christian to Do with Statements and Confessions?
Public pressure to sign or abstain from them undermines their greatest value.
For example, the Nashville Statement says, “We deny that adopting a homosexual or transgender self-conception is consistent with God's holy purposes in creation and redemption
Viewing Black Lives Matter—Part 2
D.A. Horton continues his analysis of the Black Lives Matter movement
Globalism, Black Women, Black Villages, Loving Engagement, Restorative Justice, Collective Value, Empathy, Queer Affirming, Unapologetically Black, Transgender Affirming, Black
Why the Modern World Is Making Us Miserable
Mark Sayers asks us to look to the Bible’s steadying influence in an era of cultural turmoil.
Mark Sayers hears it all the time: Between the election of Donald Trump, Britain's exit from the European Union, clashes over transgender bathroom use, and the horrors of ISIS, doesn't
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.
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Editor's Note: What's In a Pronoun A brief word about the pronouns we use to identify the people in "Loving My Sister-Brother." As the experiences of transgender persons have come to
Why We Argue Best with Our Mouths Shut
Science reveals the power of being quick to listen and slow to speak.
In 2016, researchers from Stanford University and the University of California–Berkeley sent canvassers door to door to speak with more than 500 people about transgender rights.