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The New Normal Hub: Comment

Christian Concern has gathered a number of comment pieces to better equip people in their understanding on the issues of sexuality and gender. 

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The New Normal Resource Hub: Comment 

Rev Kevin DeYoung

Mr Blobby

What does the Bible say about transgenderism?

In this piece, Kevin DeYoung, an American pastor and author, discusses what guidance the Bible gives for Christians seeking to understand transgenderism.

He notes that while 'transgenderism' is not in the Bible: "the Bible teaches that God made us male or female, and no matter our own feelings or confusion, we should act in accordance with the biological reality of God’s good design. Transgenderism falls short of the glory of God and is not the way to walk in obedience to Christ."

Dr James Anderson

Dr James Anderson

What is a Christian response to transgenderism? 

In this video, theologian Dr James Anderson discusses transgenderism - the "latest phase in the sexual revolution", which he says is the "fruit of a secular humanist worldview".

He says our response requires a robust and holistic biblical understanding, and adds that we must offer both an apologetic and a pastoral response.

He says that we must respond to activists furthering the agenda, but also to individuals who are struggling with gender dysphoria. 

Camilla Olim

Camilla Olim

Transgender: The New Normal? 

In this piece, Christian Concern's Communications Officer, Camilla Olim, discusses the news that a 10-year-old girl in the UK has decided to identify as 'gender non-binary' - and news that a six-year-old boy in Seattle now self-identifies as a girl.

Camilla highlights how much of the children's decision was influenced by their parents, and how the media uses stories like this to propagate its agenda. 

"'Define yourself' is society’s new mantra", she writes. 

Camilla Olim

Camilla Olim

Why Christians need to respond to gender confusion 

In this piece, Christian Concern's Communications Officer, Camilla Olim, discusses the growing issue of gender confusion, and the need for Christians to engage with and respond to it.

Referring to the Christian Legal Centre case of 14-year-old 'Bethany' and her family, she emphasises that both an apologetic and a pastoral response are required, and offers some thoughts on what these responses may look like.

Norman Wells 

Normal Wells

'Pandering to transgender agenda a delusion' 

Writing for the Conservative Woman, Norman Wells discusses the ongoing debate surrounding individuals who identify as transgender using the bathroom of their choice.

Wells comments: "A truly compassionate approach towards those struggling with feelings at variance with their biological sex would honestly, gently and patiently seek to help them to recognise and accept what they are, and not pretend that they are what they are not."

Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher

The cult of transgender 

On the American Conservative website, Rod Dreher discusses the quickly-spreading 'transgenderism' fad and the devastating impact it is having.

Dreher highlights some parents' stories of their children's confusion, remarking: 

"Today we live in a cultural climate in which to have ordinary questions about one’s sexuality is to be drawn into a powerful cultural movement that is celebrated by the media, and that demonizes anyone who challenges its radical claims." 

Dr Peter Jones

Dr Peter Jones

Gender Confusion and Evangelism 

In light of a huge rise in figures for gender identity clinic referrals, Dr Peter Jones of TruthXChange posits that our society's increasing gender confusion can be a tool in how we share the gospel.

Dr Jones says our culture uses "apologetic terminology" to defend its worldview, which is an advantage to Christian witness.

He says: "Gender confusion is thus one powerful expression of spiritual confusion and of Oneist rebellion, which are both answered in the Christian Gospel."


 

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