Articles on Gender Issues

A recent essay in MIT’s magazine, Technology Review, tells the story of a family who were offered pre-implantation genetic testing in order to avoid having a child with a particular genetic disease. The article, “Designer Babies Aren’t Futuristic. They’re Already... Continue...

The New York Times recently published an article under the loaded headline “Transgender could be defined out of existence under Trump Administration.” Intentional or not, The New York Times is engaging in deeply contested debate just from the headline alone.... Continue...

Why should we care about gender at all? Is what we believe about gender really that important? Is this an issue which should matter to everyone? Without understanding the “why,” we will be tempted to slip into silence on the... Continue...

The transgender debate is becoming all-encompassing. Issues such as education, law, government, entertainment all fall in the crosshairs of the transgender debate, and our culture moves with such speed that working out how to respond seems overwhelming, if not impossible.... Continue...

In a 2014 blog post titled “Let Kids Be Kids Instead of Sexualized Little Adults,”[1] writer Amy Julia Becker raised concerns about a YouTube video that tells the story of a child named Ryland. Ryland “transitioned” from female to male at... Continue...

Typical Southern Baptists are barraged with the message that gender is a social construct, which means that gender is something subjective and not the result of nature, purpose, or design. They hear this message on television, in movies, in popular... Continue...

Since the release of my book, God and the Transgender Debate, I have traveled across the country and given numerous talks to Christian audiences on how to understand the new frontier of transgenderism. In almost every instance, one of the... Continue...

The pace at which the transgender debate has been thrust on American culture has left most Americans, and especially most Christians, playing catch-up. It’s hard to keep up with the expanding vocabulary of sexual identities. Perhaps most of all, Christians... Continue...

An important paper has been released that challenges the practice of puberty suppression in gender dysphoric children. Christians need to pay attention to this report, because it captures many of the underlying problems bubbling underneath the surface of the transgender... Continue...

On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced its decision to rescind a May 2016 mandate introduced by the Obama administration that called for sweeping changes on how public schools accommodate transgender students under federal law. With the decision to withdraw the... Continue...