Carl Trueman's new book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self is a helpful resource for understanding our culture's obsession with sexuality, gender, and identity. Trueman's book overlaps with other similar books I've mentioned here before (Live Not by Lies, Cynical Theories, Love Thy Body, etc.). I'll for sure mention this book again in… Continue reading Identity, Abortion, Deathwork (Trueman)
It is not too difficult to see in Scripture that there is a definite difference between men and women. However, the distinction is neither an ontological nor a metaphysical one. Nor is Scripture's distinction between men and women a distinction in importance or value. In Scripture we learn that both men and women are made… Continue reading Gender Distinctions and Queer Theory
Hearing about many recent cultural issues and happenings has left me somewhat confused. I am wondering why some people today think it's ok for a person to condemn violence by engaging in violent acts himself. I'm wondering how someone can think an entire group of people is guilty if only some members of the group… Continue reading Gender, Race, Oppression, and Critical Theory (Shenvi/Sawyer)
As I've said before, Impossible People by Os Guinness is an excellent book in many ways. One reason I appreciate it is because Guinness calls the church to stand firmly, carefully, and purposefully on the truths and teachings of Scripture. He laments how some evangelicals have waffled and wavered when it comes to sexuality, gender,… Continue reading Evangelicals, Sexual Revolution, and Roadkill (Guinness)
Our sexual identity is not up to us to decide.