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10 resources you should know about gender ideology

1. ‘Talking Points: Transgender: Christian compassion, convictions and wisdom for today’s big issues’, Vaughan Roberts

Vaughan Roberts surveys the Christian worldview and seeks to apply these principles to the many complex questions surrounding gender identity. This short book gives an overview and a starting point for constructive discussion as we seek to live in a world with different values, and love, serve and relate to transgender people.

2. ‘God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity?’, Andrew T. Walker

What is transgender and gender fluidity? What does God’s Word actually say about these issues? How can the gospel be good news for someone experiencing gender dysphoria? How do churches respond? These are questions Christians need to think through and this warm, faithful, careful book will help them do just that.

3. ‘Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible has to Say’, Preston Sprinkle

Compassionate, biblical, and thought-provoking, Embodied is an accessible guide for Christians who want help navigating issues related to the transgender conversation.

Sprinkle draws on Scripture, as well as real-life stories of individual struggling with gender dysphoria, to help you understand the complexities and emotions of this highly relevant topic.

This book fills the great need for Christians to speak into the confusing and emotionally charged questions surrounding the transgender conversation.

4. ‘Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture’, Mark Yarhouse

Yarhouse offers a Christian perspective on transgender issues that eschews simplistic answers and appreciates their psychological and theological complexity.

The result is a book that engages the latest research while remaining pastorally sensitive to the experiences of each person. Amid a tense political climate, Yarhouse calls Christians to come alongside those on the margins and stand with them as they resolve their questions and concerns about gender identity.

5. ‘People Not Pronouns: Reflections on Transgender Experience’, Andrew Bunt

The concepts of transgender and gender dysphoria have often been misunderstood and misaligned within the church. Yet behind the experiences are real people, created and loved by God, who are often wrestling with suffering and their sense of self.

Drawing on biblical reflection and real-life experiences, this short study explores how Christians can engage compassionately and faithfully with those who identify as transgender or who experience gender dysphoria.

6. Living Out

This organisation holds a whole host of blogs, podcasts and other resources designed to help people, churches and society talk about faith, sexuality and gender.

7. 'Transformation of a Transgender Teen', Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

This extended blog post chronicles the journey one set of parents took with their daughter when she announced she was transgender. It is particularly helpful in showing how the route back to being comfortable with biological sex is not always linear, and in demonstrating how to relate to young people with patience and compassion.

8. 'What is being taught in Sex and Relationships education in our Schools', New Social Covenant

This recent report, commissioned by Miriam Cates (Conservative MP for Penistone and Stockbridge), takes a deep dive into the inappropriate nature of the material that is regularly being used in schools up and down the country.

9. 'Asleep at the wheel', Policy Exchange

This report hit headlines earlier this year for bringing to wider attention the way schools were socially transitioning children without informing parents, and allowing young people into single-sex spaces and single-sex sports

10. Transgender Trend

Transgender Trend is the leading organisation in the call for evidence-based healthcare for children, and young people suffering from gender dysphoria and for factual, science-based teaching in schools. Established in 2015, it has led the way in advocating for the rights of children to reject gender stereotypes and be who they really are without discrimination, labelling or medical intervention to ‘fix’ them.

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The discussion around transgender issues can feel confusing, angry and highly polarised; we want to help Christians to understand what is going on and provide you with resources which will equip you to take part in the conversation.

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