Below is a list of common questions and a link to their answers. I’ve drawn on many of the helpful books I’ve listed and encourage you to check them out as well.
Questions for the Workplace
Pronouns are contentious because they communicate gender, which reflects a biblical understanding that we were created as male and female. This requires individual discernment, but I try and offer some encouragement.
Christians might claim Religious Accommodations, meaning you can raise the question when asked to do something against your beliefs.
These individuals are also created in God’s image. As such, they are deserving of our love and respect. But this is not easy to do, but Jesus calls us to love our enemies (Matt. 5:44). And God does not tell us to do something without providing the means to obey.
How do I make sense of the many terms in this debate?
In addition to a list of definitions, I discuss general terms that are part of the Pride movement. I also discuss how identity plays a role and can become a common point from which to start a conversation.
This question has many answers. I start with a general approach and then work through some of the more specific causes as separate questions.
This is a common defense of homosexual and transexual behavior that has taken hold in popular culture. But it has no scientific basis. Instead, it must be approached as a cultural question.
Genetics is often cited as a scientific explanation to support being born a homosexual or transsexual. However, there is significant scientific research on the subject but no conclusive proof of a genetic cause.
Feeling uncomfortable is a natural reaction to something unfamiliar and different from your experience. Even if we are uncomfortable, we can still find shared experiences to build a connection.
Genuine confusion is not a sin. Many things in our fallen world create confusing feelings. We can acknowledge our own confusion about gender issues and ask the other person to explain their experience to us.
Gender identity is confusing and subjective. But we do have absolutes of biology and from the Bible that can help us feel secure in these conversations. We all struggle with aspects of this fallen world. We can relate to those struggling with gender identity on that.