For anyone, speaking out on, and standing up for what we believe is right and good for our society today can mean facing harsh criticism and even hatred.
As Christians, we are called to engage with the issues of our day and when necessary "speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves". To do this in any meaningful way, we need to get to grips with the issues which are prevalent in our society, and the thinking that lies behind them. Then we can respond with real understanding and compassion, and present a true and helpful picture of what is really going on.
That sounds like a lot to get our heads around, doesn't it? Thankfully there are others who can help! Here is a one book that can help us gain a clearer understanding of one of the most prevalent philosophies of our day.
What Do Christians Need to Know?
What is it?
The Bible tells us that God created us either male or female. Biological sex is, therefore, an unchangeable reality. Gender is a social manifestation of our sex.
Gender theory separates gender from biology. Not only that, it says that a person's gender is their reality - gender is whatever a person perceives it to be.
Christians regard the Bible as God's true and living Word for all time, and that true happiness and freedom come in knowing and living for God.
Gender theorists consider statements of truth about gender, such as the one above, to be oppressive, and that there is only liberation when a person can be affirmed in being who they choose to be.
That sounds like a lot to get our heads around, doesn't it? Thankfully there are others who can help! Here is one book that can help us gain a clearer understanding of one of the most prevalent philosophies of our day.
In this helpful book, Sharon unpacks gender theory in a clear and accessible way. What is it? What are its origins? Where is it? What are its effects? How should we respond?
Why Read It?
Read it because:
Christians need to know more about an ideology that is so prevalent and influential in society today.
It explains complex issues in a simple relevant way.
It relates to our life circumstances - the law and guidance governing our work and institutions, our personal struggles, and the life experiences of those we meet.
There are personal accounts with which we can connect.
There are practical suggestions for how we might respond as Christians.
There are references to other resources for support and information.
The blessing it has been to me.
My profession is significantly influenced by theories and approaches that are used to understand and support people. I have found it very helpful to put into historical and ideological context the gender theory which is currently so prevalent. Although by God's grace, I seek to measure what I hear against God's Word, Sharon's book has helped me to order and arrange my thoughts, so that I feel better equipped to speak for truth.