This is a good article about a Christian view of transgenderism – What Should the Church Say to Bruce Jenner.
It is well-balanced and thoughtful. While critiquing transgender thought, it also is quick to point out that people are actually suffering, we need to listen to them and have compassion. It’s a good general article about the issues. It’s a helpful corrective to so much of what is going on in our culture right now about transgenderism. Transgender people and the arguments about the issues are all filling the media right now, but most people do not think about it in a careful, nuanced, critical way. Most people arguing for transgenderism aren’t giving nuanced arguments, but simple memes, platitudes, or clichés. (Of course, some Christians against transgenderism fall into simple platitudes too, and I try to gently correct them also).
The article presents a simple but good explanation of the dualistic components in transgender thought. And I liked the connection to Earth Day. On Earth day we remember to respect the earth and change the way that we live so that we stop damaging the earth. For Christians, we should celebrate Earth day because the earth is part of God’s creation that we are called to be good stewards of. Our bodies are also a part of God’s creation. We have to respect our bodies as God’s gifts to us. We have to have self-control, and not use our bodies however we want.