Lessons for the Church from the current transgender debate

May 24, 2022 by

by Jeremy Dover, Christian Today:

In Part 1 of this series, I reviewed a new book by Dr. Carl Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution. Here in Part 2, I engage more deeply with his book and his application for the Church today.

Ideas matter

Trueman mentions that his book is a platform to both present the past and launch into debates of the future. Trueman gives some of his tips on handling this evolution of ideas. Firstly, Christians should know this world is not their home. Christians are strangers in this land and should not worry about a world that appears out of control.

Secondly, don’t whinge about modern challenges. Trueman talks about “an odd masochistic pleasure” to whinge at the current times and look back at the “good old days”. He encourages people not to fall into this trap but to see God’s guiding and loving rule through all situations.

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