This is quite the story. A transgender woman (i.e. an individual who is genetically and anatomically male but who chooses to adopt the social role of a woman) was barred from the all women’s Body Blitz Spa in Toronto. As the spa explained, many of their clients undergo their various treatments completely naked and they […]
Transgender Boy Scouts: A Crazy Idea?
Big news yesterday: BREAKING: Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in scouting programs. — The Associated Press (@AP) January 31, 2017 Here is how Southern Baptist theologian and church leader Russell Moore responded: This is crazy, IMO. https://t.co/8ddusaaxjD — Russell Moore (@drmoore) January 31, 2017 I think […]
What would Jesus say to Caitlyn Jenner?
This is the plenary address I gave in May at the 2016 FCA Canadian National Convention. * * * Good evening! I am truly honored to be joining you here at the FCA Canadian National Convention to speak on a topic that I assure you I have never addressed in public before: What would Jesus […]
Two Conferences, One Busy Week
As you may have noticed, things have been relatively quiet at The Tentative Apologist for the last few days. There’s a good reason for that. On Wednesday-Thursday I spoke at the National Convention for the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies on the topic of Homosexuality, Trangender and Christianity. On Wednesday night I delivered a plenary address […]
A Primer for (Generous) Transgender Theological Reflection
It should be no surprise that North America has been gripped by the story of Bruce Jenner’s transgender journey. This is a topic that is not going away any time soon. I blogged about this difficult topic three years ago in “The impossible problem of transgender children“. Blogger James McGrath just tackled the topic in a thoughtful […]
The impossible problem of transgender children
The other day an article at Mother Jones caught my eye. “The Right-Wing War on a Trans-Gender Girl Scout” describes how several Girl Scouts troops in Louisiana have opted to disband in protest of the decision of the Girl Scouts of Colorado to accept a seven year old transgender child named Bobby Montoya into membership. Ever […]