A Common Sense Refutation of Transgenderism

Increasingly, the term “transgender” has been showing up in the culture – both in news and entertainment.  It’s never easy reading, and all the more so because it usually comes framed in a narrative that calls us to “support” the transgendered person and stop “harming” them by insisting on the “outdated’ notion that human beings are either male or female.

If, instead of reading such foolishness, you would like to hear some common sense on the subject, I invite you to read the article by Carlos D. Flores at the link.  It’s not easy reading, but it’s a lot more encouraging than the sexual insanity that our cultural elites are imposing on us in the name of “progressive ideals.”

(9 min read; 2,262 words)

The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique | Public Discourse.

“The main facts undergirding the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection are actually agreed upon by the majority of historical Jesus scholars today” – William Lane Craig

Speaking of his doctoral studies under Wolfhart Pannenberg at the University of Munich, Craig writes:

I was astonished to discover as a result of my study that the main facts undergirding the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection are actually agreed upon by the majority of historical Jesus scholars today, not just conservative scholars but the broad mainstream of New Testament scholars, including a good number of Jewish scholars, who teach at secular universities and non-evangelical divinity schools. So I think faith in Jesus is historically quite well-founded.  –  William Lane Craig

(Source: Craig’s blog)

Note that Craig is not saying that the majority of today’s scholars believe in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, but that they agree about the main historical facts upon which belief in that resurrection is based.

“I think probably no one comes to faith in Christ apart from a conviction of his guilt and need of moral renovation.” – William Lane Craig

“I think probably no one comes to faith in Christ apart from a conviction of his guilt and need of moral renovation.”  –  William Lane Craig

(Source: Craig’s blog)

I could add that a person falls away from faith when he loses or ignores that conviction of his guilt and of his ongoing need for moral renovation.

Is Christian Teaching on Sexuality Psychologically Harmful? by Andrew Walker and Glenn Stanton

This essay gives evidence why the media stereotype of Christian parents is wrong, misleading, and unfair.

Opening paragraphs:

Around the beginning of the year, headlines told of the suicide of Josh “Leelah” Alcorn, a teen who self-identified first as gay, then as transgender. In the wake of this unspeakable tragedy, Josh’s suicide note was made public. In the note, he blamed his parents and their Christian faith for failing to adequately respond to his needs.

Immediately, venomous attacks were leveled at Josh’s parents. Internet commenters, bloggers, and journalists loudly blamed evangelical Christianity, and its failure to affirm transgender identities as something biblically moral, as a factor in Josh’s suicide. Sex columnist Dan Savage went so far as to suggest that Josh’s parents should be prosecuted.

These accusations have long been employed by LGBT-rights advocates and repeated by a largely unquestioning and sympathetic press. The narrative goes like this: Bible-believing Christians don’t like gays. Some Christians’ kids come out as gay to their parents. When they do, at best they get scolded. At worst, they’re kicked out of the house and told never to come back. This makes kids with Christian parents feel worthless, hopeless, and rejected. Suicide becomes their only option.

(7 min read; 1,743 words)

Is Christian Teaching on Sexuality Psychologically Harmful? | Public Discourse.