A few years back, the BBC decided that they should insist on having at least one female on every panel show. It was a well intentioned effort to correct an imbalance and specifically in the context of comedy to give more women comedians the opportunity to showcase their talents. The other day, I saw this… Continue reading Diversity Quotas for books? Should every edited book have at least one female contributer?
If you check someone’s social media profile these days, then you are likely to find that they’ll tell you their preferred pronouns. The point is that we are not to assume that they want to identify with a particular gender. It is considered respectful to allow another person to let you know how they want… Continue reading God, gender, pronouns and the church
In this week’s episode I talk with Elyse Fitzpatrick about her latest book (co-authored with Eric Schumacher) as we discover how returning to the Gospel and the example of Christ in Philippians 2 is crucial if we are to get beyond infighting over gender. We talk about the temptation for power and the desire to… Continue reading The Faithroots Podcast – Jesus and Gender with Elyse Fitzpatrick
This question has come up in the context of the conversation about transgender issues. Some people have commented that they struggle a little with when people say that they have a clear sense of their gender.” I think they are particularly referring to when people consider themselves different to the gender on their birth certificate.… Continue reading Questioning gender
There’s been another story in the news about gender and transgenderism. A girls school have now announced that the title “Head Girl” will be replaced with “Head of School”. Let’s not dwell on three issues for the time being. First of all, that the title chosen is used across the country now to describe a… Continue reading Gender is unavoidably binary
We tend to describe the debate about gender roles in church and the family as divided between egalitarians and complementarians. However, I have been wondering whether this properly captures the nuances of the discussion. So, here is an attempt to remap where the agreement and disagreement is. I am starting with the assumption that the… Continue reading Re-mapping the Gender Role debate
In a previous post I began to build on Steve Kneale’s post on the challenges of “logs and specks” in the eye of the church. Steve said that the challenge is that we often cannot see our own logs to remove them. Here are some further thoughts. First of all, whilst I may not be… Continue reading How do we allow others to help us remove our logs and specks?