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God and the Transgender Debate: a review

"If Christians have anything to offer this contentious age, it is truth, and we should not shy away from that truth." "It is only loving to hold to Biblical truth if that truth comes wrapped in love." These two sentences, heading up consecutive paragraphs in a chapter called "Challenging the Church" serve as a great summary of the ethos and intention of God and the Transgender Debate by Andrew Walker, a book that succeeds so admirably in what it set out to do. Up until a few years ago, to question gender would have been an absurdity. I don't think it would be a stretch to suggest that, a decade ago, even Phillip Schofield would have raised an eyebrow at the thought of someone believing themselves to be of the opposite gender (or something completely non-binary) to the one they were born with. But now, in 2018, we find ourselves, as a society, adrift in a new wave of ideologies that challenge so many of the basic cultural practices and assumpti