Winter 2022 
How to Love Your Neighbor in a Transgender Culture

Purpose of the class: to bring clarity to the reasons for the transgender movement and to give clear biblical direction on how to live in this culture without compromising the Scripture’s teaching on sexuality nor our conscience.

This 4-6 week class will be covering the following topics

  • An introduction to the topic

  • The need for compassion

  • How we got to the current cultural climate

  • The vocabulary of the transgender revolution

  • What the Bible says about humanity and gender

  • How theology works itself in the lives of real people

  • Answering some tough questions

  • Challenging the Transgender Movement.

Resources for the class

Book Cover -God and The Transgender Debate.jpg

God and the Transgender Debate:

What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity (Expanded and Updated) 

by Andrew T. Walker

This will be the main resource for the series but will be accompanied by material from other sources.

A number of short videos on this book can be found at

https://www.thegoodbook.com/transgender-debate

Copies of the book will be available for sale or can be checked out from the library.

Class 1 - Feb 20, 2022  - Introduction

Link to video: How transgender people experience life – 2 min video

Link to video: Albert Mohler: God's Design for Male & Female - 21 min video

Class 2 - Feb 27, 2022  - How We Got To Where We Are

Class 3 - Mar 6, 2022  - Do You Really Believe What You Believe Is Real?

                   Handout

Class 4- Mar 13, 2022  - God's Design For Male and Female

                   Handout    

Class 5- Mar 27, 2022  - Beauty and Brokenness

                   Handout    

Class 6- Apr 3, 2022  - Challenging The Church

                   Handout    

Class 7- Apr 10, 2022  - Laura To Jake and Back Again

                   Case Studies

                   World Magazine Article

Sunday School - Post High School and Up

Course Resources

A Christian Response to Wokeness (FULL VIDEO) | Noelle Mering | Leadership Institute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wy0MY_EmDE&list=LL&index=1

 

The Gospel is Big Enough for Our Transgender Neighbors – Al Mohler 5:27 min Sep 18, 2018  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkERnfdBa_E

 

A number of short videos answering questions answered in the book “God and The Transgender Debate” expanded edition.  Includes 1.5 min on Should I call a transgender person a him or her.

https://www.thegoodbook.com/transgender-debate

 

Albert Mohler: God's Design for Male & Female  21 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66Ki0MCVjlc

 

Ask Pastor John  He or She? How Should I Refer to Transgender Friends?  10 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2_8rNEcGho

 

Should I Call Someone by Their Preferred Pronouns? | Sam Allberry  Answering a number of questions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ur-lfYF4dc

 

Dr. Richard Caldwell – Pastor answers the question Should Christians Refer To People By Their Preferred Pronouns?  9 min.  Consider this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qYLX_A1Alw&t=29s

 

Sam Allberry interview: Sexual identity debates, abuse in Christian contexts, and apologetics

A series of excellent questions answered by Sam  Consider using seqments of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEInprf8mHU

 

What Christians Just Don't Get About LGBT Folks  Rosario Butterfield  3:17 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0mw52P9UyU

 

YouTube search  Personal Pronouns

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=straight+talk+should+christians+refer+to+people+by+their+preferred+pronouns

 

What’s Wrong with Woke?

NOELLE MERING • 8/9/2021    28 min interview

https://www.catholic.com/audio/caf/whats-wrong-with-woke

 

Short testimonial videos

 

Jackie Hill Perry on the Biggest Thing About LGBT Folks that Christians Just Don't Seem to Get 2.08 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er4OnGcdoQQ&list=PL0p9CQMwg3JjepUX6f0GQ5oZUQr7B_IYu&index=1

 

Rosaria Butterfield on the Biggest Thing that Christians Can Learn from the LGBT Community  2.40 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMwDa-2weSM

Messy Grace Trailer | Loving LGBT in Grace and Truth         2.26 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHqBnbz7mQs&list=PLIVO1L_HO56LQHrKUgvF3jiqT4aqUZ9TI

  

Jackie Hill-Perry's Testimony | From Lesbian to Child of God     4.00 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKZNstmc9Qg&list=PLIVO1L_HO56LQHrKUgvF3jiqT4aqUZ9TI&index=9