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What your pastors are reading, listening to, and discussing right now
BIBLICAL SEXUALITY AND GENDER
I just finished reading the book “God and the Transgender Debate” by Andrew Walker. What I appreciated most about this book is that it finds the delicate balance of truth and love. The author gives an unashamed presentation of biblical sexuality and gender, rooted in God’s creation order. He also advocates for love and compassion for the person who experiences gender dysphoria. I strongly recommend this book to parents, teens, and anyone who wants to become a better defender of truth and conveyor of God’s love to a confused and lost world.
THE “ARGUMENTS” FOR AND ECONOMICS OF ABORTION
In January, I read two helpful resources on the topic of abortion. In “The Economics of Abortion in One Lesson,” Kevin DeYoung shows how abortion is not only immoral, but also is bad economics. I also finished an older but excellent book on the (lack of) logic for abortion. Peter Kreeft’s “The Unaborted Socrates” (1983) imagines dialogues between Socrates and a doctor, a philosopher, and a psychologist. Forty years later, the “arguments” for abortion are still the same and still all wrong.
HEROES OF CHURCH HISTORY
“131 Christians Everyone Should Know” by Mark Galli and Ted Olson is a fantastic book to help introduce you to the lives and legacies of some of the heroes of church history. With each person only taking three minutes to read about, you will walk away with a greater interest in how God has worked in the church for the past 2,000 years.
THE ARRIVAL OF THE MODERN MIND
In “Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution,” Carl Trueman historically details the arrival of the modern mind. For instance, he gives insight into why the phrase “I am a man trapped in a woman’s body” is celebrated today when just a generation ago would have, at the very least, made no sense and more than likely would have caused great concern. This book is a timely read for anyone who wants to understand the modern mind.