It’s a topic that is addressed everywhere. We’ve used it for sales and marketing for decades. However, in more recent times the issue has shifted from how we use it to what it is. There has been debates, discussions, and outright demands made concerning this area. It’s a hot topic to say the least. The reality is while sex remains a hot topic of conversation, the discussion has shifted.
No longer is sex something utilized to sell a product. It is not just seen as a part of relationships, specifically marriage. It is not just a biological fact that when engaged in is meant to result in reproduction. No, sex is now discussed by means of “social construct” or “personally informed”. And the conversation can get even more convoluted and nuanced when one begins to realize when people talk about sex now they may be discussing an array of issues from sexual reproduction to gender roles to gender identity.
“It used to be that sex and gender were synonymous – sex was gender and gender was sex. Not anymore.”James Emery White
This is a sensitive, debated, and often very personal issue for many if not all of us. However, I don’t believe that means we should not seek to think deeply about it. On the contrary, because of how personal and prevalent the issues of sex and gender are, I think it is something we must think deeply on. But as a Christian, I think that begins with understanding it theologically. In other words, we must have and develop “A Theology of Gender“. That is why I highly appreciate James Emery White’s article, research, and deep thinking on this subject.
While I am sure all my readers will not agree with everything White says, I’d love to engage and interact with any of you on this subject. I am always looking to learn more, be directed to other good resources, and encourage others in the same ways. So leave a comment, let me know what you appreciated or disagreed with in White’s take on “A Theology of Gender“. As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s Day…and Happy 4th of July!
Until Next Time…