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.
It was one of those occasions where my son wanted to obey and I expected it. Why? Two reasons:
I wish I could say this was a stand-alone instance, but the reality is I have had numerous conversations where I walked away bewildered at what people believed "church" to be.
There have been many proud moments I've enjoyed as a dad. But there are other moments that remind me of what's really important.
Guidance. I need it quite often in my life. Whether it was how to properly tie my shoe when I was 6 or how to hold a newborn baby - which I am enjoying once again. There are many things we need guidance on in life, but none more important than...