Episode 382

Female Gender Dysphoria, Biden Meets with AL Panel, & Showing Mercy

Jun 26, 2023

Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria, as termed by Brown University physician-scientist Lisa Littman, overwhelmingly affects biological females. Gender dysphoria was rare decades ago. It was more prevalent in boys, typically presenting itself between ages 2 and 4. But in the last decade, McCoy’s research shows, it has skyrocketed. President Biden’s meeting last week with tech leaders in San Francisco to discuss the rewards and risks of artificial intelligence spurred the interest of at least one tech expert who is a Christian. Biden believes there will be more technological changes in the next 10 years than there has been in the last 50 years. And, a Lifeway Bible study refers to the book “The Good Life,” written by church planter and former professional football player Derwin Gray. The book highlights how Christ followers who not only felt the ache for righteousness, also took the initiative to tackle wrongs for God’s glory.

Transcript

Dispelling gender dysphoria rests on Scripture undiluted by cultural stereotypes society assigns, says Katie McCoy.

Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria, as termed by Brown University physician-scientist Lisa Littman, overwhelmingly affects biological females. Gender dysphoria was rare decades ago. It was more prevalent in boys, typically presenting itself between ages 2 and 4. But in the last decade, McCoy’s research shows, it has skyrocketed. In 2007, the U.S. had only one gender clinic for adolescents; by 2021 there were at least 50.

McCoy says she wrote the book To Be A Woman to assert that “female identity is socially guided, philosophically formed, relationally confirmed, biologically grounded and theologically bestowed.”

Gender dysphoria should be addressed with God’s Word and with love, two variables which are not in conflict, she says. The problem should be addressed with an admission of societal sins and an acknowledgement of who God is.
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President Biden’s meeting last week with tech leaders in San Francisco to discuss the rewards and risks of artificial intelligence spurred the interest of at least one tech expert who is a Christian. Biden believes there will be more technological changes in the next 10 years than there has been in the last 50 years.

In a Baptist Press story, Jason Thacker urged the Biden administration, “… to include people of faith in these conversations as well given how these technologies affect all of us and how people of faith bring a unique perspective to these fundamental questions posed in our digital age.”

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A Lifeway Bible study refers to the book “The Good Life,” written by church planter and former professional football player Derwin Gray. The book highlights how Christ followers who not only felt the ache for righteousness, also took the initiative to tackle wrongs for God’s glory.

They demonstrated themselves to be merciful, a condition Jesus also addresses in the Beatitudes. Because mercy came to us in the person of Jesus Himself, we share in both the benefit of mercy and the responsibility of spreading it. Drawing from the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), Gray states three principles about mercy.

1. Mercy isn’t afraid to touch human suffering.

2. Mercy is not afraid to cross ethnic, cultural and religious barriers.

3. Mercy costs us something.

The unrighteousness in virtually every nook and cranny of our world might well stir our hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness, but we will express mercy only when we allow that gnawing to move us to action.

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