Weekend Reading: Transgender Hypocrisy, Unemployment, Culture Wars, & Hollywood’s Whitewashing

What cultural hypocrisies does transgenderism expose? Can you learn spiritual lessons from unemployment? Why do the culture wars rage on? And how are Asian-American Christians responding to the whitewashing of Hollywood?

Get thoughtful responses to these questions from Garrett Kell, Kara Martin, Trevin Wax and James Choi in today’s Weekend Reading.

7 Questions about Transgenderism That Expose Our Hypocrisy

For years, scientists have told us how our biology influences everything from substance abuse to mental illness. But when it comes to recent discussions about gender, biology has been largely ignored. Garrett Kell asks, “Am I the only one who finds this confusing?” He writes,

Is it possible that we have reached a point where it is blatantly obvious that we have no idea what we are doing? Can we admit our hypocrisies, even as it has been displayed in our contradicting approaches to biological determinism? Are we really just using science as smoke and mirrors to allow us to justify whatever we feel like doing? Read More>>

You Are Never Without Work (A Biblical Reflection on Unemployment)

We regularly talk about how we can connect faith with our work. But what about when you don’t have work because you’re unemployed? Kara Martin is currently facing a season of unemployment, and she gives you four lessons she has learned from her experience. She writes,

The Bible and the church community have a lot of hope to offer to those who are unemployed, and in taking a biblical perspective on unemployment, we might also correct our own idolatrous relationship with work. Read More>>

Why the Culture Wars Rage On

Trevin Wax explains the culture wars by referencing Oliver O’Donovan, Tim Keller, G. K. Chesterton and Pope Francis. He writes,

Why do the culture wars rage on? Perhaps it would be helpful to take a step back and look at some of the underlying foundational worldview issues that lead people to the positions they hold. Today’s battlegrounds are only part of the story. The real differences lurk below the surface, and they concern issues related to human autonomy and the definition of freedom. Read More>>

The Whitewashing of Hollywood and the Asian-American Response

Our conversations about race and diversity often neglect topics that concern our Asian-American brothers and sisters. James Choi says that this is beginning to change. He writes,

Ignorance, stereotyping, and injustice toward Asians occur in various arenas, the Christian subculture included. And while much of America’s recent race conversations have fallen under the umbrella of black and white, Asian Americans are sometimes left wondering, Where does yellow fit inRead More>>

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