Transgender Issues

As a starting point for thinking about this subject as a Christian, and for help to speak lovingly and helpfully with friends or family who are involved in these issues, we recommend this short book by Vaughan Roberts.

Vaughan talks about the book here.

You can buy a copy here.


Here are some suggestions for further reading (Transgender, p75):

A recent authoritative review of the scientific research on transgender, see Sexuality and Gender. Findings from the Biological, Psychological and Social Sciences. Available from

Mark Yarhouse, Understanding Gender Dysphoria (IVP Academic, 2015)

Sharon James, Are we all “omnigender” now? Article in the Bulletin by Affinity. Download as

Christian Medical Fellowship File 59 2016 Gender Dysphoria. Download from

Al Mohler, We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage and the vey meaning of right and wrong (Thomas Nelson, 2015)

For a more general book on sexual identity in young people, see Mark Yarhouse, Understanding Sexual Identity (Zondervan, 2013)

Among the St Andrew’s Church family, there are families with close relatives who are living with the unhappiness that these questions bring.

Do speak to your group leader or to David if you would like someone to listen to whatever you may be experiencing yourself, or encountering within the life of your family.