There is vivid line at the start of N. T. Wright’s Paul and His Recent Interpreters:
Trying to describe what was going on in Pauline theology used to be like trying to board a moving train. It is now more like trying to describe a box of fireworks seven seconds after someone has thrown a match into it. (26)
As many of us try to follow the rapidly developing cultural debates around the ethics of life, sexuality, and gender, we feel the same bewilderment and sense of danger. Happily, a number of resources have arrived to describe and analyze those debates and help craft the church’s response.
Quite rightly, a number have focused on the specific issue of transgenderism and, more specifically still, on…