Genesis and gender

One of the many frustrations, in the church’s current debates over human sexuality and gender, is that people who are in disagreement with each other rarely engage substantially with each other’s theological arguments, and there is a great deal of two sides talking past each other. In particular, what we might call for convenience the “conservative” side has come to lay a great deal of stress on the creation narratives in Genesis, which are read as demonstrating that a strict and simple ontological gender binary, usually seen in complementarian terms, is a fundamental feature of the order of creation. The … Continue reading Genesis and gender