How should Christians think about controversial issues like transgenderism, homosexuality, euthanasia, or abortion? How should we respond to popular slogans like “gender is just a social construct” or “my body, my choice”? In response to these issues, what does true compassion look like? What does the Christian worldview have to offer here?
Many of the hot button issues of our cultural moment deal with issues of the human body. However, it seems that often times many people are content to settle for slogans and sayings without thinking deeply about their hurtful real-world implications. As Christians, how do we engage these topics that are controversial, but deeply important?
This week on the podcast, join Jonathan sits down with Nancy Pearcey to discuss her new book, Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions About Life and Sexuality. Join Jonathan and Nancy as they answer these questions as well as discuss why it’s important to understand the fact/value split, answering popular ideas like critical theory and intersectionality, and how to engage these issues while treating others with dignity and respect.
Nancy Pearcey is a professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University, a fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, and the editor at large of The Pearcey Report. She is the author of several books including the excellent Total Truth, Finding Truth, Saving Leonardo, and the book we talked about today, Love Thy Body. You can follow Nancy on Twitter here.