Christian Faith and Gender Identity: An OtherWise Reflection Guide
By Mx Chris Paige
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This 7-day devotional series explores questions of gender identity through seven passages of scripture–a gentle introduction for transgender, intersex, and OtherWise-gendered folk as well as those who love us.
The devotional series launched on Our Bible App in October 2019. The book is an expanded offering, including an afterword, terms and definitions, recommended resources, and an appendix of modern-day Psalms.
The text draws from Genesis, Exodus, Matthew, John, Acts, and Galatians, including well-known stories such as Moses at the burning bush, Joseph and the “coat of many colors,” and Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch traveler.
Each chapter is a quick, easy read. Reflection questions are included at the end of each chapter, which can be used individually or in group discussion. Terms and definitions provide modern context and an invitation to explore further.
This reflection guide is appropriate both for those who are beginning to explore their own gender identity, and for those who may be trying to gain understanding of a loved one. It can also be used as an accessible study guide for congregations who want to enhance their understanding of transgender experience.
Not your typical “transgender 101,” Christian Faith and Gender Identity is a conversation starter that invites us into the lives of OtherWise-gendered people, both in the Bible and in the modern world.
Additional OtherWise Reflection Guides are underway! In Remembrance of Me, Bearing Witness to Transgender Tragedy is in final production. Sign up for updates to hear about new releases as soon as they are ready!
About the Author
Mx Chris Paige is an OtherWise-identified writer, educator, organizer, and coach, who authored OtherWise Christian: A Guidebook for Transgender Liberation.
Chris was founding executive director of Transfaith, a multi-tradition, multi-racial, multi-gender advocacy organization by and for people of transgender experience.
Chris has been a catalyst and/or contributor to several other ground-breaking projects for and by transgender faith leaders.
Previously, Chris had been publisher and co-director of the (now defunct) award-winning progressive Christian magazine, The Other Side.