Transgender Christians bear four transformative gifts to the body of Christ. They celebrate that humans are God’s created co-creators, and that God creates with and through them. Second, gender non-conforming Christians have learned to steadfastly love (hesed) themselves as they love God and the world. Next, transgender Christians witness that humans are a coherent unity of body-mind, not a mind in a body. Finally, transgender followers of Jesus welcome the Holy Spirit’s gifts of plurality, newness, unity, and freedom.
By Mary Elise Lowe, 2017