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From the Same Spirit: Receiving the Theological Gifts of Transgender Christians

By Mary Elise Lowe, 2017

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.

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