Dr. Preston Sprinkle is a biblical scholar and international speaker who serves as the president of the Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender. He is a New York Times best-selling author who has written numerous books including, “People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue” and his latest, “Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible Has to Say.” Preston and his wife, Chrissy, live in Boise, Idaho, with their three daughters and son.
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Key Questions for Dr. Preston Sprinkle
-What does it really mean to be “trans”?
-Why is the conversation around trans identities so important to the church right now?
-Does Scripture give us guidance for understanding gender dysphoria and trans identities? How would you respond to people who say it does not?
-What would you say to the average pastor regarding how to better minister to people who are questioning their gender?
Key Quotes from Dr. Preston Sprinkle
“If you ask 10 different people, what does it means to be trans, you might get 12 different responses.”
“There is a whole movement within the trans community, especially among younger people, who would say, you don’t even need to have gender dysphoria to be trans. If you just say you’re trans, you’re trans…So that is a complication when you engage this conversation.”
“Mark Yarhouse likes to say, ‘If you’ve met one trans person, you’ve met just one trans person.’”