Gender Identity

Gender Identity

“How do you identify?” It’s a question no one ever use d to ask. Just how much of one’s ‘identity’ can be summed up succinctly enough to provide an answer to this question? And just what is identity? A friend said to me once, that – ‘some people’s hair is their...
Male and Female Created He Them

Male and Female Created He Them

These words, from the first chapter of Genesis, are a bit like the ominous tolling of a bell! Yet really, gender should be irrelevant to Christianity, or at least to God, who is ineffably beyond any such concept, being essentially mystery, hidden in darkness, as the...
A-Gendered Nativity

A-Gendered Nativity

Being cast in the role of Mary for a School Nativity Play has been seen as one of the first great rites of passage for a girl of infant age. Hotly contested and the subject of tears for disappointed ‘wannabes’ this early experience of a traditional telling of the...
Masculine and feminine images of God

Masculine and feminine images of God

After reading an article that we should avoid only calling God a ‘he’, discovering that the Church of Sweden already have stopped calling God ‘he’ and reminiscing on a pilgrimage we took with our old church to Whitby on the theme of St. Hilda in March, I recently...