During the summer months, I often ask parishioners for suggestions for texts to preach on. This coming Sunday morning, as a result of one such suggestion, I plan to be preaching on Genesis 1:26-27. This passage is about the creation of humanity in God’s image and the mandate to exercise dominion over the other creatures. Then at the end of verse 27, the Holy Spirit says, “male and female he created them.” That got me to thinking about the current pressure on the biblical view of gender. One thing led to another and I came across this talk from Denny Burk on gender identity. It’s about 45 minutes, but well-worth your time. By the way, you may be wondering about the related issue of intersex or hermaphroditism. He addresses that in answer to a question at the 40 minute mark in the video.