I readily admit I am no theological scholar. As a result, much of what is contained in these Lessons is the work of many author/scholars (most of whom are listed in Books and Articles) along with some of my own thoughts. I have not specifically cited each reference in each essay. This is a matter of convenience, not an intention to plagiarize the efforts of others. And, in some cases, the points offered are from more than one source, or are from discussions with various friends. Thus, these essays are a compilation of these sources. I also invite comment, fair criticisms and any additional input you may be willing to offer. Like my Faith, this is a learning process for all of us.
As this effort progresses, I will include how many of the other world faiths view transgenderism, but for now, the focus will be on Christianity and the Bible. I do not offer these Lessons as a means by which to change anyone's faith beliefs, but simply to present how I and others view Scriptural references to transgenderism. Since it is commonplace - though not my personal method - to cite specific verses (known as "proof texts"), the Lessons will approach this subject in this manner. In a general sense, the Bible contains nothing specific regarding gender transformation. We are left to reading certain passages, then making our own determination or interpretation that the passage may have relevance to gender change.
Verses that some view as opposing transgenderism will be presented, and verses that some view as supporting transgenderism will also be covered. As in all matters of Faith, ultimately it will be within your heart to discern your own belief. This comprehensive effort is offered to support your process of discernment.