God, gender, and transsexuality

I appreciate the Westminster Faith Debates, and I think well of them. They were generous to me when I spoke at one. Linda Woodhead, who organises them, is someone I have known, if not closely, for years, someone who I respect enormously academically, and someone who I enjoy interacting with personally when our paths cross. I believe in the programme of making discussion of faith and public life far more intelligent and far more central than it currently is. There is a lot of good here. The most recent debate generated a lot of notice, but I am sure that this was not the primary intention. I have no doubt that Linda and her team welcomed the extensive media engagement that followed; I imagine a text message or four has been exchanged mentioning the word ‘impact’;...

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