How Should we Think About Gender and Identity:

Robert Smith

Lexham Press

Speak with biblical clarity on gender and identity.

Can someone be born with the wrong body? This question raises moral, social, and legal implications. Do you have a biblical response?

In How Should We Think about Gender and Identity?, Robert S. Smith recognizes that to properly respond, we must first understand. Smith first defines terms and outlines the history and current debates around transgender. God’s word is brought to bear, including its perspective on creation and sin, sex and gender, and body and soul. Learn how you can thoughtfully engage the debate with conviction and display the love of Jesus to your transgender neighbor.


Robert Smith

Robert S. Smith (MTh Moore Theological College) is Theology, Ethics and Music Ministry Lecturer at Sydney Missionary & Bible College. He is the co-author of Songs of the Saints: Enriching our Singing by Learning from the Songs of Scripture (Matthias Media, 2017).


Rob Smith is the ideal person to tackle this particular question for restless minds. I know of few people who have approached this issue with such careful attention both to what the Bible says that might bear on this issue and how Christ’s people might care for those who are struggling or distressed by it. This is an issue where emotions are running high at the moment, misin formation abounds, and, tragically, great harm is being caused. Rob is aware of the pain and the need for a gentle word. He is also aware of the goodness of God’s word, the need to study it carefully, and so to speak a true word. I very gladly commend this book.

Mark D. Thompson, Principal, Moore Theological College

The ‘Transgender Revolution’ in society has a two-fold impact. An increasing number of people are suffering: the victims of a damaging ideology, who may not necessarily seek to promote it themselves. On the other hand, there are the campaigners and activists who aggressively promote gender ideology. Robert Smith presents a biblical and thoughtful response to their claims. With that firm foundation in place, he then offers wise and compassionate pastoral advice to address the needs of those who have been impacted by this cultural revolution.

Sharon James, Social Policy Analyst, The Christian Institute, UK; Author of Gender Ideology: What Do Christians Need to Know?