Navigating Transgender Issues

In this episode Drs. Darrell Bock, Gary Barnes and Tim Yoder continue thier discussion on gender dysphoria, specifically focusing on how to understand and minister to people who are of mixed gender background.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Gary Barnes

Dr. Barnes is an ordained minister and a licensed psychologist who specializes in marriage and family research, counseling, and training. After graduating from DTS he served as an assistant pastor for seven years. While in the New York area he was a research project coordinator at NYU Medical Center’s Family Studies Clinic and later completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship through Parkland Hospital (Dallas) and the Child Guidance Clinics of Dallas and Texoma. His great celebrations of life are his wife, four adult kids plus three more by marriage, nine grandkids, and bicycle racing.

Timothy S. Yoder

Dr. Timothy Yoder has been teaching at various universities, mostly Cairn University and Marquette University, for over 25 years. He has taught a wide variety of courses, primarily Philosophy, Ethics and Apologetics, but also topics like World Religions, Logic, Aesthetics, Philosophy of C. S. Lewis, and Church History. The challenge of teaching feeds his love of learning and reading, as well as his desire to integrate topics and disciplines together in a cohesive Christian worldview. In addition to teaching, Dr. Yoder has served overseas in various capacities. In the 90s, he served as a missionary in Vologda, Russia. He has also ministered and taught in India, France, Ukraine, and Italy. He and his wife, Lisa, enjoy travel and missions, reading and NFL football. They have led numerous student trips to Macedonia together.