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Transgenderism and Homosexuality – A Reasonable, Compassionate, and Biblical Response

Transgenderism and homosexuality are assumed to be normal and good in culture. But what is the reality? What does sound social science say? What does Scripture say? And how are Christians to think about, deal with, and approach those who think or live contrary to biblical realities and teachings?

Dr. Joshua Mears is a Christian Psychologist with Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Services, a para-synodical social services agency of the Wisconsin Synod. He serves as the Clinical Director of WLCFS and oversees all the clinical operations in Minnesota. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University-Twin Cities, a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Bethel University and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bethany Lutheran College. His clinical experiences and specialties include working with inmates in Minnesota’s maximum security correctional facility, crisis and aggression reduction interventions, directing a dual diagnosis addictions program, and serving as a forensic evaluator for court ordered risk assessment evaluations for perpetrators of sexual violence. Dr. Mears also serves on the Board of Regents at Bethany Lutheran College as well as having been on his synod’s Board for Youth Outreach. He also serves as an Elder at his local congregation, Heritage Lutheran in Apple Valley, MN. He and his wife Laura have four children and are homeschool parents.

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