October 24, 2017
The Reconnect 10-24-17 | Denise Shick on growing up with transgender parent | Eric Metaxas: Martin Luther, Reformer and World Changer
At nine years old, Denise Shick’s father told her a secret. He wanted to be a woman. Denise shares with us her story of growing up this weight on her shoulders and how God has redeemed her life and provided hope, love and security. Denise’s story sheds light on the often untold stories of families and relationships who experience consequences as a result of someone else’s “sexual freedom.” Denise now leads the organization Help 4 Families, which assists families walking through the gender dysphoria of a loved one.
At the end of this month, we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. How do the ideas put forth half a millennium ago still influence today? to discuss this, we are joined by Eric Metaxas, national radio host and best-selling author on his recent project: Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World.
As Eric points out, Martin Luther was just one of the reformers, but his ability to communicate broke through the systems of the day, with historic implications. He communicated in such a way to get beyond the elites (who primarily wrote in Latin) and into the public square. Coupled with the printing press, Luther’s writing was compelling and accessible so that elites could no longer squash the revolutionary ideas and control the flow of information. His story still has much to teach the Church today.