The Weekly Perspective

by TJ Draper, Deacon

A new podcast has been making the rounds: The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling. The podcast is ongoing, releasing weekly, so it is not yet known where it will land, but the first four episodes have been interesting. There will be plenty you can disagree with from the producer’s point of view, and there’s much about J.K. Rowling and her worldview to disagree with, even if you’re a fan of her books. But what is fascinating is how a beloved author and feminist icon became anathema to the liberal cancel machine. What is the cause of this consternation? Rowling has dared to say publicly that there is such a thing as biological sex and voiced concerns about women’s rights and safety being eroded in light of today’s gender confusion. How quickly the left turn on one of “their own.”

When the truth is inconvenient and offensive, then those bearing witness to the truth are put out from society. This is why, though we may try to live peaceably with our fellow man, that we sometimes find that very difficult to do. On the issue of gender, we find ourselves in alignment with Rowling and so we too may face negative push back from the world. Romans 12:2 reminds us, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” As we wash away the filth of the world today before the throne of God, let us remember these things, that we indeed be not conformed to the world, but instead are about the truth God.