'If even the Bible cannot talk about it without some inelegenace, maybe clumsiness is inherent in the matter itself. Let me suggest that this is indeed the case. Clumsiness is endemic because of what gender really is: a fundamental element of bearing the image of God. Gender is hard to understand because God is hard to understand.'
Sam A Andreades, Engendered: God's Gift of Gender Difference in Relationship, p.37.