The question of the gender of God, to me personally, is a bit silly. After all the Bible constantly refers to God in the masculine and never in the feminine. That would seem to settle the issue. However there is a movement within wider "Christianity" to refer to God in a different way, in the feminine. No less a institution than Duke University (Divinity School) states, in their catalog: This is a disturbing trend because it ignores the very clear teaching on this subject. In this post I want to deal with this issue: Is God a male or a female (I will return to the statement of Duke University later). The first point that needs to be raised is biological. Clearly, from a biological view, God is neither male nor female. The Scriptures make it clear that, "God is Spirit" (Jn 4:24). Being a Spirit God the Father does not a physical or biological body. God the Son, Jesus, has a physical resurrected body which is historically male, and the Holy Spirit (like the Father) is only Spirit with no physical body. Therefore we see that in the Trinity (One God, three co-equal, co-eternal Persons) there is only one member with a physical body and that body is male. However we are not left in the dark concerning the Father and the Holy Spirit. The Father is refered to in masculine one hundred percent of the time in Scripture. Just one example will do. In Matthew 6:9 the Lord Jesus refers to the Father as "Our Father", a masculine term. If Jesus refers to the Father as "Father" and says that we should "pray...in this way" then that is what believers should do. We should only refer to the Father as "Father" or "Our Father" (etc). We should never call the Father, "Mother". Duke University claims that Luke 15:8-10 shows God as a woman. This is incorrect. Jesus does not say that God can be refered to in the feminine sense, rather He is giving an example. Just like the woman who lost the coin and celebrates when she finds it, so "there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents" (Lk 15:10). The Holy Spirit is also refered to as "He" (masculine) in both the Old and New Testaments. There is no Biblical basis to refer to God in the feminine sense. Both the Old and New Testaments refer to God in the masculine (Father, He, Him, etc). Therefore that is what we are to do. This modern feminine trend should be rejected by all Bible believing Christians. In Christ, Martin.