Jesus Christ presents a vision of life and reality that is far superior to that of the Buddha. For the historic Christian world-and-life view is uniquely reasonable, testable, viable, workable, livable, and hopeful.
Transgenderism, homosexuality, abortion, pornography, sexual promiscuity, marriage, drug addiction, euthanasia, casteism and every other significant cultural phenomenon can only be understood rightly if we build it on the foundation of the gospel. All of these are gospel issues.
To place Jesus alongside the spiritual sages is helpful because, in doing so, we can make clear that the most extraordinary people who have ever lived pale in comparison to the Lord, the Christ, the Savior, the Son of God.
The India-Asia collision bears the hallmarks of perfect fine-tuning. It occurred at the right time and right velocity to ensure the formation of the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau. It also cooled the planet enough to make possible an ice age cycle.
The Christian understanding of who we are as humans—even unborn humans—is intrinsically tied to who God is. Our confidence in the truth about God and who we are should motivate us to value all human life.
If the person in question claims and strives to be a Christian disciple, a Christ follower, then the issue without attempting any semantic gymnastics is plainly - sexual sin! More importantly, if the person in question is not a Christian yet - the primary issue then is - salvation!
Our assumption is that our jobs don't yield much towards God's bigger plans. We assume that God sees us as less spiritual than the minister at church. We differentiate between a worship leader/preacher with a teacher or a software developer or a nurse or even a mother at home.