David Gushee

David Gushee

David P. Gushee is senior columnist for faith, politics and culture for ABPnews/Herald. He is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University.

A rewriting of the substance of Tuesday's column on the interpretation of 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10, with gratitude to readers for helpful feedback.

What is going on here? Two very different ways Christians today are “seeing” shifting attitudes on the LGBT issue. 

How paradigm shifts (or leaps) in biblical interpretation have often occurred through surprising encounters with God and people. 

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 10:53

Toward covenant: The LGBT issue, part 14

What next? Exploring a covenantal standard for every Christian’s sexual ethics.

Three proposals for thinking about creation, sexual orientation and God’s will.

We turn to the most important texts for the LGBT issue — Genesis 1-2, Matthew 19, Romans 1 — and the most significant theological issue: God’s design for sexuality in creation.

Two texts in Leviticus, and complexities related to what Christians are to make of them today.

An interpretation of the Sodom (and Gibeah) stories, so fatefully destructive in forming historic Christian attitudes on the LGBT issue. 

How traditionalists on the LGBT issue connect the biblical dots, and how not to argue against them.

Taking biblical inspiration and authority seriously also requires humbly acknowledging a long history of Christian fights over “what the Bible says.”

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