David Gushee

David Gushee

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

On this year’s holiday, here are seven things I admire deeply about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Monday, 05 January 2015 06:05

What I have said about torture since 2006

Reviewing my engagement against torture since 2006, in light of Christian complicity and the Senate CIA report. 

Monday, 22 December 2014 06:02

For unto us a child is born

“For unto us a child is born”: Reflections on a grandson, 2014, and Christmas.

What Reinhold Niebuhr’s stark realism teaches us about our current racial crisis.

Friday, 21 November 2014 09:43

Thanksgiving Day, 2060

On marriage, covenant and Thanksgiving Day, 2060.

A popular book and movie holds up a broken mirror to how we live now. 

Ten lessons learned in writing this series on LGBT issues.

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. 

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