Holy Week reflection: Toward a humble, repentant church

David Gushee

A Holy Week reflection on becoming a church of confession rather than judgment. 

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Do for-profit corporations have religious liberties?

David Gushee

The now-famous Hobby Lobby case finally has been argued before the Supreme Court, with a decision expected in June. Their claim, on balance, should be denied.

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Stripped of power: Saying goodbye to Christian America, part III

David Gushee

Two ways the demise of Christian America will be good for the Church. 

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The ‘ex-SBC’ trilogy: A response to my respondents

David Gushee

On the “ex-SBC”: The columnist responds to his many respondents related to his trilogy of articles on moderate Baptists. 

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Don’t celebrate just yet: Saying goodbye to Christian America, part II

David Gushee

Don't celebrate just yet. Today I want to talk about what there is to mourn with the end of Christian America. 

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Saying goodbye to Christian America

David Gushee

The ultimate Christian social ethics issue may be the fact of declining Christian cultural power – and its fallout. This is the context within which every particular moral issue is contested. 

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Where do we go from here: The ex-SBC, part III

David Gushee

My description and diagnosis of the lack of theological identity and clarity in the ex-SBC world seems to have struck a chord. Where do we go from here? The ex-SBC world, part III.

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Blurry vision and how we got here: The ex-SBC, part II

David Gushee

Why ex-SBC Baptists tend to lack theological clarity and identity, how we got here and why it matters. Part II in a series. 

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What will ex-Southern Baptists be when they grow up?

David Gushee

More than 20 years after the schism in the Southern Baptist Convention, it is still not clear what ex-Southern Baptists will be when they grow up. 

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Romans 13, Michael Dunn and gun-toting citizen vigilantes

David Gushee

Racial beliefs and tensions, combined with libertine gun regulations and “stand your ground” laws, are a toxic mix.

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Diplomacy, spying, and drones: The Obama Doctrine?

David Gushee

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama offered important clues to what might be called an “Obama Doctrine” for the foreign and military policy he will be pursuing for the rest of his presidency. It depends on diplomacy, spying, and drones.

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Sunrise, sunset: The Church in America today

David Gushee

Across the United States, many churches are fading, some churches are closing, and a handful of churches are surging with explosive growth. What makes the difference?

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