Change we can all support: The LGBT issue, part 3

David Gushee

Much has changed for LGBT people in America since Anita Bryant and Jerry Falwell days — change we all can support, I hope.

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What exactly is the issue? The LGBT issue, part 2

David Gushee

Historic Christian understandings of sexuality are being reevaluated due to evidence offered in the lives of those who do not fit the norm, together with associated research and mental health efforts. 

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Starting a conversation: The LGBT Issue, part 1

David Gushee

Every generation has its hot-button issue. For us, it’s the “the LGBT issue.”

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Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: An alternative Christian model in a polarized era

David Gushee

Why a non-triumphal, ministry-focused Cooperative Baptist Fellowship matters in a polarized age. 

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Vital Christianity: As I see it

David Gushee

An effort to describe vital Christianity in 12 key characteristics, beginning with passionate love of God and neighbor. 

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Christians, war and neighbor love

David Gushee

Genocidal sectarian violence may be happening in Iraq. What does love of neighbor require of us?

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Wedding words

David Gushee

On the responsibility, and opportunity, of officiating a wedding in post-Christian America. 

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Lessons before dying: Reflections from the bedside

David Gushee

In a spring filled with illness and death, here are a few hard-earned “lessons before dying.”

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Memorial Day, Turner Field style: Some ambivalent Christian reflections

David Gushee

Memorial Day brought a big show of honoring the troops at Turner Field in Atlanta. Was it acceptable that I cared?

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Immigration reform: Now is the time

David Gushee

Whether our immigration laws can be reformed is a huge test of our dysfunctional politics. Now is the time. A case for reform.

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The death penalty system is broken

David Gushee

The U.S. death penalty system is broken. A new report outlines numerous problems and needed reforms.

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A Tribute to Glen Stassen

David Gushee

Glen Stassen died on Saturday, April 26th, in Pasadena. A brief tribute from one of many blessed by his life and ministry. 

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That pesky word ‘Evangelical’

David Gushee

A road map to what the term “evangelical” means, and why progressive evangelicalism still holds great appeal to this author and many others.  

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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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