Biblical inspiration, human interpretation: The LGBT issue, part 7

David Gushee

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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If this is where you get off the bus: The LGBT issue, part 6

David Gushee

If this is where you get off the bus on this journey through the LGBT issue, here are seven things you and all of us can do. 

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Six options for the churches: The LGBT issue, part 5

David Gushee

Six options for how a church responds to the arrival of gay couples in its midst. 

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Gay Christians exist: The LGBT issue, part 4

David Gushee

How even ardent traditionalists now (sometimes) acknowledge the existence of gay Christians.

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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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