David Gushee1

David Gushee1

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.

The illnesses of American Christianity

Some Protestant churches are too soft, and others too harsh and political in their theologies. Both approaches contribute to growing secularism in America.

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2012 a turning point for faith in politics

After going “all-in” for Mitt Romney, religious conservatives face some choices about their future role in the political square.

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A fundamentally unserious culture

The presidential and vice presidential debates might be good entertainment, but they don’t offer much depth on issues that truly matter.

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What I saw at the debate

There was one great absentee at this week’s presidential debate: America’s poor. It seems impossible for politicians of either party to speak any more about the existence of chronic poverty and those who suffer it.

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What I would ask the candidates

The success or failure of the upcoming presidential debates will depend a lot on the quality of the questions that are asked.

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First take on Obama’s DNC speech

The Republican and Democratic national conventions reveal competing views of a Christianity of the right and left, which doesn’t bode well for either church or state.

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First take on Romney’s convention speech

A Baptist ethicist offers his first impression of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech, with plans for a follow-up about remarks by President Obama at next week’s Democratic National Convention.

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A new year in theological education

Every new school year offers a new opportunity for academicians to rethink what they do and why. When August comes around on the calendar, everything starts over.

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Reflections on a summer away

A summer of travel, dialogue and prayer nurtures concerns and hopes in interfaith movements, missions needs and CBF's future. 

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No news, bad news

Election-year gridlock is old news in Washington but bad news for America, says ethicist David Gushee.

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