David Gushee


David P. Gushee is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University

Stories by David Gushee
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On Religious Liberty and Gay Rights: Who Would Jesus Sue?

Christians today are all too ready to lawyer up. They should remember the way of Jesus instead.

Common sense and common ground

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Dragging religion through the political mud

In recent debates between tea party endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. … Continued

What matters is conduct of the office

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Successful couples share same religious or moral vision

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Three reasons to not call terrorism ‘Islamic’

There is no doubt that the vast majority of people who have sought to inflict mass destruction on the United … Continued

All religions are clearly not the same thing

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … Continued

Time to come home

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

The Israeli-Palestinian thicket

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

Human creativity and immaturity

Q: The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it … Continued