David P. Gushee, Religion NewsService

David P. Gushee

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Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by David:

Why Trump’s electoral crisis is really a moral crisis

(RNS) — The president’s inability to accept the truth is doing more than delaying a transition, it’s poisoning our society. → Read More

History shows the view is best from the margins –

During the Holocaust, local religious minorities across Holland and Belgium were far more likely to save Jews than were local religious majorities. → Read More

Is a political realignment coming? –

There have been two major cultural currents in our country since the late 1960s. The first of these is a liberationist trend. The second is a reactionary trend in response to the liberationist trend. These two competing trends have come to dominate and divide our law, culture, politics, media and religion. → Read More

How to win the war between keeping the peace and telling the truth –

It would be nice if Christian moral obligations to live at peace with all people and alsoto tell the truth never conflicted with each other. But right now, these two seem to clash just about every day. → Read More

White American Christianity Is Rooted in Colonial Empire-Building

There was no original innocence; the heresy of white supremacy and its resulting sins were there from the beginning. → Read More

The Supreme Court term: Something for everyone to love and hate –

The Supreme Court’s major rulings this June and early July may collectively be remembered as one of the most constructive political developments of this momentous and terrible year. → Read More

Despite the risks, it’s time to open our churches –

Despite surging COVID-19 case numbers in many states, I believe it is time for progressive, mainline and Baptist churches to reopen for worship services. I make this suggestion quite tentatively and with full awareness that it might seem counterintuitive. → Read More

Why a film about torture was oddly inspiring for this Christian ethicist –

We shouldn’t have to learn the truth about the CIA’s program of torture from a film. American citizens – especially those who are persons of faith – should not only demand access to all the facts but also declare our clear moral repudiation of torture. → Read More

Trump’s Muslim ban is an affront to American values

(RNS) — The Muslim ban’s true intent is to narrow the space for religious diversity in our country and please those who seek to re-establish Christian hegemony in American religious life. → Read More

After 30 years, a farewell column

(RNS) — 'Perhaps voices will emerge that will enable us to find new ways forward together, past the screaming and the litigation, through a return to deeper theological and ecclesial wellsprings. I pray that this is so,' writes David Gushee. → Read More

American Christianity’s divisions go all the way down

The reality of a hopelessly divided American Christian scene. RNS columns are direct-published opinion pieces. They are not always edited and reflect the views only of the author. → Read More

Charlottesville: What I said from the pulpit yesterday

White supremacist Christian nationalism must be clearly repudiated by all followers of Jesus Christ. → Read More

We knew what we were doing: Gushee on Trump, 2015-2016

We had every reason to know what kind of president Donald Trump would become. → Read More

When we agree on principles but still disagree

Agreement on a principle is just the beginning of a moral conversation. → Read More

When the evangelical establishment comes after you

Whatever abuse you take for standing with LGBTQ people is nothing compared to the abuse they suffer every day. → Read More

When the homeless and mentally ill wander into your church

I totally admit my own discomfort about our homeless and mentally ill visitors. → Read More

It’s time to worry about leftist fundamentalism, too

Liberal politics also shows alarming tendencies in our polarized culture. → Read More

My visit to the land of teenagers

What I learned from a week at the beach with my church's youth group. → Read More

‘The most fantastic association of men imaginable’

What is activating and inflaming white supremacists right now? → Read More

Manchester: What kind of person does this?

About subcultures that train people to believe it is good and right to end one’s life by murdering children. News Wire Subscribers: This article is not available for republication. Questions? Email wendy@religionnews.com. → Read More