David P. Gushee

David P. Gushee is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by David P. Gushee

‘The most fantastic association of men imaginable’

By David P. Gushee — May 30, 2017
What is activating and inflaming white supremacists right now?

Manchester: What kind of person does this?

By David P. Gushee — May 23, 2017
(RNS) Today, there are subcultures that train people to believe it is good and right to end one's life by murdering children.

Telling the story of my departure from American evangelicalism

By David P. Gushee — May 9, 2017
In which the author announces a new memoir and a 3rd edition of Changing Our Mind.

The church’s surprising public contribution

By David P. Gushee — April 24, 2017
On moral formation, crisis care, and congregations that transcend American tribalism.

Frances FitzGerald on how evangelicals lost their way

By David P. Gushee — April 12, 2017
(RNS) When religious folk get entangled with secular politicians in the political arena, the politicians always win.

In search of honest, smart, independent people

By David P. Gushee — March 31, 2017
A country can absorb a certain number of pure ideologues. But beware if they hold important positions of leadership.

An ethical analysis of the ‘New Sanctuary Movement’

By David P. Gushee — March 19, 2017
Are advocates of the New Sanctuary Movement meaning to call for civil disobedience?

The Christian social ethics project hits a wall

By David P. Gushee — March 13, 2017
What is needed in America today goes far beyond public-policy tinkering.

Elections matter. So does resistance.

By David P. Gushee — February 23, 2017
Resisting the tragic consequences of this election with the Matthew 25 Pledge.

Disinvited again: You, sir, are simply intolerable

By David P. Gushee — February 12, 2017
(RNS) The author discovers he is so controversial an entire organization split over him.

What I said to my church today

By David P. Gushee — January 29, 2017
A pastor speaks to his congregation on the new US refugee and immigration policy.

Three different ways to resist Trumpian nationalism

By David P. Gushee — January 26, 2017
Three paradigms for resisting when nationalism is on the march. But will any be strong enough?

On being strangers in a strange land

By David P. Gushee — January 16, 2017
On being stripped of illusions about being at home in a good land called America.

Trust nobody, listen to everybody, follow Jesus

By David P. Gushee — January 3, 2017
A columnist reboots for 2017 with three core principles for engaging public life.

A columnist looks back and looks ahead

By David P. Gushee — December 27, 2016
(RNS) "After 30 years attempting to advocate for a particular kind of American public life," writes David Gushee, "I feel a deep sense of powerlessness in relation to where our culture and politics are going."
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