David P. Gushee

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

All Stories by David P. Gushee

On the delusion of clergy access to the royal throne

By David P. Gushee — December 20, 2016
The religious leader types who get access to the White House are mainly useful idiots.

When you’re the one in the captain’s chair

By David P. Gushee — December 8, 2016
It is easy to be the fire-breathing prophet when you are not the leader.

Thick beats thin every time

By David P. Gushee — December 1, 2016
(RNS) If we don't like Donald Trump's version of thick American nationalism and national loyalty, we must offer an equally thick but more compelling alternative.

Post-election whiplash: 10 observations

By David P. Gushee — November 18, 2016
(RNS) Ten observations about what just happened in our country and what it means for Christians and others.

Discovering the other America we did not know

By David P. Gushee — November 10, 2016
(RNS) People with the faintest interest in this country or in commenting about it had better get to know the other America rather than remain hermetically sealed in their own monoculture.

When our need to believe met the 2016 election

By David P. Gushee — November 7, 2016
(RNS) Maybe the disillusionments of this election year will make us take greater responsibility for our country.

10 predictions for the days after Nov. 8

By David P. Gushee — October 24, 2016
(RNS) Hillary wins, Donald launches Trump TV, and other predictions for Election Day and beyond.

Why the Christian right still supports Trump

By David P. Gushee — October 15, 2016
(RNS) The Christian right once said we need men of strong character to lead our nation. But that was before.

Children, here’s how you apologize

By David P. Gushee — October 10, 2016
Apologizing: It is a very simple thing, but sometimes even grown-ups find it surprisingly hard to do.

On the erosion of our national character

By David P. Gushee — October 3, 2016
(RNS) A government is only as good as its people, and a people get the government they deserve.

So now I am a pastor

By David P. Gushee — September 26, 2016
When I was 17, I felt called to be a pastor. Now I am one.

On avoiding manic-depressive Christian engagement with culture

By David P. Gushee — September 20, 2016
For faithful Christian witness regardless of circumstances and with a more humble reading of God's actions in history.

Seven follow-ups on 10 reasons for Christian decline

By David P. Gushee — September 12, 2016
Seven lessons learned through dialogue about Christian decline in America.

Why is Christianity declining?

By David P. Gushee — September 6, 2016
Ten proposed reasons for why Christianity is fading.

On LGBT equality and middle ground: Response to critics

By David P. Gushee — August 25, 2016
I was not saying: "I hope that the volcano erupts, and hot molten lava washes over you."
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