David P. Gushee

David P. Gushee teaches Christian ethics at Mercer University in Georgia. He serves on the Board for Sojourners. Follow him on Twitter: @dpgushee.

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Escaping The Bonds Of Privilege

by David P. Gushee 05-06-2015

Solidarity Ethics: Transformation in a Globalized World. Fortress Press. 

Disputable Matters

by David P. Gushee 12-08-2014

Five books that are changing the evangelical discussion about LGBT Christians and the church. 

Tackling the Hard Questions

by David P. Gushee 12-08-2014

The fact that gay people—indeed, gay evangelical Christians—are no longer just being talked about but are finding their own voices and making scriptural, theological, and ethical arguments for themselves, inevitably changes the nature of the conversation—if we are willing to have a conversation.

The Stubborn Persistence of 'Jew-Hatred'

by David P. Gushee 06-03-2014

The term "anti-Semitism" hides an ugly history of racialized animus.

A Tribute to Glen Stassen

by David P. Gushee 04-28-2014

Glen H. Stassen. Photo courtesy Danske Kirkedage via Flickr

Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared at ABPNews/Herald HERE.

My friend Glen Stassen died today (Saturday, April 26) in Pasadena. He was 78. But because he was born on Leap Day — February 29, 1936 — Glen liked to joke that he was only 19. Until an aggressive cancer took his vitality over the last year, and finally his life, Glen as 78-going-on-19 was totally believable. It is impossible to believe that he has gone to be with Jesus.

There are only a small number of people beyond family who deeply affect the course of one’s life. Glen Stassen was one such person for me, perhaps the primary person outside my family who shaped who I am and what I have become. Having him gone makes me feel like an orphan.

In the Name of Security

by David P. Gushee 03-05-2014

How the U.S. became a torturing nation—and how to make it stop.

Toward Life Abundant

by David P. Gushee 08-02-2013

Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation. Fortress Press.

Mr. Obama, Close Down This Jail!

by David P. Gushee 07-01-2013

Guantanamo reminds us of the fragility of constitutional democracy.

The U.S. Warfare State and Evangelical Peacemaking

by David P. Gushee 01-07-2013

Evangelicals are gearing up to be makers of peace. Are they ready for the serious responsibilities that entails?

In Pursuit of the Common Good

by David P. Gushee 01-01-2012

What does individualism have to do with Christianity? Not much.