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David Gushee

Why 400+ Catholic, Evangelical Leaders Want To Kill The Death Penalty

Religion News Service | Heather Adams | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Holy Week is used by many Christians to reflect on the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday, and now more than 400 Catholic and evangelical leade...

LGBT Community: Evangelical Scholar Calls for Full Acceptance in the Church

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Few issues have been more divisive within the church of the 20th and 21st century than the "full acceptance of LGBT Christians in the Church."

Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage Equality: Not Only a Civil Right but a Spiritual Necessity

H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2015 | Religion
H. Adam Ackley, Ph.D.

It isn't just our homosexual "being" that God "tolerates" but our homosexual "doing" -- our romantic, erotic, loving relationships -- that God creates, ordains, and declares good in Hebrew and Christian scriptures.

This Prominent Evangelical Ethicist Is Now Pro-LGBT

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 10.24.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) At a moment when American churches and politicians are warring over gay rights and same-sex marriage, each side needs every soldier it ...

The Professor Who Taught Us What a Real Evangelical Looks Like

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

What is the best meaning of the word "evangelical"? Perhaps this: a deep belief in Jesus, a consistent commitment to follow Jesus, and a real love for Jesus -- one who applies Jesus' life and teachings to their everyday lives. By that definition, Glen Stassen was an evangelical -- the best kind.

Releasing the Torture Report Is No Mere Academic Exercise

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Rev. Ron Stief

Every citizen of the United States has a right to learn from the full version of the Senate's investigation into torture. Certainly, we must see more than the executive summary and conclusions of this report, which the Senate decided Thursday to declassify.

Christian Convictions And The Health Care Law

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

It has been a week since the historic vote to pass health care reform. Here are a few clear convictions I have developed on what has transpired, offered from the perspective of a Christian ethicist.

Abortion and Health Care Reform: Pro-Lifers, Accept Victory While You Can Get It

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

The Senate bill actually stigmatizes abortion in a way that must be deeply distressing for those who have spent the last several decades trying to mainstream abortion as a basic medical service.

Glenn Beck Vs. God: The Bible Speaks For Itself

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

Speaking as a Christian ethicist, in flippantly attacking the concept of social justice, Glenn Beck inadvertently poked a finger in the eye of every person who takes the Bible as God's revealed Word.