Archive: David Gushee
To reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion, we know what works. And it is not simply moral outrage. Countries that have the lowest abortion rates in the world are those that have made contraception most easily available.
By David Gushee | March 3, 2011; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (40)
It is not surprising that the religion-based attacks in these recent races have come from candidates who are both trailing.
By David Gushee | October 19, 2010; 02:23 PM ET | Comments (2)
The "controversy" over Barack Obama's Christian faith has been manufactured to harm him politically. It should be rejected, and his presidency evaluated in terms of his performance of the office
By David Gushee | August 31, 2010; 04:33 PM ET | Comments (6)
Religious intermarriage, or one might say moral intermarriage (marriage to someone who fundamentally does not share one's moral values), can be deeply problematic.
By David Gushee | July 27, 2010; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (3)
There is no doubt that the vast majority of people who have recently sought to inflict mass destruction on the United States and its citizens claim to be motivated by their understanding of Islam. But we should not accept their self-definitions.
By David Gushee | July 13, 2010; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (9)
I will go further and say not only that all religions are not the same thing, but that there is no single version of any living world religion.
By David Gushee | July 7, 2010; 03:28 PM ET | Comments (1)
My Christian convictions lead me to seek peace and loathe war. I grant that this sometimes conflicts with the apparent good of the nation from time to time. In this case, I believe they overlap. It is time to come home, securing our nation through other, more realistic strategies than the costly nation-building we are currently attempting in Afghanistan.
By David Gushee | June 30, 2010; 02:22 PM ET | Comments (6)
As an evangelical Christian, I am seeking to approach the Israeli-Palestinian thicket with a passion for each life's (and each "side's") sacredness, with a commitment to peacemaking as Jesus taught it, and with a vigilant awareness of perceptual distortions of all types, including my own.
By David Gushee | June 8, 2010; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (2)
That humans were smart enough to figure out how to drill such a hole underwater but not smart enough to figure out how to plug it makes for a great and terrible case study in human sinfulness.
By David Gushee | June 2, 2010; 04:36 PM ET | Comments (2)
Focusing on one fact--the violation of U.S. laws on the part of those who got here illegally--misses other important facts, such as the reasons why desperate people so frequently have come here. And it also misses broader principles that must be contemplated as we search for a response.
By David Gushee | May 25, 2010; 10:37 AM ET | Comments (2)
I've never met an evangelical kid who aspired to be a Supreme Court judge. I wonder whether our traditional emphasis on grace and mercy and admission to heaven rather than justice and law in this world now has contributed to this pattern.
By David Gushee | May 14, 2010; 09:15 AM ET | Comments (5)