God made them male and female: The LGBT issue, part 12

David Gushee

We turn to the most important texts for the LGBT issue — Genesis 1-2, Matthew 19, Romans 1 — and the most significant theological issue: God’s design for sexuality in creation.

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Two odd little words: the LGBT issue, part 11 (Revised)

David Gushee

A rewriting of the substance of Tuesday's column on the interpretation of 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10, with gratitude to readers for helpful feedback.

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Leviticus, abomination and Jesus: The LGBT issue, part 10

David Gushee

Two texts in Leviticus, and complexities related to what Christians are to make of them today.

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The sins of Sodom (and Gibeah): The LGBT issue, part 9

David Gushee

An interpretation of the Sodom (and Gibeah) stories, so fatefully destructive in forming historic Christian attitudes on the LGBT issue. 

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How traditionalists connect the biblical dots: The LGBT Issue, part 8

David Gushee

How traditionalists on the LGBT issue connect the biblical dots, and how not to argue against them.

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Biblical inspiration, human interpretation: The LGBT issue, part 7

David Gushee

Taking biblical inspiration and authority seriously also requires humbly acknowledging a long history of Christian fights over “what the Bible says.”

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If this is where you get off the bus: The LGBT issue, part 6

David Gushee

If this is where you get off the bus on this journey through the LGBT issue, here are seven things you and all of us can do. 

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Six options for the churches: The LGBT issue, part 5

David Gushee

Six options for how a church responds to the arrival of gay couples in its midst. 

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Gay Christians exist: The LGBT issue, part 4

David Gushee

How even ardent traditionalists now (sometimes) acknowledge the existence of gay Christians.

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Change we can all support: The LGBT issue, part 3

David Gushee

Much has changed for LGBT people in America since Anita Bryant and Jerry Falwell days — change we all can support, I hope.

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What exactly is the issue? The LGBT issue, part 2

David Gushee

Historic Christian understandings of sexuality are being reevaluated due to evidence offered in the lives of those who do not fit the norm, together with associated research and mental health efforts. 

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Starting a conversation: The LGBT Issue, part 1

David Gushee

Every generation has its hot-button issue. For us, it’s the “the LGBT issue.”

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Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: An alternative Christian model in a polarized era

David Gushee

Why a non-triumphal, ministry-focused Cooperative Baptist Fellowship matters in a polarized age. 

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Vital Christianity: As I see it

David Gushee

An effort to describe vital Christianity in 12 key characteristics, beginning with passionate love of God and neighbor. 

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Christians, war and neighbor love

David Gushee

Genocidal sectarian violence may be happening in Iraq. What does love of neighbor require of us?

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