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May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM By David P. Gushee Brian D. McLaren Matthew Vines Phyllis A. Tickle

Every generation has its hot button issue, writes David P Gushee, For us, it s the LGBT issue In Changing Our Mind, Gushee takes the reader along his personal and theological journey as he changes his mind about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church With 19 books to his name, Gushee is no stranger to the public arena He is the author of the Every generation has its hot button issue, writes David P Gushee, For us, it s the LGBT issue In Changing Our Mind, Gushee takes the reader along his personal and theological journey as he changes his mind about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church With 19 books to his name, Gushee is no stranger to the public arena He is the author of the Evangelical Declaration Against Torture and drafted the Evangelical Climate Initiative For decades now, David Gushee has earned the reputation as America s leading evangelical ethicist In this book, he admits that he has been wrong on the LGBT issue writes Brian D McLaren, author and theologian With the support of activists, authors and theologians like Matthew Vines, Phyllis Tickle, James V Brownson and Mark Achtemeier, Gushee writes clearly and carefully about people dear to him and his study of Scripture Brian D McLaren says it best Not only is David Gushee s work deep, thoughtful and brilliant and not only is David philosophically and theologically careful and astute he is also refreshingly clear and understandable by common people who know neither philosophical nor theological mumbo jumbo.
  • Title: Changing Our Mind: A call from America's leading evangelical ethics scholar for full acceptance of LGBT Christians in the Church
  • Author: David P. Gushee Brian D. McLaren Matthew Vines Phyllis A. Tickle
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  • Page: 328
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Robert D. Cornwall May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
The question of the status of the LGBT community within the Church is a vexing one. Traditionally Christianity has held up the premise that sexual relations are to be confined to marriage, and marriage is the domain of a man and a woman. This premise has been grounded in understandings of biblical texts, theological reflection, culture, and understandings of the orders of creation. The traditional paradigm is collapsing, and therefore the church is in the midst of a time of crisis. If the tradit [...]
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Craig Patton May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
This is the second book I have read that attempts to make the case that being in a committed, monogamous, homosexual relationship is not against the teachings presented in the bible.I was not familiar with David Gushee prior to learning about this book and did a little research on him so as to ascertain what his beliefs are/were. I was surprised to learn he is a Christian Ethicist (given the fact I did know even no that existed) and that his well received in the Christian community (at least at [...]
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Phil May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
This book is a fairly topical one, especially for me as a Canadian Anglican, given the high-publicized and roller-coaster General Synod vote on same-sex marriage. It was also not a particularly easy book to get a hold of because, despite being rather a recent book, its first edition is unobtainable and one has to go through a print-on-demand publisher to even get the copy. I'm glad my wife and I decided to take the trouble because this is one of the best and most sensitive handing of the LGBT is [...]
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Althea J. May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
From the start, this book has got my mind working -- I've been writing the entire time that I read this book: taking notes, jotting down reactions, posing questions for further investigation. This is my first foray into reading scholarly work regarding the intersection of Christianity and homosexuality. An excellent book that was completely accessible to a novice like me, but so richly informed and thoughtfully laid out. I would imagine that this would be a truly effective tool in helping initia [...]
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Heather Bottoms May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
David Gushee, leading Christian ethics scholar and writer, spent decades firmly in the traditionalist evangelical camp in regards to his beliefs and teachings on same sex relationships and LGBT Christians in the church. But in recent years, he has come to change his mind and now champions full inclusion and affirmation for LGBT Christians. This book is his explanation of how he arrived at his new position - scripturally, ethically, and spiritually.I appreciate his careful, reasoned investigation [...]
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Emily May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
This is the most concise book I've read suggesting a new framework for a Christian sexual ethic. Gushee is a respected mentor of mine and I am proud of the way that he takes both scripture and personal experience seriously, going as far as to apologize for the way his previous teachings have been detrimental to LGBT Christians. I would recommend this book to any evangelical Christian looking to understand a pro- LGBT stance in light of true biblical scholarship. For many people who are "already [...]
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Anne Jordan-Baker May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Really interesting to read about this issue from an actual evangelical ethicist. Smart, interesting, personal, brief. I don't agree with everything Gushee says here, but it was a fascinating read from a perspective I've never heard from.
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Kim May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
A fantastic book by a scholar I respect. Read it.
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Jim May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
I’ve never read a book before with a Foreword (Brian McLaren), a Preface (Phyllis Tickle), and an Introduction (Matthew Vines). But this book warrants these notes from acclaimed writer, theologian, and author of God and the Gay Christian. This is about David Gushee’s journey from believing that the Bible condemns all homosexual relationships to believing that the Bible doesn’t condemn homosexual committed monogamous relationships (the same standards we hold heterosexual Christians to). Thi [...]
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Catherine Martin May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
David Gushee is an evangelical ethicist who has gone from the "traditional" evangelical stance on LGBT issues to an "affirming" stance, and this book was written to explain that journey and help others along the same journey. I didn't find this book as satisfying as "God and the Gay Christian" or some of the websites I've read, mostly because he didn't go very deep into the scriptural exegesis. That being said, he does have an extensive bibliography that gives excellent resources. What I loved a [...]
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Andy May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to a wide range of people. The arguments about LGBT inclusion in the church reflect the author's own experience of "changing his mind" - they are charitable to other perspectives yet clear and strongly argued. Gushee respects and honors what is at stake for Evangelicals while also making clear what is at stake for LGBT people, Christians, and the future of the church. It balances biblical and theological concerns without getting bogged down in th [...]
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Chris Worthy May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Worth reading even if you already understand this issue from a theological perspective and consider yourself an ally. Be sure to get the latest edition with the updated last chapter. It is worth the read for that alone.
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Albert Hong May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Clear and accessible and human engagement with faith and sexuality.
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Krista Stevens May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Great starter text for any Christian who is trying to navigate (for them) unknown waters concerning LBGTQ individuals and churches that are not welcoming nor inclusive. I am a Christian. I want my church to welcoming and inclusive to the many LGBTQ people I know who are gifted, creative, and passionate about their faith. I would like this group to be able to be married in the religious space that matters to them. I am grateful, especially as I grow older, to have a spouse who is caring and lovin [...]
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Emily W May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
There may be a handful of times in our lifetime where we read a book, a blog post, an article, that seems to say exactly what we need to hear. One that mirrors our own thoughts and feelings so closely it's almost uncanny. One that makes you want to fist-bump yourself when you read a certain phrase that just tells it like it is. Changing Our Mind was one of those books.David P. Gushee explores the ways in which he believes the Bible has been misused to exclude, alienate, and invalidate LGBT+ Chri [...]
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Woody May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Powerful and moving. Gushee is honest and open about this issue and how he came to his present position. Compelling stuff
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Adam Shields May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Short Review: This is a brief argument for full inclusion of LGBT Christians within the church. I think it is well written and better as a whole than Vine's God and the Gay Christians (although there were a few things in that book that Gushee doesn't attempt). The problem is that I think the argument is unlikely to change anyone's mind. Gushee acknowledges that he is asking for a change in the historic teaching of the church. And while his biblical case is strong in some areas, in some areas you [...]
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Tiarn May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
This book is a must read for every Christian no matter their current stance on the lgbtiqa community. Gushee takes the reader on an incredible journey exploring the many facets of the "church/Christianity-lgbtiqa issue".The chapters are short but this does not mean the book lacks in information, the chapters are stepping stones that Gushee has put in place to carefully lead the reader through a loving discussion on the topic of christianities understanding of the place of lgbtiqa people in God's [...]
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Steven Jacke May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
This is yet another Christianity and gay people book, making it way too many that I've read. But it's also one of the best.First off, the bibliography alone justifies the price. It is arranged in each chapter, making it easy to find more information about any arguments you find (pro or anti) in the book. This could be the first one you read on the topic, and then follow the bibliography as you need to.Beyond that, this book is less emotional than most pro-gay books I've read. Stories about suffe [...]
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Wally Segieda May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
This is an important book for all who consider themselves Christian. David Gushee methodically, yet thoughtfully explains what has changed his mind and heart concerning the LGBT issue and revisits biblical texts that are often used to bring harm and exclusion to LGBT groups. This is a must read in today's Christian environment. It's heartfelt and courageous. Blessed to have met this man who means so much to our understanding of THE issue of our day.
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Drick May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Christian Theologian and Ethicist David Gusheee outlines a biblical argument for welcoming and affirming gays in the church. For evangelicals this book may be helpful. Gushee has been quite prolific in evangelical circles and addresses many of the concerns about homosexuality. However, I found his arguments to be repititive and not engaging.This says more about me than him. For me the LGBT in the church debate is less about Scripture and more about justice.
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Christopher Pokorny May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
While I appreciate the honesty and transparency of Gushee, I was hoping for more in terms of ethics and a more academic engagement. He gives an experienced based reasoning for full acceptance of LGBT Christians into the Christian community. Having seen this book on "heavy rotation" at the library, it was tempting to read. I'm glad I did, to better understand where my colleagues are thinking.
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Andrew Jarrell May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Really well-developed, thought-provoking discussion of this important issue in our culture. Challenges historical interpretation of a few biblical texts, and calls for us all to be more gracious to each other.
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Carrie May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Well written and thought provoking book. Helped me understand in a humble, logical, and biblical way both sides of the LGBT argument. Highly recommended for those wanting to come to their own conclusions instead of just accepting what has been done and said in the past.
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Preston May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
David is always such a clear, faithful theological ethicist. He takes you step by step, leaning hard in others who've made this journey before him (as we all should). I'm particularly taken with Ch. 17. Old Paradigm + transformative encounter with Jesus and humanity = paradigm leap.
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Betsy May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Really informative , smart read. I particularly appreciate his personal story of how he went from being a bystander to an ally. Very inspiring for straight Christians who want to support the LGBT community.
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Tom Kentwell May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
One sided with much flawed reasoning.
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Jessica Brazeal May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
So very important for the Church to read. Loved this with my whole heart. Let's be about love. In the words of Glennon Melton, "Everybody's in, baby."
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Valerie May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
This was an excellent read. I am going to be referencing it often in my discussion with some of my Christian brethren who are behaving in a very un-Christlike manner to our LGBT friends.
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Andrew Fritz May 30, 2020 - 02:47 AM
Very grateful to have read this perspective. It has been helpful in shaping my perspective on homosexuality.
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Changing Our Mind: A call from America's leading evangelical ethics scholar for full acceptance of LGBT Christians in the Church By David P. Gushee Brian D. McLaren Matthew Vines Phyllis A. Tickle Every generation has its hot button issue, writes David P Gushee, For us, it s the LGBT issue In Changing Our Mind, Gushee takes the reader along his personal and theological journey as he changes his mind about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church With 19 books to his name, Gushee is no stranger to the public arena He is the author of the Every generation has its hot button issue, writes David P Gushee, For us, it s the LGBT issue In Changing Our Mind, Gushee takes the reader along his personal and theological journey as he changes his mind about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in the Church With 19 books to his name, Gushee is no stranger to the public arena He is the author of the Evangelical Declaration Against Torture and drafted the Evangelical Climate Initiative For decades now, David Gushee has earned the reputation as America s leading evangelical ethicist In this book, he admits that he has been wrong on the LGBT issue writes Brian D McLaren, author and theologian With the support of activists, authors and theologians like Matthew Vines, Phyllis Tickle, James V Brownson and Mark Achtemeier, Gushee writes clearly and carefully about people dear to him and his study of Scripture Brian D McLaren says it best Not only is David Gushee s work deep, thoughtful and brilliant and not only is David philosophically and theologically careful and astute he is also refreshingly clear and understandable by common people who know neither philosophical nor theological mumbo jumbo.

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