Opportunities to join upcoming talks by Dr. David Gushee

This week, Dr. David Gushee is inviting all of our readers to join him at upcoming events. The author of the best-selling call for the inclusion of LGBTQ Christians, Changing Our Mind, writes: “The following are events where you might enjoy finding a new network of people, organizations you want to support, and insights and information that will bring light to your life.”

Visit with Dr. David Gushee online

August 28, 9:30am ET, Riverside Church, NYC

This will be a Zoom talk on Christian Ethics for today.

Register here: www.trcnyc.org/event/introducingchristianethicsbooktalk

September 26, 9:30pm ET, Via Media “Conversations”

This conversation will carefully consider what American Evangelicalism is and perhaps ought to be. We will explore pathways forward for those who have already left and for those who are still unsettled from within. See more about this series in the link below.

Simply join here: www.viamedia.center/conversations

September 29-30, Better Capitalism Summit

How do we love our economic neighbor as ourself? How do we cultivate greater economic well-being for families, congregations, businesses, and society?

Register here: www.partnershipeconomics.com/event-details/better-capitalism-summit-atlanta-2022

October 4-6, Unavoidable Conversations Conference, New Orleans

Dialogue will flow around topics like Deconstruction, After Evangelicalism, Colonialism, the rise of Christian Nationalism, Biblicism, Racism in the Church, LGBTQ+ inclusion and Climate Change. Authors and academics like Brian Zahnd, Kristin Du Mez, Brad Jersak, David Gushee, Lisa Sharon Harper, and others

Register here: unavoidableconversations.org/

From Europe

Also of interest are two events in Europe, both in October: I’ll be speaking at the Consortium European Baptist Theological Seminaries online meeting on Christianity and Democracy, and as well at “Christianity and democracy today: International Perspectives” at the Protestant Faculty of Theology of the University of Tubingen.

Thank you for traveling together as we follow Jesus and seek a loving, ethical way to live in our world today.

An Open Letter from Dr. David Gushee as 2022 Begins



First, we must remember.

The world has just marked International Holocaust Memorial Day.

The Holocaust must never be forgotten. This was not just an eruption of hatred against the Jews by the Nazi regime. It was a systematic government-sponsored genocide, and one that found willing collaborators all across (Christian) Europe—along with a heroic minority of resisters and rescuers.

We should never be done grieving, remembering, and repenting.

In 2020, I wrote about a new book that shows that the help and assistance to the Jews being persecuted under the Nazis came from minorities, people on the margins. It’s a reminder that in an era of increasingly paranoid religious-political majoritarianism, look to the margins for those doing the important work. You can read more about my book recommendation in this column I headlined: History Shows the View is Best from the Margins.

Second, early registration is open for this April event

I’m super excited to be with Brian Kaylor and Beau Underwood at Word & Way on April 23, 2022, to offer a special webinar on the themes of my new book Introducing Christian Ethics: Core Convictions for Christians Today.

This webinar will be a quick, relevant ethics course, and we’ll tackle some of our biggest questions. It’d be great to have you there.

Space is limited, and you’ll save by signing up early, via eventbrite.

Clicking on this mini-poster also will take you to the eventbrite registration page.

Third, please check out this free podcast

MennoMedia (thoughtful Anabaptist resources to enrich Christian faith in a complex world) has an outstanding podcast. We covered a lot of good ground, especially thinking about the hope for the future of the church and Christian tradition while talking about my new book. Check it out here.


Friends—I so appreciate you.

Thank you for traveling together as we follow Jesus and seek a loving, ethical way to live in our world today.