Defending America from its Christian Enemies with David Gushee
A behind-the-front-lines conversation for our subscribers
And for the white moderate or the white liberal who didn't have full understanding of the radicality of the challenge, didn't fully embrace the justice agend and the voices of those on the margins, a lot of that has moved since the Trump years, because Trump is apocalyptic in the sense of unveiling truth and reality. That's what apocalypsis is in Greek. It's an unveiling. So any of us who had illusions about the depth of the challenge have lost the illusions.—David Gushee
This month we are joined by one of the foremost Christian ethicists in the world, Dr. David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, and Chair of Christian Social Ethics at Vrije Universiteit (“Free University”) Amsterdam, and Senior Research Fellow, International Baptist Theological Study Centre and he is the author of several books, most recently, Defending Democracy from its Christian Enemies.
Dr. Gushee was invited to speak with us because, well—we need his wisdom and expertise right now. Not only is the Christian church a consistent foe of democracy in an age when democracy is at risk around the world and here at home—but also to hear his thoughts on the Israel-Hamas conflict.