2nd Opinion: The church’s surprising public contribution

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Most Christian social ethicists have been trained, and have trained others, in a tradition in which the most important thing the church does is to address public moral problems via declaration or action.

David Gushee 150David GusheeI am discovering as a pastor that the church has other ways it contributes to society that may be just as important. I will name three. …

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David Gushee is the Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University in Georgia and interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga. He is the author or editor of 21 books and is president-elect of the American Academy of Religion and president of the Society of Christian Ethics. His blog won the Wilbur Award as the best in religious publishing in 2015.


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