NASHVILLE (BP) — Baptist ethicist David Gushee’s declaration that he now believes not all homosexual behavior is sinful is a predictable next step following a decades-long intellectual trajectory, evangelical leaders have said.
“This is no surprise for those who have been following David Gushee’s career,” Denny Burk, professor of biblical studies at Boyce College wrote in an Oct. 24 blog post. “He’s been on a leftward slide for many years now on a range of issues. That he is making this announcement now shocks no one. In fact, earlier this year Gushee endorsed a book making revisionist arguments about the Bible and homosexuality. This is not the kind of announcement that sends shockwaves through evangelicalism. For those who know about Gushee … this has been a long time in coming.” Continue reading →