Changing Our Mind, by David P. Gushee

December 18, 2014

The paradigms we use to ex­plain reality collapse when we encounter too many anomalies. Then we begin to seek another explanation. Something like that has happened for many people in connection with homosexuality. That number now includes David P. Gushee, a leading evangelical ethicist. In his case, it was discovering that his sister is a lesbian that led him to rethink this issue. After previously defending a traditional, evangelical perspective on same-sex orientation, he now makes a passionate case for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in family, church, and community. He’s particularly attuned to the tragic lives of teens struggling with their sexual identity. He ends the book with an apologetic confession to those members of the LGBT community who were hurt by his previous teaching.