Dr. David P. Gushee (BA, College of William & Mary; Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy, Union Theological Seminary in New York) is Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, where he has served for eleven years.

Widely regarded as one of the world's leading Christian ethicists, he is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 22 books and hundreds of articles in his field, including Righteous Gentiles of the HolocaustKingdom EthicsThe Sacredness of Human LifeEvangelical EthicsA Letter to My Anxious Christian FriendsStill Christian, and the forthcoming Moral Leadership for a Divided Age: Fourteen People Who Dared to Change Our World.

Dr. Gushee was elected by his peers to serve as the current President of the American Academy of Religion and the immediate Past-President of the Society of Christian Ethics, a very rare combination for any religion scholar.

A devoted teacher, Professor Gushee offers courses to seminary students at Mercer's McAfee School of Theology, and to college students in Macon. Over a busy 25-year career, he has written opinion pieces or given interviews to almost all major national and religion media outlets in the United States and many around the world. He has also been heavily involved in numerous activist efforts for peace, justice, human dignity, and the integrity of God's creation, most notably in addressing torture, climate change, and the continued harm being inflicted on LGBTQ persons by Christian churches and families. 

Dr. Gushee, his beloved wife Jeanie, and their regal cat Noah live in NE Atlanta, where they are happily surrounded by four generations of family members, including his father, sister, three children, and two grandchildren. He is a classic novel reader, world traveler, and tennis player, and awaits a call from his beloved Atlanta Braves to resume the baseball career he abandoned in college. 

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I will seek to stand in solidarity with you who have suffered the lash of countless Christian rejections. I will be your ally in every way I know how to be.
— Dr. David Gushee: “Ending the Teaching of Contempt against the Church’s Sexual Minorities” at The Reformation Project
I hope to not be a bystander to others’ suffering; not allow any group to be excluded from Christ’s fellowship; and not permit the denigration of the sacred worth of any human person or group.
— Dr. David Gushee