• Changing Our Mind

  • Definitive Edition of the Landmark Call for Inclusion of LGBT Christians with Response to Critics
  • By: David P. Gushee
  • Narrated by: David P. Gushee
  • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Changing Our Mind has helped thousands of families and congregations carefully and compassionately rethink traditional religious teachings about full LGBTQ inclusion. Christian denominations and churches everywhere struggle with the issue of LGBTQ inclusion. With growing scientific evidence, our wider society has taken big steps, but too many religious families and communities have not kept up. As much as ever, many people still experience deep condemnation by evangelical and other churches, getting kicked out or altogether leaving. 

Dr. David Gushee offers a powerful, inspiring message of hope and healing by helping Christians to return to Bible study, prayer, and reflection in a way that creates a vision for a more inclusive church. From his own careful Bible study, research, and prayer, Gushee takes us along a conversational theological journey. In one book, he concisely marks out every single component of historic Christian sexual morality. He covers all of the relevant biblical passages and all of the theological positions, including the key argument of creation. With a careful study of context and biblical language, he walks us through a principled discussion that is respectful of traditionalists while calling for inclusion and the end of contempt. 

This definitive third edition also includes Gushee’s response to critics and a study guide for small group discussion. 

©2017 David P. Gushee (P)2021 David P. Gushee
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: LGBTQ+

Critic Reviews

"Deep, thoughtful and brilliant...[and] refreshingly clear and understandable. It is an eminently useful handbook for any individual or organization that wants to better contextualize traditional church teachings, which have been and must continue to change." (Brian McLaren)

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Excellent book

Dr Gushee has given me much to think about. As a gay man who has inhabited conservative Protestant spaces, I am reflecting on my life and beliefs and this book has helped me ask questions and even find some answers that I either agree with or reject.

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Great Starting Point

This book in combination with Matthew Vines' God and the Gay Christian seem to me like a great starting point for Christians who want to be affirming of LGBTQ+ people but can't simply put the Bible aside. There's a lot more that needs to be done after reading these books, including repenting for our past roles in harming LGBTQ+ people, but they're a good first step.

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  • Annalisa Bryant
  • 06-11-22

Honest and Thought-Provoking

A great summary of the conversation and Gushee’s journey through it. A must listen for all who are engaged in this debate.

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  • Luke
  • 04-16-22

A graciously communicated but compelling guide

Gushee guides us in a well thought out and gracious exploration of why and how we should adopt a more Christlike mindset and theology around LGBT people and the church.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-29-22

Amazing

Every Christian needs to read or listen to the audio version of this book and don't skip the response to critics at the end - it is by far the best response to "conservative", "evangelical" and fundamentalist critics of arguments for full acceptance of all LGBTQIA+ folk in church teaching and practice I have encountered - after digesting many talks and various books on the topic.