The Baccalaureate Service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM, Eastern Time.
The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM, Eastern Time.
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We are honored to present the Rev. Dr. David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, and Chair of Christian Social Ethics at Vrije Universiteit (“Free University”) Amsterdam/IBTS as our commencement speaker.
Dr. Gushee is the elected Past-President of both the American Academy of Religion and Society of Christian Ethics, signaling his role as one of America’s leading Christian scholars. He is author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of more than 25 books and over 175 academic book chapters, journal articles, and reviews. His most recognized works include Righteous Gentiles of the Holocaust, Kingdom Ethics, The Sacredness of Human Life, and Changing Our Mind. His new book, After Evangelicalism, charts a theological and ethical course for post-evangelical Christians, a course he more personally relates in memoir, Still Christian. All together his books have sold over 100,000 copies and been translated into a dozen languages.
Over a full 28-year career, he’s been a devoted teacher and mentor as Professor Gushee to college students, seminarians, and PhD students. He’s also led significant activist efforts on climate, torture, and LGBTQ inclusion, and has spoken at churches, forums, and other universities.
For the general media, Dr. Gushee has written hundreds of opinion pieces and given interviews to scores of major outlets and podcasts. Along with his friend Jeremy Hall, he also co-hosts a popular podcast called "Kingdom Ethics."
Dr. Gushee and his beloved wife Jeanie live in Atlanta. You can subscribe to his newsletter at davidpgushee.com or and follow him at @dpgushee on social media.