An Evening with Dr David Gushee




Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University.

Vasko Restaurant
111-113 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe VIC 3079

18:30-21:30pm (6:30-9:30pm)
Friday, October 12, 2018

$90 Normal Ticket
$80 For Conference Attendees (www.equalvoices.org.au/conference).
Price includes:

  • 3 Course Sit-down Dinner
  • Structured Story-telling from LGBTIQ people of faith, allies and from David Himself

Equal Voices and Brave Network Melbourne are delighted to invite you to a private, invitation-only, Conference-eve dinner for Christian leaders on Friday 12 October, 2018.

The evening will feature a three-course meal and structured story-telling from LGBTIQ people of faith, allies and David himself.

Dr David Gushee is one of the American evangelical movement’s foremost ethicists and theological thinkers. In 2014 he famously declared his support for the LGBTIQ community and penned the groundbreaking work, Changing Our Mind. Dr Gushee will be in Melbourne for the Equal Voices Conference (tix: www.equalvoices.org.au/conference) this October.

David’s 2014 Washington Post declaration: www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/11/04/im-an-evangelical-minister-i-now-support-the-lgbt-community-and-the-church-should-too/

David’s book, Changing Our Mind here: www.amazon.com/Changing-Our-Mind-Definitive-Christians-ebook/dp/B072M2W87B

$80 per head for guests also attending the 2018 Equal Voices Conference (www.equalvoices.org.au/conference).
$90 per head for guests not attending the 2018 Equal Voices Conference.


You can register for the dinner using the form below. The payment option available here is by credit card only. Sorry we are unable to accept other forms of payment.

Venue and Safety Rules:

We have created safety guidelines and protocols for during and after the evening which outline accepted conduct around respectful language, appropriate conversations and questions, and confidentiality.

Rule 1:
Everyone present will wear a name tag that will include their name and pronouns (eg. He/Him/His, She/Her/Her, They/Them/Their).

Rule 2:
Use respectful language towards others present – phobic language of any kind will not be tolerated. All individuals present have the right to state that a word, or phrase used by another is “not OK”, at the time that the word or phrase is used. If another individual flags a word or phrase you used as “not OK” take that on board and avoid the word or phrase in the future.

Rule 3:
Respect others’ pronouns. That means you: do not assume anyone’s pronouns – politely ask, if you use the wrong pronoun simply say “sorry”, audibly correct the pronoun, and move on.
Be conscious of the words you use towards others and about others – e.g. if someone has said they are non-binary use gender neutral words/terms – be respectful of other individuals’ gender identity.

Rule 4:
Asking questions is good but do not ask questions about another’s physical anatomy, or sexually intimate practices – you do not need to know these logistics.


Rule 5:
This is a place for dialogue. Discuss your views but do not attack others with them.
Rule 6:
Do not disclose to anyone outside the dinner the content of conversations and stories shared unless you have the consent of all people included.