The Common Good

Articles By Robert Roth

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B for November.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for October.
It is natural for people of faith to ally with secular organizations and approaches. We may even see the spirit of God in movements that bring life and hope.
These five weeks of passages extol the depth, breadth, and living power of shalom—the biblical peace for humanity and all that lives.
At its best the church is an "innocence project" for ourselves and others.
Love binds and builds, heals and hallows, redeems and restores.
Peter's denials and Judas' betrayal foreshadow the reactionary horror to come.
Is 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' just a current movie or is it also a national mantra?
In Kashmir, Niger, Honduras, and parts of every U.S. city, the situation is urgent. Thankfully, so is God’s persistent love.
Peace, salvation, and the reign of God arrive with beauty and song.
Whenever you helped the needy - or ignored the poor - Jesus said, "you did it to me."
Jesus sums up faithfulness as being other-oriented. It's about God. It's about the neighbor.
Neoconservatives and humanitarians can share a false trust in weaponry and a not-so-subtle imperialism.
Among a people of faith, giftedness changes the world.