The Common Good

Articles By Bill Wylie-Kellermann

In scholarship and life, Walter Wink sought the truth with passion.
Michigan's "Emergency Manager" law and Detroit's future.
The 10-year pop culture love affair with Harry Potter leaves questions at the crux.
(for Daniel Berrigan on his ninetieth birthday)
The BP catastrophe invites us to take a hard look at ourselves. We invited eight writers to offer their reflections on images from the Gulf Coast disaster.
Auto idolatry and casino economics have left Detroit tottering on the brink. What will it take for Motown to rise again?
Ambassadors. I'm a sometimes preacher, these days a Methodist holding forth among an Episcopal congregation in Detroit.
Thanks to Brian McLaren for his essay “decoding” the “kingdom of God” (“Found in Translation,” March 2006), and offering an alternative lexicon for this fundamen
The timeless and timely vision of William Stringfellow
Corporate dominance of world affairs seems almost god-like.
Our broken hearts are indeed the proper place to begin theological reflection. Wounded hearts, the tears of suffering and death, however, can lead divergent ways.
Is technology the tool of the devil? The primrose path to a better life? Or something in between?
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Why the church and the labor movement belong together.
There is a key spiritual gift that the church may bring to labor struggle: pastoral care.
Racism is a principality.
Practicing Mutuality
The principalities of urban violence.
Calling corporations and unions to their true vocations in the Detroit newspaper strike.
As soon as the generals and the politicos can predict the motions of your mind, lose it. Leave it as a sign to mark the false trail, the way
The Writings of William Stringfellow
The remaining gospels of eastertide play out Jesus’ farewell discourse in the latter chapters of John.
There is no more brilliant literary surprise, I think, in all of scripture than the shocking cliffhanger abruptness of Mark’s resurrection account.
Prior to Constantine, when the church was outlawed and, with some regularity, systematically persecuted, the reception of members was a rigorous and risky proposition.
This season begins and ends in light.
Walter Wink's Unmasking of Powers
Literature from the Plowshares Movement