The Common Good

Timothy King

Tim is a graduate of North Park University in Chicago with degrees in both theology and philosophy. After graduation, he worked for the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) as an organizer on the South Side of Chicago. Tim ran campaigns around food access, school funding reform, ex-offender issues, and youth homelessness. He developed and implemented organizing curriculums for high school to graduate level classes. After a brief stint as a campaign consultant, Tim came on staff with Sojourners in 2008, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer until 2015.

Tim has been a guest on many radio shows and podcasts and has been interviewed for various print and online publications including ABC News, the BBC, TIME, CNN, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, and the Daily Beast. He blogs regularly about the intersection of faith and politics.

You can follow Tim on Twitter @tmking.


Blog Posts by Timothy King

Posted by Timothy King 14 weeks 2 days ago
Jesus was clear.You cannot serve both God and money.Throughout my 20s, this was not a problem I thought I struggled with.First of all, I didn’t perceive myself as having all that much money. So, how...
Posted by Timothy King 16 weeks 6 hours ago
Death never makes for easy conversation. But the choice of a 29-year-old Brittany Maynard to take her own life over the weekend has a lot of people talking. There are the sad and belligerent...
Posted by Timothy King 17 weeks 2 days ago
The End of Our Exploring by Matthew Lee Anderson is worth reading. In fact, it’s worth getting the book just to read the last nine pages of his final chapter that beautifully and poignantly...
Posted by Timothy King 17 weeks 6 days ago
It was in my senior year of high school that I began to lose my faith in Scripture.Then, my first year of college I read the entire Bible, cover to cover, and that pretty much destroyed what...
Posted by Timothy King 48 weeks 3 days ago
Wrath is the only one of the Seven Deadly Sins we attribute to God. And, as pastor Bob, my confirmation teacher in 8th grade would be glad to know I remember, the definition of sin according to...

Articles by Timothy King

Chicago's North Park offers a model for honest conversation.

One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow, by Scot McKnight. Zondervan.