The Common Good

A Balanced View of Government

I'm honored to take part in the Mobilization to End Poverty. I'm also honored to join forces with thousands of other Christians who are moving beyond cynicism to action, and who believe that government can be used as a force for good in the world. I've found myself, at times, having a reactionary position on government, seeing waste or corruption and deciding nothing good can come from it. But the truth is, the church and the American government are two very powerful tools that can be used to provide aid and opportunity for the least of these. It is a great thing that these two forces are being brought together. Many people will benefit from what happens in Washington in April.

portrait-donald-millerDonald Miller ( is the author of many books including the best-selling Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality, and his recent update, Jazz Notes: Improvisations on Blue Like Jazz. He is also the founder of The Belmont Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation which partners with working to recruit 10,000 mentors through 1,000 churches as an answer to the crisis of fatherlessness in America. He blogs at

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