The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

In Honor of Civil Rights Leaders Benjamin Hooks and Dorothy Height

The world is stubborn. It changes its thinking at a glacial pace. People fear change, and they come to hate what they fear. Powerful interests do not want to lose or to share power. The work of social justice, of affecting positive change requires persistent commitment and radical love that gives one the energy to continue the work across decades.
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An Emerging Introspection Round-up

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I Didn't Learn About the Emerging Church From White Males

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30 Years of Zimbabwean Independence: Promises of Hope and 'Acts of Madness'

Thirty years ago on April 18th, Zimbabwe celebrated independence and started a new chapter in its political history, full of promise and hope.
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An Open Letter to the Emergent Church Movement

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My Changing Understanding of Creation (and Five More Ways to Keep it Simple and Go Green)

Over the years my understanding of the creation account has changed.
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On Faith on Glenn Beck, and a Video PSA for Social Justice Christians

Last week, The Washington Post's On Faith site devoted their weekly Q&A to the debate over social justice which they titled, "Wallis vs.
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What Is Happening Is Bigger Than Emergent

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Putting 'Collateral Murder' in Full Context: Rotten Fruit and the Tree From Which It Fell

Recently, Wikileaks, an online whistleblower site, released a video which was dubbed "Collateral Murder." I write as a former member of the Infantry c
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