The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Pro Baseball Players Join Protest of Arizona Immigration Law

Professional sports and political issues have traditionally remained separate. But the new immigration law in Arizona is closing that divide.
+Continue Reading

A Generation Making Poverty Personal

"My father was born by a river bed and left to die. My mother grew up in extreme poverty. They made it. I am their story, they inspire me!" These are the words of my new friend Rudo, an amazing young woman from Zimbabwe who has come through so much and has now been chosen to be one of a thousand ambassadors of the Make Poverty History Road Trip who next week are acting to make history.
+Continue Reading

Evangelicals on the Border: Relationship Instead of Partisanship

"When we met the young lady in Nogales, the daddy in me wanted to take her to a safe place.
+Continue Reading

Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

After Glenn Beck said "social justice is a perversion of the gospel" and a "code" for Marxism, communism, and Nazism, I invited him to a public dialogue to discuss the true meaning of social justic
+Continue Reading

My Emergent Experience: 'Stories Can Close Humans as Much as Open Them'

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners article "
+Continue Reading

Video: Colbert Interviews Elizabeth Warren on Financial Reform

Stephen Colbert does the second best interview in recent memory with economist, passionate advocate for consumer protection, and veteran Sunday school teacher Elizabeth Warren. Second best, that is, to Sojourners' interview with her for our April magazine cover story.

100506-elizabeth-warren-stephen-colbert-video

+Continue Reading

Mother's Day Gifts

Usually when Mother's Day comes, we think of the women in our lives who nurture, teach, rear, and comfort us.
+Continue Reading

The Gulf Oil Spill as Seen from Africa

I'm in Kenya with a group of about 150 emerging leaders from across East and South Africa.
+Continue Reading

Saying Goodbye to Ernie Harwell

Last evening, after his Little League game, my son Luke and I called his Uncle Billy to tell him what happened (a role my brother volunteered for after Luke's grandpa died).
+Continue Reading

Palestine's True Leaders

For many years, Palestinians have engaged in nonviolent actions aimed at resisting the Israeli military occupation and its violent and humiliating policies aimed at suppressing the will of the Palestinians in seeking to achieve their legitimate aspirations.
+Continue Reading