The Common Good

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Cruise Ships: Dark Secrets Below Deck

While working as an entertainer on a cruise ship, I often sat in one of the many distinguished seats on board that reflected my status.
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What Do We Do When There Are No Simple Solutions?

The other day, I got together with a pastor friend who is feeling discouraged and overwhelmed by the extent of the Gulf oil spill and his inability
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Friday Links Round-Up

Missing God. Modern day slavery. A crawfisher turned crooner. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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The Oil Has Stopped, But How Can I Keep From Praying?

It is with cautious optimism that I write these words: Apparently, oil has stopped flowing into the Gulf (at least from the spot where we had been watching
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Bad Theology in the House of Representatives

Wednesday morning I listened to a House Judiciary Committee hearing on "The Ethical Imperative for Reform of Our Immi
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Follow the Money

That could be the conclusion of an op-ed piece in the New York Times, "Economics Behaving Badly." P
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The Importance of Being Engineers

I often say that one of my favorite parts of being a pastor for 24 years was pronouncing the benediction each week at the end of gathered worship.
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Excuse Me, Senator Grassley, Did I Hear You Correctly?

Every so often I read something in print, and I think to myself, did he/she really say that?
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Changing the Script on Political Theology

When I picked up a copy of Daniel Schultz's book
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Controversy in Wisconsin

It was a nice invitation, not unlike many I've received before.
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