The Common Good

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McChrystal vs. Obama: Battle of the 'Hard Hearts'?

Yesterday U.S. top Afghanistan warrior General Stan McChrystal was very publicly called to the carpet in the Oval Office. Sources say his job is on the line.
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A Late-Night Save, A Lifetime Commitment to Social Justice

The other night as I rode my bike up Massachusetts Ave. with my friend Jeehye, we came upon a man who was about to jump off a bridge.
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Naming Jesus Again and Again

While discerning a vocation to Roman Catholic religious life years ago, I had the opportunity to go on retreat with a group of women religious.
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Missionaries: What's Wrong with Them?

Mention the word "missionary" to an assortment of people around the world, and you are sure to see quite a range of reactions.
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Is Christ's Gender Paramount?

How many of us come from traditions where we have been told that women cannot serve in positions of leadership because Jesus was male?
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Confusing our Kids

I catch up on my news in the airport. Yesterday I watched this obscure story about a second grader in Rhode Island who wore a baseball cap to school with soldiers carrying guns on the front.
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Israel Eases Gaza Blockade

The New York Times reports, "Under intense international pressure after its commandos killed nine activists aboard an
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Children, Church, and God

One of the joys of vacation Bible school (VBS) is watching what the kids take away from the week.
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