The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Jail Journal: The Boomerangs of Biblical Wrath

The following is part of the author´s "jail journal," written in early 2004 while he was serving a 90-day sentence in Georgia for having "crossed the line" at Ft.
+Continue Reading

Huckabee Got it Right

Mike Huckabee is done as a presidential contender. That's the word on the street.
+Continue Reading

Fired Up About Financial Reform

I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore
+Continue Reading

Climate Justice Clips: The Real Conspiracy at Copenhagen


This is analogous to the indulgences that the Catholic Church sold in the middle ages. The bishops collected lots of money and the sinners got redemption. Both parties liked that arrangement despite its absurdity. That is exactly what's happening...

+Continue Reading

Advent: Hope for Immigrants Too

Last year at Christmastime one of my neighbors was deported. The next day his mother showed up to volunteer as a gift wrapper at our annual community Christmas Store.
+Continue Reading

The Murphy Report on Clergy Sexual Abuse: Why We All Need Accountability

The day the Murphy Report on clergy sexual abuse of children in Dublin, Ireland was recently released found me
+Continue Reading

I've Done It. I've Reclaimed Christmas.

I refuse to write a blog about how overwhelmed I am by the holiday season. I'm not going to wax eloquent about how the season I loved most as a child has become the source of excruciating stress.
+Continue Reading

Climate Justice Clips: Countdown to Copenhagen, Day 1

Ok, so if Amos was to show up today and deliver his poetic-prophetix in the body of a skinny, pale spectacled, over educated English environmental analyst, he might look something like the amazing Danny Chivers. ...

+Continue Reading