The Common Good

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How to Bring a 9-Year-Old to Christ

In the August 2009 issue of Harper's Magazine, Brooklyn-based writer Rachel Aviv penned an article titled "Like I was Jesus: How to Bring a 9-Year-Old to Christ." I was intrigued enoug
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Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Yesterday was the 64th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
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The Struggle Continues in South Africa

I have been home in South Africa for two months as of August 6. I am grateful that my family and I are home in the land of our beginnings.
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A Meditation on Christian Extremism: Blackwater and the Bonhoeffer 4

"You need to realize that war is money. And money makes the world go round.
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'Jose Illegal' is a Lie

It's an e-mail to make your blood boil.
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Truth-telling and Responsibility in Health Care

I have said that one important moral principle for the health-care debate is truth-telling.
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The Vanishing Scenery of Glacier National Park

If anyone still doesn't believe in global warming, come to Glacier National Park. My wife Karin and I just spent two days of our vacation here.
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Prayer Vigil at the Detention Center

I am a seminary professor. Activism is not something that comes naturally to me, but I am learning!
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