The Common Good

God's Politics

This Advent, Embrace a Doubting Faith

In Matthew 11: 2-11, when John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, "Are yo
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Light in the Midst of the Darkest Night

Sometimes, a friend can send just the right email at just the right time.
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Have Yourself a Revolutionary Christmas

Many of us are asking how we can "un-co-opt Christmas" from consumer culture. Asking questions like:
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In Memory of Richard Holbrooke

Some people in the world are large. They occupy a large space, cast a large shadow, reach for large and lofty goals.
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The Christian Industrial Complex

I went into a Christian bookstore the other day and was surprised to see some of the most prominent display space given over to military flags for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. These flags, and a vast assortment of Americana merchandise, were on sale for the holidays.
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Friday Links Round Up: DREAM Act. Films of 2010. Winter.

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:
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Who Will Listen to the Voices of Veterans Calling for Peace?

I watched helplessly as the snow fell on stubborn veterans and police officers at the White House gates.
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Afghanistan: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

President Obama released the Afghanistan-Pakistan annual review on Thursday morning, concluding that, "
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Senators Kyl and DeMint Exploit Faith for Political Means

While American troops will be working through the Christmas holidays, putting their lives on the line for our safety, and while millions of Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince o
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