The Common Good

God's Politics

My Alter Ego

I have a fantasy persona. There are only select times that I'm tempted to bring it out: on an airplane, out with friends on a Friday night, on vacation, at the dentist.
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Why did God Create Women?

In Half the Sky, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Kristof and WuDunn document the global exploitation of women an abuse to which we have become indifferent.
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Bearing Witness Against Cyber-Smears in the Immigration Debate

Isn't there something in the Bible about not bearing false witness?
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Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

The window is closing on comprehensive immigration reform. At least that's what the politicians in Washington are saying. They're afraid of more demagoguery. They're afraid of upcoming elections. They're afraid of the politics of fear.
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Mixed Victory: A Better Poverty Measure Counts More as Poor

Eight million more Americans are now in poverty. Well
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Tea Party Militias?: Telling Mainstream Conservatives from Right Wing Extremists

The Southern Poverty Law Center has issued a frightening report on the explosive growth of extremist organizations on the radical right. It is hard to know how to account for this phenomenon.
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Nouwen on Lent: Strength in Dark Places

I was reading through Lent and
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The Question of Climate Change is Secondary to the Need for Creation Care

It is still very much winter in Chicago. Sure, the calendar says March, but the piles of snow on the ground look more like mid-January. Everything is brown and crusty.
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Peace is Patriotic: Anabaptists and the National Anthem

The recent decision by Goshen (IN) College to begin playing an instrumental version of the U.S.
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