The Common Good

God's Politics

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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Goodbye, Styrofoam Jesus

Last Monday evening, a massive storm front hit southwestern Ohio.
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Refusing Monsanto to Preserve Haiti

Editor's note: Recently, 10,000 Haitians marched in protest of hybrid seed which Monsanto had donated to the country
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The Gulf Spill Brings Christians to Lament

In early June, a week-long gathering at the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School brought together a diverse group of Ch
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A Pledge to the Next Generation

We are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation that will impact ecosystems for generations. Our response must think that far ahead as well -- to our children and our children's children.
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