The Common Good

God's Politics

Evangelical History and 'Nonperson' Women

I recently stumbled across the book
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Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Wall

In this simple statement from his poem Mending Wall, modern American poet Robert Frost voices the deep concern with how human fear leads to building walls that separate us from others.
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How Christian is Tea Party Libertarianism?

The insurgent Tea Party and its Libertarian philosophy is a political phenomenon, not a religious one.
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Why Do Americans Emphasize Charity Over Justice?

Recently I came across Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus: Catholic Social Te
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Hot, Humid, and Green Summer Ideas

"So what are you up to this summer?" seems to be the question du jour. With the calendar about to flip into June everyone seems antsy for a summer plan.
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Poisoned Sea, Impoverished Soul: A Litany of Lament Over a Despoiled Ocean

In the beginning, darkness covered the face of the deep. Then the Breath of Heaven swept across the waters, blessing the sea with all manner of creatures.
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What Rand Paul and I Have in Common

I'm not a college student anymore, but Dr. Rand Paul just gave me some homework.
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Tragic Stats and Beacons of Hope in Zimbabwe

During my recent visit to Zimbabwe, a headline caught my eye: "Worst Exam Results Ever!" The pass rate was 27% for national examinations held at the end of primary school (after seven years of scho
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Drugs, Guns, and Immigration: An Unholy Trinity of Failed Policy

The reports out of Juarez, Mexico, are depressing, doubly so for me.
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