The Common Good

God's Politics

Push Pause Now!

Do you find yourself adding more to your to-do list, even though you already feel overwhelmed? Are your weekends just as jam-packed as your workdays?
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Conservative Evangelicals and Immigration

A few weeks ago, I sat and listened attentively as a series of American religious leaders explained to several members of a
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Beat the Defense Budget into a Plowshare

Almost exactly 4 years ago, more than 100 faith leaders from around the country went to jail together as we prayed for a moral budget and lamented the current one.
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Freedom from Fear in the Health-Care Debate

There comes a moment when we can say a word or speak a concept so often that it loses meaning and simply becomes sound. The concept becomes exhausted, thin, one-dimensional.
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Zimbabwe's Cycle of Crisis

The outcome of regional intervention in Zimbabwe has been a thirty day ultimat
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The Struggle of Our Environmental Neighbors

Marvin Gaye once sang, "Oh, mercy mercy me/Oh, things ain't what they used to be/No, no/Where did all the blue sky go?/Poison is the wind that blows/From the north, east, south, and sea/Oh, mercy m
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Missing from Wall Street's Calculations: Sin

Driving home from Seattle, the rain was both daunting and beautiful.
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Thanking the Refugee (The Plank in Australia's Eye, Part 2)

[continued from part 1] Philosopher Emmanuel Levinas reminds us that "the other" is not an object for us to control but a
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The Deadly Viper Conversation Moves from Authors to Publisher

Last Friday, a group of Asian-American leaders (Kathy Khang, IVCF / Eugene Cho, Quest Church / Ken Fong, Evergreen Baptist Church and I) were on a conference call with three executives of Zondervan
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Walking, Chewing Gum, and Confronting Racism and Sexism at the Same Time

People who do diversity work run the risk of setting impossible goals for themselves: The Beloved Community. The Kingdom of God.
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