The Common Good

God's Politics

Constantly Seeking Transfiguration

As an adolescent, I had a lot in common with my youngest brother in terms of my approach to my faith.
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Excitement and Depression in the Potential for Change in Health Care

I have been reluctant to write about health care recently.
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The Purpose of Lent's Season of Darkness

This morning as I was sitting reading my Bible, I caught a glimpse of the Olympic mountains out my window. They were covered in the early morning light which reflected off their snow-covered peaks. It only lasted for a few minutes, but I drank in the breathtaking beauty of those minutes in silent prayer to God.
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So I'm a Heretic

So I finally got around to reading Dan Brown's latest book,
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Anonymous Generosity: Go Into the Closet and Do in Secret

I recall a discussion once with a friend about the different kinds of needs that existed within our own community.
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The Cost of Doing Nothing About Health Care

After nearly a year of our work for health-care reform, the debate seems to be reaching the end.
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Reading Ezekiel with Nick Kristof

In Sunday's New York Times, Nicholas Kristof, one of my favorite columnists, has a striking piece on the growing role of
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To Dye or Not to Dye: How Do We Honor Aging Gracefully?

I had never noticed them before. I'm sure I would have noticed them if they had been there just a few weeks ago.
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Evangelicals, Global Relief, and 'the Sin of Sodom'

There's a remarkable article in Saturday's New York Times by Nicholas Kristof: Learning from the Sin of S
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