The Common Good

God's Politics

If the Tea Party movement were consistent, it would tackle defense spending.

On the one hand, as a new CNN poll shows, 11 percent of Americans i
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Change Your Pew, Change Your Perspective

When my usual pew was filled, I was almost panic-stricken as the usher led me to a different section of the church. Little did I know, I needed a change in perspective.
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Six Principles for How to Handle Critics

Some of my readers have too much time on their hands.
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Health-Care Polls, Good Will, and the Golden Rule

Good will is a primary element of moral conduct. This is an important idea in the thought of philosopher Immanuel Kant. A good will is good in itself because it does not depend upon whether or not the person will benefit from a particular action or not.
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Haiti: Rebuilding in the Midst of New Earthquake Scares

I'm just posting this after a huge earthquake scare. Our house shook again like crazy about at about 1:26 a.m. Tuesday, screams came from our neighborhood, sirens went off in Port au Prince
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Professional Women and Impostor Syndrome

I knew I was dreaming when Michelle Obama sat down across from me. I was wearing a formal dress sitting on one of the tall bar stools at our local pub, in the quiet back corner near the dartboard.
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Justice on Trial in Honduras

Forty-one months ago, almost to the day, I was at my desk in the office of the Honduran Christian justice organization Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa (Association for a More J
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Healing Presence

During the past two years, I've traveled internationally quite extensively, focused on issues related to extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, and war.
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Christian Heroes in Black History

As far as African American history books go, Heroes in Black History
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