The Common Good

God's Politics

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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Will Violence Have the Last Word at Fort Hood?

Like so many across our country, I have been reeling about the news coming out of Ft. Hood, TX.
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The Plank in Australia's Eye

"F%*# OFF! WE'RE FULL!" read the bumper sticker I saw this morning, written within the outline of the Australian continent.
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Deadly Viper: Personal Apologies and Power Structures

Without trying to be too presumptuous about the resolution of an ongoing story, I'm doing some personal reflection on the last few days.
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Afghanistan: Women and Children First

It may be too idealistic to believe that one day the U.S. will elect a pacifist as president or that Gen.
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Crossing the Lines: A White Reporter's View of the Civil Rights Movement

In Crossing the Lines: A Novel, author Richard Doster enabled m
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Repeat After Me: Profit is NOT Satanic

Don't you love it when someone tries to argue for one thing by distracting your attention to another?
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Big Oil, Corporate Greed, and Social Sin

As an urbanite fortunate to live within walking distance of work and trendy restaurants, I rarely drive these days.
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