The Common Good

God's Politics

I Do Not Want to Be Tolerated or Included

Interestingly enough, people sometimes get surprised and/or offended when they hear me say that I do not want to be tolerated or included.
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Doing Kingdom Work

There were some remarkable outcomes to last week's Mobilization to End Poverty, with nearly 50 sponsors an
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New Hope in the Movement for Immigrant Rights

This past Friday, May 1, 2009, I joined with thousands of others across the country in marching for immigrant and worker's rights.
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The Glue of Society: Celebrating Mother's Day

Thank God for mothers! Mother's Day is an opportunity to make life special for them. It is a chance to celebrate family. I thank God for my mother, who died some years ago. There is one thing I regret: for too many years I did not appreciate her enough and took her for granted. She was always there for us. I thank God for my wife.
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Are Christians Bad for an Empire's Economy? Should They Be?

Mike recently brought to my attention a letter written by Pliny the Younger to the Emperor Trajan written aroun
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The Two Futures Project: Who Would Jesus Bomb?

In light of headlines that dozens of kids and families were killed in US bombings of Afghanis
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Mother's Peace Day

Arise, all women who have hearts! Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
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A Moment or a Movement? Sustaining Momentum after the Mobilization to End Poverty

Last week my son and I spent three days in Washington, D.C., as part of the Mobilization to End Poverty. We heard challenging speakers.
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Jack Kemp: Bleeding-Heart Conservative

In 1965, in a last minute move, the American Football League switched its All-Star game from New Orleans to Houston.
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You Go J-O!

When I found out A Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria would be playing in New York City, at the brand new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, I knew I had to attend this concert. (Sorry, but if you charge admission, I no longer call it a worship service). Prior to the show, Joel and Victoria Osteen held a 15-minute press conference.
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