The Common Good

God's Politics

Border Walls Keep Out Mary and Baby

She walks the trails until her ankles swell and her back pulsates with pain.
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International Migrants Day

Eight years ago, the United Nations proclaimed Dec. 18 as International Migrants Day.
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Numbers That Mark the Beast

I wrote a book recently with a friend of mine that stirred some conversation. In it we try to retell the story of the Bible in the context of the American empire.
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Mary's Song: A Poem

Dark times Regime change. "How are we gonna make it?" "How are we gonna live?" Tomorrow? Fear for breakfast Trembling for brunch Despair for dinner.
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My Advent Calendar: December 17

A set of double doors marked "17" on my Advent calendar opened to a charming image of a minister surrounded by children. My first thought was of one of the most famous passages in the New Testament:
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An Evangelical Heritage of Gender Equality

How many times have you heard the oft-repeated claim that Christians who advance the shared authority and leadership of men and women in the church and home ignore the authority of scripture?
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Israeli Intelligence Official's Daughter Jailed for Refusing Military Service

My name is Omer Goldman. I am 19 years old. I am one of the Shministim. I need your help.
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Shoe-Throwing and President Bush's Legacy

George Bush and his legacy as president of the United States -- what do you think? Is it too early to tell since the war on terror will mark the legacy of his presidency?
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Average Autoworkers Aren't the Problem

It was just a couple of months ago that the country was embroiled in a debate about bailing out Wall Street.
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