The Common Good

God's Politics

Taxes and Tithes, Contract and Covenant

We cannot avoid death and taxes. Our own death is an event that we only face once.
+Continue Reading

Audio: The Beloved Community, the Kingdom of God, and Candy Bar Christianity

In this sermon, Pastor Efrem discusses the focus in April on Martin Luther King's death and the Easter Season, and proclaims that there is no separation between proclaiming the gospel and advancing
+Continue Reading

Eric Holder, Ted Stevens, and Prosecutorial Misconduct that Doesn't Make Headlines

No one is saying that Ted Stevens didn't lie about unreported contributions. But the government has to play by the rules even when the defendant is guilty.
+Continue Reading

The Eco-Footprint of War: Lemeyo's Story

Lemeyo Abon, an indigenous elder from the Marshall Islands, is a survivor of fallout from the largest nuclear bomb ever
+Continue Reading

50 Ways to Love Your Neighbor

With the National Day of Prayer coming up (May 7), a lot of folks around the country are organizing prayer services in church sanctuaries and town halls.
+Continue Reading

Colorblinded in the Workplace

"Is colorblindness or multiculturalism better for minorities?" I missed
+Continue Reading

Making a Difference in Darfur

In an op-ed piece in Monday's Wall Street Journal, on
+Continue Reading

Tax Day Wish: Prophetic Voices on Taxes

Where are the prophetic voices on the topic of taxation this April 15?
+Continue Reading

Call me Eugene MacGyver

What do you do with something like this? A North Texas legislator during House testimony on voter identification legislation said Asian-descent voters should adopt names that are "easier for Americans to deal with."
+Continue Reading

Celebrating Easter Reconciliation: Alive and One in Christ

As we celebrate Easter and Christ's empty tomb, we recognize that Calvary changes everything!
+Continue Reading