The Common Good

God's Politics

Intellectual Rigor and Vigor

Dear President-elect Obama:
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Leaders Are Only as Strong as the Citizens Who Raise Their Voices

On the day he died, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his mother to give her his next Sunday's sermon title.
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May Obama Be Protected on All Sides

From a wonderfully cool and clouded Wednesday in our sunny South Africa, I greet all my friends in the U.S.A. -- and those elsewhere who may be interested. You have a new President-elect!
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We Will Be Measured by Our Treatment of the Least and the Last

President Obama, on behalf of the Vineyard Church of Columbus, I offer our sincerest congratulations and encouragement as you assume the awesome task of providing leadership for our country and our
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President Obama: Honor Your Call to the Common Good

While my friend, Christine, sent me iPhone photos of the thousands of ecstatic Chicagoans she partied with last night in Grant Park, I pondered what I would write to you this morning.
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All Americans at the Table

President Obama, in taking the nation into its next chapter, I am counting on you to remember those who have been left behind and forgotten by too many of your predecessors.
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From Riot to Revelry at the Intersection of Change

I woke up this morning, my throat dry from singing and yelling in the streets last night. I woke up with an unbridled joy, and though I'd only fallen asleep five hours earlier, I was more awake than I've felt in a long time. My first urge was to run back to the street, to continue dancing with strangers, hugging the person closest to me.
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Connected to a National Community

The 2008 election is obviously historic.
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Midnight at the Lincoln Memorial

The only word that comes to mind is "magical." After watching the early election returns with friends and observing a hushed moment of unbelieving silence at 10 p.m. when ABC called the election for Barack Obama, I did what has been in the back of my mind to do since Obama got the nomination.
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A Great Bedtime Story

America took a quantum leap forward by electing Barack Obama the first ethnic minority president.
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