The Common Good

God's Politics

David vs. Oil-iath

I just saw a really good movie in which an overweight, pasty-looking guy makes outrageous statements related to capitalism.
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Jesus Didn't Overlook Gender, He Transcended It

Earlier this year I spent nearly one week at a Christian university.
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Praying for Those Liberals

I remember being instructed as a new Christian many years ago to pray for influential Hollywood people.
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Argentinian singer Mercedes Sosa died yesterday. I don't know much about her life, so you can join me in reading her Wikipedia entry. But what I do know is that she's one of the best-known performers of Leon Gieco's heart-rending anti-war song, "Sólo le Pido a Dios."
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The Coen Brothers Get 'Serious'

Recenly, I had a bad day. Epically bad. I ran out of cash. I lost my credit card. I missed my flight.
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How Our Health-Care System Wrecks People Who Play by the Rules

Recently, I learned that my parents' home is being foreclosed on.
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Ken Burns' National Parks: An Unnatural Wilderness

Last week Ken Burns unleashed his new series on America's national parks, subtitled "America's Best Idea." The cinematography is incredible and Ken Burns is known as a progressive thinker.
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Disability as Entertainment: So You Think I Can't Dance?

So I'm a fan of So You Think You Can Dance. I enjoy watching dance and I used to dance, so I like the show even though it is a mostly scripted reality TV program.
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Listening to Poor People 'Offstage'

I have a neighbor who has a little maxim he uses to explain much of what he sees on the news or reads about in the local paper.
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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

This week, a friend sent me a link to a video from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas titled "Taking the Hill." I thought it
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