The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Big, Fat Kisses

My first date was a big fat sloppy hour and a half of kissing (sorry Mom and Dad) supported by the screenplay of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
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God Bless Donald Trump and the Birthers

There are times in our faith walk when we pray prayers out of simple obedience.
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African-American Clergy on Budget Cuts

On April 4th, the global community commemorated the life and legacy of Dr.
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What is the Circle of Protection?

Yesterday, the leaders of more than 50 Christian denominations and organizations drew a line in the sand of the budget debate, and asked our political leaders to do the same.
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Taliban Prisoners. National Security Shakeup. Military Spending.

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest n
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Leaders Create Alliance to Defend Poor

Piercing through the bitter, partisan bickering regarding the nation's budget, an unprecedented and diverse group of Christian leaders announced today the forming of a Circle of Protection agains
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Violence in the Name of Faith?

I received a question from a reader recently that asked: You write a lot about the plight of the Palestinians.
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Jane Eyre, Sucker Punch, and Feminism

Hollywood is generally fairly reluctant to produce films with strong feminist messages. It is far easier to sell women cast as the sexy sidekick or vapid damsel in distress.
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I know that Jesus is the Answer, But What Does That Mean?

Is the gospel about Jesus rescuing us from hell and transporting us to heaven
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A Reflection on Easter: Beyond Chocolate and New Bedding to the True Gospel

I've often wondered what people in America think when they actually read the story of Jesus rising from the dead for the first time.
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