The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Encouraging News from South Sudan, Troubling News from Darfur

I have encouraging news from South Sudan, and I have troubling news from Darfur. Let's start with the South:
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Is Evangelical Christianity Having a Great Gay Awakening?

Some of my dearest friends are gay. Most of my dearest friends are Christians. And more than a few of my dearest friends are gay Christians.
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Conviction and Civility

We are both evangelical Christians who believe that our treatment of the poor, weak, and most vulnerable is how a society is best biblically measured.
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My Undocumented Life: Full of Magic and Meaning

My grandfather taught me that "There is magic and meaning in every moment." These words were passed down to him from his grandfather, and from his grandfather's grandfather, and I witness the truth of those words with my eyes every day. I have come to realize that as Shakespeare wrote, they are "upon me proved." As an undocumented immigrant, I do not need to be accepted into your terrestrially timed nation-state to be the human I was created to be. My life trajectory has a destiny and fate that is not controlled by the powers of empire. As my grandfather taught me, I am sure that there is magic and meaning in my life. Love is what brought me into this world, and it is by compassion and grace that I was raised. I am done begging, sitting, waiting, and crying at your doorstep.

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U.S. Militarization of the Border Provides False Security

You can't miss the barrage of headlines detailing the drug cartel war in Mexico.
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Conversion Stories and Mary Karr's Lit

I used to live in a world where God was a given and unapologetic faith was the lens through which the world was seen and interpreted.
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Defending the 'Cult' of Environmentalism

Environmentalism is "deadly." It is "one of the greatest deceptions of our day," "striving to put America and the world under its destructive control" and "seducing your children." It is a dangerou
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Friday Links Round Up: Women Photographers. Bipartisanship. Cornel West.

Women Photographers. Bipartisanship. Cornel West. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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Unemployed in the New Year

People tend to approach each New Year with optimism, but the latest news about unemployment was not particularly encouraging.
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Why Asian Parents Are the Best and Worst

It's amazing what one article can do, but one thing that's clear is Amy Chua is going to sell some books. Cha-ching.
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