The Common Good

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How To Say Defiantly, 'I am Baptized!'

At the baptism of our Lord, heaven simply could not contain God Godself and God the Spirit who interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring a very important message.
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After Tucson, the State of the Union

In Tucson, Arizona, President Obama spoke to the state of the nation's soul. Next Tuesday, January 25, he will speak to the state of the union.
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Christian Civility: The Test of Intra-Faith Relations

Recently, I read an article featuring a pastor with whom I had strong disagreements. The more I read, the less I liked -- and it was a long article.
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Sargent Shriver: Another Giant Has Fallen

Sargent Shriver was one of the most attractive, dynamic, and accomplished men of his time. When President John F. Kennedy chose Mr.
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Young Evangelicals Must Champion Immigration Reform

In some ways, 2010 was a great year for evangelicals who have longed for the church to stand for just and compassionate immigration reform.
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Nonviolence is More Powerful Than Violence

In the midst of the American discussions of violence and civility in public discourse following the tragic shootings in
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Remembering Sargent Shriver, Dedicated Public Servant

Yesterday afternoon Sargent Shriver, a man of God and dedicated public servant, passed away at the age of 95.
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Do Violent Words Cause Violence? Lessons from the Civil Rights Era

The tragic Arizona shootings have sparked debate over an important question: What's the connection between violent political rhetoric
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Must I Teach My Daughter About Racism and Bigotry?

My daughter came home from school recently with a worksheet that described life before and after Martin Luther King Jr.
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The King's Speech: MLK and Tucson

In his role as prophet to the nation, Martin Luther King Jr.
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