The Common Good

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Was Jesus a Passive Doormat?

This past Palm Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week for Christians -- a week of remembering Jesus' suffering and death.
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America's National Humiliation

Almost three weeks ago I stopped eating and started fasting, calling people of faith and conscience to do the same.
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For Gulf Coast Residents, the Oil Spill Nightmare Continues

For three months last year the Gulf Coast oil spill was the major topic of news reports all over the world. From the explosion on April 20, 2010, until the capping of the gushing well on July 15, 2010, the headlines were consumed with images and dialogue about the tragedy unfolding before our very eyes. Shortly after the news of the capping, the government reported that “most” of the oil was gone, and that things were getting back to normal. The camera crews packed up. The reporters turned in their hotel room keys and gathered their deductible tax receipts. And they all left. Kumbaya, the oil was gone, and the world was normal again. The world could move on to other, more pressing interests. That is … the rest of the world could move on to other, more pressing interests.
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Oh Lord, Won't You Make Me Rich So I Can Pay More Taxes!

The gospel according to the movie True Grit (2010) is as follows: "You must pay for everything in this world one way or another.
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Friday Links Round Up: Weddings. T-Shirts. Taxes.

Weddings. T-Shirts. Taxes. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • Looking into the past, from the present.
  • Do you believe in living more with less? Do you design T-shirts?
  • We continue to pray, fast, and act for the budget. Join us.
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Lord, What a Parade!: A Hymn for Palm Sunday

[Editors' note: Below is a hymn written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette to celebrate Palm Sunday.
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Embracing Creation Theology

Today is the annual National Day of Silence, a day where students across America pledge to be silent for a day in order to bring attention
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Homeless Men and Women Donate $1,000 to the Hunger Fast Movement

A quilt hangs in the dining and fellowship hall of Christ House, a medical facility for homeless women and men in Washington, D.C. The patches in the quilt tell the story of its creator, a former resident at Christ House
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Experiencing God's Creation, Rain or Shine

I'm a Midwestern girl coming out of her winter shell this month. Flip flops are lost companions just now crawling out from under beds and hidden closet shelves.
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Woe to You, Legislators!

It is reported that Congressman Paul Ryan makes every member of his staff read philosopher Ayn Rand, the shame
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