The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Follow the Money

That could be the conclusion of an op-ed piece in the New York Times, "Economics Behaving Badly." P
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The Importance of Being Engineers

I often say that one of my favorite parts of being a pastor for 24 years was pronouncing the benediction each week at the end of gathered worship.
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Excuse Me, Senator Grassley, Did I Hear You Correctly?

Every so often I read something in print, and I think to myself, did he/she really say that?
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Changing the Script on Political Theology

When I picked up a copy of Daniel Schultz's book
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Controversy in Wisconsin

It was a nice invitation, not unlike many I've received before.
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Make it Right: Bring Jobs to the Wetlands

Before the Gulf Coast's 100-percent-human-made oil spill disaster, there was Katrina. That hurricane wasn't the strongest to hit New Orleans.
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The Meaning Behind 'Saved Through Childbearing'

Certainly one of the most puzzling remarks in Paul's writings is found in 1 Timothy 2:15, "But women will be saved through
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'Gentrification Kills': Confronted by the Writing on the Wall

Every morning I walk to my job -- from my neighborhood that sits on a hill along the edge of Howard University's campus into the heart of Columbia Heights.
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How Technology Fought Human Trafficking

A couple of months ago, the MetaFilter weblog community came together to rescue a couple of young Russian women from the clutches of a
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After World Cup, Violence Persists in South Africa

The World Cup eclipsed our lives in South Africa as we witnessed four weeks of unbelievable soccer and celebration. Instead of basking in the glory of the tournament and reflecting on a way forward, xenophobic violence has once again reared its head.
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