The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Without Health-Care Reform, the Customer Is Always Wrong

From my up-close-and-personal perspective as a cancer survivor, I couldn't agree more with LaVonne Neff's main point: it is the system, rather than insurance corporations, that is to blame for 18,000 unnecessary deaths a year
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Have You Thought About Nuclear Weapons Today?

The day one is detonated, it will be the only thing anyone will think about ... which is why we need to apply the biblical vision of "turning swords into plowshares" to nuclear weapons.
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One Day's Wages

We are excited to announce the launch of One Day's Wages -- an international grassroots movement dedicated to ending extreme global poverty. We are certainly not the first and thankfully, not the last.
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National Association of Evangelicals Provides Moral Model on Immigration Reform

After nearly two years of collective scripture study, discernment, and dialogue, on Oct.
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It's Time for a Justice Revival

"It's time." "Dallas needs this." Those are the two statements Aaron Graham (Sojourners' Justice Revival Coordinator) and I heard over and over again as we visited pastors and other community leaders all over the city, lifting up the vision of a Dallas Justice Revival.
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Humans, Humility, and the Higgs Boson Particle

Imagine trying to figure out the earth, while living on a grain of sand on a small island in the middle of the Pacific. What could be known of snow, of plants, of wolves? Not much.
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In Defense of the Suburbs

This past week I was walking home from the school drop-off with a newish friend. Swapping stories about the basics of our lives. Marital status, where we grew up, favorite pastimes.
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'Illegal Alien' Halloween Costumes Cash in on Racist Stereotypes

For many in the US, Halloween is a time to dress-up as a character from a movie, a politician, a witch, vampire, and
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