The Common Good

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The Family Research Council, Wolves, and Shepherds' Clothing

In a recent Family Research Council e-mail, in an article titled, "Rev. Wallis: Wolf in Shepard's [sic] Clothing?" Tony Perkins aligned himself with Fox News commentator Glenn Beck's recent attacks. Perkins said:
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Love Glenn Beck as You Would Love Yourself

I haven't heard Glenn Beck's call to "run away" from churches that teach social justice.
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N.T. Wright on Social Justice and the Gospel

N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham and New Testament theologian, is probably one of the best at articulating a theology that the brings together kingdom of God and social justice understanding.
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In Spite of Glenn Beck's New Threats, My Invitation to Dialogue Stands

Last week, when radio and television talk show host Glenn Beck said that social justice i
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Social Justice Christians: 'A Dangerous Option in Zimbabwe'

I loved the title in SojoMail last week which said
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Inspired by Haitians Rebuilding Haiti

First of all, I have several pictures below I'd love to share with you from my recent trip to Haiti. It's surreal to me that a week ago, I was in Haiti -- hosted by the good folks at World Concern. The primary reason was to assess the work they've done and grasp a glimpse of the strategy ahead -- for them and other organizations.
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Endurance in the Struggle for Health-Care Reform

President Obama has postponed his trip to Guam, Indonesia, and Australia to work for the passage of health-care reform.
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I'm also an 'Illegal'

"Look at those illegals," my friend laughed, pointing at two Latino immigrants leaning against a fence nearby. I smiled and brushed it off, but inside, I was angry. I wondered what he would say if he knew that I'm also an "illegal."
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