The Common Good

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Cover Story

Democracy demands that religious Americans translate their concerns into universal values - and that secularists make room for faith and morality.


Can fiction be a vehicle for social change?
How does faith in Jesus enter the moving picture for Hollywood writer-producer David MacFadzean?
Maybe a single film can't change the world, but put a social action campaign behind it and you have the seeds of a movement.
Exploring the difference between the public truth of the sermon and the private truth of the memoir.


Storytelling in the digital age.
Films to watch out for.


George Bush's sense of religion makes him alarmingly self-righteous.

Detroit: Our top story today is the recall of 7.4 million sport utility vehicles after General Motors technicians discovered they consume unconscionably high quantities of fuel.

Culture Watch

New and Noteworthy books.
Who will control the stories we tell-and who gets to see them?


Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B for November.
The fall months tend to be busy-no doubt you can relate-and the pace around  our office has been brisk.