The Common Good
"Jesus as President." Image via Christian Piatt/Patheos.

We’d all love to claim Jesus for our team, but in doing so, we can safely assume that Jesus actually would wriggle free from such limitations. 

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These ancient stories will shake—and partly restore—your faith in humanity.

Monopoly Game. Courtesy Sojourners Magazine.

Extreme wealth inequality carries the seeds of economic and social destruction: As more people are excluded from opportunity, the bulk of the economy as a whole slows and becomes less sustainable, and the social fabric strains and tears.

Courtesy of Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society

White evangelical culture continues to believe it is harmless to parody Asian culture.

 Westminster Abbey, London, England. r.nagy and mehmet alci/Shutterstock.com

The historic Synod vote in York on Monday reminds us that all of our gifts will be needed for the full exercise of the common good — inclusive of every race, class, and gender. 

We know that Jesus is one with immigrants. So when Christian politicians demand that we send Jesus, who comes to us in immigrants, back to their countries plagued by violence, they show their utter lack of faith in Jesus. That’s not Christian. That’s anti-Christian.

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Our newest blog series explores the issues surrounding the decline of American Christianity. We ask the hard questions, offer suggestions, and sometimes just lament what we cannot control. Read the series of letters here