The Common Good

Results for H'rumphs

An Epic Experience
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Ever notice how the great novels tend to be really long? An Epic Experience ...

Gospel Polls Well in Samaria, Region
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. What if Jesus had professional consultants? It seems like only yesterday that Am ...

A Different Word for Everything!
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. My feeble attempts at Spanish were complicated by the idiomatic peculiarities of the language. ...

I'll Be Brief
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. John Bolton again failed to win. At press time, At press time, the ...

Pompous and Circumstantial
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our troubled world needs young people. And their iPods. This month I' ...

Finally, Fiscal Responsibility
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. A way to save Social Security, Medicare and Lockheed Martin. This being our spec ...

Cul-de-Sac Warriors
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Clearly, Rumsfeld's critics never had their own secret army. 050457.html ...

Advice to a Young Man
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Fortunately, social structures are well established. If you're cool. After ...

Lab-Tested and Ready
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. We're talking about REAL science, important science. Now that a chastened G ...

Eighty in a 55 zone
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I'm the one usually throwing things at the TV. One of the greatest challeng ...

Road-Testing The Purpose-Driven Life
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I'd miss the good old days, but they were before my time. I' ...

It's Almost Over...
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. We'll miss much about the election season. Or not. This has been a tough e ...

Decision 2004
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I've always wanted a lawyer. I have a plumber, but it's not the same. ...

And Finally...
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Funerals need to be a little more balanced, with time for rebuttal. The battle w ...

Squish. (Ugh.)
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 12:10pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's that special season again. It's that special season again. The time w ...

Excess Baggage
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Being a resident of our country' Being a resident of our country's last colony, Washington, D.C. ("Doesn't Count" ...

Mending the Waters
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Having recently been diagnosed with a rare and troubling medical condition- Having recently been diagnosed with a rare and troubling medic ...

A Selfless Act of Love
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 11:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I pulled dramatically into the office parking lot, turned off the ignition and coasted to a stop, the powerful engine reluc ...

The Coming Spectacle
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 10:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As we enter the heart of the political season and brace ourselves for the spectacle of two grown men competing for the favo ...

Squirreling Away for the Winter
Originally Posted: 07/24/2014 - 10:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. This being our special issue on the environment, I must preface my remarks about wanting to strangle the squirrel in my bed ...

The Bible's Better Half
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The Bible has one problem: They left out half the good stuff. The immensely popular book The ...

A Towering Legacy of Achievement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As I begin my 30th year at Sojourners, it seems appropriate to take a modest look back at the enormous impact I have had on ...

Safety First
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 8:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Without guns, one cannot shoot things, where would that leave us? Over the summer, an important ...

Rites of Fall
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. 'Set small goals, and then put them off for as long as you can.' Consider the rave ...

Goooood Morning, Iraq!
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 3:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's morning in Iraq, or, depending on your time zone, afternoon. Then again, it could be late at night, and you' ...

It's Up to You, New York, New… ouch!
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. What would Jesus do? Turn the police horses into bunnies. A weekend in New York City is always ...

Bad Dog, Barney…
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 1:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Remember the TV commercial where a man is walking down a dark city street and nervously glances back at two shadowy figures ...

In the Shadow of Self-Delusion
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 1:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As our nation prepares for war against—depending on the mood of the president—al Qaeda, Iraq, or unnecessarily big words (s ...

Giant Death Mosquitos in D.C.!
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Why can't really scary diseases have really scary and obvious symptoms? It's finally ...

Be afraid. Be very afraid. (It's the law.)
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Those of you just back from vacation might need a quick reminder about the state of the world. It's not good. ...

Foreign Relations
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Some readers have complained that this column has become too personal, too focused on my being a great father, an award-win ...

Don't Try This at Home (no, wait…)
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 9:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The wise man built his house upon the rock. The wise man built his house upon the rock. The ...

Beep Beep
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Since Sojourners is a bimonthly magazine, you depend on us to cover the breaking news, with up-to-the-minute commentary on ...

Dateline: Our Nation's Capital
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 8:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Those of you in the hinterlands—when you’re not taking care of your hinter—are probably wondering what life is like now in ...

One Down…
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. This has been a year of major milestones for our family, not the least of which was the realization that I might finally be ...

I'm Okay, You're Not…
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's not a matter of who's wrong or right, unless Santa somehow gets involved. Our edi ...

To Grandmother's House We Go
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Why shouldn't kids be allowed to have their fun, for gosh sakes? Our yearly trips to see G ...

Last One in the Gene Pool…
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's no surprise that humans are smarter than roundworms. Well, most humans, anyway. Congr ...

CODE BLUE! (Or is it red?)
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I was either having a major cardiac event or was standing in a pool of water being repeatedly struck by lightning. ...

Electoral Shock
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. At press time our nation hung in the balance. At press time our nation hung in the balance. Eve ...

College Bound (and Gagged)
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Because our oldest daughter absolutely refuses to join the Merchant Marines after high school, she made me drive through New ...

Defending Against Rogue Potlucks
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Humor One of the biggest issues of the presidential campaign is how the United States can defend ...

The Choice
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. In just a few short months you'll wake up on a crisp Tuesday after the first Monday in November and do your part to dr ...

Driving Miss Crazy
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 2:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to begin a sentence with a really bad cliche. This is one of those times ...

Animal House
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I am personally against dogs having credit cards. This is the second issue of the New Millennium ...

Surely, There Must Be Some Mistake
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 12:02pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The breakfast table was covered with birthday cards decoratively labeled "50," which meant somebody in our home h ...

An Advent Reflection
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 11:14am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Funny business And lo (or, as translated in the Living Bible , "yo!"), an angel of ...

The Facts of Life
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Funny business. I should have been happy when my daughter brought up the subject. I had been dr ...

Credit Where Credit Is Due…
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Congratulations to Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic for winning the United Nations’ prestigious First War Criminal Still ...

Rested and Ready
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 8:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. "What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or, not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is." Tough w ...