The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

The Election, Immigration, and the Gospel

In the months leading up to the election, the topic of immigration reform has disappeared from the presidential candidates' conversations.
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An InterVarsity Chapter Shifts Focus from the Campus Booth to the Voting Booth

Max Kuecker was a devoted member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IV) on Northwestern's campus in the mid 90's. It provided faith, fellowship, support, and friends. One thing, however, really bothered him: "It was clear from the culture around me that to be a Christian meant I had to be a Republican.
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Voting Through the Lens of the Poor

Around the nation, Christians are lifting up the biblical call to social justice and care for the poorest and most vulnerable, globally and in their communities, through participation in Sojourners
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Listening to the Black Church Tradition on Voting and Hope

In the black Baptist church where I worship every Sunday, it's no surprise that Republicans don't own the evangelical vote.
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Another Sign of the End

The conversation we have on God's Politics can be very intense. The work of loving mercy, seeking justice, and walking humbly can be pretty merciless, ruthless, and humiliating. The recent financial meltdown has only increased the national and global anxiety.
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Different but Equal?

I met an extraordinary teenager recently who had come to faith in a small town in Latvia. He was passionate about Jesus and wanted to live his life fully for Christ.
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Jim Cramer's Wallis' Mad Money

My stock pick for the day? Hormel, the makers of Spam. Since May, Spam has been reporting record sales. It is one of the first moves for many families when they need to cut back in their food budgets. So BUY, BUY, BUY!
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The Other Meltdown

The financial crisis is nothing to bat an eyelash at, of course, but as the U.S.
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