The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

A Late-Night Save, A Lifetime Commitment to Social Justice

The other night as I rode my bike up Massachusetts Ave. with my friend Jeehye, we came upon a man who was about to jump off a bridge.
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Naming Jesus Again and Again

While discerning a vocation to Roman Catholic religious life years ago, I had the opportunity to go on retreat with a group of women religious.
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Missionaries: What's Wrong with Them?

Mention the word "missionary" to an assortment of people around the world, and you are sure to see quite a range of reactions.
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Is Christ's Gender Paramount?

How many of us come from traditions where we have been told that women cannot serve in positions of leadership because Jesus was male?
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Confusing our Kids

I catch up on my news in the airport. Yesterday I watched this obscure story about a second grader in Rhode Island who wore a baseball cap to school with soldiers carrying guns on the front.
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Israel Eases Gaza Blockade

The New York Times reports, "Under intense international pressure after its commandos killed nine activists aboard an
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Children, Church, and God

One of the joys of vacation Bible school (VBS) is watching what the kids take away from the week.
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Goodbye, Styrofoam Jesus

Last Monday evening, a massive storm front hit southwestern Ohio.
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