The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

What the Christian Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation Have in Common

What do the Christian Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation have in common? You might think, not much.
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Emissions: Planes vs. Volcanos

While the effects of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano have been devastating on Icelanders, I've been thinking that shutting down air travel for a week might have some upsides.
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My Green Hangover

Yikes. It has been a long month, and it is technically not over yet. Green jargon and advertising every place your eyes dare to settle.
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Packaging the Voice of the Other

After the synchroblog last week and all the discussions surrounding the question of if the emerging church is too white, I've had a number of interesting discussions regarding the ways in which the voice of the subjugated other (subaltern) finds a space
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The God Who Sees

When I was in second grade handball was all the rage. We played it with big red rubber balls against backboards on the playground.
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'Doing God's Work': A Moral Case for Financial Reform

As financial reform legislation stalls in the Senate for the moment and embattled Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein testifies today before a congressional subcommittee, faith-based organizations an
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Which Party is the Biggest Spender? A. Democrats B. Republicans C. All of the Above

In a recent New York Times column, David Brooks laments the loss of the political center.
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Wall Street and the Crisis of Urban Violence

As an urban minister and a political professional, there have been two big news stories that I have followed with some level interest recently.
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