The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

The 'Other' Chicago: A New Tale of Two Cities

It has been over a week since the news story broke of the deadly beating of 16 year old Derrion Albert on Chicago's South
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A Nobel Prayer

I got the first call at 6:30 a.m.
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Surprises in Zimbabwe

My brief visit to Zimbabwe had a few surprises, such as availability of basic foodstuffs instead of empty shelves in supermarkets.
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What Does Big Government Have to do with Jesus?

"I'm here to stand up for Jesus," said the anti-health reform protester to a CNN correspondent. "Government is getting too big."
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Speculating on Obama's Peace Prize Perspective

I can't read the guy's mind, of course, but after the initial, natural response of "Yeah, I got it goin' on," I'm thinking this is what President Obama must've really been thinking upon he
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Why Are We Working on Columbus Day?

Every year on Columbus Day, the Sojourners team gathers around bagels, juice, and coffee to listen to our resident humorist and art director, Ed Spivey Jr., read an essay about Christopher Colu
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Growing the Beloved Community in Spite of Sinful Soil

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke often of something he called the beloved community. This was the title given to describe a reality in which freedom, love, justice, and reconciliation would reign.
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Why Celebrate Columbus Day?

From the journal of Christopher Columbus:
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