The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Taking the Bible Seriously, but not Always Literally

Throughout history, individuals and institutions have cited the Bible to support injustices, such as "holy war" against infidels, the subjection of women, racism and slavery, and the abuse of homos
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. Arrested, Now Who Owes Whom an Apology?

The Cambridge Police Department arrested Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. after Dr. Gates entered his own home and produced proof of his identity.
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Acedia and Vacation Bible School

Last week, less than 48 hours after there was a senseless homicide in our neighborhood, my family participated in a time-honored summer ritual: My husband and I took our 5-year-old son to Vacation
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Is National Health Care Hazardous to Your Health? Check the Facts

Various Web sites and e-mails are reporting that cancer survival rates are much higher in the U.S. than in various European countries.
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Wal-Mart's Big Green Claim, Part 2

[continued from part 1] ... Here is why I am not about to toss my kids into the car and dash out for cheap juice boxes:
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Holy Health Care!

Debates on our national system of providing health care are raging in political a
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Reclaiming the E-Word and Seizing the Episcopal Moment

Lost in the buzz over the U.S. Episcopal Church's decision to bless same sex unions was a missional moment.
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Wal-Mart's Big Green Claim

Well color me happy (as the saying goes): Wal-Mart just released a big claim to be greening up its act. But what does their claim really mean and how do we define what corporate green looks like anyway? Especially since lately, corporate green seems to grow everywhere, at times fertilized by a healthy dose of corporate greed.
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Celebrating Mandela's Birthday and Serving Zimbabwe's Children

On July 18th many people from different parts of the world celebrated Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday!
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