The Common Good

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Reconciliation and Homecoming

Homecoming is on my mind in this day and this hour.
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Jeremiah's Change of Heart

Jeremiah lived in Jerusalem at the time when the Babylonians were laying siege to the city.
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Should We Tolerate Legalized Prostitution?

This week has been eventful in Australia.
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My Mama in Congo

We were in Masisi, a small town in the endless rolling green mountains of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Reflecting Eden in 'Nuestro Jard

For the first time in my life, I have a garden.
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Money Creation and Idolatry: How did we let this happen?

In our recent blog, we described how money "creation" meets the needs of a gradually expanding economy
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The Myth of Holy War

I, like Aaron Taylor before me, noticed the GQ expose of the Worldwi
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The Biblical Truth about Gender

I heard a preacher once say, "Don't let facts blind you to the truth." What did he mean? Facts, misunderstood or taken out of context, can take us further away from, rather than closer to, truth.
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God is Not [and has never been] White: Biblical Post-colonial Theology

"The Bible knows nothing about peace without justice," said that great prophet of joyful restorative justice, Desmond Tutu, when he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984.
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On Racism

Many in the Republican Party and some noteworthy Christian leaders have come together to call Judge Sotomayor a racist.
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