The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Poem: Through the Eyes of the Beholder

This piece was written as a personal testimony as to how we can use scripture to liberate us from mental and physical bondage. Through the Eyes of the Beholder is dedicated to all of us who struggle with insecurities; that we may know how to alter our perceptions to see ourselves and others through God's eyes.

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Turning the Focus Beyond Gender Stereotypes

Do you find yourself reluctant to attend women's retreats because they tend to focus on things like fashion, women's emotions, crafts, and new forms of stomach exercises?
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Voices of Global Climate Change, Part II: Leo Atakpu

Nigerian activist Leo Atakpu is a busy guy -- he advocates for debt cancellation, opposes water privatization, and speaks out against climate change.
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Voices of Global Climate Change, Part I: Fe' Kaho Tevi

Often, when we hear about global warming, what we get on the news is statistics that are hard to take in.
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A Spiritual Struggle

Sunday evening the Mobilization to End Poverty will begin.
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Evangelicals Need to Love Gay People

Jonathan Merritt may be the most courageous Southern Baptist in America this week for his USA Tod
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Torture Memos: 'What Is Done in the Dark'

Jesus taught: "For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light" (Luke 8:17). In other words: the truth will come out.
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Equal Justice Under the Law: The Case for Cocaine Sentencing Reform

A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but an accurate weight is his delight. (Proverbs 11:1)
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'Race Isn't Supposed to Matter Anymore. Except When it Does.'

This week's issue of Newsweek features a compelling article about the evolution of race relations at Princeton University ("
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Made in L.A.: Putting a Human Face on the Immigrant Experience

Seven years ago, I set out to make a little film that would put a human face on the struggles of immigrant workers in L.A.
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