The Common Good

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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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Christian Soldiers in Afghanistan

William Faulkner once said: "The past is not dead.
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Sotomayor: She Deserves Respect

The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Barack Obama has electrified the Latino community in America.
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In the Footsteps of Jesus?

Angels and Demons, the movie inspired by Dan Brown's novel by the same title, has raked in nearly $190 million worldwide (with approximately $90 million in the U.S.) in only its second wee
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