The Common Good

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One Day's Wages

We are excited to announce the launch of One Day's Wages -- an international grassroots movement dedicated to ending extreme global poverty. We are certainly not the first and thankfully, not the last.
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National Association of Evangelicals Provides Moral Model on Immigration Reform

After nearly two years of collective scripture study, discernment, and dialogue, on Oct.
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It's Time for a Justice Revival

"It's time." "Dallas needs this." Those are the two statements Aaron Graham (Sojourners' Justice Revival Coordinator) and I heard over and over again as we visited pastors and other community leaders all over the city, lifting up the vision of a Dallas Justice Revival.
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Humans, Humility, and the Higgs Boson Particle

Imagine trying to figure out the earth, while living on a grain of sand on a small island in the middle of the Pacific. What could be known of snow, of plants, of wolves? Not much.
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In Defense of the Suburbs

This past week I was walking home from the school drop-off with a newish friend. Swapping stories about the basics of our lives. Marital status, where we grew up, favorite pastimes.
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'Illegal Alien' Halloween Costumes Cash in on Racist Stereotypes

For many in the US, Halloween is a time to dress-up as a character from a movie, a politician, a witch, vampire, and
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Video: Sen. Lindsey Graham Calls out Conservative Fringe

Sen. Lindsey Graham demonstrated recently what soulful leadership looks like in the Republican Party.
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A Pre-Emptive Peace Prize?

I know it's been a week and a bit, which in the contemporary mode suggests that ancient history has already passed under the bridge since the Nobel Committee announced its decision, but I wanted to
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