The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Does President Obama Want to Brainwash Our Kids?

I suppose I'm asking for trouble by going here, but could someone explain to me the current controversy
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Partnerships to End Poverty, Led by the Poor

The Poverty Initiative, based at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, has a mission "to raise up generations of religious and community leaders dedicated to building a social movement to en
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Sister Sotomayor: Lady Justice

Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed more than one month ago, so why, you may ask, am I just now penning a blog about her historic appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court? The answer is easy -- I was scared. I was scared of offending members of the SMA community because of Justice Sotomayor's position on various hot-button issues.
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Listen!

A just-released study of low-wage workers in the U.S.
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The Other Dimension of the Game

I have been thinking much about this slogan or caption, "the other dimension of the game." It is a slick and catchy phrase I have been exposed to in my work with Streetfootballworld -- a strategic
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Dog is My Co-Pilot?

Last week a friend who knows my dogs sent me a link to Wendy Francisco's wildly popular new song, "God and Dog" (more than half a million views at time of writing). G-o-d and d-o-G--two words, one kind of love. "They would stay with me all day; / I'm the one who walks away.
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Judgment Day: Does Matthew 25 Apply to the Health-Care Debate?

Yesterday, I heard a Christian leader say that the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 25 is not a reason for Christians to support universal health care guaranteed by their government.
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Faith is about Redemption: The Life of Ted Kennedy

I have never really trusted those who are intolerant and condemning of other people's shortcomings. It makes me suspect they are likely hiding their own.
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Getting Beyond the Confession and Guilt Checklist

Recently, while traveling through Michigan, I attended Mars Hill for church one Sunday.
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