The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Time for Cristus Victor Gardens?

As the engine of the American Economy coughs, sputters, and shifts to low gear (too soon to say "grinds to a halt"), another motor driving the American Dream is also running low on fuel: the food s
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3rd Sunday of Lent: Unpredictable Hope

Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2: 13-22
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A Change of Heart

This weekend, finance ministers of the G20 countries are meeting in London to discuss coordinated plans for the economic crisis and plan the agenda for the summit in April.
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Watchmen: A Clone without a Soul

Imagine a world in which a human being developed godlike powers and put them to military use. War might soon be a thing of the past. Imagine this world also tolerating people who dress up in costumes to avenge crime before -- as worlds often do -- turning its back on these vigilantes in search of another scapegoat on whom to project its hunger for violence.
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Palestinian and Israeli Former Fighters Unite for Peace

Ishmael and Isaac, brothers of the same father and different mothers, together buried their father Abraham. Esau and Jacob, twin brother and rivals, reconciled.
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Coming Clean: A Confession

I have a confession to make.
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The Perils of Well-Meaning But Short-Sighted Generosity

Rick Warren, the most prominent evangelical pastor of our day, has established a highly successful program arranging teams from his church to help specific villages in Africa.
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Jon Stewart, Prophet (But Not the Phoney Future-Telling Kind)

What does it say about our country that we have to hear the cold and hard truth from a comedian? Check out the videos below as comedian Jon Stewart interviews and exposes Jim Cramer - the hyped and elevated investment and financial guru.
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The Economy and Abortion

I have written about
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