The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Tend to Your Soul

Dear President-elect Obama, You are a leader not just because of what you have done, but because of who you are. Tend to your soul.
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Obama and Mandela

It has been reported that President-elect Barack Obama's coming into leading the U.S. is in many ways similar -- and equal in magnitude -- to Nelson Mandela becoming president of South Africa.
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Latino Evangelicals and the Mosaic Shift

I am what some refer to as a brown evangelical -- in short, a Latino evangelical. Usually when the media speaks of evangelicals we are one of the groups that is left out.
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A Prayer for a New President and a New America

God of Abraham, Miriam, Hannah, Rizpah, and David... God of Elijah, Amos, Ruth, Isaiah, Deborah... God of Mary, John the Baptizer, Peter, Paul, Philemon and Onesimus...
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We Need Post-Election Reconciliation

I follow politics, but I don't go crazy. I'm not the kind of person who wears buttons, puts bumper stickers on their cars, and signs on their home lawns.
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Frank Schaeffer on Who Lost this Election and Why

Not everyone in the country is happy with the election results, but Frank Schaeffer argues that only two groups lost, the New Atheists and the Religious Right.
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Building the Capacity for Neighbors to Help Neighbors

This election galvanized millions of people who yearned to take back our country. People want to contribute their talents, strengthen communities, take pride in what we give and accomplish.
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Vision of a New Day

The first thing I read this morning was a reflection on the meaning of this week's events for the church.
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A New Faith Coalition

Most elections are just power rearrangements; this one was a transformational moment in our history.
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Abortion Reduction Key to Common Ground

Dear President-elect Obama,
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