The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Tutu on the Election's Dangerous Stereotypes

A few hours before the bodies of Jennifer Hudson's murdered mother and brother were discovered on Chicago's South Side last Friday, across town one of the world's greatest peacemakers began his remarks at the Hotel Intercontinental by addressing head-on the city's daunting problem with violent crime.
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Seeking the Heart of God

I have had a simple prayer on my heart of late -- "God, break my heart for the things that break yours." This past Saturday and Sunday I spent the weekend with Pastor Mike Slaughter at Ginghamsbur
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Listening to Those Who Sacrificed for the Right to Vote

I read with interest Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's post on voting last week.
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Everyone Is Called to Serve

How many of you love listening to people who are retired discuss their life achievements?
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Killed for 'Preaching Christianity'

A short thought to follow up on Valerie Elverton-Dixon's tribute to Gayle Williams, the aid worker gunned down by Taliban militants last week. As Valerie noted: She worked for an organization called SERVE Afghanistan -
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Spreading the Wealth

After three decades of "concentrate the wealth," we could really use some "spreading the wealth."
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Fireproof Marriages?

I'd heard the buzz within Christians circles about the "number one inspirational film in America." Everything from "this movie shows what true faith really is" to "this movie will save your marria
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'A Movement Requires Sacrifice'

The word "movement" is in the air these days.
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