The Common Good

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Mother's Peace Day

Arise, all women who have hearts! Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
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A Moment or a Movement? Sustaining Momentum after the Mobilization to End Poverty

Last week my son and I spent three days in Washington, D.C., as part of the Mobilization to End Poverty. We heard challenging speakers.
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Jack Kemp: Bleeding-Heart Conservative

In 1965, in a last minute move, the American Football League switched its All-Star game from New Orleans to Houston.
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You Go J-O!

When I found out A Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria would be playing in New York City, at the brand new $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, I knew I had to attend this concert. (Sorry, but if you charge admission, I no longer call it a worship service). Prior to the show, Joel and Victoria Osteen held a 15-minute press conference.
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Video: Eugene Cho Interviews Jim Wallis

Recently, I had the privilege of spending
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God's Image and Caesar's Image: Torture and the Currency of Empire

One of the central teachings of Torah is that all human beings are made in the Image of God. That teaching and what flows from it are at the heart of Jewish prohibitions on the use of torture -- and perhaps at the heart of Christian opposition to torture as well. Indeed, the Rabbis
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Spiritual Gifts Are Not Bound by Prejudice

Many of you have attended a class at church designed to help you discern your spiritual gifts.
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Mark Driscoll, St. Francis, and the Megachurch

I rarely agree with Mark Driscoll. Yet he points to something when he said:
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White Evangelicals for Torture

Too many white evangelicals stand for torture, according to a recent Pew Forum study reported by CNN.com.
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The Burden of Inclusion Should Rest Upon 'Insiders'

As I process the conversations I had recently at EVDC09 (a gathering of emerging church participants to discuss the future of Emergent Village), I realized that one of the topics that keeps surfaci
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