The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Verse of the Day: 'Must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet?'

As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord God: I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats: Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, but you must
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Being Mindful of Our Blessings

During this time of Advent, a season of cheer and joy, there are people who do not have much in economic standings or bank balances to be cheerful or grateful for.
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Christmas in the Trenches

We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. It has since become our Christmas tradition, kind of our own Charlie Brown Christmas special, if you will.
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Palestinian Christians Still Waiting for Peace

When I lived in Jerusalem during the fall of 2000, after the failure of Camp David and as the second intifada erupted, I found myself angry with everything around me - the crushing might of Israel'
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The Promise of Christmas

At the time of year when Christians proclaim the birth of the Prince of Peace, in too many places our world remains wracked by violence, and our efforts to end it seem futile.
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My Advent Calendar: December 23

This morning's window opened to a picture of Joseph, Mary's husband and Jesus' earthly father.
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Will Obama Spell Justice Outside of the U.S.?

More people around the world will watch Barack Obama's inauguration than any other presidential inauguration in history.
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Struggling with Tolerance

Frank Schaeffer at The Huffington Post has
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2008: Cinema in Review

Looking back on the year's movies, I'm struck by how many of my favorites featured the theme of family and community -- perhaps this reflects only my current personal concerns, or maybe there's a b
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