The Common Good

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Why You Need to Know Vincent Chin

I'll be honest. I get timid writing these kind of posts. I'm scared of being labeled an angry or bitter Asian. I'm scared of the emails that come in. I'm scared of being de-invited for speaking gigs
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Witness to Sri Lanka's Onslaught, part 2

Doctors who are working in the war zone in northern Sri Lanka
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Biblical Ambiguity Doesn't Diminish Authority

A student once asked me whether in my opinion Mark Twain actually said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.
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Love Your Neighbor, Love the Earth

The industrialized world's collective failure to both regulate pollution and curb gross overconsumption has put millions and billions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people at increase
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Witness to Sri Lanka's Onslaught

I know of two priests who have decided to stay with their people in the so-called No-Fire Zone in northern Sri Lanka, where tens of thousands of Tamil civilians are trapped in a living hell.
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Torture and Evangelical Prejudice Toward Non-Christians

A few weeks ago, I read Brian McLaren's post on this blog that caused some intense soul-searching.
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No Blank Check for the IMF

At the G20 Summit in London in April, the Obama administration committed to providing $100 billion in new resources to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to respond to the global recession.
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Postville Community Leaders Rally Around Immigration Reform

Postville, Iowa, is a powerful place. Tuesday, hundreds of community members and people of faith from across the country gathered to pray and reflect on the traumatic events of May 12, 2008.
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Sojourners Magazine Awards

Sojourners magazine received many honors at the joint annual conventions of the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) a
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Are We Offering Grace, or Just Another Program?

I really like Marlena, but that doesn't mean she is a good person. She is smart and easy to talk to, but only if you are talking about her stuff.
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