The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

To survive in a quickly diversifying global church, the emerging church movement must do a better job of opening up its doors -- and pursuing justice.


... and make us all more secure. A pragmatic approach to nuclear disarmament.
Palestinian Christian activist Sami Awad on why nonviolence is key to Middle East justice.
Making peace in the Middle East requires empathy for Jewish wounds.


Good news: Now corporations can buy democracy direct at huge discounts!
What does holy scripture have to do with weapons of war? Not much.
How Texas decides what your children will study about our past.


Jesus said to love our enemies, so no matter what Glenn Beck does we will not attack him personally.

Movements don't fall from the sky -- they're built by people.

As summer approaches, I look forward to the day, sometime in late July, when all the snow will finally be gone from Washington, D.C.

Every single member of God's family is as important to God as you are.

Culture Watch

Reading may not change the world -- but it changes the reader, and that's a start.
Books that help us put heart and soul into action.
The public library as a place for transformation.
While aimed at the young, these wide-ranging pages brim with insight, imagination, and one sharp-dressed naked mole rat suitable for all.
Will one-fourth of our citizenry be left in the digital ditch?


Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C