The Common Good

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Cover Story

Nadia Bolz-Weber is a hipster pastor with a medieval soul. And her church—House for All Sinners and Saints—is practicing ancient Christian arts in a post-modern world.


Christians have a presumption against war—as well as an obligation to help heal those who suffer its consequences.
For many Millennials, getting involved in causes is a trendy thing to do. We're called to go deeper than that.
How the U.S. became a torturing nation—and how to make it stop.
Philip's encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch. A Bible study.


While the battle for immigration reform continues, more than 1,000 people are deported every day.
New studies reveal the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the people nearby.
The growing militarization of Honduran society is fueled by U.S. support.
The Myth of Redemptive Violence


Changing the world requires the leadership of women.

It's only New Jersey. So fugetaboutit.

Counter to the stereotypes, a new study shows that African-American men are exceptional fathers.

An "all of the above" policy is in fact no policy at all.

Culture Watch

From galleries to the street, artist Nora Howell is unafraid of tough topics.
He didn't just sing for the audience. He got them to sing for themselves.
Without conscious resistance, the flattened culture of entertainment globalization is going to continue to dominate.
This Day: New & Collected Sabbath Poems. Counterpoint.
Creating a Scene in Corinth: A Simulation. Herald Press.
Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith. Herald Press.
Just Jesus by Walter Wink with Steven Berry / On "Strangers No Longer" by Paulist Press / Eve by Angélique Kidjo / O Taste and See by Bonnie Thurston


There are tour guides who speak / all the human tongues, and we are trampled / for being famous blades / but then are resurrected.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A