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Common Good

Our impeachment process could be seen as a kind of collective confession of a dereliction of duty as citizens to defend the Constitution. We must do more than assign wrongdoing; we must enter into collective confession and penance. […] Read More

Educating Christians about racial justice is one of the most important tasks in the life of the white American church. It’s not good enough to be ‘not racist,’ a claim signifying neutrality. The church must be anti-racist. […] Read More

Be Kind

Former President George W. Bush and Ellen DeGeneres showed us that political disagreement doesn’t mean disregarding each other’s humanity. If we follow their example, this world can be a kinder and more peaceful place to live. […] Read More

The prophet Jeremiah urged King Zedekiah to seek a solution to the Babylonian threat short of open conflict. The king chose the counsel of his hard-line advisers to pursue militant resistance. The similarities to today are striking. […] Read More

Since the time of the early church, Christians have debated the church’s role in society. Some choose separation; others seek power; still others shrink away. However, there’s a fourth and more authentic path to let your light shine. […] Read More

Efforts to privatize public schools undermine the nature of a democratic government, replacing the sacred ideals of equality and shared fortunes with economic privilege and greed. The door to education must be open to all equally. […] Read More

Daily reminders of the breakdown of community and its many causes leave little encouragement for a reconciliation of opposing commitments and a refocusing on a common good. There is hope, but it may be different than what we think. […] Read More

With Tax Day looming, U.S. citizens across the country are thinking a lot about taxes. While writing that check to the IRS is a chore many do begrudgingly, remember that paying taxes is a way to show you love your neighbor. […] Read More

Wealth is a given in society, so how should you use it? You can protect your privileged status and accumulate more wealth for yourself. Or you can leverage it to serve the urgent needs of our common life. […] Read More

While many Christians have a heart for the poor and are happy to give money to projects or to volunteer, not many are prepared to live among them. Here are 2 reasons why it’s imperative. […] Read More