Tag Archives: Common Good

The Ordering of Our Loves

Ordo Caritatis. Some words and ideas are worth holding onto, especially ones that take us to deeper places of the heart, that ask us harder questions of the heart— and even more, ones that offer the hope that all is … more »

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Even Proximate Justice Is Hard to Find

Proximate justice, one more time. I walked into a familiar classroom this morning, one where I spent many hours over many years. And as I prepared to begin, I saw an essay I had written some years ago, “Making Peace … more »

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Entrepreneurial Imagination, Entrepreneurial Vocation

“But why does responsibility matter so much? What if we just imagine ourselves as responsible– isn’t that the same?” Last night a group of folks from across Seattle met at the invitation of Veritas Cities to think about “Designing Experiences … more »

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Missio on Joseph: The Common Good is the Greater Good

  As this week’s passage picks up the story of Joseph in Genesis 41, we come across a young man – a mere 30 years old at this point – who has reached a position of power and prominence in … more »

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Missio on Joseph: From Punk to Pillar

A spoiled little brat tattletales on his brothers, and they hate him for it.  Anyone could have seen that coming in Genesis 37.  Of course, the response of Joseph’s brothers is rather severe: they try to kill him, only belatedly … more »

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The Emperor’s New Clothes, One More Time

Most of life is pretty autobiographical. What we think about, what we do, where we live, why we care about some things and not others, and on and on; in thousands upon thousands of ways what we think and say … more »

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Common Grace for the Common Good, Again and Again

Vocation and the common good. In a few words, that is what I care about, and so what I work on, day after day, year after year. More could be said, and most of the time, I do. Today I … more »

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Missio on Generosity: Vocational Clout for the Common Good

I participated in my very first “Locked In Solidarity” (LIS) on Thursday, February 11, 2016 (see #LIS16).  LIS is a national prayer vigil for the mass incarcerated.  Nearly forty people met in a small downtown Christ Community Church (Kansas City, … more »

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Missio on Strife: Federalist No. 10 and Genesis 13

“Is not the whole land before you?” In Congress, a culture of political strife clouds the atmosphere as spiteful statements daily crackle off flaming tongues.  Congress is a combat zone where politicians throw deadly verbal grenades, launch legislative bazookas seeking to … more »

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