Given the name of this group it should be no great surprise that the theme of socialism is central to my political life. Socialism also has a strong role on my theology and particularly my understanding of the kingdom of god and of human justice. Socialism of course has a bad rap in American society. In the next few posts I will present several of my own writings and one writing by from the web site of Social Democracy, USA. Hopefully these writings will dispel some falsehoods that people have regarding the nature of socialism. The first writing is a condensed version of the description of my God and Socialism Yahoo group.