The Rev. Jim Burklo is Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He writes a blog, Musings, and is the author of Birdlike and Barnless: Meditations, Prayers, and Songs for Progressive Christians. Follow him on Twitter @jtburklo.
If America is to get over its mountain of economic and social problems, Americans must discard the false gospel that individual achievement equals success and regain its historic sense of community sacrifice.