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CSA’s free weekly publication, a carefully curated collection of original articles at the intersection of spiritual formation and social action.

Art (and the Gospel) for the Masses

By Whitney Bauck

In the book Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts, authors Hilary Brand and Adrienne Chaplin draw a parallel between modern-day art museums and religious shrines: “Go inside any gallery and the atmosphere is hushed and reverent.

Art (and the Gospel) for the Masses

By Whitney Bauck

In the book Art and Soul: Signposts for Christians in the Arts, authors Hilary Brand and Adrienne Chaplin draw a parallel between modern-day art museums and religious shrines: “Go inside any gallery and the atmosphere is hushed and reverent.

“Dear God, Help Me to Hate White People”

By Rob Dalrymple
When a pastor spotted this line in a prayer, he used it to spark a controversy about “hate” that missed key lessons about “prayer.” This article helps us understand prayer in a way that is particularly relevant for those advocating for justice.

Jesus, the Disabled Empath: A Good Friday Reflection

By Raedorah C. Stewart

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed into the Heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast to our profession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Utica: City of Refuge for the New Millennium

By Jason Koon / photos courtesy of The Center, Utica

It may not be evident on the surface, but a walk down Bleecker Street in the small city of Utica in upstate New York is a vastly different experience than it was 20 years ago.

A Call for Solidarity in the Face of Anti-Asian Racism

Please watch this important video statement from Asian American Christian leaders.

We invite you to sign this open letter from the Asian American Christian Collaborative in response to the recent killings in Atlanta of eight people, 6 of Asian descent.

The Idolatry of “Christian” Nationalism

By Stephen Mattson

Christian Nationalism is a form of self-righteousness. It’s a spirituality that blends Colonialism and Manifest Destiny. It convinces people that the land, resources, and lives of outsiders exist to serve their desires and wealth.

Christianity Has Failed, Again

By Stephen Mattson

Christianity has had a horrible year, and decade, and a pretty bad last few hundred years, actually. In fact, depending on who you talk to, it’s pretty much been a train wreck from the very start.

The Moon: A Story Prayer for Lent

By Victor Andre Greene

As for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause. He does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number … See, we have searched this out; it is true.

Webinar: Gender Exploration, Identity, and Expression in the Body of Christ

With Andrew Gilbert, Charlie, D. Eng, John Backman, leea allen, and Lesli Hudson-Reynolds

Gender fluid. Gender expansive. Gender nonbinary. Gender questioning. Many terms and concepts have emerged in recent years as people come to grips with how they experience their gender internally and how they relate to their own bodies, as well as how they want to express their gender outwardly and interact with others socially.