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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.

As Ron Would Say, “People Need Jesus and a Job”

By Shane Claiborne

I first met Ron at Eastern Univeristy—he was at the seminary and I was fresh out of the East Tennessee Bible belt.  I arrived at Eastern with a very open mind, but new to connecting my faith to the bigger social issues and questions of how to address poverty.

As Ron Would Say, “People Need Jesus and a Job”

By Shane Claiborne

I first met Ron at Eastern Univeristy—he was at the seminary and I was fresh out of the East Tennessee Bible belt.  I arrived at Eastern with a very open mind, but new to connecting my faith to the bigger social issues and questions of how to address poverty.

A Prayer Against the Marginalization of Queer People

By Kenji Kuramitsu

Triune God,

You exist beyond categorization and beyond the limits of what we can understand.

Reveal to us the fluid, all-embracing community of love and light that is at the heart of your character in three persons.

Reflections on Ron Sider

By Ruth Padilla DeBorst

I first encountered Ron Sider in the context of the International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation (INFEMIT). What hit me about Ron was his incredibly gracious spirit. He was a good listener, an advocate for people whose voices were not heard.

Why Single-Issue Voting Doesn’t Reflect the Gospel

By Nikki Toyama-Szeto
Single-issue voting works for political operatives trying to grab the Christian vote, but it is an unfaithful representation of the fullness of the heart of God. It reflects political pragmatism but not Christian faithfulness.

Webinar: Pastoral Care for Queer People

By Francesca Nuzzolese

What are the pastoral care needs of queer Christians, and how are they distinct from those of non-queer people? How can you better care for God’s queer children in your ministry, wherever you find yourself on the theological spectrum concerning sexuality and gender?

More Ancient Truths: A Review of "Becoming Coztōtōtl"

By Aline Mello

Originally published October 4, 2020

 

My first encounter with Tejana writer Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros was through her Twitter account, where she asks thoughtful questions and offers kindness in her comments to poets, Christian writers, and anyone else who engages with her.

How Do You Want to Die?

By Dr. Margaret Kim Peterson

Originally published January 27, 2017

Has anyone—a family member, a friend, a pastor, a doctor—ever asked you this question? Have you ever initiated a conversation with someone else about what your wishes are for the end of your life, or what their wishes are for the end of theirs?

The Joy of Hospitality

By Christine Sine 

In Norman Wirzba’s wonderful book Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating he comments: “Eating is about extending hospitality and making room for others to find life by sharing in our own….

How Indigenous Theologies Can Transform Christianity

By Anna Redsand

Originally published 16 February 2021

A Review of Decolonizing Evangelicalism by Randy S. Woodley and Bo C. Sanders

Shortly before he passed on, my friend, Diné (Navajo) scholar Larry Emerson, said to me, “You should write about decolonizing Christianity.