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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.

The Abused Bride of Christ

By Catherine Kroeger

Like an abused woman, the church is battered and bleeding—from a wound that she fails to recognize. Many evangelicals cannot bear to acknowledge that spousal abuse is an enduring problem within our very walls.

Tips for Holy Conversations about Gun Violence

From Sword of the Spirit’s College Toolkit

Gun violence is a sensitive subject that can elicit strong emotions. Here are some suggestions on how to engage in a respectful, productive dialogue on the topic.
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Bresha’s Story, My Story

By Erica Watts

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

How Do You Want to Die?

By Dr. Margaret Kim Peterson

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?

Fight the Bed Mandate

By Maria-José Soerens

In 2013 the Senate passed a bipartisan bill for comprehensive immigration reform. However, the bill was stopped in the House when Speaker Boehner refused to bring it up for a vote, despite bipartisan support.