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Ron Sider: A Prayer Instead of Politics

By Ron Sider

I often fail to come even close to the submission and faithfulness prayed for here, but these words represent my desire. I hope you can make these words your sincere longing as well.

The False God of Conservative Christianity

By Stephen Mattson


There’s a religion whose savior was a refugee, yet it rejects refugees. Whose God embraces sojourners, yet it deports immigrants. Whose parishioners worship someone called the Prince of Peace, yet they defend violence and are pro-war.

Difficult Discussions at Dinner?

By Christians for Social Action
Are you nervous about navigating potentially tricky conversations with loved ones today? CSA’s dialogue expert, Kristyn Komarnicki, shares some strategies for dialogue across differences.

Called to the Ministry of Affordable Housing

By David Lewicki
Over the past few years, our church in Atlanta has become immersed in a new ministry, our eyes opened to a deep need in the community we had never recognized before: affordable

Taking Jesus to the Voting Booth

By Beth Kearney

As a sophomore in college, I was convinced that being an evangelical Christian translated into voting a straight party ticket. Three years later, I am discovering that my faith precludes a blanket endorsement of any one political party.

When Patriotism Becomes Idolatry

By Stephen Mattson
More often than not, what Christians think of as ‘patriotism’ is what God defines as ‘idolatry.’

Jesus once said, “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s

Ron Sider on Justice and the Republican Tax Bills

By Ron Sider

The tax bills currently being rushed through Congress are huge and complex. And the details keep changing. I am not a professional economist specializing on tax law, so I do not claim infallibility for my comments!