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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 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.

Black Self-Care as Protest: Body Scan

By Rev. Da Saint

Black History Month Meditative Moment (3 of 3)
Join us for a 5-minute body scan to bring our body and spirit into congruence.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also rests secure.

Black Self-Care as Protest: Awaken

By Rev. Da Saint

Black History Month Meditative Moment (2 of 3)
Join us for a 5-minute meditation to awaken the senses and rejoice in how we are made!

Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb.

Black Self-Care as Protest: A Breath Practice

By Rev. Da Saint

Black History Month Meditative Moment (1 of 3)
Join us for a 5-minute breathing meditation to help reconnect our bodies with the Spirit who gives us life.

In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being.

Giving the Revolution a Rest

By Bethany Stewart

The radical act of Black self-care
I have always been a revolutionary in the works. That is to say that I have always been deeply aware of the injustices inherited by my existence as a Black woman.

Journeying with “Minari”: a reflection on the film

By Kathy KyoungAh Khang

Minari is the story of a Korean-American family’s journey of belonging and flourishing as they start a new life on a farm in Arkansas. An American film written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, it stars Steven Yeun of Walking Dead fame, Han Ye-ri, and Youn Yuh-jung.

How Indigenous Theologies Can Transform Christianity

By Anna Redsand

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.

2021 Black History Month Recommendations for the Whole Family

Compiled by Dominique Gilliard

These lists are nowhere near exhaustive. A multitude of other great resources like Reading While Black, Who Will Be a Witness, Becoming, The Souls of Black Folk, The Miseducation of the Negro, and The Parable of the Sower could very well be on a list of this nature.

Way Back When

By Drew Jackson

I have never known a month
that is not February,
by which I mean,
not about the beauty of all things Black.

Yes, we were proud and Black
way back before Gerald Ford
said we could officially have
the shortest month.

Oaks

By Drew Jackson

Our crown has already been bought and paid for. All we have
to do is wear it.
~ James Baldwin

I love our ego tripping arrogance—
the audacity to claim this world as our rightful inheritance.

Bathtime Baptism

By Drew Jackson

Between the Christianity of this land and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference—so wide that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked.

The Trauma of White America

By Paula Frances Price
Calling white Christians to repent and seek healing from white supremacy leads our church to a deeper connection with God. It moves us away from the evils of white supremacy and towards the freedom offered by our Savior. 

Open House with Jer Swigart

With Andre Henry and Jer Swigart
“There’s a rich history of people of faith joining the revolution of restoration, and that often means we have to disrupt the status quo of a pseudo-peace.”

Mass Incarceration: A Gospel Response

By Bishop Ernest McNear and Reverend Lin Crowe
The statistics hang over the cities of America like a thick grey cloud, almost blotting out the light of hope and opportunity. One out of every nine young black males in the United States between the ages of twenty and thirty-four is behind bars.

Dear White People: Being an Ally Is More Than a Performance

By Brandi Miller
For many non-Black folks, performative allyship is a time to scream from social media rooftops about how they are not racist or are simply down for the cause. Performative allyship is where many, specifically White folks, attempt to distance themselves from more problematic white people and the institution of white supremacy at large.

Don’t Call Yourself My Ally

By Alicia Crosby
“…we’re on the same side. I’m your ally.” I’ve heard a version of this sentiment too many times to count over the years, and after taking a deep breath and stifling the urge to roll my eyes, my response is always the same: You cannot name yourself as an ally; that title is bestowed upon you. It should not be assumed.