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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.

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.

"We Refuse to Be Enemies"

By Sarah Withrow King

Tent of Nations is a 100-acre organic farm and educational organization that seeks peace and reconciliation in the occupied territories of Palestine.

As our tour bus comes to a slow stop in front of a wall of rocks and rubble, we disembark into the bright, breezy day.

Sunday in the South

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

 

Service starts at 11:00 am at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church. In eight months, Leah and I have never yet been on time. When we chain our bikes to the handrail on the handicap ramp, I can hear the hum of the electric organ and the pulse of hands clapping.

Moving from Deadlock to Dialogue

By Rob Barrett

When people disagree, what is there to talk about? When we invite people to dialogue across deep differences, sometimes they say, “What will we do after I say my piece and he says I’m wrong, then he says his piece and I say he’s wrong?”

Nobody wants to repeat the same, tired arguments yet again.

Listening to the "Disreputables"

By John Backman
We all cherish the picture of Jesus eating with the “disreputables”—the tax collectors and prostitutes and other sinners. But what do we do when the offensive offend us?

We Need You

By Mihee Kim-Kort

The Struggle with Tokenism

“Tokenism does not change stereotypes of social systems but works to preserve them, since it dulls the revolutionary impulse.” Mary Daly, radical feminist philosopher and theologian

I am the only one.

New Copernican Empowerment Dialogues

From CSA

New Copernicans are those who embrace a new and emerging social imaginary that is post-Enlightenment and post-secular in its ethos. Carried predominately by millennials, the New Copernican perspective is both the hope for the American evangelical church and the emerging soul of American culture.

A Conversation Worth Having

By Jan Johnson

Imagine three women standing in a town square, facing each other and reflecting on the current Middle East situation. These three women have just come from their respective places of worship. The oldest woman is Sarah, a Hebrew woman, the wife of Abraham, and matriarch to Isaac and Jacob.

Racial Justice Institute at Eastern University

By Micky ScottBey Jones
On November 5, 2016, the Racial Justice Institute came to Eastern University. It was a full day of exploring the story of race in the United States, and in the lives of the participants.

Not About Me

By Brad and Drew Harper

Space at the Table: Conversations Between an Evangelical Theologian and His Gay Son invites readers into the messy mixture of love and fear that both father and son experienced throughout the coming out process.