ESA's Blog: Love Justice, Do Mercy

Inner Melody series. Interplay of colorful human and musical shapes on the subject of spirituality of music and performing arts

Songs That Heal

by Tegan Marie Brozyna Early in his career songwriter Steven Siler wrote for the pop charts with some success, but his craft—and his life—felt flat, empty. So he began to pray for greater purpose...

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At the Lynching Tree

by Sarah Withrow King As the sun set and the wind picked up, we stood under this tree and held a memorial for four men who were lynched here. Beaten and hung. Murdered. We...

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An Education in Grace

by Tim Chaddick For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present...

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The Call to Dialogue

by Kristyn Komarnicki I was delighted to attend a lecture last weekend by Dr. Leonard Swidler, Professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he has taught since 1966....