ESA's Blog: Love Justice, Do Mercy

Loving the Other

By Molly Lorden Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. Proverbs 10:12 January 20, 2017 was an immense day of change for our country. For me, it carried additional significance, as it...

A Glimpse Beyond: Review of Moonlight

By Darren Calhoun Compassion calls us to enter into the pain of another. We most often do that through story, sometimes real and sometimes fictional. A film like Moonlight offers a rare opportunity to...

Sex, Lies, and Community

By Tim Otto “…one of the greatest political contributions Christians can make to any social order in which they find themselves is to tell the truth and to be capable of receiving the truth.”...

Reduce Suffering Where You Can

By John Seel Much of our activism is more smug than sacrificial, “hashtag activism” without an embodied commitment. Social justice is only what love looks like in public when it costs us something. Our...

Not Guilty, Just Responsible

By James Bratt I was recently asked to speak at a teach-in addressing the latest spate of racially charged killings involving police—killings by police and killings of police. Those events involve ultimate stakes: human...

That Time I Hated Someone

By Cindy Brandt Growing up conservative Christian there were a lot of protocols. Christian culture can be very formulaic. There were the prayers you had to pray a certain way, the testimonies of prescribed...