ESA's Blog: Love Justice, Do Mercy

Portrait of A Both Girl

By Katelyn Durst I am not black. I am not white. I am somewhere between the ink and the page, the word that is blurred      out. I am not what you assume...

Broken Open

By Deidra Riggs It is true that we are broken. And that makes things messy. But brokenness is only part of the journey. The trap we often fall into is, as Bryan Stevenson puts...

Transformative Conversations: Nikki Toyama-Szeto

By Kathy Khang Nikki Toyama-Szeto is the new executive director for Evangelicals for Social Action, an organization serving as a catalyzing agent for Christ’s shalom through projects focused on cultural renewal, holistic ministry, political reflection...

Celebrating Our Graduating Sider Scholars

Two of our talented, justice-loving, and much beloved Sider Scholars are graduating from Palmer Theological Seminary, thus completing their time of service to us here at ESA. We will miss them dearly! Both Jen...

God’s Created World

By Sarah Withrow King I was raised in a Christian house, accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was a child, and have continued to grow (and stumble, and repent, and rejoice) in faith...

Visiting Larry

By Dr. David S. Apple (Special offer for ESA readers! See below for details.) Larry isolated himself so much that no one knew his problems, and no one visited with him. This Tenth Church...

Love Opens Doors

By John Seel, Ph.D. Neuroscientists confirm that our defenses go up when our core beliefs are challenged. With self-awareness, we can lower the resistance and listen more effectively. But our attention to more facts—even...

Bresha’s Story, My Story

By Erica Watts According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner...

Sunday in the South

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Service starts at 11:00am 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...