New Name, Same Mission

 “It was the right name—for a time. But the social environment is so different,” says Ron Sider, Founder and President-emeritus.  In the wake of the Trump presidency, ‘evangelical’  has become increasingly  conflated with certain political movements that don’t accurately reflect the values ESA was founded upon and has held for almost 50 years.

Good News About Tony

In the meantime, it continues to be a delight for us to read the emails, cards and notes you send to Tony. Many begin with something like, “You don’t know me, but…” or “You probably don’t remember me, but 30 years ago…,” followed by a story about how something Tony did or said or wrote made a positive difference in the life of the writer.

Inclusive Hymn Rewrite Challenge

There is nothing gratuitous about the arts right now. They are not added, they are essential—like spirituals in the hell of cotton fields, anti-war songs of the 60s, AIDS blankets and inner city murals and poetry that says what everybody’s tired souls are feeling.