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It’s time to talk about racism

Submitted by Chalice Press White people need to be able to talk about race. But one of the reasons why we don’t is because it makes us really anxious to talk about it. Chalice Press’ newest release, Carolyn B. Helsel’s Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism offers tools to engage racial […]

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Posted on February 16, 2018
Filed under: General Ministries, Resources
California church engages community with new podcast

People who haven’t found a physical church home can still connect to a faith community through online communications – such as the new podcast created by a California congregation. Mission Hills Christian Church, in Los Angeles, decided to take their online connections one step further with this new project. “Our community is quick to address […]

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Posted on December 20, 2017
Filed under: Congregations
Advent Hope: Sandhya Rani Jha on being human

Submitted by Chalice Press In this Advent season, looking for hope in the darkness can seem a daunting task. Hearing from those whose work involves building and sustaining hope for others can offer light to the weary. Sandhya Rani Jha, a Disciples pastor and veteran community activist knows a thing or two about hope. “I’m […]

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Posted on December 11, 2017
Filed under: General Ministries, People, Resources
Bethany Fellows, Chalice Press collaborate on project

The first book from a partnership between Bethany Fellows and the Christian Board of Publication, two ministries associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will be released this fall. CBP and Bethany Fellows have crafted a publishing partnership that will showcase the gifts of emerging pastoral leaders in the church and will provide a […]

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Posted on September 26, 2016
Filed under: General, General Ministries, Resources
Pastor talks politics

From the introduction to Preaching Politics: Proclaiming Jesus in an Age of Money, Power, and Partisanship by Clay Stauffer: Shortly before this book went to press, I sat down at a coffee shop close to my church with a seasoned politician whom I respect despite the fact that we don’t always see eye to eye […]

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Posted on April 28, 2016
Filed under: People
Christian Board of Publication named Open & Affirming Ministry

The Christian Board of Publication (CBP) is the second General Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to be named an Open and Affirming (O&A) Ministry, committing to openly welcoming and affirming persons of all gender expressions and sexual orientations. O&A is overseen by the GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Affirming Disciples) Alliance, which reviewed […]

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Posted on October 9, 2015
Filed under: General, General Ministries
A Pastoral Letter and Call to Action:  Journey to Ferguson

Lent 2015 In the six months following the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, many of us have struggled to understand what we see on television, in newspapers, and through social media and the internet. Not reported or highlighted, is the involvement of churches and […]

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