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Noted scholars update book on Disciples identity

Launching at the 2019 General Assembly, Disciples: Who We Are and What Holds Us Together is a substantial update to Rev. Drs. Michael Kinnamon and Jan Linn’s 2009 work (both published by Chalice Press). While the content is certainly revised, so was the authors’ process. “We realized that, even more than in 2009, two white […]

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Posted on June 20, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General Assembly, General Ministries, People, Resources
Ministry leaders partner on national parks devotional

Over a decade in the making, America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on Our National Parks is the result of a partnership between Brad Lyons and Rev. Bruce Barkhauer, the leaders of Chalice Press and the Center for Faith and Giving, respectively. The idea first came in 2007 when Barkhauer spent a sabbatical exploring and experiencing […]

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Posted on April 24, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
NBC to feature Chalice Press author in kick off of weekly faith series

Submitted by Chalice Press A Chalice Press author gaining national recognition for sharing her story of forgiving the white supremacist who murdered her mother and two cousins will be profiled on NBC’s Today on Good Friday. Sharon Risher’s book, For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre, will be available from Chalice Press […]

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Posted on April 16, 2019
Filed under: Ecumenical, General Ministries, People, Resources
Orders due Feb. 28 for final printing of Chalice Hymnal

The final printing of Chalice Hymnal, Chalice Praise, and related music resources will occur in early 2019. A traditional hymnal with 620 songs and readings plus 75 pages of worship resources, Chalice Hymnal was released in 1995. Chalice Praise, a smaller hymnal of contemporary Christian music with almost 200 entries, debuted in 2003. “We know […]

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Posted on January 21, 2019
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries, Resources
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