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  • February 12, 2019

    Why We’re Publishing “Outlandish"

    PUBLISHED: by Brad Lyons Full transparency: Chalice Press books lack humor. Yes, we did publish a Jeff Foxworthy-inspired series with titles like “You Might Be a United Methodist,” and good writing often has a line that merits a laugh or...

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  • January 8, 2019

    Why We're Publishing "Healing Racial Divides"

    PUBLISHED: by Brad Lyons When you meet Terrell Carter, it’s easy to visualize him as a pastor. He’s soft-spoken, funny, kind, and humble. In my catalog of personalities, he’s very different from my stereotype of a police officer as a brash,...

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  • December 4, 2018

    Why We're Publishing "Preaching about Racism"

    PUBLISHED: by Brad Lyons Two years ago Carolyn Helsel and I sat down and talked about a book she wanted to write that would help Christians, especially white Christians, learn how to talk about race and racism by overcoming their anxiety and...

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  • October 1, 2018

    10 Unfortunate Myths about Preaching as Resistance

    PUBLISHED: by Deborah Arca 10 Unfortunate Myths about Preaching as ResistanceBy Phil SniderAs I put together Preaching as Resistance, I kept running up against several recurring, unfortunate myths related to preaching and resistance. I put a list of ten together, and...

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  • October 1, 2018

    Why We’re Publishing "Preaching as Resistance"

    PUBLISHED: Monday, October 1, 2018 by Brad Lyons Why do preachers preach? I asked a few seminary instructors and preachers why they step up each worship service and share their wisdom and research with the congregation. Some of their responses:...

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  • September 10, 2018

    Why We’re Publishing "True Inclusion"

    PUBLISHED: by Brad Lyons “OK, now what?” It’s a question we find ourselves asking all the time. OK, I’ve decided to start exercising. Does that mean walking, running, weights, or purchasing the elaborate piece of equipment highlighted in this special TV...

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  • September 7, 2018

    On Being Truly Inclusive: A Q&A with Brandan Robertson

    On Being Truly Inclusive: A Q&A with Brandan Robertson Theologian, activist, and pastor Brandan Robertson defines the concept of “true inclusion” as the radical embracing and incorporating of all people, in all of their diversity, into every aspect of our...

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