Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins is now available for pre-order (September release by University of Mississippi Press). I was honored to contribute a chapter along with Ronald J. Sider, A.G. Miller, Lauren Winner, Ted Ownby, Paul Louis Metzger, Michael Anders, Peter Heltzel, Christian Collins Winn, Kelly West Figueroa-Ray, Cheryl J. Sanders, Mae Cannon, Lisa Sharon Harper, Soong-Chan Rah, Charles Marsh, Lowell Noble and Peter Slade (editor).
Posted by Chris Rice on June 10, 2013
Posted by Chris Rice on April 25, 2013
This week I realized this month marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Spencer Perkins’ and my book, More Than Equals: Racial Healing for the Sake of the Gospel. We couldn’t believe someone would publish it, we were so happy for InterVarsity Press. We were such rookies. We paid our own way to a big conference where we were not speaking, had a big poster of the book cover printed, set up tables and a credit card machine, and got ready. People poured out of the conference, past our table. We sold 6 copies maybe. One of my favorite theologians Alexander Schmemann once wrote in his journals about a book he submitted, “It is what I think and what I feel. What happens to it from here is not important and out of my hands.” I have tried to hold onto that. What was important was that More Than Equals was what we thought and felt at that snapshot moment from Mississippi. We knew that half our message was simply standing side by side to testify. Our life together behind the book was real, and I’m so grateful to God for the witness and joy we shared. We could not have imagined that the book would eventually sell 60,000 copies.
Posted by Chris Rice on April 22, 2013
The application deadline is in 1 week, April 30, to the 5th annual Duke Summer Institute May 27-June 1, “The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Divided World.” Spaces are still available, as well as generous scholarship funding. Join the 450 people from 20+ countries and 30+ states who have tasted this absolutely unique space of renewal and continuing education over the past four years! See 9 Reasons to Attend the 2013 Duke Summer Institute
Posted by Chris Rice on April 18, 2013
The first quarterly newsletter from the Duke Center for Reconciliation has been released. Subscribe to it at the link. This issue includes:
- African Great Lakes Initiative opens opportunities for reconciliation among Christian leaders
- Father Emmanuel Katongole joins faculty at the University of Notre Dame
- Resources for Reconcilers
- On our bookshelf
- Join us for the 2013 Summer Institute, May 27 to June 1!
Posted by Chris Rice on April 10, 2013
Discovered my book with Emmanuel Katongole Reconciling All Things was released in Korean by InterVarsity Press Korea. It’s been re-titled Disciples of Reconciliation for that readership. Many friends know I grew up in South Korea, so what a joy! With rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, I pray the book’s message nourishes Christian witness for peace and reconciliation.