Going to Church on Christmas

Pope Julius I was not a forward thinking leader.  Instead of fixing Christmas on the 25th of December, he could have set the date of Christmas on the last Thursday of the month.  That’s what Abraham Lincoln did with Thanksgiving, and it is so much easier to schedule worship services and office closings…

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Author: Chris Benjamin Publish Date: November 30, 2017

That you may give it in due time to others: a brief meditation for congregational historians and others who care about the past and the future

In 1939 Frederick John Foakes Jackson* published A History of Church History: Studies of Some Historians of the Christian Church (W. Heffer & Sons Ltd: Cambridge).  His final book–he published it at age 84–it surveys in fourteen chapters just what its title suggests using biographical and bibliographical lenses. Foakes Jackson studied under Bishop John Lightfoot…

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Author: Mac Ice Publish Date: October 9, 2017

CHARIS: “The Story of a Critical Biography of Alexander Campbell”by Doug Foster

Adams Center for Teaching and LearningWe believe that learning is a lifelong process and that those of us who teach make a commitment to continue our learning throughout our lives. The Adams Center exists to promote the lifelong learning of Abilene Christian University’s faculty as they strive to integrate their faith and their…

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Author: Adams Center for Teaching and Learning Publish Date: November 16, 2016

Remembering Meta, Part Two, by Frank Bellizzi

A Girl and Her Dreams On September 3, 1944, a few days before her eighty-first birthday, Meta Chestnutt Sager looked back on her remarkable life and composed a long letter for her great-niece, Eva Heiliger. “So now to your questions,” she wrote. Responding to some of what Eva had asked about—Heiliger’s letter to…

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Author: Carisse Berryhill Publish Date: July 18, 2016

Remembering Meta, Part One, by Frank Bellizzi

Author Frank Bellizzi is a minister and a historian residing in Tulia, Texas. This guest post is the first of a series on Meta Chestnutt Sager (1863-1948), Oklahoma Hall of Fame educator. At Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, a framed photograph with a brief biography hangs in the main hall of the College…

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Author: Carisse Berryhill Publish Date: July 7, 2016

Three Bells by C. S. Bell Still Ring at Freed-Hardeman University

By Tom L. Childers, Henderson, Tennessee There is something very magical and memorable about a school bell. Freed-Hardeman University has three of them, all manufactured by the same foundry. Charles Singleton Bell (1829-1905) apprenticed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to learn the foundry business from his uncle. In 1858, he began his own company called…

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Author: Carisse Berryhill Publish Date: January 20, 2016

World Convention

In Christ, all are reconciled to God and to each other, and in the Spirit, God calls us to proclaim this good news throughout the world. World Convention (Christian-Churches of Christ-Disciples of Christ) embodies and encourages fellowship, understanding, and common purpose within this global family of churches and relates them to the whole…

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Author: CHARIS Publish Date: November 16, 2015

“Our Tradition, Our Identity as Churches of Christ,” by David Worley

David Worley, Chancellor at Austin Graduate School of Theology and an elder at the Brentwood Oaks Church of Christ in Austin, Texas, delivered this seminar at the 2012 Sermon Seminar at Austin Graduate School of Theology. He explores  “Characteristics of Churches of Christ: Teaching (Our Youth) to Treasure and Appreciate Our Family Portrait…

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Author: Carisse Berryhill Publish Date: November 13, 2015

Leaven

LEAVEN is a non-profit journal published quarterly by the Religion Division at Pepperdine University. LEAVEN exists to help fellow Christians think together about the challenges of ministry. CHARIS

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Author: CHARIS Publish Date: November 2, 2015

The Restoration Movement

TheRestorationMovement.com is a site dedicated to the history of the restoring of New Testament Christianity all around the globe over the last several hundred years. Many men and women have dedicated themselves to the preaching and teaching of the original gospel who have been all but forgotten. CHARIS

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Author: CHARIS Publish Date: November 2, 2015

About CHARIS

The CHARIS website hosts conversations of and about Churches of Christ. In partnership with the ACU Library and the Siburt Institute for Church Ministry at Abilene Christian University (Abilene, TX), the website is supported and led by the Center for Heritage and Renewal in Spirituality (CHARIS) at ACU. The Center’s mission is to renew Christian spirituality through engagement of Christian heritage, at Abilene Christian University and beyond. The views expressed on the CHARIS website are those of the various authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of Abilene Christian University or CHARIS at ACU. Questions or comments about the CHARIS website can be directed to charis @ acu.edu.

2017-18 CHARIS Editorial Board:
Dr. Carisse Berryhill
Dr. Jason Fikes
Karissa Herchenroeder
Mac Ice
Chai Green
Tammy Marcelain
Molly Scherer
Dr. John Weaver

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