An article written for The Christian Century by Richard Lischer , James T. and Alice Mead Cleland Professor of Preaching at Duke Divinity School, received an award of merit from The Associated Church Press.
The award was for an article in the “Devotional/Inspirational” category titled “Stripped Bare: Holy Week and the Art of Losing”  and published in March 2012.
In the article, Lischer wrote about how Holy Week teaches everyone a lesson on the art of loss and grief. The article was judged to be "a stirring invitation to abandon the spiritual surface for the deeper waters of the holy."
The Associated Church Press is the oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America.