Recorded Webinar: Watershed Discipleship IV: Sasha Adkins and Matthew Humphrey

$9.50

(Recorded June 21, 2016). View this recorded webinar at your convenience.

The fourth webinar in our five month BIO Watershed Discipleship series of conversations with contributors to the “Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice” anthology (Wipf & Stock, to be published later this year). 

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Continuing to Break the Silence: Living into the Difficult Legacy of April 4th

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(Recorded April 17, 2016 at Church of All Nations, Minneapolis, MN.)

Ched's reflections on living into the legacy of the Civil Rights movement. Audio is hosted by Church of All Nations here.

 

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May
1

“All the words of the scroll…” A Eulogy for Daniel Berrigan by Ched Myers

Note:  Yesterday, April 3o, 2016, Daniel Berrigan passed into the Cloud of Witnesses, just shy of his 95th birthday.   I am grateful he's been liberated from the physical pain and restrictions he's suffered these last years, but I also feel a profound lonliness at the loss of the last of a generation of my male mentors.   

BIO-A04 Biography as Theology

This class:Dr. James W. McClendon image

  • Outlines a framework for exploring embodied narratives as theological “texts,” drawing on the pioneering work of Ched’s mentor, Dr. James W. McClendon (1924–2000; at right just before his death);
  • Explores why it is important for radical Christians to rehabilitate a literacy in and consciousness of “saints,” both traditional and non-traditional, and advocates for a robust celebration of the “Triduum of Saints” as part of our annual rhythm;
  • Profiles a variety of exemplary disciples, both past and present, with a focus on radical Catholic circles and the Civil Rights movement, and discusses why their work and witness matters still;
  • Offers a few pointers regarding how to become more literate in our own life-narrative.

BIO-A03 Introduction to Sabbath Economics

BIO logoThis class:

  • Outlines both the ecological and social rationale for why economics should be a matter of faith and practice for Christians, and a theological framework and hermeneutic approach that “reads the Bible economically in order to read the economy biblically.”
  • Explains the meaning of Sabbath Economics; explores the roots of this vision in the Hebrew Bible’s primal narratives of Creation, Exodus and Manna; and presents several studies that trace the footprints of Sabbath Economics through both Testaments.
  • Looks at key aspects of our dominant economic cosmology, and of alternatives that privilege community before capital.
  • Overviews the Sabbath Economics Household Covenant of key practices for contemporary lifestyle, with an emphasis on how we earn, bank, invest and give our money.

Aug
6

"Transfiguration or Disfiguration? Remembering Hiroshima," by Ched Myers

Above: "Mushroom-Shaped Cloud," by Susumu Horikoshi, age 6, August 1945.

Today is the 70th anniversary of the inauguration of the nuclear age, when the U.S. dropped an atom bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, instantly killing more than 100,000 people.  We remain today under the shadow of nuclear annihilation; this is thus a solemn day to commemorate Disfiguration

August 6th is also, however, the day that the church celebrates the Feast of Transfiguration.  On this day we recall Jesus ascending a high mountain  at a crucial turning point in his ministry,  to commune with the spirits of Moses and Elijah (Mk 9:2-10).  Ancient tradition identifies the site with Mt. Tabor, a free-standing, almost hemispherical peak about five miles south-east of Nazareth (see Ps. 88:13; Jer 46:18), where an important Old Testament battle took place (Judges 4:6-7:19).  In the gospel narrative, Jesus is about to commence a march to Jerusalem that will culminate with a nonviolent confrontation with the Powers; so he climbs the mountain in order to draw strength from his ancestors.   //more

Jun
19

"Stand against the Storm" by Ched Myers

Yesterday was both an exhilarating and excruciating day for faith communities around the world.  On one hand, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the ecological crisis was released, and Muslims observed the beginning of Ramadan at the new moon.  On the other hand, news spread about two historic Christian sanctuaries that were violated on Wednesday, in Charleston, SC and Tabgha, Israel/Palestine.  A few days ago I commented on the extraordinary pontifical call to discipleship under the shadow of the climate Endgame.  Today my heart is centered on the murder of nine members of Emanuel A.M.E. by a young white supremacist.  //more

Jun
19

"Stand against the Storm" by Ched Myers

Yesterday was both an exhilarating and excruciating day for faith communities around the world.  On one hand, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the ecological crisis was released, and Muslims observed the beginning of Ramadan at the new moon.  On the other hand, news spread about two historic Christian sanctuaries that were violated on Wednesday, in Charleston, SC and Tabgha, Israel/Palestine.  A few days ago I commented on the extraordinary pontifical call to discipleship under the shadow of the climate Endgame.  Today my heart is centered on the murder of nine members of Emanuel A.M.E. by a young white supremacist.  //more

Ched Myers Speaking Schedule, summer 2016

Note: After 35 years of intensive travel, Ched now keeps a very limited out-of town speaking schedule.  If you are interested in inviting Ched to work with your church, organization or community, or better yet to do a videoconference, email us.

An introduction to ChedMyers.org

The purpose of chedmyers.org is to provide one-stop access to writing and talks by Ched Myers.  

Ched Myers and Elaine Enns by the Ventura RiverChed  is an activist theologian, biblical scholar, popular educator, author, organizer and advocate who has for 35 years been challenging and supporting Christians to engage in peace and justice work and radical discipleship.   

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