Recorded Webinar: Dr. Catherine Meeks and Dr. Pamela Brubaker

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(Recorded January 12, 2016).  View this recorded webinar at your convenience.

Catherine Meeks

In this “teaser” for the February Kinsler Institute, Ched and Elaine interviewed two of our featured resource persons:  Dr. Catherine Meeks (right) and Dr. Pamela Brubaker(lower right).  These veterans of faith and justice will gave a sneak peek into their work and witness. 

Dr Pam Brubaker

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY this recorded webinar will be FREE. If you are considering coming to the 2016 Kinsler Institute this teaser may help you decide.

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Recorded Webinar - Revolutionary Christmas Carols: Luke’s Advent Story.

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(Recorded December 15, 2015).  View this recorded webinar at your convenience.

Welcoming in Lectionary Year C, this webinar highlights the prominence of women, music and subversive hope in Luke 1- 2.  (Note: A version of it was broadcast on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012).

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Recorded Webinar: Biography as Theology (BIO-A04)

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(Recorded November 17, 2015).  View this recorded webinar at your convenience.

Biography as Theology Book CoverOne of the best ways to deepen our understanding of Radical Discipleship is to hear stories of those that have gone before us on the journey and of colleagues who are incarnating the vision in their lives today.  Ched and Elaine explained the importance of embodied narrative, and interviewed James Loney for our annual All Saints webinar.

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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, Fall 2015

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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