May
22

Welcome to those who heard Ched on the "RobCast," May 2017

 Thanks for listening to the conversation between Ched Myers and Rob Bell (taped on May 3)--and for visiting our website!
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Ched Myers' and Elaine Enns' Speaking Schedule, May-July, 2017

Note: After 40 years of intensive travel, Ched now restricts himself to an extremely 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.

Jun
18

"The Fierce Urgency of Now": Comments to the Cal Pac Methodist Federation for Social Action, by Ched Myers

Note:  Below are edited and excerpted comments from Ched's keynote to the annual dinner of the Cal-Pac Chapters of the Methodist Federation for Social Action and Reconciling Ministries Network, at the University of Redlands,  C

May
29

"The Feast of the Ascension, Memorial Day and Doubling Down on the Incarnation," by Ched Myers

Note: This is an edited version of a sermon preached on the Feast of Ascension (5/28/17) at Farm Church at Casa Anna Shulz.  Above: William BlakeAscension Day poem, 1794.

“People of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?” (Acts 1:11)

Apr
16

"The Women, the Authorities, and Jesus’ Body: An Easter Reflection (Mt 27:55-28:15)" by Ched Myers

Above: Mikhail Nesterov “The Empty Tomb,” 1889.

The Easter narrative in Matthew centers around Jesus’ body and a gender struggle. 

Apr
14

"Whosoever would follow me must..." Ched Myers

On this Good Friday, as we commemorate Jesus' cross amidst imperial resurgence and war, I offer this excerpt from Who Will Roll Away the Stone: Discipleship Queries for First World Christians (Orbis, 1994), pp 251f, 267.

Mark's invitation to "take up the cross" (Mk 8:34) is the central characteristic of discontinuity with the Domination system.  

"Whosever would"--this is one of Jesus' few universal prerequisites for discipleship.  

Apr
11

“A Tale of Two Meals” by Ched Myers

This is an edited and updated version of a sermon delivered at an outdoor liturgy on Sunday, August 29th, 2004 at the Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival in Cheltenham, England.  I offer it here again because this year Passover and Maunday Thursday coincide in the same week.  

 

This week, Jews and Christians celebrate and re-enact their two foundational meals: Pesach (begun Monday) and The Lord’s Supper (Maundy Thursday).  Each meal gave birth to a people:

Free Community Webinar: “Art, Theopoetics and Visual Homiletics: An Interview with Ted Lyddon-Hatten.”

$0.00
Date and time: 
Tue, Jul. 11 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT

Ted Lyddon Hatten imagePLEASE NOTE WE HAVE HAD TO POSTPONE THIS WEBINAR UNTIL THE NEW DATE OF JULY 11TH, 2017.

Ched will talk with artist and theologian Lyddon-Hatten (right).  Ted is a Methodist pastor in Des Moines, where he is also Director of the Wesley Foundation and adjunct professor at Drake University.  His work is multidisciplinary and often ephemeral. 

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Recorded Webinars: "A Time to Break the Silence" (50th anniversary) and the Los Angeles Uprising (25th Anniversary): A Conversation with Sue Park and Hyun Hur

$9.50

(Recorded April 5, 2017). View this recorded webinar at your convenience.

PhotoApril 4 marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence” speech at Riverside Church in New York City. Not only was this his most consequential address (King was assassinated exactly one year later); we believe it represents the most significant public oration in U.S. history. In it King was prophetic in both senses of that word—speaking truth to power and anticipating the historical consequences of our collective choices.

$9.50
Dec
8

Apocalypse Again: End or New Beginning? by Ched Myers

Today marks a month since the Election Day shocker in the presidential race.  I’ve been talking to younger colleagues who, in its wake, were paralyzed by incredulity and disorientation.  I certainly understand that a Trump presidency feels apocalyptic to them; I was as stunned and depressed as anyone. 

But if there is a silver lining here, it’s that we have seen this awful movie before. 

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