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

Ched Myers - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:01am

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)

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

Ched Myers - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:23pm

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

Ched Myers - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 9:29am

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

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

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

Ched Myers - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 9:58am

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.  

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“A Tale of Two Meals” by Ched Myers

Ched Myers - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 2:13pm

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:

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

Ched Myers - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:37pm
$0.00 Date and time:  Tuesday July 11, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT


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

Ched Myers - Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:31pm

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

April 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.


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