Ched Myers

Ched Myers talks about Empire. This clip is from a DVD of Ched talking in Australia entitled “The Call to Discipleship in Mark’s Gospel.”

Ched Myers is a Mennonite theologian who sometimes focuses on the connections between environmentalism, anarchism and Christianity. For the past thirty years he has worked at peace and justice issues, based in California.

His books include Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark’s Story of Jesus (1988), The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics (2001); and Who Will Roll Away the Stone: Discipleship Queries for First World Christians (1994); Say to This Mountain: Mark’s Story of Discipleship (1996).

Articles by Ched Myers available for reading:

“The Cedar Has Fallen! The Prophetic Word versus Imperial Clear-Cutting.” In Earth & Word: Classic Sermons On Saving the Planet, edited by David Rhoads, 211–22. New York: Continuum, 2007.

“Easter Faith and Empire: Recovering the Prophetic Tradition on the Emmaus Road.” In Getting on Message: Challenging the Christian Right from the Heart of the Gospel, edited by Peter Laarman, 51–67. Boston: Beacon Press, 2006.

“Anarcho-Primitivism and the Bible.” In Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, 56–58. London: Continuum, 2005.

“The Fall.” In Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, 634–36. London: Continuum, 2005.

“The Gospel of the Cross Confronts the Powers.” In Consuming Passion: Why the Killing of Jesus Really Matters, edited by Simon Barrow and Jonathan Bartley, 61–72. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2005.

“To Serve and Preserve: Does the Bible Call us to Dominion over Creation?” Sojourners, March 2004, 28–33.

“Epiphany Under Empire.” America, 196, no. 1 (Jan. 2007): 16–18.

“Was Jesus a Practitioner of Nonviolence? Reading Mark 1:21-3:19 through Martin Luther King.” Bible in TransMission (Sept. 2005).

Cultural/Linguistic Diversity and Deep Social Ecology (Genesis 11:1-9)