Ched Myers is an activist theologian who has worked in social change movements for 40 years. With a degree in New Testament Studies from the Graduate Theological Union, he is a popular educator who animates scripture and issues of faith-based peace and justice. He has authored over 100 articles and more than a half-dozen books, including Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark’s Story of Jesus (Orbis, 1988/2008); The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics (Tell the Word, 2001), Ambassadors of Reconciliation: A N.T. Theology and Diverse Christian Practices of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking (with Elaine Enns, Orbis, 2009), and Our God is Undocumented: Biblical Faith and Immigrant Justice (with Matthew Colwell, Orbis, 2012). Most recently he curated, edited and contributed to an anthology entitled Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice (Cascade Press, 2016).
Most of Ched’s publications can be found at www.ChedMyers.org. Ched is adjunct faculty at St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon, SK, and has taught at many seminaries around the U.S., Canada and Australia, most recently at United Theological Seminary in Minneapolis.
Ched has worked with a variety of social justice organizations, including the American Friends Service Committee and the Pacific Concerns Resource Center. He co-founded several collaborative projects, including the Sabbath Economics Collaborative (www.sabbatheconomics.org); the Bartimaeus Institute (www.bcm-net.org/BI); the Word and World School (www.wordandworld.org); the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice (http://clbsj.org/); and the Watershed Discipleship Alliance (http://watersheddiscipleship.org/). Ched currently works intensively mentoring young faith and justice leaders, and is President of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition (http://ojaivalleygreencoalition.com). He and his partner Elaine Enns, a restorative justice practitioner, live in the Ventura River watershed in southern California and co-direct Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (www.bcm-net.org).