Ched Myers' and Elaine Enns' Speaking Schedules, Spring 2018

Note:  If you are interested in inviting Elaine and/or Ched to speak to (or better yet to videoconference with) your church, organization or community, please email us.  Here is their upcoming schedule:

BCM Ventura River Watershed Poster

Poster image
$12.00

You can own your own copy of the BCm poster featuring the Ventura River Watershed artwork by friend and collaborator, Sarah Holst.

$12.00
Apr
4

"After Execution: Martin Luther King, Memphis and Luke's Emmaus Road as a Call to Prophetic Literacy," by Ched Myers

Today is the 50th anniversary of the extra-judicial execution of our nation's greatest prophet. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, in what was proven in a court of law in 1999 as a government "Black Ops" operation.  The building was only saved by a concerted community struggle in the 1980s, and now houses the compelling National Civil Rights Museum.

Mar
30

THE END OF THE WORLD (MARK 15:21-46): A Good Friday Reflection by Ched Myers

Above: Good Friday falls on the full moon of the first day of Passover this year, 2018.  Below is a slightly edited excerpt from Myers, et al, Say to This Mountain: Mark's Story of Discipleship (Orbis, 1996), pp 199-202. 

An Introduction to Mark’s Gospel: Ched Myers

Image of Rembrandt Christ Comforted by the Angel
$20.00

In this package of five webinar presentations (each between 60 and 80 minutes), Ched Myers looks at key “core samples” from Mark’s gospel, and relates each to contemporary discipleship issues: 

$20.00
Jan
10

"Re-membering the Asistencia Santa Gertrudis," by Ched Myers

  The "Asistencia Santa Gertrudis" (named after Saint Gertrude the Great, a favorite of medieval Iberian Catholics; see here) was an outlying chapel from Mission San Buenaventura.  Records indicate it was constructed sometime between 1804-08.  In our watershed, along Ventura Ave., is an obscure roadside memorial to this long-disappeared structure.  It "served the Indians in the

Dec
30

"If an Ancient Cathedral Had Burned: A Lament for Grandmother Oak" by Ched Myers

Old trees are our parents, and our parents’ parents, perchance. 
                     -- Henry David Thoreau, Journal, Oct 1855

Dec
8

Thomas Fire in Ventura County

Dear friends of BCM:

Thanks to all of you who have been calling, texting and emailing your concerns about the Thomas Fire. As you can see from this map, Oak View (we are right where the town name is) has been spared, and is the only area in the valley not under mandatory evacuation. 

Oct
31

"50/500: A Season of Protest and Remembering," by Ched Myers

AboveFr. Phil Berrigan pouring blood on 1-A draft files at the Customs House, Baltimore, MD, October 27, 1967.

Sep
29

"Prophets or Profits" by Peter Laarman

Note: This concise analysis from our friend Rev. Peter Laarman on the political economy of taxation is reposted from Religion Dispatches. 


For almost ten years now, the folks at Sojourners and other progressive evangelical outfits have been reminding us that "budgets are moral documents." All well and good. I agree. But I will add that tax systems are at least as revealing, perhaps more so, when it comes to the ethical bearings of any state or nation.

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