Ched Myers' and Elaine Enns' Speaking Schedules, Summer 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:


“Nature against Empire: Exodus Plagues, Climate Crisis and Hardheartedness" by Ched Myers

Note:  This is an excerpted, edited text of a talk given to the Alliance of Baptists Annual Gathering in Dayton, OH on April 27, 2018.  It was published (with images and graphs, absent here) in our May 2018 BCM Enews , and is part of my ongoing search to find theological ways to talk about the urgency of climate crisis.  This piece is long (10 pages), but I hope readers will spend some time with it and give

BCM Ventura River Watershed Poster

Poster image

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


"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.


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

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: 


"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


"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


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. 


"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.

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