November 2010

From Greensboro to Gulai-Polye: Gospel Mission to Historically Violated

& Augsburger Lecture Series.

As part of the Augsburger Lecture Series Elaine Enns and Ched Myers present this lecture outlining the  Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project as an exercise in gospel-based healing of past injustice, as well as the legacy of Mennonite refugees from Ukraine in the early 20th century.  In these stories, they ask questions about how… Read more »

The Personal and Political Dimensions of Conversion: Restorative Justice

& Augsburger Lecture Series.

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers begin this lecture with a reading of Paul’s Damascus Road experience as a call to restorative justice. Then they look at mediation and nonviolent direct action as flip sides of the peacemaking coin.  They conclude with a story of the conversion of a U.S. Air Force nuclear weapons specialist to… Read more »

Taking Root Downward: A Call to Bio-regional Discipleship

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers speak for this third event in the annual Augsburger Lecture Series on “Taking Root Downward: A call to bio-regional Discipleship.” Their work is in the faith-based peace and justice movement. For information about their organization, check out Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries. The 2010 Augsburger Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Augsburger… Read more »

Decisionism, Denominationalism or Discipleship? Call to the Way

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers speak for the annual Augsburger Lecture Series on “Decisionism, Denominationalism or Discipleship?  Call to the Way.”   In this International Education Week reflection, Elaine and Ched talk about their own conversion in college to the Way of Jesus, and profile the radical discipleship movement as “the best party in town.” Their work… Read more »