Ched Myers

Ched Myers is an American theologian specializing in biblical studies and political theology.


Since the late 1970s, Myers has been involved in numerous issues including movement work for racial justice, economic equity, indigenous sovereignty, anti-nuclear activism and ecological justice and restoration. He has traveled as an "old-school" itinerant teacher for over twenty years teaching in homes, churches, retreat centers and more.
In 1988, Myers published Binding the Strong ManA Political Reading of Mark's Story of Jesus, which was influential in the Radical Discipleship Movement, particularly within the Catholic Worker Movement. The book was one of the earliest commentaries to take an empire-critical view, a view that was marginal in the 1980s, but is now widely accepted within the academy. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Myers devoted much of his teaching to what he calls Sabbath economics.
He works alongside his wife, Elaine Enns, as part of , where the emphasis is on education for restorative justice, biblical literacy, ecological discipleship and radical economic sharing.