Category: Article

Moving Up the Watershed in the Way of Peace: Isaac and Conflict in Genesis 26

This article is by Ted Lewis, from November 2014. It is an edited version of a series of four blog posts on http://www.restorativetrainer.com. Read the article here. It this article, Ted Lewis explores naming, taming, overcoming and resolving conflict in the desert, that most brittle of…

Claiming the Call of Watershed Discipleship

This reflection by Nathan Holst from Oct 10, 2014 is published on the EcoFaith Recovery website. Nathan reflects on his recent internship at Bartimaeus Cooperative in California with Ched Myers and Elaine Enns. Nathan shares the community context of how he has come to be thinking about Watershed Discipleship and what he is learning. You can…

Editorial Preface to the issue: Watershed Discipleship

This recent editorial by Dave Pritchett was published online at missiodeijournal.com in August, 2014 in which he introduces the issue of Watershed Discipleship and the work of Ched Myers around this issue. Would you risk being baptized in your local river or pond? This issue of Missio Dei Journal…

Watershed disciples: Studying the local landscape

This article by Katherine Mast from Oct 15, 2014 is published on The Christian Century website. The article features the work of Elaine and Ched and Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries on Watershed Discipleship. You can read the article here. (Please note there are limited free viewings per month of articles…

Reinhabiting the River of Life (Rev 22:1–2): Rehydration, Redemption, and Watershed Discipleship

This recent article by Ched Myers was published online at missiodeijournal.com in August, 2014: Water lies at the center of our Christian sign of baptism and our current ecological crises and, thus, deserves deeper theological treatment. This paper explores visions of “redemption as rehydration” in the…

A Watershed Moment

In a recent article for Sojourners Magazine, Ched Myers discusses how Watershed Discipleship invites Christian to “re-inhabit” that corner of creation in which we reside. A Watershed Moment, Sojourners, May. 2014 5pp In the face of ecocide, the choice before us is stark: discipleship or denial….

Modern Tools, Ancient Values: Year-Round Farming at Taos Pueblo

by Todd Wynward Think the local food movement is a fad for elite yuppies and homesteading hipsters?  Think again. Meet the Red Willow Growers Cooperative: Taos Pueblo food producers who use cutting-edge technologies to promote place-based values that have sustained their culture for a…

Region As Rabbi?

Ched Myers writes that the phrase “watershed discipleship” holds an intentional double meaning: both acting as a disciple during this watershed moment in history, as well as acting as a disciple within and on behalf of a specific watershed, as “citizen inhabitants of specific…

Watershed Discipleship–A Way Through?

Watershed discipleship? It’s an odd, almost jarring term, invoking and synthesizing two domains rarely joined in our imaginations: one scientific, the other religious.