On Sunday, March 26, author Miguel Escobar will join us as our guest preacher! After the 11 am service he will also lead us in a forum based on his recent book, The Unjust Steward: Wealth, Poverty, and the Church Today. In anticipation, we invite the parish to read his book.
The Unjust Steward explores the deep longing for God’s reversal of rich and poor that is found in the ancient heart of Christianity. The Gospels’ depiction of “the righteous poor and oppressive rich” and God’s preferential option for “the least of these” continues to represent something new, countercultural, and strange, both in ancient Rome and today. Escobar grounds the discussion of wealth and poverty in the teachings of Jesus, weaving in the words of early church leaders and his own personal experience. The Unjust Steward presents a compelling case for a profound overhaul in the way the church and its people value the poor and transform into servants of God instead of stewards of wealth.
Miguel Escobar is executive director of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary. He earned a Masters of Divinity from Union in 2007, and has served in a variety of roles in the Episcopal Church since. He was communications director for Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, as well as managing program director for the Episcopal Church Foundation, before coming to his current role at EDS at Union. His writing explores Christianity’s complicated and conflicted relationship with money, wealth, and poverty.
The Unjust Steward can be found on:
Please join us in reading the book and plan to be with us for this special event on March 26!