Join us on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, for a free webinar with Miguel Escobar, the author of The Unjust Steward: Wealth, Poverty and the Church Today.
In this webinar, author Miguel Escobar will introduce participants to the themes of his book:
- A brief discussion of the parables that form the triptych in the Gospel of Luke
- An explanation of how Escobar’s experiences as a son of migrant laborers shapes his perspective on the gospel
- An introduction to the scholarly idea that this is Luke’s presentation of a statement on wealth, poverty and generosity
- An open conversation about how participants relate to the text: What is surprising to you? Have you ever thought about the Prodigal Son as a reading about generosity?
Join us for this free 90-minute webinar to learn more about how the New Testament and early church thinkers wrote about wealth and poverty.
Miguel Escobar is director of strategy and operations at Episcopal Divinity School. He is also a writer whose work explores Christianity’s complicated and conflicted relationship with money, wealth, and poverty. His book is The Unjust Steward: Wealth, Poverty, and the Church Today.
Miguel earned a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in 2007 and has served in a variety of roles in the Episcopal Church since. He was communications assistant to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, managing program director for the Episcopal Church Foundation, and now works as director of strategy and operations at Episcopal Divinity School in New York City.
Miguel grew up in the Texas Hill Country and attended Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio where he studied the Roman Catholic social justice tradition, Latin American liberation theologies, and minored in Spanish. He serves on several boards including Episcopal Relief & Development and Forward Movement.