Ched Myers

In Luke’s account of the Emmaus Road encounter, the Risen Jesus could have said to his beleaguered companions something like: “OK fellas; it’s all gonna be fine now. We won. Relax and enjoy the glory.” Instead, he enjoins them to Bible study—not once in the narrative, but twice (Luk e24:27, 45). Specifically, to the hard labor of radically re-interpreting their religious and political tradition through the lens of its prophets.