Scholar-Activist Encounter: Resistance Readings of the Parable of the Manager of Unjust Wealth

Scholar-Activist Encounters

June 16, 2022

How do activism and scholarship contribute to our understanding of Scripture in the world today?

CLBSJ is pleased to again join forces with the Alternative Seminary to host a teaching and discussion on Luke 16:1-13, the Parable of the Manager of Unjust Wealth. CLBSJ Board Member Rev. Dr. Dong Hyeon Jeong summarizes his resistance reading of this confounding parable, drawing from socio-economic analysis of the biblical context, his experience as a Korean missionary in the Phillippines, as well as Mel Chen’s Animacies Theory.

This event is a part of the Alternative Seminary’s course, “Challenging Power and Privilege: A ten-week online study of the Gospel of Luke.” Members of the class cohort provide responses to Dr. Jeong’s teaching.

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Optional Reading: “Postcolonially Resisting the Economic Shitstem: A Filipinx-Korean Reading of Luke 16:1- 13 with Mel Chen’s Animacies Theory” from the Council for World Mission’s DARE Global Forum 2021

Rev. Dr. Dong Hyeon Jeong is an Assistant Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and serves on the Board of CLBSJ. His book With the Wild Beasts, Learning from Trees is forthcoming and will be published by the Society of Biblical Literature Press, Semeia Series. The son of Korean missionaries in the Philippines, Dong Hyeon is an ordained elder in the Philippine Central Conference, Manila Episcopal Area, Southwest Philippines Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Read his full bio here:

The Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice invites you to join us for an interactive dialogue exploring the interfaces between scholarship and activism. How do these ways of being contribute to our understanding of Scripture in the world today? Let’s come together to learn from each other. Most events take place on the third Thursday of the month at 4:30pm Pacific Time / 7:30pm Eastern Time. We do not meet every month, and occasionally meet on a different night.

See the full schedule of the Scholar-Activist Encounter series. For questions, email

This series is co-sponsored by the Community of Living Traditions.