Read his interview with Religion News Service. Here is an excerpt:
RNS: Tell us about the “Jesus of downward mobility.”
EC: There are so many things that compel me about Jesus, but one of them is what I call “the story of downward mobility.”It completely contradicts the movement of upward mobility that is pervasive in our culture. We want to upgrade everything at every opportunity: we want the best, the fastest, the slickest, the coolest, the newest, the largest, the most horsepowerest.