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Giving Up Shame for Lent (VIDEO)

Travis Reed | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Travis Reed

Lent is not about scarcity; it's about preparing us for more... for resurrection. Dale Ryan, Director of the Institute for Recovery Ministry at Fuller Seminary, invites us to give up shame for lent and prepare ourselves, as it says in Ezekiel 36, for a new heart of flesh.

WATCH: Stanley Hauerwas: What Is A Christian?

Travis Reed | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Stanley Hauerwas reluctantly defines Christianity and talks about the signs of a baptized life and identity.

WATCH: Walter Brueggemann On Lent And Good Friday

Travis Reed | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Walter Brueggemann on Lent, Good Friday, Easter and the "shutdown" of the way it used to be: an invitation to neighborliness and newness.

WATCH: Miroslav Volf: Something New

Travis Reed | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity and founder and director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, on the cross and the resurrection.

WATCH: Richard Twiss: Operating Out Of Perception

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Our dear, dear friend and prophet Richard Twiss died of a heart attack this weekend in Washington. The world is not whole without him. I pray death is the beginning to life.

WATCH: Peter Rollins And the Crack House Church

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Are we being transformed through our brokenness or are we just addicted to church? Author, philosopher and speaker Peter Rollins has some thoughts.

WATCH: N.T. Wright's Bible Reading Recommendations

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

N.T. Wright's recommendations for reading the bible.

WATCH: Parker Palmer: The Risk Of Incarnation

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Author, educator and activist Parker Palmer on Advent and the Word made flesh.

WATCH: Richard Rohr: Learning To See

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

"A good teacher teaches people how to see, not what to see." -- Richard Rohr.

WATCH: Barbara Brown Taylor: Smashing Idols Through Pain

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Can you trust that what comes into your life is for you? Barbara Brown Taylor on breathing in pain.

WATCH: Derek Webb: Victory Marching

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Does God write sadness, struggle, disease and dissonance into our lives for it's beauty? Is suffering symphonic? Is life a victory march or a broken hallelujah -- or both?

WATCH: Miroslav Volf: America

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

On the moralizing framework and the blissful innocence that is puzzling to many about America.

WATCH: Brian McLaren: Toward The Other

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

"I remember the feeling I had in the days after those attacks -- a foreboding sense that we were in for years of religious hostility among Christians, Muslims, Jews, and others."

Lisa Sharon Harper: 'Paul Ryan's Plan Breaks My Heart' (VIDEO)

Travis Reed | Posted 10.09.2012 | Religion
Travis Reed

I'm all for business, I own one, but "the market" is not righteous. No limits, profit-driven activity falls short Kingdom imagination-wise, needing have-nots and under abundance to drive it's model.

WATCH: Shane Claiborne: Violence Is Evil

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Every day it seems like we're bombarded with news stories of violence. Shane Claiborne reminds us of Christ's third option to violence and a new narrative for a fractured world.

WATCH: Stanley Hauerwas: Learning To Live With Death

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

Our culture tends to ignore death. At the very least, we make wild attempts to distract ourselves from it for as long as possible. Are we just living "lives of quiet, desperate atheism," as Hauerwas suggests?

WATCH: Jean Vanier: Become Weaker

Travis Reed | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Travis Reed

In a time of such polarization and protectionism, we might try out a little vulnerability and see what newness might be born out of the fertile soil of weakness.