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Travis Reed is the founder and filmmaker at The Work Of the People and Alter Video Magazine, online, independent and ecumenical resources for discovery and transformation. He is blessed with the gift of gathering together, through the rich soil of relationships and Kingdom friendships, some of the most incendiary theologians, Christian thought leaders and various faithful practitioners to harvest and artfully present their most heartfelt passions and ideas that are both challenging and prophetic for the church, Jesus followers and strangers and seekers of all types.

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Giving Up Shame for Lent (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 10:31 AM

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.

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Father Greg Boyle: Kinship & Kingdom (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 8:56 AM

"No kinship, no justice. No kinship, no peace." Father Greg Boyle on kinship, compassion, unity and the Kingdom of God.

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Norman Wirzba: Food and Salvation (Video)

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 11:28 AM

FOOD and SALVATION

What does food and land have to do with salvation? Norman Wirzba invites us into healing and restoration through the reconciliation of the land, our food and with our neighbors.

JOINED TO THE LIVING

The land on most churches is taken up by ornamental bushes and trees or large stretches of grass. Is that use of the land the best witness to the community or is it perhaps a failure of imagination? God was described in Scripture as the first Gardener. Why don't Christians and faith communities have a better relationship with the land?

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Wm. Paul Young: Consuming Love (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 8:20 AM

"You were found in Jesus before you were ever lost in Adam" -- Hopeful and slightly controversial thoughts from The Shack author, Wm. Paul Young, on the consuming love of of God.

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Richard Rohr: The Problem of Good (VIDEO)

(11) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 11:27 AM

Richard Rohr on evil, fear, the original blessing and the problem of good.






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Stanley Hauerwas: What Is A Christian? (VIDEO)

(8) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 5:08 PM

What is a "Christian"? Stanley Hauerwas reluctantly defines Christianity and talks about the signs of a baptized life and identity.

Check out Stanley Hauerwas' TWOTP author page with films and books HERE.

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Walter Brueggemann: On Lent and Good Friday (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 12:28 PM

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






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Miroslav Volf: Something New (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 1:58 PM

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.




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Richard Twiss: Operating Out Of Perception (VIDEO)

(15) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 12:04 PM

Our dear, dear friend and prophet Richard Twiss died of a heart attack this weekend in Washington, where he was to participate in the National Prayer Breakfast. I can't image the lament of his family. The world is not whole without him. Richard stirred/stirs my imagination and made me a...

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Peter Rollins: Crack House Church (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 9:45 AM

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






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N.T. Wright: The Whole Sweep of Scripture (VIDEO)

(8) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 11:15 AM

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








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Wm. Paul Young: Coming To Find Us (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 4:59 PM

"The Shack" author, Wm. Paul Young, and his thoughts on the crisis of Advent.







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Parker Palmer: The Risk Of Incarnation (VIDEO)

(31) Comments | Posted December 4, 2012 | 11:48 AM

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







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Richard Rohr: Learning To See (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 4:14 PM

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

Here's the first of many films from the few days I recently spent with Franciscan Priest Richard Rohr. Here, Richard talks about getting in on more of God.


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Barbara Brown Taylor: Smashing Idols Through Pain (VIDEO)

(15) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 6:02 AM

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







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Stanley Hauerwas: The Roman Circus (VIDEO)

(8) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 7:01 AM

Stanley Hauerwas on why we shouldn't take elections too seriously.

"Elections are coercive ... 51 percent get to tell 49 percent how to live. So, elections are not in and of itself the character of democratic life ... Elections in America have so little to do with people -- we...

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Derek Webb: Victory Marching (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2012 | 8:48 AM

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? American singer-songwriter Derek Webb tells us what he sees.

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Miroslav Volf: America (VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 1:08 PM

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

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Brian McLaren: Toward The Other (VIDEO)

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 1:12 PM

"Today is the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, DC. 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.

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Standing in the Tragic Gap (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2012 | 8:40 AM

Is our democratic system capable of evolution? With our capacity to hold tension creatively, Parker Palmer thinks so.







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