A collection of inspirational videos and text featuring America’s finest religious thinkers, stories of personal faith, and reflections on spiritual topics, gathered from television broadcasts of 30 Good Minutes, a weekly multifaith program in Chicago.
In his message, The Faith Journey, the Rev. Dr. David Lose, Professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, talks about our faith journeys. The Gospel, he says, offers an impossible possibility, a reality that transcends the everyday real, a Truth deeper than all else we have been told is true.
This archived 30 Good Minutes program was first broadcast in February 2007.
David J. Lose holds the Marbury E. Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Biblical Preaching. He is the author of Making Sense of the Cross (2011), Making Sense of the Christian Faith (2010), Making Sense of Scripture (2009), and Confessing Jesus Christ: Preaching in a Postmodern World (2003). He speaks widely in the United States and abroad on preaching, Christian faith in a postmodern world, and biblical interpretation.
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After Prison: Responding with Faith
In our new documentary for WTTW Channel 11, the Chicago Sunday Evening Club is proud to present the stories of three faith communities that are doing the difficult, but necessary work of healing the lives of ex-offenders, and standing with them as they reenter society. Our hope is to engage with communities of faith in deep dialogue around these issues.
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Conversation with David Lose
Hosts Daniel Pawlus and Lydia Talbot in conversation with Grace Imathiu. She says, "I love that Jesus is so gracious when he looks around at his friends, people like me, and says, 'I will give you my joy that your joy will be complete.'"
Spiritual Journey by Margie McInerney and Cindy Ritchel
Margie McInerney and Cindy Ritchell are longtime friends and spiritual companions. When volunteers were needed after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, they went to New Orleans to put their faith into action.
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Reflection on Faith by Christine Chakoian
My faith was sorely tested by a loss I endured. I felt so sad that at my lowest point one morning, when I was walking – no, pounding – on the treadmill in the basement, I started screaming at God. I called God names. I threw back in God’s face everything I’d tried to do right. Between sobs and screams, I swore off believing. The worst was feeling that God was useless, that it didn’t make any difference whether there was a God.
But even while I screamed, I knew how absurd it was. I kept talking to God. And eventually, I started laughing. God had won. And I knew that even though I really didn’t want to go on, that I really didn’t want to believe, I didn’t have much choice because God wasn’t going away.