This Gospel Rant is about shame. If we can begin to see shame mirrored in media, like these best picture nominees, perhaps we can begin to see shame just a little bit better in our own mirrors. Shame has become epidemic in our culture. It is not our friend. It robs us of an experience of worth, relationship intimacy, identity, purpose and happiness. Wake up Church! It has an enemy. Perfect love casts out fear–but not while it is hiding with our permission.