Last year we looked at each of the Oscar nominated Best Picture Films and ranked them related to the prevalence of shame in the film. We created a “Shame-Meter” that ranks films 0-10, with 0 being no shamed loneliness and 10 being abusive and de-humanizing shame and painful brain loneliness. It was surprising just how […]
This is the beginning of a new and critical series of the Gospel Rant. Borrowing a page from missions, Bill asks if your church is more Guilt-Innocence or Honor-Shame. Your answer has serious ramifications regarding your innate ability to re-engage Millennials or more importantly, how effective you might be witnessing to both Millennials and Gen Z, half the US population today.
Church Historian Professor at Gordon-Conwell, Richard Lovelace argues in his book, The Dynamics of Spiritual Life: “Only a fraction of the present body of professing Christians are solidly appropriating the justifying work of Christ in their lives. Many have so light an apprehension of God’s holiness and of the extent and guilt of their sin […]
What can these two Best Picture Nominated films tell us about our shame and what shame can do to a culture? You just might be surprised. We will bring out our Shame Meter and see what it says.