Mon, 20 July 2015
Reinke discusses the back story and aftermath of the circumstances surrounding the critically-acclaimed documentary, "The Overnighters" (2014), winner of several awards, including the Sundance special award for best documentary. This is an amazing conversation, reflecting on the work of Reinke and his LCMS congregation to help displaced workers who came to North Dakota to benefit from the fracking boom. Reinke is by no means a perfect guy, he never claims to be. But he also has a way of inspiring folks to consider radical hospitality and grace--even to the unloveable. He is an underdog, and a champion of underdogs. That isn't always a formula for earthly succes. Perhaps the best quote from our guest (who had a good many): "Love is not an investment. Love is a gift."