This week we talk with story teller Travis Reed of The Work of the People.
Travis is the founder of The Work of The People & Alter Video Magazine as well as videographer and just about everything else.
From Alter Magazine’s website:
We believe there is an alternative narrative to the prevalent narrative of scarcity and fear. We believe God is moving and is behind an alt?rnative narrative of abundance and freedom, a narrative in which Satan gets defeated and love wins. We believe God’s narrative requires we alter our perspective, that we step, in faith, into God’s upside down reality. In God’s reality we listen for, live and speak God’s upside down voice of faith, hope and love, not striving for ourselves but serving our neighbor.
From The Work of the People:
We are a community of artists, storytellers, filmmakers, poets and theologians. Our work is to tell the story we share and to ask poignant questions through film, literature, art and music. We confess that we are created in the image of God and fulfill our calling by creating and recreating to the glory of God.
TWOTP exists to nurture, develop and facilitate the vocation of artists, equipping artists for a life of discipleship and mission. WE DO THIS by being a tangible multimedia resource for telling God’s story around the world. PRIMARILY we create, host, distribute and sell short videos that are true—not true, like disembodied propositional truth true; but true, like stumbling toward Jesus true. SECONDARILY we facilitate learning and teaching by being a network of artists interested in the hard work of using our gifts for God’s kingdom here and now.
Travis talks about his experience of finding God in a hotel room and a U2 song as well as how he’s learned to lean on God completely – even when it makes very little sense to him or others around him.