Radical Hospitality

with Dr. Richard Beck

Session 1: Disgust

People who weren't like Jesus, liked Jesus. Why is that? Dr. Richard Beck offers an answer.

Session 2: World Without Strangers

Disgust is a natural impulse shared by all people. But we can't let it regulate our relationships with other people.

Session 3: Shame and Honor

Showing strangers the same level of kindness, grace, and love we show family and friends is just the beginning of radical hospitality.


Radical Hospitality is a Three-Week Video Curriculum for Groups.

God loves each of us enough to give us the opportunity of everlasting life through Jesus. That love includes the challenging people in your life.

The essence of radical hospitality is to open up your world so that no one is ever a stranger. This group resource will help you explore what it looks like to love others like Jesus did.

To use Radical Hospitality, complete these steps:

Step 1:

Watch the session video together.

Step 2:

Discuss the video as a group using the Discussion Guide.

Step 3:

Encourage your group members to take action by following through on the suggestions in the "Applying What You've Learned" section of the Discussion Guide.

About Dr. Beck

Richard Beck is Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. He is the author of Unclean: Meditations on Purity, Hospitality, and Mortality; The Slavery of Death; and Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devils for Doubters and the Disenchanted.