An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story

Dvd. Journey Films , 2017.


This documentary looks at the teachings of 20th century theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.


interviews of Andrew Young, Cornel West, David Brooks, and Neibuhr's daughter Elizabeth Sifton

Recommended Audience

seminarian and educational classe



Practical Applications

  • Explore the relationship between faith and civic life by learning about the teachings of Reinhold Niebuhr.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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