Where is he now? Keith Graves, star of “The Overnighters” documentary

Update 9/17/20 – Bureau of Prisons website shows Mr. Graves has scheduled release date of 5/17/43. He is still in Pekin FCI. Recap of posted release dates: 5/19/16 release date 12/24/43 10/23/18 release date 12/24/43; no change 8/31/19 release date 1/5/44; slippage of 12 days 9/17/20 release date 5/17/43; about 7½ months earlier; which is … Continue reading “Where is he now? Keith Graves, star of “The Overnighters” documentary”

Increased interest in “The Overnighters” documentary – part 3 of 3

There has been a lot more interest in my posts on “The Overnighters” documentary recently. This is the third and final part of this series of followup on the documentary. Previous discussions include my disclosures, and reporting with agendas. This post will close with some lessons we can learn from this disaster. Other articles As … Continue reading “Increased interest in “The Overnighters” documentary – part 3 of 3”

Increased interest in “The Overnighters” documentary – part 2 of 3

There has been a lot more interest in my posts on “The Overnighters” documentary recently. This is part 2 of my followup on the documentary. Previous discussion, including my disclosures, is here. Might want to get a fresh cup of coffee. This will be a long read. Reading a story when I know more than … Continue reading “Increased interest in “The Overnighters” documentary – part 2 of 3”

Increased interest in “The Overnighters” documentary – part 1 of 3

There has been a lot more interest in my posts on “The Overnighters” documentary recently. In particular, my 7/2/15 discussion of Where are they now? Follow up on people you saw in The Overnighters documentary has been getting a lot of page views. It has been running between 100 and 130 views a month for … Continue reading “Increased interest in “The Overnighters” documentary – part 1 of 3”

Expected release date for Keith Graves, star of The Overnighters documentary

The Bureau of Prisons reports an expected release date of December 24, 2043 for Keith Graves (register number 13523-059). If you have been following my blog, you recall Mr. Graves was convicted on five counts of human trafficking, one count of drug distribution, and one count of drug possession. His well-earned sentence was 33 years, … Continue reading “Expected release date for Keith Graves, star of The Overnighters documentary”

The Overnighters documentary streaming free on PBS for 3 more days

Free through Wednesday! The documentary was shown on PBS June 29. It is available for live streaming at the PBS website here. Will be available free until July 15, 2015. You can find the trailer for the PBS showing at the following link: http://video.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365471685  

Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 7

This is the final post in a series discussing my reactions to the director’s cut of the documentary, The Overnighters. I was privileged to be able to see a screening of the documentary when Jesse Moss, the director, was personally present for a question & answer session after the viewing. Here is one the questions … Continue reading “Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 7”

Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 6

This is the sixth and next to last post on my thoughts after viewing the director’s cut. Just a few more ideas before concluding with my reaction to a question asked by a person at the screening I attended. Role of the newspaper I think I’ll hold off for another day the role played by … Continue reading “Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 6”

Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 5

One final lesson that those of us in leadership at local churches or parachurch ministries can learn from the documentary The Overnighters. Previous lessons learned are visible here and here. Hurting people hurt people. Alan and Paul turned on the pastor. They were quite angry with him and their outbursts were caught on camera. Comments … Continue reading “Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 5”

Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 3

This post continues my reflections on a documentary describing the overnighters program at a church in Williston, which provided housing to people looking for work when sufficient housing was not available in the area. First of three discussions on lessons learned from my perspective as one of the leaders in my congregation. Lessons learned From the … Continue reading “Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 3”

Where are they now? Followup on people you saw in The Overnighters documentary.

Update 7/17/17: Welcome to those checking out the page. I have some followup on The Overnighters documentary: Part 1 – documentary streaming on Netflix in July and showing on many PBS stations Part 2 – agendas and biases Part 3 – other articles and lessons learned The PBS pages set up to talk about The … Continue reading “Where are they now? Followup on people you saw in The Overnighters documentary.”

Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 2

This continues my pondering about the Overnighters program after watching the director’s cut of a documentary by the same name. Your worldview controls how you view everything in the world Your worldview filters everything you see and think.  It drives how you interpret everything around you. You take your worldview with you into every conversation. … Continue reading “Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 2”

Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 1

I recently watched the director’s cut of The Overnighters. Many things come into focus after listening to the interview. This will be the first in a series of posts reflecting on the director’s cut. I would like to get these posted before the middle of July, which is the scheduled start of a federal trial … Continue reading “Thoughts about the Director’s Cut from The Overnighters documentary – part 1”