This Bible study examines the group’s origins (Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, Brigham Young, and others); the discrepancy between Mormon beliefs and orthodox Christian teaching; the meaning of its rituals (baptism of the dead, endowments for the living and dead, temple garments, celestial marriage); and the prominence of the temple.
The late Chuck Colson called Vishal Mangalwadi, “One of the greatest Christian worldview thinkers of our time.” Now, Mangalwadi, an Indian-born intellectual, social reformer, and author of 13 books, has released a series of lectures on DVD called Must the Sun Set on the West?
'Science disproves the existence of God' - and thanks to high profile scientists such as Prof. Richard Dawkins and Prof. Stephen Hawking - many people unquestioningly believe it. But many scientists and other academics of the highest caliber, are challenging this 'assault on faith.' Among them are three top Oxford professors: Professors Alister McGrath, John Lennox and Keith Ward.
Sandfloor Cathedral brings together profoundly beautiful modern symphonic music and breathtaking oceanic images. This powerful and unique combination helps to create a very real "wellness journey" whose destination is natural relaxation and spiritual fulfillment.
To some, Scientology is a bona fide religion based upon rigorous research and its doctrines are akin to universal scientific laws. But to others, including some former members, Scientology is a cult whose so-called doctrines are nothing more than ridiculous science-fiction stories invented by founder, L. Ron Hubbard. What is the truth about Scientology? Find out in this compelling documentary that takes you inside the walls of this controversial organization.
The Shortest Way Home: C.S. Lewis & Mere Christianity is an introductory review to Lewis’s classic work on issues of faith and reason. Viewers will find honest discussion and helpful insights for the tough questions asked by Christians and skeptics alike.
Experience the wonders of Christmas more fully. From the Annunciation in Nazareth to the Nativity in Bethlehem, the story is full of insight and joy. The film includes ancient traditions, biblical sites and ancient chants. Filmed on the actual locations in the Holy Land, this is the complete Christmas story.
In this series you will find out why the Ten Commandments are so potent, how they cut through the maze of psychobabble, how they get to the center of issues of the heart and how they affect the way we live.
The Animated Bible Series, currently in production, is the world’s first visual narrative of the entire Bible from creation and the fall to the kings and prophets, to the coming of the Christ and His final Revelation. This unique graphic-novel style depiction of the Bible will capture the imagination of new generations as God’s redemptive story unfolds in vivid visual language. Episode 1: The Creation brings to life Genesis chapter 1-3.
What proof do we have that the resurrection really happened? This intriguing documentary digs deep into the biblical and historical accounts and explores the main theories: Did the disciples steal the body? Did they hallucinate and only imagine they had met the risen Jesus or did they create a myth in order to keep the movement going? Scholars take a hard look and offer honest, thought-provoking answers. The Third Day is an excellent resource for both skeptics and believers alike.
From rolling landscapes, through flower garden and forest, to snow capped mountains and sun swept plains, this VISIONS OF WORSHIP DVD shows us the Glory of God all around. Here is breathtaking film accompanied by beautiful instrumental arrangements of best loved hymns.
Here is an amazing story of hope from the horrific massacre at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, where many innocent lives were lost. One of those was Rachel Joy Scott, mercilessly murdered for her faith in God.
The resurrection happened. It's not just the belief of Christians, it's borne out by history, archaeology, and science. This documentary takes viewers step by step through the events of Holy Week—shedding light on the key players, unraveling the political intrigue, and answering long standing questions about what happened, and why. Professor of ancient history and world-renowned expert Dr. Paul L. Maier details the story, along with maps, graphics, and remarkable dramatic re-creations to bring Holy Week alive in a whole new way.
LECTURE 1 -- Karma and Reincarnation: Foundations for Ethics and Personal Significance While much of secular philosophy tells us we can't know if we live in a moral universe, karma and reincarnation tell us the universe is a perfect system of cause and effect...whatever you did in your past life will catch up to you in the next life. But what about free will? Are we really just cogs in a cosmic machine? How does the Judeo-Christian worldview address the problem of ethical behavior and personal dignity?
LECTURE 2 -- Buddhism: Escape into Emptiness Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi says that Buddhism is a serious contender for religious preeminence in the West. Having rejected the Bible, many are attracted to Buddhism's offer of tranquility and escape from self. What does Buddhism teach and how does it compare to the Christian Gospel?
LECTURE 3 -- Hinduism: The Science of Becoming One with Everything Hinduism is a powerful worldview, and many facets of that worldview are gaining acceptance in the West. Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi traces the complex history of Hinduism in India and explores the ramifications of the idea that everything in the universe is one.
LECTURE 4 -- Yoga: Seven Paths of Salvation in Hinduism In this lecture we learn about the various types of Yoga and the spiritual worldview that forms the background of this popular practice. Dr. Mangalwadi answers the question: Can a person engage in Yoga as a form of exercise and relaxation without necessarily buying into all its religious implications?
LECTURE 6 -- Ecology: The Responsibility of Being Human Many believe that global warming and other ecological crises are the number one threat to humanity and the planet, while others believe that global warming is a hoax. Why are ecological issues so divisive? In this lecture, Dr. Mangalwadi explores various philosophies of the environment and asks: If the crisis is real, who is to blame? Is religion or secularism at the heart of the problem? How are we to understand the biblical mandate to “subdue and rule over the earth”?
LECTURE 7 -- Vegetarianism: The Ethics of Eating Meat In this lecture, Dr. Mangalwadi explores the history and meaning of vegetarianism from the Eastern religious viewpoint, the secular viewpoint and the Judeo-Christian viewpoint. Is vegetarianism healthier than eating meat? Is it cruel to slaughter animals for food? Why do most Christians reject vegetarianism?
In this seven-part series of fascinating lectures, renowned scholar Dr. Vishal Mangalwadi explores the philosophy and religious practices that evolved in and around his native India and contrasts them with Judeo-Christian beliefs.