His historic and prophetic address at Harvard Commencement on June 8, 1978. He was heralded as a hero in the West for his courageous and gifted writings from prison that exposed the horrors and tyranny of Soviet Communism. But the reaction here was more subdued, at times even hostile, when he began to speak with equal candor about the sins and spiritual poverty of the West, most notably in a commencement address given at Harvard University.
The amazing pilgrimage of C.S. Lewis' stepson, Douglas Gresham. Find out what happened to Douglas and what he absorbed about life and Christianity from Lewis — one of this century’s great communicators of the faith.
Before his death on September 21, 1996, a Dutch television crew and close friends accompanied Henri to places of major significance where he candidly reflected on the deep spiritual currents of his life.
Malcolm Muggeridge reflects on his half century of covering the great events of our century's history. He explains where it all brought him as a person. We follow him to his country estate, to Madame Tussad's Wax Museum where he is immortalized along with others of the greats, and to the Holy Land. It is in the Holy Land where Muggeridge finds the answers to his deepest questions. In his own inimitable, provocative, and entertaining style, Muggeridge exposes the twentieth century's idolatries, ideologies, and pretenses.
In two of his last public addresses before his death in 1998, delivered at Samford University, Bishop Newbigin articulated his compelling vision for the Church and the Christian Gospel in the modern world. It was a vision that had distinguished Newbigin as one of the most incisive and insightful religious leaders of the 20th century.
Brother Andrew was born in 1928 in Holland. Indonesia was still a Dutch Colony in 1945, and it was there, having joined the army, that he was wounded. During his recovery he began reading the Bible in earnest. "A bullet made an end to my sports ambition, but put me on the track to Jesus." Conversion "did not come suddenly," it grew from reading the Bible, and seeking God. He went to Glasgow in 1953 to study at the WEC mission college, but it was while attending a communist youth festival in Warsaw Poland, that he felt a decisive call to the field. He adopted the name Brother Andrew in 1960.
Jackie Pullinger comes from the Kensington section of London, England. She is probably best-known for her book, Crack in the Wall. She arrived in Hong Kong in 1966 and learned to love the "physically poor and morally poor" people she found there. She believes "wherever it is most dark must be the easiest place for the light to shine."
John Stott was born in London in 1921 and attended Cambridge University. He came to Christ through the evangelism of a lecturer in his public school. After his ordination in the Church of England he served as a curate and later rector of All Souls Church, Langham, in London’s West End.. He says "God gave me a hunger for himself." He made three difficult decisions in his life he has never regretted: not to become an academic, not to marry, and not to become a bishop. "I want to bear witness that I have found in the ministry to which God has called me enormous joy and satisfaction."
Loren Cunningham was born in California in 1935. His missionary parents worked among the poor in the Southwest, preached in the streets and lived in a tent with boxes for furniture. At age 13, he had his first conviction of a call to world mission. Later he had a vision of the world covered with waves of young people taking the Gospel to all the nations of the earth.
Luis Palau was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1926. He was converted at the age of twelve. "I dreamed of leading lots of people to Christ." He studied in Argentina and in Portland, Oregon. Since founding the Luis Palau Evangelistic Team, he has taken his crusades to Great Britain, Germany, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.