Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? How did Saint Nicholas become Santa Claus? Why do we have Christmas trees? Charting Christmas provides answers to these questions and many more as it explores the history of Christmas.
Nora Lam's story is wrapped up within one of the most incredible marvels in all world history: how the Christian church survived under repressive atheistic communism in China. But it did more than survive. It thrived and multiplied. We can better understand these heroic Chinese Christians through Sung Neng Yee's (Nora Lam) story.
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.
In this six-part series from Tabgha Foundation, Dr. Martin Marty takes an overview of church history and uses it to probe the spiritual pilgrimage of the various eras of the church to our individual and corporate life today.
Soul is a seven-stage journey through the Gospel of Mark, designed for teenagers and young adults. Find out what Christians believe. Discover the Bible's answers to life's big questions. Explore what Christianity is really all about.
Films include The Streets of New York (1939), also known as The Abe Lincoln of 9th Avenue. Then he brings a famous literary character to life in Peck's Bad Boy (1934). Then watch Jackie Blush with puppy love for teacher Miss Crabtree in the Our Gang short School's Out (1930).
Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans entertain in two of their films: Bells of San Angelo (1947, color) and Bells of Rosarita (1945). DVD includes a rare episode of The Roy Rogers Show and Roy leads the audience in The Cowboy's Prayer.
See Shirley Temple in her first color feature, The Little Princess (1939). DVD includes three of Shirley's early shorts: Dona's Dunking Donuts (1933), Merrily Yours (1933), and Pardon My Pups (1934).
Cody High: A Life Remodeled Project focuses on the efforts of Detroit’s impoverished Cody Rouge community to remove blight and create a safe environment for students at the local schools, including the hundreds of students who attend Cody High School.
From the producers of The Road to Emmaus comes an exciting new biblical drama: Come Follow Me dramatizes the relationship between Jesus and the Apostle Peter. From the day Peter heard the call his name to the post resurrection conversation in which Jesus charges Peter to “feed his sheep,” This short film beautifully illustrates Peter's transformation from fearful denier to the bold leader of the early church. This program is also a way to introduce friends to the gospel message. starring Bruce Marchiano as Jesus and Emilio Doorgasingh as Peter.
What can Catholics and Evangelical Protestants learn from each other? What are the main points of contention and what are the points of agreement? This program offers a candid and revealing discussion between a Catholic priest and an Evangelical pastor who seek to answer those provocative questions. Produced by Kensington Community Church as part of their ministry to foster Christian understanding and unity, this program respectfully examines the similarities and differences between Catholic and Protestant belief. DVD includes a comprehensive study guide and workbook.
Has the age-old stand-off between science and religion taken a new turn? This carefully researched DVD sheds helpful new light on the Creation vs. Evolution debate.