Everybody knows the story of Santa Claus, the red–suited figure who lives at the North Pole and distributes gifts to good children every Christmas eve. But is there any historical evidence on which this jolly old character is based? Was there a real Santa Claus? To answer that question, host Mark Wilson, a distinguished historian and archeologist travels not to the North Pole but to modern day Turkey and Italy. There he uncovers clues that lead to the truth about the man behind the legend.
The Church in a Post-Modern World.. Explores the changing expressions of modern-day worship as churches use visual arts, edgy music, or even a chat room online to offer experiences.
This episode explores baptism and explains the history behind the various methods and traditions associated with the practice in Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox churches.
The third in the History of Christian Worship series. The Feast explores the significance of the Lord's Supper or Eucharist in worship.
The fourth in the History of Christian Worship series, The Music explores how liturgy and music have enriched the celebration of God’s story throughout centuries of Christianity
The fifth in the History of Christian Worship series, The Expression explores how visual art, drama and media have been used in various times and places in Christian worship for the creative expression of the faith.
A History of Christian Worship: Ancient Ways, Future Paths is a six-part series that explores centuries of worship practices, as seen through the eyes of Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox churches. From scripture, sermons and creeds to baptism and the Eucharist, from art and music to drama and media, from prayer and contemplation to service and ministry, viewers will discover the significant people and events that have shaped history and learn how modern worship practices are rooted in the earliest foundations of the Christian faith.
Ever wonder why we celebrate Christmas the way we do. Why do we give gifts, hang mistletoe, decorate Christmas trees? How did Santa, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and The Nutcracker become Christmas traditions? Learn the origins of these and many other Christmas traditions on this single DVD the whole family will enjoy.
This Christmas experience the music and majesty of the season as seen through the heart of a child.
This is the story of Edwards and his remarkable wife Sarah as seen through her eyes. Sarah is played by Maggie Rowe, who adapted for the screen her one-person play performed for several years across America. The life of the Edwards makes for an incredible story.
Ashes to Glory: An Easter Devotional on DVD takes viewers on a devotional journey from the remembrance of Ash Wednesday to the celebration of Resurrection Sunday. Each day contains a brief devotion (2-3 minutes) that reflects on a treasured song, poem, tradition, Scripture, character of the Passion story, or work of art that enhances the meaning of the season.
Since Khmer Rouge genocide of the late 1970's where up to 3 million people were brutally murdered in a season of Cambodian history that mirrored the atrocities of the Nazi's Final Solution, the nation of Cambodia has struggled to regain stability. This tragic time period left the nation in social and economic shambles, compounding hopelessness and poverty in a world without the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Beyond Torture documents the persecution of Romanians under the communist regime. You'll hear firsthand stories of the persecution of Romanians under Stalinist communism.
Set in a courtroom, The Bible On Trial: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt examines the contributions of biblical analysis, ancient historical voices, archaeology and the testimony of first-century followers of Jesus Christ in its quest to determine the reliability and accuracy of the Bible’s message.
Join Rainer Wälde as he sets out on a fascinating journey through Europe on the trail of the Celtic saints. Discover the origins of Christianity in Ireland and journey with the Irish monks as they embark on their great adventure through France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.
The heroic Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who rebelled against the evil of Nazi Germany and vehemently opposed Hitler during World War 2, could have kept his peace and saved his life on several occasions but instead paid the ultimate price for his convictions.
Charles H. Spurgeon was one of the greatest preachers of all of church history! This program features Dr. Craig Skinner and his acclaimed one-man show based on Spurgeon.
The life and ministry of William Carey, the "Father of Modern Missions," dramatically illustrates how a life dedicated to God and obedient to His calling can make a profound difference in the world.
Children's Heroes From Christian History, Vol. I includes stories on four heroes: John Bunyan David Livingstone Mary Jones William Wilberforce
Children's Heroes From Christian History, Vol. II includes stories on four heroes: William Carey Robert Raikes Hans Egede Sundar Singh
Children's Heroes From Christian History, Vol. III includes stories on four heroes: John Paton Eric Liddell Ludwig Nommensen Damien
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.
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.
Follow Daniel Boone as he leads thirty settlers and their families from North Carolina to Kentucky where they face menacing Indians and renegade bandits. This 1936 production stars George O’Brien as Daniel Boone.