Host Derick Bingham brings us the amazing stories of five people who changed the world: C.S. Lewis, Amy Carmichael, Billy Graham, Elizabeth Ann Everest and Jane Guinness.
For more than 200 years these treasured hymns have touched the lives of millions, for they are the most compelling music the world has ever known.
This 30-minute documentary tells the story of an American family’s journey from a comfortable life in San Diego into groundbreaking missionary work with an isolated tribal group in Papua New Guinea. See how God used ordinary people to bring the Bible to the Yembi people.
As a young politician Wilberforce dedicated his life to the seemingly impossible task of the abolition of slavery in 18th-century Britain. Finally, after decades of struggle, his cause prevailed. Using an extensive collection of original printings and historical art to tell his story, this video shows the difference committed believers can make in combating social ills.
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.
Truth Prevails, a quote from Hus himself, is an hour-long documentary from The Christian History Institute and award-winning filmmakers Jerry and Misha Griffith. Using location footage, interviews with prominent historians and period artwork, this film follow the struggles of Jan Hus and the efforts of modern scholars which ultimately led Pope John Paul II to apologize for the Church's actions.
One of the most popular series from the Christian history collection. This gripping series of six half-hour programs, produced in consultation with an international team of scholars, takes you to the actual locations to show what the early church was like, how it spread, and the persecution it endured. Host for the award-winning series is Steve Bell. Actors Nigel Goodwin, Russell Boulter, and Jane Campion dramatize leading figures and events from the early church.
St. Francis chose and elaborated several Bible verses to help his companions better understand Christ's suffering. This text is illustrated in this program by Peitro Lorenzetti's 14th-century fresco cycle (Lower Basilica of the Basilica of St. Francis), by Assisi's traditional Good Friday Procession and by various places in and around Assisi. Also included are The Canticle of the Creatures, and The Testament of St. Francis, an expression of the saint's last will.
An historical documentary on one of the most fascinating episodes in American religious history. In the fall of 1844, hundreds of thousands of Americans were inspired by the teachings and predictions of Baptist preacher William Miller and feared that the world would be destroyed by fire as he predicted at the second coming of Christ on October 22, 1844.
Long ago in 1844, in the quiet of an Austrian winter, a young priest, Father Joseph Mohr, blesses a newborn child in December. Emotionally moved by the baby boy, he is inspired to write a poem to commemorate the child’s birth. The poem would eventually become the most beloved Christmas carol the world has ever known - sung in more than 120 languages. This magical story for the entire family will touch the heart and soul of all - and features the enchanting harmony of the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir.
Dave Tennant takes the viewer on an emotionally moving and visually dramatic rendition of the life of Ireland's Patron Saint.
For the first time an exclusive visit behind Vatican walls records the history, traditions and daily life of the smallest army in the world, the Swiss Guard, whose duty is to defend the Holy Father at any cost, giving their own lives if necessary. The film captures the highlights of a typical year for the Swiss Guard, including their ceremonial duties as well as some more intimate moments. Here is their story through the lives of the members of the Swiss Guard, offering a window on the Vatican not seen before.
Since the early 1990s Christians all over the world have been singing the songs of modern-day psalmist, Dennis Jernigan. His music and ministry, sparked by his lifelong struggle with homosexuality and the healing that came through his relationship with Jesus Christ, have led him on a remarkable journey of redemption.
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 story of Roger Williams, who founded the state of Rhode Island and the Baptist movement in America.
Proof Through the Night: Francis Scott Key, "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the Hope that Transformed America. Oh Say, Can You See...? In the 200 years since Francis Scott Key first wrote those words on the back of a letter they have inspired millions. The hope and joy expressed in the American National Anthem are so moving that more than five million people signed petitions for its official adoption. Yet within those words is an expression of a Christian's faith and gratitude for deliverance.
Excerpted from the DVD curriculum series, The Trial and Testimony of the Early Church, this DVD takes a close-up look at two Early Church martyrs, Polycarp and Perpetua, who would rather pay with their lives than deny their faith. Their compelling story provides a convicting challenge of how seriously we take our faith.
This program looks at Teresa of Avila, one of the most colorful mystics of the Medieval Period.
A German nun and abbess, Hildegard was an intellectual, writer, composer, and artist. She wrote about music, art, medicine, natural history and theology. Her musical compositions are being played to this day. Hildegard is remembered also for her visions, which she wrote about in great detail. She was a renaissance woman far ahead of her time.
This program looks at Augustine of Hippo, a bishop in North Africa in the 4th century and one of Christianity's most influential thinkers.
Open the door to Martin Luther with public television travel host Rick Steves. He takes us to areas of Germany known as Lutherlands. From Eisleben, where Luther was born, to Wittenberg where he taught and preached, and to several other areas, we learn about the tumultuous events of the Reformation and the monk at the center of it all. We see how this Augustinian monk, who most wanted the quiet of a religious life, was thrust into the center of 16th-century world-shaking events.
This video documentary provides an intimate look at Katharina von Bora, former nun, 16th Century entrepreneur and wife of Martin Luther, father of the Protestant Reformation. It is an in-depth look at the life of the woman who helped Luther change the course of history. We learn how she coped with incredible demands and survived the continual onslaught of unpredictable developments. We see how she became a capable manager carrying major responsibilities with and for her famous husband.
Doctor Helen Roseveare, affectionately called "Mama Luka," pioneered vital medical work in the rain forests of the Belgian Congo—now Zaire. After Independence in 1964, the country was ravaged by the Simba Rebellion. Helen, caught up in the horror of the revolution, was beaten, raped and imprisoned by the rebels. Mama Luka Comes Home vividly tells her story of forgiveness and faithfulness to those she came to serve. This is a story of love overcoming hatred, brutality, and racial prejudice.