Are science and Christian faith incompatible? Professor Stephen Taylor of the University of Liverpool presents two insightful lectures on the relationship between science and Christianity and argues that science and faith should not be enemies but friends. Taylor highlights scientists past and present who saw no contradiction between their faith and their scientific work, examples include: Michael Faraday, Lord Kelvin and Francis Collins. Taylor also lays out the evidence for intelligent design.
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?
Before a teen audience, Pam gives a powerful presentation on sex, love and relationships. Teenagers love Pam Stenzel because she tells it to them straight, mincing no words in showing how the pervasive sexual permissiveness of our culture is a deceptive trap. Every young person should have the benefit of the hard-hitting reality check. Pam’s message is helping thousands avoid disastrous consequences of unwise choices. This is material every teenager deserves to know. It concerns nothing less than their whole life and future.
You know of her through the TV series "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye." Now here is the rest you didn’t know, and her story is sure to capture a place in your heart. In this program, Sue tells how God helped her overcome daunting obstacles to share her message of hope and inspiration with others.
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.
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.
This three-part series will help parents to appreciate the uniqueness of the preteen years. In program one you will learn this is your best chance to hold your child, spend time with him/her, instill values, read to him/her, help him/her to develop a sense of feeling and to teach the facts of sex. Program two illuminates the special characteristics of middle childhood, telling parents how to build loving relationships with their child. Program three examines the conscience and spiritual development of the child, and how the child derives identity, adequacy and worth.
LECTURE 5 -- Astrology: Let Us Make Man in the Image of His Stars Twenty-five percent of Americans take astrology seriously, according to a Baylor University study. Astrology is a central component of the New Age movement, and many use it as a tool for self-discovery. Do the positions of the stars really have any effect on personal and sociological events on the earth? Dr. Mangalwadi explores the evidence surrounding astrology and considers how it relates to the Judeo-Christian worldview.