Remember that heart-wrenching scene of the little boy up in the attic with C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands? That was Douglas Gresham, stepson of the legendary Lewis. 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. Here from his house in Ireland Douglas tells the story of his amazing pilgrimage through life, the crises that brought him to faith and the passion that drives his life now.
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.
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.
Start early enough to prepare for it and growing older can be full of satisfaction and new joys. Fred Smith in this engaging video conversation shows how with easy to grasp, practical steps and outlooks that can make a big difference for you.
Brian C. Stiller, host of Vision TV's weekly broadcast Cross Currents (1994-1998), explores the heart of Nouwen's passionate message of faith in these insightful and penetrating interviews.
Windborne Productions is pleased to present this one-hour documentary on one of the most significant spiritual leaders of our generation, Henri Nouwen. A Roman Catholic priest, University of Notre Dame, Yale and Harvard professor, author and social activist, Nouwen possessed a unique insight into the human condition. Through his many books, which continue to be widely popular, Nouwen wrote passionately and eloquently about our human frailty and brokenness, while identifying and addressing the spiritual needs of today.
One of the most beloved authors of our day, Philip Yancey, has never shied away from the toughest subjects. True-to-form in this revealing discussion, Yancey, beginning with the tragedy of 9/11 and the World Trade Towers, explores why tragic events happen in our lives and in our world.
Does Christianity really add up? In a series of five intriguing taxi journeys, J. John asks his friend and colleague, Joe Boot, how to answer life's hardest questions. "With No Apology" is ideal to watch in groups or on your own. It raises tough issues, and provides the tools to help you develop your own response. A free, easy-to-use, PDF discussion guide is available at www.visionvideo.com. It offers a helpful summary of the sessions -- plus questions for further discussion, a glossary of definitions and suggestions for further reading.