John Wesley set 18th-century Britain on fire with his open-air preaching. Join Mark Topping as John Wesley in this action-packed docudrama as we follow Wesley around the English countryside, meeting the people and preaching the Gospel. Filmed on location at the New Room, Bristol, the oldest Methodist chapel in the world and at Charles Wesley’s House, also in Bristol.
This four-part documentary explores the history of The Salvation Army. Host John Cleary traces the path of this powerful movement from its origins to the present day.
This is a survey course designed to further stimulate your curiosity by providing glimpses of some of the pivotal events in the spread Christianity and sketches of great Christian figures who have significantly affected Christian history thereby shaping the history of the world. Kit includes six half-hour programs and PDFs of the leader's guide, program scripts, and student workbook.
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.
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story shows how she served New York's poor and became a voice for the voiceless. The film shows Dorothy’s struggle as she establishes the Catholic Worker movement and commits herself to a lifetime of peacemaking, battling for justice, and hands-on service to the poor.
With stunning photography and original medieval melodies, the enchanting town of Assisi is explored through testimonials by Pope John Paul II, Dante Alighieri, Hermann Hesse, Simone Weil, J.W. Goethe, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Francis of Assisi and others. Also included are Poor Clare's reflections on her life in a convent, the Ecumenical Gathering of the world's religious leaders held in Assisi in 1986, the earthquake damaged city, the springtime festival Calendimaggio, and Francis' mystical Canticle of the Creatures.
This program presents a penetrating look at a movement in 17th-century Scotland that is little known today but whose courage and fortitude are woven into the fabric of the Scottish people. The Covenanters covenanted with God for the good of the people. This video covers the story of fifty years with a short prelude to help understand the reason why they acted as they did.
In Spite of Darkness follows five participants at an interfaith retreat held at the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps in Poland. The participants include a Rabbi, an atheist, and a Catholic priest.
This documentary tells the story of of barrel maker Jock Troup, who was known as the "Revival Man" and details the remarkable events surrounding the so-called fishermen's revival of 1921.
One hundred years ago a movement like none other since shook the very foundations of the American church. People reported speaking in tongues, new denominations were formed, and the Charismatic Movement was born. This documentary looks, in depth, at the inception of this movement and the mystery and controversy surrounding some of its beliefs.
Evangelist Billy Graham is known around the globe. He has preached in remote African villages and in the heart of New York City, and those to whom he has ministered have ranged from heads of state to the bushmen of Australia. Millions have responded to Billy Graham's message to follow Jesus Christ. Whether old or young, rich or poor, celebrated or obscure, from around the world they find themselves spiritually on Common Ground.
Inspired by the true tale of a dissident priest’s temporary furlough from Dachau. From inside the Dachau concentration camp “Priest Block,” Father Henri Kremer clings to a fragile life and fading faith. But Gestapo officer Gebhardt, a young and ruthless lapsed seminarian, arranges a nine day reprieve for the priest. If Kramer can persuade his staunchly anti-Nazi Bishop to capitulate to Nazi occupation, he’ll go free. But if he fails or tries to escape, certain death awaits. In German with English subtitles.
Unbroken is the inspiring and true story of American World War II hero Louis Zamperini. This powerful film was produced and directed by Angelina Jolie. It’s the story of stamina and courage in the face of unbelievable human cruelty. Louis Zamperini: who survives in a raft for 47 days after his bomber was downed in World War II, and was sent to a series of prisoner of war camps.
This ambitious project is designed to be the most detailed worldwide television presentation of the Orthodox Church, Her traditions, and Her sacramental life. The programs, produced in English and Greek, will serve as an educational tool for the Christian Orthodox Church in addressing the needs of a world-dispersed audience, and in making Orthodoxy better understood among those who are unfamiliar with this ancient Christian Church.
The Apostles' Creed is a living link that takes us over centuries to the Early Church. It's a bond that unites believers today from diverse cultures and traditions. It's a concise summary of Biblical faith taught to new believers in the Early Church prior to their being baptized.
Is America now or has it ever been a Christian Nation? What is the meaning of separation of church and state? How can the church be a faithful Gospel witness in a pluralistic society? What will the church look like in the future? People of Faith: Christianity in America brings perspective to these questions and more.
Opening the Door To Luther -- Public television travel host Rick Steves 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. Morning Star of Wittenberg: Life of Katie Luther -- This documentary provides an intimate look at Katharina von Bora, former nun, 16th Century entrepreneur and wife of Martin Luther, father of the Protestant Reformation.
Travel back in time through the eyes of America's unsung patriots to experience the trials and victories that have formed our nation's destiny and secured the blessings of liberty for future generations. Includes six programs.
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You grew up with it. You memorized its lengthy passages. You even speak its catchy phrases without a thought. Loved and revered the world over, the King James Bible is counted as the most influential English book of all time. Social unrest, religious turmoil, and political maneuvering set the stage for the story behind the making of this great masterpiece. We present three top-notch projects that will give you a renewed appreciation for the Bible of the ages and the place of Scripture in our lives.
What does Christianity’s explosive growth in Africa mean for the church and for the world? This documentary immerses the viewer in the daily lives of African believers and the overwhelming joy of African-Christian worship.