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.
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.
T. N. Mohan, producer and director of the award-winning documentary on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, "Hanged on a Twisted Cross," presents a well-researched and documented story of how Hodges, armed only with his wits and a Red Cross badge, made over 15 solo journeys into German lines at Lorient and St. Nazaire in Brittany, France, and secured freedom for the POWs. It was "a unique event" in World War II.
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.
Luther Legacy from Lutheran Film Associates is four leader-friendly programs packaged into one DVD, each a quarter-hour presentation. When followed by discussion, these teaching tools can help participants to discover what the legacy of Martin Luther and the Reformation is and how it helps to shape the faith of Christian believers today.
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.
This is Dr. Francis Schaeffer's spectacular series on the rise and decline of Western culture from a Christian perspective. This special edition includes an intimate in-depth interview with Francis and Edith Schaeffer, which is available only in this package. This program presents profound truths in simple language and concludes that man's only hope is a return to God's Biblical absolute — the Truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures. Each episode focuses on a significant era of history while presenting answers to modern problems.
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.
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.
Magna Carta, widely regarded as a foundational text of the British and U.S. Constitiutions and an essential guarantor of basic freedoms, has inspired imitators across ages and across continents. To what extent is it right to see the Great Charter as a fount of freedom, democracy and rule of law, and how relevant is it today?
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.
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.
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.
Three fascinating documentaries exploring the mystery of the star of Bethlehem.
This is Dr. Francis Schaeffer's spectacular series on the rise and decline of Western culture from a Christian perspective. This special edition includes an intimate in-depth interview with Francis and Edith Schaeffer, which is available only in this package. This program presents profound truths in simple language and concludes that man's only hope is a return to God's Biblical absolute — the Truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures. Each episode focuses on a significant era of history while presenting answers to modern problems. Includes .pdf study guide on DVD.
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.
How did the early church survive in the face of powerful persecution from the Roman Empire and the invading Barbarian tribes. Explore the miraculous story of the early church in this series of programs.