Towards Belief is a 10 episode series addressing the top belief blockers of our time – the most frequently cited reasons that many have lost confidence in the Church and its message. Featuring interviews with over 30 leading academics, apologists, authors and pastors including, Professor John Lennox, Erwin McManus, Os Guiness, Nicky Gumble, Joel A’Bell and many others.
This hour-long documentary powerfully demonstrates that those who are able to embark on a process towards forgiveness -- though heartrending and difficult -- find it to be the path to inner healing.
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.
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.
Here is an inside look at what it is like to live with a mental illness and how individuals and their families find their way through medical, governmental, societal and spiritual issues--to hope.
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.
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.
How do you frame the rules for killing, once killing is an accepted solution for human suffering? What is the meaning of true compassion and dignity?
Steve Saint leads a group out of their comfort zone and into the jungles of the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. The group includes many who are related to one of the most famous missionary stories of our time—the five men who were killed in Ecuador in 1956 by the tribe then known as the Aucas.
What speaks to them? How are they misunderstood?
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.
When Mourning Breaks explores the impact of pregnancy loss on emotions, relationships, marriage and faith. This program encourages compassion and offers hope for those who have experienced either a miscarriage or an elective abortion.
Jesus walked this earth a long time ago and uttered things like none other ever did before or since. His teachings had drawn more adherents than any other. But what about today in a scientific post-modern world? Do his teachings make any sense and offer any hope for the desperate problems of our world? This series approaches these vitally important questions by going to some of the most perplexing and challenging situations on our planet today.
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 documentary features two programs. First, St. Clare of Assisi reveals the extraordinary life of St. Clare, a woman who reached the highest summits of Christian mysticism, who knew how to defend her decisions alone and who built a social reality that still challenges the centuries. The second program, included as a bonus, is Poor Clares: A Hidden Presence. More than twenty thousand women today follow the example of Clare of Assisi in monasteries scattered throughout the world - the cloistered convent, a city in prayer and a hidden presence with a love with reserve for all of humanity.
Twenty-two-year old Jackie Pullinger graduated as an oboe student at the Royal College of Music in England and then boarded a slow boat to China and prayed for guidance about where to get off. She ended up in Hong Kong. This is a documentary about Jackie's work amid the drug-crazed vice and violence of the old Walled City in Hong Kong. She started a youth club for heroin addicts, gained the respect of the notorious Triad leaders who controlled the Walled City, and instituted the St. Stephen's Society for curing drug addicts.
Imagine a prison with bars but no guards…a prison where inmates hold the keys. This Brazilian prison accommodates some of the most notorious inmates; yet peace and good order now prevail. The film, shot by two of the inmates, examines the day-to-day running of the prison and explores the personal development of two prisoners— with respective sentences of 70 and 114 years—who hold substantial responsibility for the harmony and security of the prison.
How did Martin Luther, who sought only the quiet of monastery, become a pivotal figure in Western history? Why did he object so strongly to indulgences? How did Gutenberg's new printing press spread his influence? Who did Luther marry? How did he respond when his young daughter died in his arms? These and many other topics are addressed in this captivating on location documentary with the late Dr. Roland Bainton, Dean of Luther scholars, longtime professor at Yale University, master storyteller, and author of the award winning Luther biography "Here I Stand".
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.