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?
What proof do we have that the resurrection really happened? This intriguing documentary digs deep into the biblical and historical accounts and explores the main theories: Did the disciples steal the body? Did they hallucinate and only imagine they had met the risen Jesus or did they create a myth in order to keep the movement going? Scholars take a hard look and offer honest, thought-provoking answers. The Third Day is an excellent resource for both skeptics and believers alike.
Issue #107 of the Christian History magazine examines the responses of 19th century Christians to the challenge of Darwinian evolution. Read about the reactions of theologians, scientists, pastors, authors, bishops, and politicians as they grapple with the questions of Darwinism in many and diverse ways—ranging from hostility to reconciliation—and learn how Darwinism eventually became a symbol of warfare between science and Christianity.
Set in a courtroom, The Bible On Trial: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt examines the contributions of biblical analysis, ancient historical voices, archaeology and the testimony of first-century followers of Jesus Christ in its quest to determine the reliability and accuracy of the Bible’s message.
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?
Using C.S. Lewis’s own words, award-winning actor Max McLean inhabits Lewis to take us on his rigorous journey from hard-boiled atheist to “the most reluctant convert in all England.” Discover how the “Hound of Heaven” pursued Lewis relentlessly until he finally “gave in”…only to become the most influential Christian writer of the 20th century.
Sandfloor Cathedral brings together profoundly beautiful modern symphonic music and breathtaking oceanic images. This powerful and unique combination helps to create a very real "wellness journey" whose destination is natural relaxation and spiritual fulfillment.
Experience the matchless beauty of Ireland as this musical journey reveals the majesty of our Creator. This delightful film from Ireland is accompanied by instrumental Celtic Hymns, meditations and prayers.
One night I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord... The beautiful words of this poem have inspired many over the years. Here is a selection of songs that reflect the heart of the timeless poem. They are songs that will comfort, restore peace, and inspire hope.
From rolling landscapes, through flower garden and forest, to snow capped mountains and sun swept plains, this VISIONS OF WORSHIP DVD shows us the Glory of God all around. Here is breathtaking film accompanied by beautiful instrumental arrangements of best loved hymns.
To some, Scientology is a bona fide religion based upon rigorous research and its doctrines are akin to universal scientific laws. But to others, including some former members, Scientology is a cult whose so-called doctrines are nothing more than ridiculous science-fiction stories invented by founder, L. Ron Hubbard. What is the truth about Scientology? Find out in this compelling documentary that takes you inside the walls of this controversial organization.
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.
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?
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 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 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 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?
Scholars debate whether the Star of Bethlehem is a legend created by the early church or a miracle that marked the advent of Christ. Could it be that the star was the result of an document-able cosmic event? Presenter Rick Larson walks you through Biblical, historical and scientific clues revealing the incredible significance of this celestial event as well as the vastness of God's creativity.
The Monarch, known as the King of butterflies, goes through 4 life cycles, the egg, the larvae, (caterpillar), the pupa (chrysalis), and the adult butterfly. In March and April, the eggs are laid on the milkweed plants in North America. However, Monarch butterflies cannot survive cold weather, so they migrate in October or sooner to Mexico and Southern California. Monarch butterflies are the only insects that travel 2500 miles away from their birthplace. Learn more about Monarch butterflies in this beautifully-filmed documentary.
Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.
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.