Faith & Spirituality
"Moyers at his best" –Newsday "Thoughtful" –Los Angeles Daily News "Intelligent and stimulating" –The Philadelphia Inquirer "Enthralling interviews" –Newsday Renowned intellectuals discuss the role of religion in modern society In a world where religion poisons some lives but gives profound purpose to others, how do we learn to live together? Join veteran journalist Bill Moyers (Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, Bill Moyers’ Journal) as he sits down with 12 noted writers and thinkers from a wide spectrum of beliefs to discuss their search for meaning. These frank, one-on-one conversations touch on the pressing issues in our post-9/11 world: the increasing politicization of faith, the perceived gulf between science and religion, the tension between tolerance and free expression, and more. Original voices such as Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Mary Gordon, and climatologist Sir John Houghton add a personal dimension as they talk openly about their most heartfelt beliefs and how those beliefs inform their lives and work. In a broadcasting career spanning nearly 40 years, journalist Bill Moyers distinguished himself at Newsday, NBC, CBS, and PBS. His many honors include lifetime achievement Emmy® and Peabody awards.
This seventy-two minute documentary deals with faith, science, and intelligent design. World-renowned recording artist Alvin Chea (Take 6′s bass singer) narrates THE CREATION.
Adapted from the book PATRIARCHS AND PROPHETS, THE CREATION features interviews with theologians, biologists, and other scientists who make a strong case for belief in a six-day, literal creation. Illustrations, animations, re-enactments, landscapes, and time-lapsed footage bring the Creation story to life.
“Thoughtful and absorbing” —The New York Times “Spiritual travelogue” —Newsweek A revealing exploration of world religions All religions, at their core, are the same: this remarkable claim is made by Huston Smith, bestselling author and former professor of comparative religion at Syracuse University, MIT, and the University of California, Berkeley. Raised by Christian missionaries, Smith also practices yoga, embraced his daughter’s conversion to Judaism, and, for a decade, adopted the Islamic tradition of praying five times a day. He has traveled around the world, visiting ashrams and temples, synagogues and mosques, zen masters and swamis. His book The World’s Religions has sold more than 2 ½ million copies worldwide since 1958, and is considered one of the defining treatises on the subject. In this series of conversations with renowned journalist Bill Moyers, Smith provides thoughtful insights into the world’s largest religions–Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam–and how, taken at their best, they provide universal truths that unite and define the human spirit. Emmy® nominated for outstanding interview program
This wonderful documentary was just awarded the Parent’s Choice award, recommended for children 10-14 years of age. It follows 33 Christian, Jewish and Muslim boys (ages 9-13) who arrive with some trepidation – as well as preconceived notions about the kids of other faiths. The Christian boys have never met Jews or Muslims before and expect them to be completely different. The Muslims fear the Christians and Jews will shun them as their classmates have since 9/11. Several of the Christian and Muslim boys – most of whom have never been away from home before – grapple with another problem: intense homesickness. The film follows the boys, as well as the staff, as they engage in typical camp activities and in the process, forge strong bonds with each other. The week turns out to be an extraordinary experience for all, culminating in one of the most stirring moments of their lives.
In this documentary, Dr. Jack and Rexella Van Impe answer questions like, how close are we to such a totalitarian system; are all the necessary pieces already in place; and is the system already being tested. The viewer is sure to be amazed to hear about the latest developments in computer surveillance, spy satellites, implant able microchips, hand scan machines and global databases.
Are you too busy, yet longing to do more for God?Take a journey with author and speaker Darlene Wilkinson as she explores the Prayer of Jabez from a uniquely feminine perspective. Personal stories from her own life and the lives of others will reveal new insight into God’s word. In four 30-minute sessions, you will learn that asking God to bless you will not result in additional clutter to your life, but instead will transform your relationship to God! By knowing Him better, you will be poised to watch (and praise Him!) as He expands your influence for Him. "There’s not another person in the world who knows what would truly bless you the way that God does," says Darlene. Allow Him to open your eyes and heart and hands to the blessings He wants to give you today! He truly wants to do something significant through uou. Filmed LIVE in Atlanta, Georgia, this video series is perfect for individual or group study. This video complements the New York Times bestseller, The Prayer of Jabez for Women,bt Darlene. Session One: Bless Me Indeed! Session Two: Enlarge My Territory! Session Three: Put Your Hand on Me! Session Four: Keep Me from Evil!
Proving once and for all that life can be an amazing journey—and a real trip—this all-new Quantum Edition release of What The Bleep!? Down the Rabbit Hole utilizes cutting-edge DVD technology to create a unique version of the film with every viewing! The possibilities are endless…and so is the fun! Academy Award® winner Marlee Matlin is Amanda, a photographer suddenly transported into a metaphysical world of quantum mechanics, odd science and mind-bending phenomena. Guided by the world’s top physicists, engineers, biologists and mystics, she tumbles down the rabbit hole and gets a first-hand look at the fascinating links between science and spirituality in our everyday lives.
Abraham and Sarai are promised a son in their old age by the Lord. They cherish their miracle child, Isaac. When God commands Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice to Him, Abraham must make the most difficult decision of his life. This story is one of the greatest tests of obedience, faith and trust in God found anywhere in the Bible. Abraham passes the test and renews faith in God’s promise that he will become the father of many nations. A greatresource to use at home for family devotions, in Sunday School any timeof the year, or as a supplement to your homeschool curriculum. Each Interactive Story Of Abraham and Isaac DVD features: All features offered in English and Spanish English and Spanish movie and subtitles and audio dialog Have fun learning history and character with 3-Level Interactive Quiz
What is the gospel according to Jesus? Simply this: that the love we all long for in our innermost heart is already present, beyond longing. -Stephen Mitchell, author of The Gospel According to Jesus. "Love your neighbor as yourself." -Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid The Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood, Harlem, NY "For if you forgive others their offenses, your heavenly Father will forgive you." -Maya Angelou Author/Poet, North Carolina No one in history has been as famous and widely interpreted as Jesus of Nazareth. For two thousand years, beginning with the Gospels, people have tried to capture the essence of his teachings in words, in art, in music – and in their daily experience. The Gospel According to Jesus continues the noble quest for Jesus’ actual words. This translation and guide is based on poet/scholar Stephen Mitchell’s popular book, which critics called "a masterpiece of immense power and permanence." You will see hundreds of people – from our most famous celebrities to the homeless poor – read and analyze this "living gospel." Participants include: Maya Angelou, Rev.Calvin Butts, Deepak Chopra, Ran Dass, Erica Jong, Norman Lear, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, Marianne Williamson and many others.
FRONTLINE explores how the spiritual lives of both believers and nonbelievers have been challenged since September 11th by difficult questions of good and evil and the potential for darkness within religion itself. Through interviews with a cross section of Americans impacted by the attacks, FRONTINE explores and illuminates the many spiritual questions that have come out of the terror, pain, and destruction at Ground Zero.
The Lee Strobel 3-Disc Film Collection: The Case for Christ / The Case for Faith / The Case for a Creator
THE CASE FOR CHRIST: Lee Strobel, the former legal editor of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE, draws upon his investigative skills in this compelling film that follows his two-year investigation of the Bible and the life of Jesus Christ. Topics include: the historical accuracy of the Gospels, the personal claims of Jesus, and His resurrection from the dead. THE CASE FOR FAITH: In this powerful Biblical apologetic, Lee Strobel tackles two of the most emotional questions posed about Christianity: "Why is Jesus the only way to God?” and, "How could a loving God exist if there is evil and suffering in the world?” THE CASE FOR A CREATOR: Does contemporary scientific evidence point toward or away from a supernatural Creator? Featuring interviews with scientists and scholars from
Raw Faith is an intimate and revealing documentary that follows two years in the private life of Marilyn Sewell, an outspoken and socially progressive Unitarian minister who has re-energized her Portland community. While serving a community that relies on her for wisdom and advice (on both personal and ethical issues), Marilyn struggles quietly with decisions about her own future. As she seeks to reconcile the commitments of her profession with a longing for intimacy and love, childhood memories of mental illness and alcoholism come back to the surface – and must be dealt with before she can move forward. As Marilyn’s life unfolds in front of the camera (in real time), she shares her journey with remarkable candor, humor and increasing wisdom, ultimately leading her to an unexpected revelation of faith and love in all of its guises. Features an original song by Grammy Award Winner Sheryl Crow.
Bible Collection, The: David (DVD)David is a simple shepherd boy chosen as king of Israel under the watchful eyes of the prophets Samuel and Nathan. His rise to power is met with test of adversity — from the battle with the Philistine giant Goliath to personal threat from King Saul. David’s 40-year rule is driven by unstoppable ego, unwavering desire, a drunken sense of entitlement and plagued by tremendous battles, betrayals and loss — from his forbidden and passionate love with Bathsheba to his struggles with enemies both within and without.]]>
Three documentaries look back at some of the people and events that have impacted Christianity. Sunderland 1907 — This segment looks at the British Pentecostal Movement and its origins in the twentieth century. In a series of meetings in Sunderland 1907 held by Alexander Boddy, an Angelican Vicar, and Thomas Barratt, a minister from Norway there was an ‘Outpouring of the Holy Spirit.’ God moved through this revival leading to ongoing meetings and conventions for several years. God raised up ministries and impacted a number of key individuals such as Smith Wigglesworth, Thomas Myerscough, W.F.B. Burron, James Salter, George Jeffreys, Stephen Jeffreys and others to go and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and the message of Pentecost. Smith Wigglesworth — Smith Wigglesworth was an evangelist from West Yorkshire, England, who dared to believe that all things are possible. He affected the Pentecostal movement worldwide more than any other individual in the twentieth century. He brought in a multitude of souls for Jesus, and signs and wonders would follow wherever he preached the Gospel. Stephen and George Jeffreys — Two brothers from a mining family in the valleys of South Wales got saved during the Welsh revival. They would go on to evangelize and establish New Testament churches throughout the United Kingdom. They were Stephen and George Jeffreys. George Jeffreys was the founder of the Elim Pentecostal movement which still continues today. He had some of the largest evangelistic meetings the UK has ever witnessed. Stephen Jeffreys would fill many New Testament churches through his evangelism campaigns across the United Kingdom.