Faith & Spirituality
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.
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.
"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.
It’s an engine for change a port in stormy seas a house of worship whose music releases the greatest joys and deepest sorrows. The black church has its own history, culture, dynamics and politics, all of which are explored in this enlightening two-and-a-half-hour documentary. Includes interviews with esteemed spiritual leaders as well as religious scholars.
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.
“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
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
This Bible on DVD includes the complete Old and New Testaments, along with the Through the Bible in a Year Weekly Reading Guide, which allows you to see and hear the complete Word of God in a convenient 52 week format on your TV or computer. The bonus DVD
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
Biblical theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazis just days before the Allies defeated Germany in World War II. This gripping documentary narrated by Ed Asner captures the life, times, and thought of Bonhoeffer. Using rare archival footage, documents, and visits to original locations, we get an intimate portrait of a man whose life and writings grow in their influence and speak powerfully to issues of our own day some 50 years later. How does a man of peace come to assist violence in combating unrestrained evil? What do you do when deep-seated patriotism for your nation compels you to oppose your fatherland and its demonic leader? What course do you take when your love for the Gospel conflicts with your tragically compromised church? What is the responsibility of a follower of God when others are being persecuted and sent to prison camps and gas chambers? As shown in this two-hour program, Bonhoeffer confronted these and other issues with a searching Biblical faith and personal courage in a way that speaks to every generation.
Art Of Faith is a visually sumptuous series revealing outstanding examples of the art and architecture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The films bring to life many of the greatest and most significant religious buildings through stunning photography and interviews with the people who know and love them.
This DVD is playable in ALL Regions. SPECIAL FEATURES -Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Korean, with or without English subtitles -Chapter titles for easy scene access -Biographical information on director and leading actors -In the DVD-ROM folder: Christian History magazine article and study guide/worksheets in .pdf format -Abridged version with commentary by Ken Curtis A true story, God’s Outlaw is about international politics, church intrigue, cold-blooded betrayal, and false justice ending in a criminal’s death. But it’s also about victorious faith and spiritual triumph over some of the greatest political and religious forces known in the 16th century. A simple God-seeking man, William Tyndale somehow became one of the most wanted men in England and all of Europe. Pursued by King Henry VIII, Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More, and the Pope’s personal legate Cardinal Wolsey, he darted across Europe to avoid capture–always pushing to complete the task that obsessed him. The task was translating the Bible into English and publishing it for his fellow countrymen–Englishmen who lived in a country where the Bible and even prayers in English were outlawed by a harsh and rigid religious establihsment. Today he is renowned as "the father of the English Bible," and is recognized as one of the major leaders of the English Reformation. But the tale of how he lived and died as "God’s outlaw" is a compelling "rest-of-the-story," and is especially a moving encouragement for modern people of faith.