This film recounts the life and ministry of Ignatius Loyola.
This program looks at Julian of Norwich, recognized today as one of 14th century England's most compelling mystics.
This program looks at Teresa of Avila, one of the most colorful mystics of the Medieval Period.
Excerpted from the DVD curriculum series, The Trial and Testimony of the Early Church, this DVD takes a close-up look at two Early Church martyrs, Polycarp and Perpetua, who would rather pay with their lives than deny their faith. Their compelling story provides a convicting challenge of how seriously we take our faith.
Proof Through the Night: Francis Scott Key, "The Star-Spangled Banner," and the Hope that Transformed America. Oh Say, Can You See...? In the 200 years since Francis Scott Key first wrote those words on the back of a letter they have inspired millions. The hope and joy expressed in the American National Anthem are so moving that more than five million people signed petitions for its official adoption. Yet within those words is an expression of a Christian's faith and gratitude for deliverance.
This explanation of the Mass is a fascinating collage of the origin of the ritual from the early Christian Church until today.
George Müller (1805-1898) was a German playboy who found Christ and then gave his life to serve Christ unreservedly. His mission was to rescue orphans from the wretched street life that enslaved so many children in England during the time of Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist. Müller did rescue, care for, feed, and educate such children by the thousands. The costs were enormous for such a great work. Yet, amazingly, he never asked anyone for money. Instead he prayed, and his children never missed a meal.
The story of Roger Williams, who founded the state of Rhode Island and the Baptist movement in America.
Explore the conversion story of one of the most significant figures in church history and learn about his struggle to find answers amid a sea of competing voices. Travel with host Mike Aquilina to fourth-century Rome and Milan to discover why St. Augustine has become a “Voice for All Generations.”
Everybody knows the story of Santa Claus, the red–suited figure who lives at the North Pole and distributes gifts to good children every Christmas eve. But is there any historical evidence on which this jolly old character is based? Was there a real Santa Claus? To answer that question, host Mark Wilson, a distinguished historian and archeologist travels not to the North Pole but to modern day Turkey and Italy. There he uncovers clues that lead to the truth about the man behind the legend.
Saints and Strangers addresses religious influences from the time of the Mayflower to the Great Awakening, from Plymouth Rock to the War of Independence. It examines groups who were crucial influences during the colonial period — the Church of England, the Puritans, Baptist, Quakers, and others.
Samuel Morris, African Missionary to North America features interviews with historians, authors and representatives from Taylor University as well as historical photos and new graphic illustrations that bring the story to life.
This film is about the agonizing spiritual crisis of C. S. Lewis when his wife died from cancer. The love, grief, pain, and sorrow were so shattering to Lewis that his basic Christian beliefs, magnificently communicated in his many books, were now called into serious doubt.
For the first time an exclusive visit behind Vatican walls records the history, traditions and daily life of the smallest army in the world, the Swiss Guard, whose duty is to defend the Holy Father at any cost, giving their own lives if necessary. The film captures the highlights of a typical year for the Swiss Guard, including their ceremonial duties as well as some more intimate moments. Here is their story through the lives of the members of the Swiss Guard, offering a window on the Vatican not seen before.
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.
Host David Nunn takes us to the original locations where the dramatic events of the Book of Acts took place and unfolds the impact of Paul's message of the risen Savior upon those communities. This captivating program explores the route of Paul’s second missionary journey and his adventures along the way. The places visited include Neapolis, Phillipi, Thessalonica, Berea, Meteroa, Corinth, Ephesus, and Jerusalem. This is a fascinating way of visualizing the historical context of the Bible, making it a valuable learning resource for group or individual study.
Experience the wonders of Christmas more fully. From the Annunciation in Nazareth to the Nativity in Bethlehem, the story is full of insight and joy. The film includes ancient traditions, biblical sites and ancient chants. Filmed on the actual locations in the Holy Land, this is the complete Christmas story.
Explore the Christian heritage of the English Premier League. Football historian Peter Lupson tells the story of twelve of these clubs and the people who have made an exceptional contribution to the beautiful game. In this 11-part documentary series he takes us to the places where the clubs began over a century ago, and also visits the stadiums they occupy today.
In this colorful, award-winning PBS documentary, Mennonite historian John Ruth takes us sympathetically into the Amish mindset. A look at Amish origins, beliefs, farm life, childhood, school, worship, recreation, courtship, horse transportation, barn-raising, land pressures, and cottage industry.
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.
This is the edited for television version of the nine-hour "Apostles' Creed" curriculum series by award winning producer-director T.N. Mohan of Samford Media Group.