The Faith & Science Lecture Forum hosted an engagement to discuss the question, "Is There Meaning in Evil and Suffering?" Ravi Zacharias was the featured lecturer and he presented a 45-minute address offering the Christian perspective to this concern.
In October 2000 the Faith & Science Lecture Forum hosted an engagement to discuss the question, "Who is the TRUE Jesus?" Ms. Peggy Wehmeyer, former religion correspondent for ABC News, moderated the debate.
As a student in college, Steve got a girl pregnant and pushed her to have an abortion — a decision he regrets to this day. Steve shares the pain and heartache of "post abortion syndrome." The despair of the abortion intensified after learning that he and his wife were an infertile couple. See how God's grace filled their lives as the Lord gave them a precious little baby girl to adopt. This program will inspire you and show you the power and grace of the God of second chances.
Dr. Stott shows from the pages of Scripture the uniqueness of Jesus and how He is the center of history. He demonstrates that there has never been another like Him on the face of the earth. Dr. Stott unfolds how the New Testament, in all of its parts with diverse but complementary perspectives, joins in a chorus of witness and praise to Jesus Christ as Savior of the world and the Lord of history.
Over the centuries the church has grown in its appreciation of the fullness of the person and work of Jesus. In this two-part lecture, Dr. Stott shows the glory of Christ and what He means for us and our world. He shows from history how the church has explored the reality of Christ from many directions. He discusses the interpretations, affirming their strengths and challenging their limitations.
In this two-part lecture Dr. Stott provides a rapid bird's eye view of the remarkable effects that Jesus has had on some of the greatest change agents in all history. He shows how Jesus has been the motivator, inspiration, source of strength, model and goal for diverse heroic efforts. Nine various case studies are set forth.
In this final lecture, a two-part presentation, Dr. Stott expounds on the comprehensive and compelling vision of Jesus Christ the living Lord as set forth through the eight visions of the Apocalypse, or Book of Revelation. He begins with guidance on principles of interpretation to be used in approaching this amazing final book of the Christian New Testament. He then treats each of the eight visions providing a valuable overview to the entire Book of Revelation, climaxing with chapters 21-22 with Christ's coming as the Bridegroom to claim His bride and the new heaven and the new earth.
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?
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?
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 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 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.
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?
Human trafficking and sexual abuse are real problems in all parts of the world, even our own neighborhoods. As Christians, we have a responsibility to help those who are in need. Hosted by Biblical Seminary and presented by professionals in the field, this DVD seminar addresses those pertinent issues.
Over the centuries devout believers have sought for the best ways to bring their lives and thoughts closer to God. This wisdom is available for believers today and is effectively set forth in this four-part series. Richard Foster points the way to a new level of spiritual maturity through a rediscovery of the time-honored disciplines of Christian devotion. Use this series in small or large groups to spark a whole new interest in Bible study, prayer, and meditation.
You know of her through the TV series "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye." Now here is the rest you didn’t know, and her story is sure to capture a place in your heart. In this program, Sue tells how God helped her overcome daunting obstacles to share her message of hope and inspiration with others.
Gerry Faust has had an amazing career as one of America's most winningest football coaches. A devoted husband and father, Coach Faust has become a popular inspirational speaker who weaves the dramatic story of his own life into lessons for every life, always placing faith in God in the center of the huddle.
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.
Do you find it difficult to relate to your teenager? Mary Ronan can help. In speaking to thousands of teens each year, Mary has discovered the three things that most concern our youth today: pressure, drugs and alcohol, and sex.
Writing from her own experience as a widow, as well as a single missionary in the jungles of Ecuador, Elisabeth Elliot sensitively explores loneliness which she believes has reached "epidemic" proportions in today's fragmented and transient age.
Though Keith's main mission it to reach youth through comedy and Scripture, his ministry reaches adults as well. Here he provides parents of teens with practical advice on how to encourage and protect their child's sexual purity.
Jason Evert and Ellen Marie provide valuable and practical guidance for parents on how to help their children through the trying teen years.
This three-part series will help parents to appreciate the uniqueness of the preteen years. In program one you will learn this is your best chance to hold your child, spend time with him/her, instill values, read to him/her, help him/her to develop a sense of feeling and to teach the facts of sex. Program two illuminates the special characteristics of middle childhood, telling parents how to build loving relationships with their child. Program three examines the conscience and spiritual development of the child, and how the child derives identity, adequacy and worth.