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.
It's time to encounter the authentic Jesus! In this fresh and innovative series of short teaching films, church leader and gifted communicator Andy Frost asks us to take a new look at Jesus. Is he the Jesus we think we know? Built around remarkably authentic dramatic reenactments from the Gospels combined with Frost's incisive biblical commentary, each 12-15 minute episode will peel away our safe and sanitized views of Jesus and reveal the original Jesus of the Gospels. Each installment includes challenging questions for discussion and mediative prayers by Andy Frost.
Ever wonder why we celebrate Christmas the way we do. Why do we give gifts, hang mistletoe, decorate Christmas trees? How did Santa, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and The Nutcracker become Christmas traditions? Learn the origins of these and many other Christmas traditions on this single DVD the whole family will enjoy.
This Christmas experience the music and majesty of the season as seen through the heart of a child.
Filmed and recorded at Dublin's St. Patrick's Cathedral and Galway's famed Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas, this two-hour soul-stirring concert features hundreds of voices, including America’s West Point Glee Club, soloist Dennis O'Neill, Bernadette Greevy, Catherine Coates, the Galway Baroque Singers and the choristers of Belfast Cathedral.
Joy to the World: The Christmas Story -- When an angel appears to Mary and explains that she's going to have God's baby, Mary agrees to do whatever God would have her do. She and Joseph travel to Bethlehem for the census, but when they arrive at the inn, there is no room for them. The innkeeper lets them stay in the stable where they prepare for the greatest event in history--the birth of Christ.
In a simple Christmas performance, Curt Cloninger portrays six different characters (both historical and imagined) whose stories were somehow intertwined with the birth and early years of Jesus.
Explore the mysterious circumstances of Christ’s birth in this captivating look at the first Christmas.
Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? How did Saint Nicholas become Santa Claus? Why do we have Christmas trees? Charting Christmas provides answers to these questions and many more as it explores the history of Christmas.
This is a heartwarming presentation of the first Christmas that will help young children understand the true meaning of this occasion.
A fast-moving exploration of all the major sites featured in the Gospels. Starting with the Annunciation, David Nunn follows through the Gospel drama chronologically, providing fascinating and illuminating insights into the life of Jesus. From Bethlehem, David takes us to Nazareth and its surrounding terrain, which witnessed so much of the Old Testament history of Israel. Then it is on to the wilderness, where John called people to repent, then to the River Jordan.
Just days before the event, Curtain Call Productions was alerted by its friends in Israel that the Upper Galilee Choir and Ranaana Symphonette Orchestra would be performing Handel's Messiah at Tabgha, the traditional site of Jesus Christ's miracle of feeding the five thousand along the Sea of Galilee. Working quickly and in close coordination with The Benedictine Monastery Tabgha, a professional video and audio team with 5 digital cameras and 16 microphones assembled in sanctuary of Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish and recorded this inspiring performance on December 14, 2002.
Go Look in the Manger -- Eight-year-old Ricky borrows his mother's favorite record to take to school for show-and-tell on the condition that, if it is broken, he will get no Christmas presents. Candy Makers Christmas -- "Only the finest for the king," cheers the candy maker as he mixes and stirs and twirls his latest creation. As he walks into the snowy night, August is certain that he has made the perfect Christmas present for the royal family.
A collection of heartwarming Christmas films from a bygone era.
If you own a New Testament, you must have Jesus & His Times! Step back to the days and lands where Jesus walked as man. Meet the people and experience everyday life in the time of Yeshua, the Hebrew name for Jesus the Messiah.
Use this five-part series to introduce your children and grandchildren to Jesus. If you are a parent or a grandparent, you are aware of the amazing capacity of small children to learn at a fantastic rate. They will pick up a lot you might wish they didn't. So don't miss the opportunity to insure they also are exposed to the most important sources that will deeply imprint their young hearts and minds for a lifetime.
For centuries Christians have been declaring that Jesus is the Son of God. It’s a bold statement—and one that bears questioning. When did all this begin? How could men and women, who believed in one God, think that God had a Son? What does ‘Son of God’ actually mean? Did Jesus himself have anything to say on the matter? Filmed in Turkey and the UK, our host asks questions and presents answers to these searching questions. Jesus, Son of God? sets out on a journey to discover when, where and how this vital Christian belief originated.
Joseph: Carpenter of Steel offers a look at the foster-father of Jesus. Joseph's unwavering trust in God, his obedience in the face of ridicule and disruption gives us a unique example of biblical manhood. As carpenter, guardian, and parent, Joseph was, above all, faithful.
This brand-new production sweeps us inexorably through the 'greatest story ever told,' from Jesus' birth in Bethlehem to His triumphant ascension on the Mount of Olives.
Grandpa Jim is scheduled to make a guest appearance in a special Christmas program in Branson, Missouri. Backstage at the program , it is chaos--the children are out of control, and the director is out of patience. To make matters worse, Grandpa Jim's truck breaks down on the way to the performance.
Micah, a poor shepherd boy, makes a wonderful discovery amidst the tumult and uncertainty of ancient Israel at the time of Christ’s birth.