One Who Was There - DVD
In the year 64 A.D. a woman sets out from Jerusalem on a journey toward Galilee. On the outskirts of the city, passing a place called Gethsemane, she is overcome by a searing memory: the events of a day years earlier when a man named Jesus was arrested there, tried and executed. The woman is a survivor, one of the few left who had been his followers. Tormented by the memory of his crucifixion, weary from long years of waiting for his return, she begins a search to find her life again.
During many days of travel from barren Judea to the fertile valley of the Jordan, the woman is transformed by her journey and the people she meets. She encounters a group of second-generation Christians whose joyful celebration of the Lord's presence begins to shake her out of her own despair. Others she meets, travelers who question or deny the faith, bring her face to face with events of her own life-seen in flashbacks-as a young woman who had been healed by him, who had loved and witnessed for him. Memories and encounters awaken the possibility of a new beginning for her life. Near Magdala, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, past and present come together in a powerful experience of reliving the long-ago moment of his resurrection. One who was there, the first to see the risen Lord, Mary Magdalene, too, has come back to life. Her journey begins again-back down the road she has traveled, to those who need her.
Overcoming the Bible's Betrayal of Its Non-Violent God-John Dominic Crossan One of the world's foremost historical Jesus scholars helps the church and its alumi/ae rise above the greatest of Christian treason's: than everlasting peace can only be achieved through the onslaught of divine violence. Session Titles 1. An Epic Matrix 2. Sin and Escalatory Violence 3. The Heart of the Torah 4. Deuteronomy Rules 5. Undecided Justice 6. Not, not, not, not, not, NOT the End of the World 7. The "Violentization" of Jesus 8. Overcoming the Bible's Betrayal of Its Non-Violent God
Last Supper (The) - DVD
Filmed and dramatized entirely on authentic locations of the Holy Land and the Middle East, this is the most elaborate and extensive film available on the Last Supper. Jesus met with his twelve disciples in the "upper room" in Jerusalem, where they shared that historic meal. It was the traditional Jewish Passover "Seder" meal, which to this day symbolizes the deliverance from slavery to freedom and is commemorated for the last supper the ancient Hebrews shared before leaving Egypt, on their long journey to the Promised Land.
Nooma (complete collection)
Nooma Complete Collection (DVD) Includes Rain, Rich, Flame, Breathe, Trees, You, Sunday, Store, Noise, Today, Kickball, Name, Luggage, Open, Dust, Shells, Bullhorn, She, Lump, Tomato, Rhythm, Luggage, Matthew, Whirlwind
Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer
Experience a Heart Connection with God: In this sour-session video-based study, best-selling author Max Lucada reveals how connecting with God each day can be a simple as five short sentences: "Father, you are good. I need help. They need help. Thank you. In Jesus' name, amen."
1. Father, You are Good (21:00)
2. I Need Help (19:00)
3. They Need Help (20.00)
4. Thank You (20.00)
Designed for use with Before the Amen Study Guide 978-0-529-12334-3.
March 2017 Newsletter
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Jesus Fatwah (The) DVD
The Jesus Fatwah (DVD)
In The Jesus Fatwah, seventeen Islamic and Christian scholars offer reliable information about what Muslims believe, how they live out their faith, and how we all can be about building relationships across the lines of faith.
1. Islam 101: In which we tell you some of what you need to know about
2. Misconceptions about Islam: In which we help you adjust your Malarky
3. Islam in America: In which we introduce you to people who love America
and pray towards Mecca
4. Making Connections, Pt. 1: In which Non-Muslims make a case
5. Making Connections, Pt.2: In which Muslims have their say
Affirming Congregations: Three Stories
Creating inclusive communities and embracing diversity, regardless of sexual orientation, is vital to the life and work of Affirm congregations and ministries. Here are three stories of United Church congregations who have made the choice to be Affirming Congregations. One story comes from Saint John, New Brunswick, one from Edmonton, Alberta, and the other comes from Vancouver, British Columbia.
This compelling 3-part DVD tells the stories of three congregations:
-Queen Square Centenary in St. John, NB
-Southminster-Steinhauer in Edmonton, AB
-Trinity in Vancouver, BC
Each took the difficult and courageous steps to become a congregation that openly welcomes gay, lesbian, and transgendered people. And each was changed and revitalized in the process.
Embracing an alternative orthodoxy (DVD)
Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy (DVD)
This DVD invites you to explore a Christian faith informed by contemplation, mysticism, compassion, justice and centuries of rich, Christian history
1. Atonement Theology
3. The Cosmic Christ
4. Orthodoxy vs. Orthopraxy
5. Mysticism over Moralism
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