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For the Bible Tells Me So

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FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO – Does God really condemn loving homosexual relationships? Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate? These questions and more are answered in this award winning documentary, which reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture – and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible. Through the experiences of five Christian families, we discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Offering healing, clarity,...

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First Light – Disc 2 Sessions 7-12

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FIRST LIGHT: Jesus and the Kingdom of GodJoin pre-eminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem. First Light is a 12-session DVD and web-based study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God. Participant Guide written by John Dominic Crossan: “”It is all I have to say about Jesus after half a century of study–in succinct summary.”” Filmed in High-Definition throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem.

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First Light – Disc 1 Sessions 1-6

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FIRST LIGHT: Jesus and the Kingdom of God Join pre-eminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem. First Light is a 12-session DVD and web-based study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God. Participant Guide written by John Dominic Crossan: “”It is all I have to say about Jesus after half a century of study–in succinct summary.”” Filmed in High-Definition throughout the Galilee and Jerusalem.

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Fourth Wise Man

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Fourth Wise Man He gave the greatest gift of all. Based on Henry van Dyke’s classic, The Story of the Other Wise Man, this fictional story set in Biblical times is told in gently comic terms. A Magi named Artaban (Martin Sheen) sees a sign in the heavens that he hopes will lead him and his faithful servant to the Messiah. Artaban takes with him three precious gifts to present to the Messiah. For 33 years Artaban pursues Jesus, only to miss Him at every turn. Along the way, Artaban uses his gifts to help people in dire need. He now has nothing to present to the Messiah when he finds...

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FISH EYES: Tape 4: Parables (My Dinner with Andrew) ; Temple & Tree

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Episode 7: Parables (My Dinner with Andrew)A small cafe, two orders of beef with snow peas, and a lively volley analyzing Jesus as Teacher. The table jumps with a pepper shake parable, Peter as a flying seed, and a debate on change vs. tradition. Episode 8: Temple & TreeAfter a triumphant and colorful parade into the city, Andrew and Peter confront more of Jesus’ perplexing acts. What’s with this fig tree? And why are we getting pelted by pigeons, books and boxes flying from the temple?

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FISH EYES: Tape 5: Lazarus, The Last Supper

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Episode 9:  Lazarus Jesus helps old fried Lazarus from a premature tomb. Turns out Lazarus is quite a Scrabble player. Later, by the hearth, Peter and Andrew wonder why Jesus–like Judas–seems so burdened and preoccupied. Episode 10:  The Last Supper Peter sets the table–per Andrew’s detailed sketch–for a special dinner in a humble place. The meal is an uneasy mix of laughter and symbolism–wine, bread, Judas, foot washing. Peter: “We would never forsake you.”

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FISH EYES: Tape 6: The Arrest & denial; From Fear to Faith

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Episode 11: The Arrest & DenialThey watch, helpless, as Jesus is taken. Angry at Jesus’ compliance, Peter lashes out at his little brother and then three strangers who confront him in an alley. “”I don’t even know the man.”” But he does know the meaning of a distant bird sound. Episode 12: From Fear to FaithFugitives from the law, Andrew and Peter sneak to the tombs, skeptical that He’s risen. He appears to them, and then disappears. Confused, they retreat to a favorite fishing spot–and catch more than expected.

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FISH EYES: Tape 2: Miracles; Sermon on the Mount I (Don’t Worry)

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Episode 3: Miracles (Where’s Your Faith) The plot thickens! Jesus calms the storms (not soon enough for a fearful Peter) and raises a paralytic to his feet. Why has this Man of wonders chosen fishermen and tax collectors? Episode 4:  Sermon on the Mount (Don’t Worry) On an ordinary day, the brothers discuss an extraordinary sermon. First at a Laundromat, then at a grocery store, they take on beatitudes, fruits of repentance, and a hard question–what does it mean to not worry?

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FISH EYES: Tape 3: Sermon on the Mount II (Eye for Eye)- ; 5 K feeding

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FISH EYES: Tape 3: Sermon on the Mount II (Eye for Eye)- ; 5 K feeding Episode 5:  Sermon on the Mount II (Eye for Eye) Sermon roundtable continues. Andrew wonders, “Why hide acts of charity?” Peter learns to turn the other cheek in an aggressive game of hoops. The courtside benediction? An (almost) flawless recitation of the Lord’s Prayer. Episode 6:  5k feeding & Peter’s Two-Step Somehow a few loaves and fishes become an endless fire brigade line of mackerel and pumpernickel. If that’s not enough, Jesus walks on water and Peter takes two important (but...

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FACES ON FAITH – VIRGINIA RAMEY MOLLENKOTT

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This is a series of interviews with religious and secular thinkers who respond to age-old questions of belief and meaning. The videos provide discussions of issues such as: death, suffering, evil, images of God, the meaning of faith, redemption, creation. This video is an interview with Virginia Ramey Mollenknott who is a professor of literature at William Paterson College. Raised and educated in a strict, Christian faith community, Virgina Ramey Mollenkott has gained new insight into the nature of God through her own encounters with feminist writing and in her own writing.

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